"I just don't get how the Open RP works" is something I see a lot of, so I'm here to help out. My qualifications are this: Other than actually playing in the D's ORP my first forum RP was actually on a HUGE adult site. How huge? Threads: 799,392, Posts: 41,356,289, Members: 1,373,302. HUGE. A lot of it wasn't even about adult topics per say, as it was divided up into different interests and some of the most intelligent people I've ever met wrote there. It was sorta like reading Playboy for the articles. The most popular thread right now in the ORP section has 2.257 posts 47,887 views. I know whole boards with less. I point this out to show that ORP can and does work. But enough about them, let's talk about us. Our forum is located here: D's ORP. When you open it you will see that it's divided into sections (I personally think the OCC section should be at the top). Step One: Have an idea. Maybe just talking about it in the Cbox or you put up an interest check and there were a few nibbles but not enough to build a board around. The ORP is PERFECT for fleshing out ideas, getting a feel for things before you commit yourself. Step Two: Put up an OCC thread There are four reasons for the OCC thread Announcement: Hey, let's play THIS concept Setting/Plot: Here's what it's about Character Concepts: Who'll you need or be playing and PB's if you use them More plotting, notes, reminders to posts, LOA's Step Three: Put up the opening post in the right forum Like the first page of a book, make that first post engaging, and set the tone for the rest of the RP. Step Four: Follow and link it Follow both threads so you know when you have a nibble and link the OCC in the first RP post, and the RP thread in the OCC thread. Easy peasy you are on your way!