Tipped over at a 45° angle note: I have the most randomest roleplay ideas, but since my creativity is inconsistent and sometimes I go weeks without thinking of anything original, I can't really have one of those forums in the stage where I share plot ideas because I wouldn't be consistent
Solution: I'll just drop them all here 😎😎
Roleplay idea 1: POC roleplay, where no one's allowed to play a white character (okay, hear me out-)
There'd be like a gang of kids (not really gang, just a group of friends who hang out, I'm thinking either in elementary or middle, because roleplays seem to always be centered around high school and older) anyway, they go on a lot of adventures and it'd be really cute and fun
Maybe there'd be a magical element to this (That's what I usually do) but it would also be fun without any magical element
I realize people might be hesitant to join because they might themselves not be a person of color and they don't want to misrepresent a culture, but honestly?? Wouldn't matter to me. You don't 100% have to play into stereotypes (make an Asian who's failing school, make a mexican who speaks french and likes burgers, make a black person who's exceling at school and they have a rich or middle class family) because sticking to stereotypes might get boring and repetitive anyway. Maybe it wouldn't be what you're used to, but that's what roleplaying is all about
Here are some arcs before I wanna do this but then I look back and forget what they were supposed to be:
1. Bullies (there should always be a good bully arc, don't argue with me on this)
3. Family trouble (someone's parents gets a divorce, or something like that)
4. Broken (someone breaks their leg or something, causing them unable to do like a performance or something, and someone else in the group has to replace them, which causes jealousy and a rift in the group)
5. Crush (romance is brewing! But also, hearts get broken. Drama ensues.)
I'll add more later. Even through all of this, the group sticks together in the end.
I might add a special element, like the school they go to specializes in sports and every character is the captain of a sports team (I've been reading too much girl's of the wilds, can you blame me)
I will say it looks like a lot of people are too scared to use POC, it's kind of weird tbh? Like the only time you'd be appropriating anything is if you're being outright racist with stereotypes (or letting your characters be racist w/out consent of your peers)
It's not that people are scared to, it's more like it's not that common. Like, even if someone makes their character a POC (would it be COC for character of color? :0) no one mentions it and it's not even a big deal. People just don't do it often because 1. It's way easier to find pictures of white people/art of white people when you're looking for a picture to represent your character and 2. Based on what the media has shoved down our throats since we were young, white people are considered normal (normal's not exactly a good word for it, but i think you get my gist. Just.. more represented. And then even if black people or minorities are in movie, they're side characters. But if they're main characters then it's considered a "black movie" or a "chinese movie", but you never hear anyone say "white movie", it's just a normal movie)
I totally understand that! Whenever I'm roleplaying as a white character I think "oh gosh, I should really represent my ethnicity more, there aren't many POC on this site as it is" but then when I roleplay as POC (usually african american) I think "Wow I'm the only one playing a POC, I wonder if everyone has noticed that, I might be trying to push this POC thing too much, should I ease into it I more, am I doing too much?"
Here's another roleplay idea, though it might be a bit pretentious (wow, I'm really just gonna dump all of the controversial roleplays here and never do them, huh?)
~~~~Gay conversation camp~~~~
The characters are all gay, from different backgrounds, and they go to a camp where the therapists are using .. questionable methods to get the gay out of them. Romance? Perhaps. But can they really resist the brainwashing these crazy camp counselors are shoving down their throats?! If they run, where would they go? If they stay, how would it affect them?
I'm thinking that it'd be cool if we do a roleplay that's kind of not connected all the time (let me explain haha) like, let's say C1 and C2 run away together, but C3 is still at the camp. While C1 and C2 roleplay their experience and being on the run, C3 plays out their experience of still being at the camp, not even connected to C1 and C2
Cause there are always roleplays where all of the characters become friends right in the beginning, and it's almost forced because even if the character's personalities are different and they'd never befriend each other in real life, the people playing them make them friends anyway to advance the plot.
Let's have a roleplay where there doesn't have to be a connection between all of the characters!!!! And let's make it GAY!