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The Role-play Help Thread

Seek the wisdom of your fellow role-player here.

Vix's Role-playing Background Question List

Start building your character from the ground up.

A Guide to Creating a Character Profile
A Different Guide to Creating a Character Profile

The Role-Play group has two main guides to creating character profiles. The first was created by Borommakot; the second by Legion. Each offers its own unique take on profile building. Feel free to use one, the other or both to inspire your own work.

What you'll find inside:

Role-play Guides

Guides provide in-depth looks into role-playing nuanced archetypes, and enhancing roleplay.

Role-play Discussions

Join in the many conversations covering multiple topics that give brilliant and helpful insight to your own role play.

Role-play Profiles

Bring your characters to life by exploring the depths of their history, their personality, their environment, and anything else that makes your character uniquely yours.

CB Role-play Requests

Are you a Character Builder struggling with the role play or backstory for your latest build? The RP Group is here to help!

Want to help shape the Role Play group? Start here!

Right now there's just one rule: No in-forum/play-by-post roleplay

Discussion Forum

The Role Play Help Thread

Started by Borommakot. Last reply by Nik 13 hours ago. 274 Replies

This thread is simply to ask/answer any questions about role playing in Skyrim and other TES games.Anyone can chime in with answers; the more ideas the better! Try to stay on topic as much as possible; threads like this can get unwieldy fast if a…Continue

Tags: Help Thread

Profile: Cyrena Fay

Started by David Okine. Last reply by David Okine 22 hours ago. 11 Replies

This is the profile for my character Cyrena Fay. I started writing it while writing another profile I planned uploading before this one, but when you are inspired you have to use that inspiration. So I hope you enjoy this profile, every comment is…Continue

Tags: David Okine, RP:Profile

Profile: Caius

Started by Zach Hersey yesterday. 0 Replies

This is a profile for a character I'm going to start soon, then re-do on next-gen.First name: CaiusLast name: unknownAliases: Griffin, Hawk, Lord Hendal, WhitesnakeSex: maleRace: unknown (possibly Nord)Age: unknown, when asked, provides no answer…Continue

Tags: RP:Profile

Roleplaying characters that have mastered certain skills before entering Skyrim

Started by David Okine. Last reply by Vazgen on Thursday. 32 Replies

So I have wondered, how do you guys roleplay characters that have already high knowledge in certain skills before they entered Skyrim?Let's say the character has studied alchemy before he/she came to Skyrim and has already high knowledge in the…Continue

Tags: RP:Discussion

The Finer Points of Role-play: Freedoms and Restrictions

Started by Legion. Last reply by Caesar on Wednesday. 29 Replies

Role-play is a tough nut to crack. It bleeds over into just about every area and encompasses a wide range of content. In broad strokes, roleplaying is the creation of stories through the assumption of a character’s in-game role. The purpose of this…Continue

Tags: RP:Discussion

Role Playing Guide: The Thief

Started by Gabe Miniaci. Last reply by Joshua Primrose on Tuesday. 34 Replies

Since the thief is one of the main archetypes of Skyrim, the path to role playing as a thief might seem pretty obvious. There is a whole quest line, skill trees, and other game mechanics dedicated to such characters, and you might think that role…Continue

Tags: Roleplay, Immersion, Thief, RP:Guide, RP

RP/Lore Event: House of Orsimer Glories

Started by Karver The Lorc. Last reply by Edana Jul 15. 145 Replies

 Welcome to this month’s Roleplaying/Lore Event! This Event was put together by Legion, Phil and me to bring more fun into Skyrim again, giving you the chance to wear the boots of scholars looking for forgotten knowledge.First of all, this is an…Continue

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Roleplaying a Khajiit

Started by Chronicler. Last reply by mitch blatt Jul 11. 41 Replies

I have been trying to think of a fun, lore-fitting RP backstory for a Khajiit, and I realized that there are so many fun ways to play a Khajiit, despite the challenges of explaining a Khajiit's presence in Skyrim, a place where they are not truly…Continue

Tags: RP:Discussion

Role Playing Tools: Circles of Character Conflict

Started by CouchWarrior. Last reply by ShinJin Jul 6. 22 Replies

I am always looking for ways to enhance the narrative of the stories I create in Skyrim but it’s not easy.  The game guides us along fairly linear adventures that can begin to feel rather mechanical and over time, the experience becomes lack luster.…Continue

Tags: RP:Discussion

Festivals of the Moon

Started by Garthar the Old. Last reply by Mirric The Elf Jun 30. 7 Replies

This is the guide for the festival-thing for my build "The Oathsworn". These are all made up and serve only for roleplaying…Continue

Tags: RP:Guide, Garthar

Comment Wall


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Comment by CR on Wednesday

I can honestly say, watching my undead thrall step on a pressure plate to be whapped like a fly from a fly swatter is probably the funniest thing ever. Trying to drag their body over the pressure plate and dropping the body on it isn't. #NecromancerProblems

Comment by Justiciar Thorien on June 19, 2016 at 9:26pm

I'll find one with a smell you'll love. I'll cleanse you all! For the glory of the Aldmeri Dominion!

Comment by Golden Fool on June 19, 2016 at 6:57pm

Thorien, I thought I told you to keep that soap to yourself.

Comment by Justiciar Thorien on June 19, 2016 at 6:50pm

Not going to hug them, gonna bathe themXD They smell of wet dogs and have fleas))

Comment by Legion on June 19, 2016 at 6:46pm

Thinking about hugging a werewolf this week? Check out Blackblood's Roleplay Guide to Lycanthropy to understand the glorious ball of fur that you're sweeping up in your embrace. 

Comment by shadowofnirn00 on June 10, 2016 at 11:20pm

Can someone, for the love of god, PLEASE revive the faction roleplay?  It had such great potential, and was a freaking blast! So please someone do something about that.

Comment by Justiciar Thorien on June 1, 2016 at 8:01am

Oh, I know you'll make the new one a thousand times better)) There's no limit to perfection)

Comment by Lissette Long-Chapper on June 1, 2016 at 7:41am

Never mind, actually deleted it. I will make it beautiful again... LOL, I cried when I saws it lasts. Ouch pitifulness. Sorry Thorien.

Comment by Legion on May 25, 2016 at 11:41am
If you do update it, feel free to bump it and let us know :)
Comment by Justiciar Thorien on May 25, 2016 at 6:07am

Actually, Lissette, I've been using it as an example while working on my own folks' profiles... For that's the most interesting-looking profile I've found...


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