Role Play (RP) or a Role Play Game (RPG) is a game in which players assume the roles of characters and collaboratively create stories. Gameplay progresses according to a predetermined system of rules and guidelines, within which players may improvise freely. Players’ choices shape the direction and outcome of roleplaying games. A roleplaying game rarely has winners or losers. This makes roleplaying games fundamentally different from board games, card games, sports, and most other types of games. Like novels or films, roleplaying games appeal because they engage the imagination. Roleplaying games are typically more collaborative and social than competitive. A typical roleplaying game unites its participants into a single team, known as a “party”, that plays as a group.
Within online roleplay, there are many ways for roleplayers to connect and collaborate. The WolfSpirits Pack uses an instant messaging system for roleplay and we are not forum-based. The WolfSpirits Pack has servers and channels on IRC and Discord, which connect to each other across platforms. Below you can find some more information on each platform. To learn how to visit us on either IRC or Discord, continue reading below and visit our Roleplay with us Now! page.
- Click on “Add a Network”.
- Type “irc.sorcery.net” in the Server box.
- Type your wolf’s name in the Nickname box.
- Click “Connect to Network”.
- Click the “+” sign at the left of the window.
- Type “#WS_OOC” in the text box that appeared and then press enter or return on your keyboard.
- Welcome to the WolfSpirits OOC channel! Make sure you introduce yourself and say hello!
- Here is a list of all Members, Assessments, Pledges, and Visitors who are currently online. If you are looking for an Alpha or Beta, their name will appear on this list if they are online.
KiwiIRC is an online IRC client. If you’re not comfortable downloading a program or just want to stop by our channels to take a look, an online client is a good idea.
Then, follow the slides and instructions to the left for steps to joining the WolfSpirits channels through KiwiIRC.
mIRC is an IRC client for download onto windows computers. mIRC is a very popular IRC client for many of our roleplayers, so if you are having trouble, there are lots of people who can help you figure it out!
LimeChat is an IRC client for download onto mac computers. Fewer of our players use LimeChat but if you need help, be sure to ask and someone is likely to be able to help you.
Basic IRC Commands
Internet Relay Chat ( IRC ) is how much of the pack roleplays. For windows, a popular client is mIRC, and Mac/Apple users can download LimeChat. If you’re concerned about downloading a client, online clients exist as well. Links to all of these options and how to access them are on our Roleplay With Us Now! page. Here are some basic commands to help you get started on IRC!
Through Discord, we are able to have more channels and features than on IRC. Many pack members have moved from IRC to Discord and will be able to help you if you’d rather use Discord as well. Get the link to the WolfSpirits server on our Roleplay with us Now! page.