You know those roleplayers are out there. Yes, *those* roleplayers. The ones that mix that other definition of roleplaying with the one that goes in the phrase "role playing game". Make sure you find out if the game you're joining is one of those before creating your character or you could be in for a surprise. That's really a good piece of advice regardless of the game you're joining. Even if they are *those* sort of roleplayers it's wise to find out what the game is about prior to joining. Moreso if they simply tell you "D&D" or worse "standard fantasy game". Because those are incredibly indefinite terms. They may not even be being obtuse, simply over assuming. Assuming is a horrible destroyer of many things.
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