How to Write Your Pony (or Character Creation Tips) You, a member of a UK Brony community, stumble across a roleplay forum. What do you do? Roleplay may seem a confusing thing to a newcomer, especially with much-varying standards and methods. Some people think of roleplaying games like Final Fantasy, or the more “Western” RPG styles like Dungeons & Dragons and Fallout. Some people think of what they do when they and a friend mess around in an instant messenger, or what they do behind closed doors. Roleplay essentially means “pretending to be something else,” but when used in this guide, and this forum, it means “to act in a role you've chosen within a community-created story.” Getting into roleplay as a newcomer is sometimes a difficult task, and understandably so. People who aren't used to acting, especially in a public forum, may find it embarrassing or awkward. The key is to remember that we're all in the same position as you, and we're all just trying to have fun. If you feel silly acting out the daily life of High Tail the dancer or the subtle intricacies of Gregorio the Magnificent's career, take a look around and remember we're all doing the same thing. We're a very friendly community, so don't expect to be ridiculed at all, even if you find it difficult to start out with. Most of us aren't “veterans.” If you want to try it out, feel free to join us! We welcome newcomers and hope you have a good story to tell.