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A Complete Roleplay Guide - DarkRP

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Introduction:Why I am making this.
I am making this DarkRP role play guide for all the people who need help on being
a good role player in DarkRP. Because after playing for a while I have noticed that
there are alot of bad role players. So I decided to make this. So if you are a bad
role player or are just interested in learning to role play better then please continue
to read this tutorial.

What We Will Cover:Various Topics that Will Be Covered
- How to Be a Cop
- What is the difference between a good Role Player and a bad Role Player
- How to Play Mayor
- How to Play Gangster/Mob boss
- Various Commands
- Simple Things That Make You A Good Role Player
- The New Life Rule
- Playing as the Gun Dealer
- Playing as a Citizen

What is the Difference Between A Good and Bad Roleplayer:That differences are what make us special
First off is the differences between a good role player and a bad role player. So lets start a list:
- A bad role player comes into the game wanting to make everyone else have a bad time.
- A bad role player Death Matches (Kills without a reason)
- A bad role player doesn't do his job (Ex. You are a cop and you are stealing and arresting for no reason.)
- A good role player comes into a server and trys to have fun and not ruin other peoples days.
- A good role player does not death match and kills with a reason.
- A good role player does his job (Ex. Gun dealer sells guns to people and not just)
- A good role player respects the server rules (Ex. The New Life Rule)

Playing The Cop:Are you a good Cop or Bad Cop?
So now we are to the job of Cop. So you want to be a cop, and uphold the law? Stop the baddies from
dealing drugs on your street? Well then when being a cop you always want to be fair in DarkRP.
This means don't do random searches. That means don't say I am doing searches. You actually
need a reason like mabey you saw the person carrying drugs or a illegal weapon, or it could be
that there is a massive mob uprising at the moment so you are searching for weapons so the
streets are safer. Now when you are a cop you want to be a good one right? Well if you see
someone doing something illegal you arrest, you do not kill. Remember cops don't kill for just
lock picking a door. They arrest, now it is different if you are trying to arrest them and they wip
out a gun then it is time to unholster your gun and find cover and call for backup. Also most
servers do not allow "crooked" cops. Which means don't say you saw nothing for some
bribe money. Now Bail is different, you can let people post bail for usually a fair price.

Popular Commands as a Cop:
- /votecop
- /chief
- /warrant (This is a custom command I think.)
- /wanted

Refer to screenshot A

Playing Mayor:Now the city is under your control
So now you own the city. Now it is time to make some laws, which means you want to make
some fair laws. Some fairs laws would consist of weapon weilding. Such as no running through the
streets with a weapon. You could also make laws such as no automatic weapons for civilians unless
they have a license. Which you can sell to them for a reasonable price. Now a good mayor would make
a lockdown when they link the city is in trouble, in a lockdown the cops will usually arrest anyone on
the street if you tell them to do that.

Popular Commands as a Mayor:
- /votemayor
- /lockdown
- /unlockdown

Refer to screenshot B

Playing as a Gangster/Mobboss:You are a criminal D: !
So you want to be a mobboss? Bring crimes to the server you are at, be a hitman, rob stores, and do
other illegal activities? Well there are a few things I should tell you about the mob. The mob isn't a DM
class. It is a Organized Crime Syndicate which means that it is planned stuff. You rob, kill, and do other
stuff with a reason. So as a gangster you want to have drug labs and do hits and mabey a few robberies.

Refer to screenshot C

Playing the Gun Dealer:Selling your guns :D
Basically as a gun dealer you want to set up a shop and sell your guns.

Popular Commands as Gun Dealer:
- /buyshipment

Tip: Make sure that you have lots of money before being a gun dealer and also make fair prices.

Refer to Screenshot D

Playing as Citizen:So your the working class lol? :D
So you are a citizen. Well basically you live life. So let me clear this up. If you get mugged
you pay the people you don't just say kill me. That is bad RP. Also you don't become a
vigilante. That is just newbish.

Tips From the Pros:

New Life Rule:What?!?
The new life rule is a rule where if you die you forget what you saw and who killed you. Even for
natural causes.


  • Anonymous
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    2 years ago:

    - helped me understand how fun it was
    - really nicer than having some admin scream you
    - covers alot of stuff


    - dosent cover useful commands like selldoor and stuff like that
    - dosent have reccomendations of nice servers to go on first


    - include reccomended servers
    - tells you how to use doors and stuff.
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    7 years ago:
    Pros: Great tutorial for someone whos never played RP.
    Cons: A bit vague about certain classes.
    Improvements: Maybe a vid... idk.
    Notes: Good tutorial, i liked it.


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    8 years ago:
    Roleplaying is quite fun in Gmod, if you have a good set of people playing. Good tutorial, well written and detailed.


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    8 years ago:
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    8 years ago:
    Dark RP Official roleplay tutorial:

    1. Find gun dealer

    2. Buy gun

    3. Go to spawn and/or find random victim

    4. Shoot gun and kill

    5. Repeat
    Ooooh Yeah!
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    8 years ago:
    Don't play DarkRP.

    It's filled with idiots who don't know how to RP right.
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    Report post
    8 years ago:
    I'll be right back, i'm just launching gmod to play this setting.
    i was totally unaware this was online.
    all i do is make the heavy beat up the spy on construct...good times :D
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    8 years ago:
    Dark RP is a roleplay gamemode for garrys mod. Just type rp in the map filter then look in the gametype for DarkRP
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    8 years ago:
    Wait, what is this and where do I get it :D
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    8 years ago:
    I couldn't see the new life rule covered, but it's a great tutorial for newbies to roleplaying.
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Date Added
8 years ago
Aug 19 2008 @ 3:58pm UTC
Date Modified
5 years ago
Jul 31 2011 @ 1:01am UTC


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