Note: role-play should properly be spelled rôle-play, but
since 'ô' isn't in the 7-bit ASCII character set no-one
- verb/0 A feeble attempt by a player to evade
responsibility for acts committed by their personae. "You can't
blame me for killing your mage, I was only role-playing".
- noun The oppressive restrictions imposed on personae
in some MUAs with a view to forcing them to behave in a
narrowly stylised manner. Plodders seem to enjoy this no end.
- verb/0 Traditionally, what players will be able to do
if a game has mystique. By playing personae as if they had a
purpose and a personality, this should engender a general
atmosphere of detail, lore and (virtual) realism
which is self-perpetuating. Unfortunately, although many players would love
to play in a world populated by role-players, they rarely want
to bother role-playing themselves... "Everyone wants to be a
lion, no-one wants to be a gnu".