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This page is dedicated to sharing World of Warcraft role-playing resources. Herein, you will find links where you can read and learn more about roleplay in World of Warcraft.

If you come across any broken links, or if you would like to recommend a guide, please send a private message to inform the Keeper.

All the World's a Stage: Ten Commandments of Roleplaying: A concise guide for roleplay etiquette by David Bowers. This guide covers topics such as godmodding, meta-gaming, maintaining lore accuracy, and other do's and don'ts for roleplay.

Guide to Why RP?: or Why we talk funny: A helpful guide for novice and veteran roleplayers alike that covers the basics of roleplay. Written by Adnaw of EU Roleplay Forums.

Adding Realism to a Roleplay Character: A guide about how to invent goals for new characters. Written by Anne Stickney

All the World’s a Stage: What’s My Motivation?: A guide about how to built a realistic and relatable character. Written by Anne Stickney

All the World’s a Stage: What Does Your Character Know?: A guide to help get your character into a “realistic” frame of mind about themselves and the world. Written by Anne Stickney

All the World’s a Stage: Roleplay 101 – The Basic Mechanics of Roleplay: A guide about different types of roleplay and how to get started with your character. Written by Michael Gray.

The Drama Mama's guide to handling in-game harassment: A guide for best practices (including Blizzard's recommendations) for those who are suffering from harassment. Written by Lisa Poisso.

All the World’s a Stage: When You Just Can’t Find the Roleplay: A guide about learning to take a more critical look at your characters, and how to become more involved in the roleplaying community. Written by Anne Stickney

All the World's a Stage: Getting Emotional about Roleplaying: A guild about the cavalcades of emotions that go into roleplaying and how to handle it IC and OOC. Written by Anne Stickney.

All the World’s a Stage: Odd Man Out: Is your unusual story or odd character conflicting with your roleplay teammates? Feeling like the odd man out? This article looks at what could be happening. Written by Robin Torres.

All the World's a Stage: Intimate relationships between characters: A guide that elaborates on the intricacies of roleplaying romantic relationships, with useful advice about setting personal boundaries, communicating out-of-character, and being courteous. A highly recommended read for all pursuing romantic relations for their characters. Written by Michael Gray.

All the World's a Stage: Roleplaying fashion: A thoughtful guide about character clothing in role-play, and the useful tools for outfitting your role-playing characters. Written by Anne Stickney.

All the World's a Stage: Playing the villain: An interesting take on how to role-play villain's in the World of Warcraft universe. Written by Anne Stickney.

All the World's a Stage: How to keep your realm's roleplaying alive: A considerate guide that discusses cooperative role-playing efforts to stimulate role-play on realms. Written by Anne Stickney.

All the World's a Stage: When Roleplayers Quit: This guide is about how to handle the abrupt, unexplained, in-character loss of a roleplaying friend, and best practices for when you feel ready to quit as well. Written by Anne Stickney.

A Guide to RP Healing: A guide that offers suggestions on how to roleplay a healer, how to add flavor to healing magic in role-play, and most importantly, how to keep magical healing from becoming a two-second cure-all that ruins role-play by making all injuries trivial to cure.

Metals and Minerals: For miners, blacksmiths, jewelcrafters, engineers, enchanters. For those who wear plate or mail, or use weapons. The authors trawled through canon lore sources for information on the metals, minerals, and materials which are crafted into so many of the items our characters use. Originally written by Fyne of Argent Dawn EU, now maintained by Telaryn.

An Alchemical and Herbal Guide for Azeroth and Beyond: For alchemists, herbalists, surgeons, medics, apothecaries and enchanters. For those who use potions or first aid. Greáves has trawled through quest text sources for information on herbs which appear in potions, poultices, and more, that our characters use. Written by Greáves of Moon Guard.

All the World's a Stage: So you want to be a night elf: A brief guide that takes a look into the life of night elves and offers pointers for roleplay. Written by David Bower.

All the World's a Stage: Plot points for night elf roleplayers: A reflective guide that covers important World of Warcraft plot points that have impacted the night elves. Written by Anne Stickney.

A Night Elf Roleplaying Guide: An indepth guide to night elves, including references to canon lore and citations. This guide was originally written by Melyria of Moon Guard, but has been updated and maintained by Feyawen of Wyrmrest Accord.

Know Your Lore: The Shal'dorei of Suramar: A guide to the history of the Shal'dorei, Nightfallen, and Withered by Matthew Rossi of Blizzardwatch.

Roleplaying Nightfallen or Nightborne: A guide to roleplaying Shal'dorei, Nightfallen, and Withered. Written by Anne Stickney.

Preservers of the Balance: a Guide to Druid RP: A guide quoting in-game text and the novels, with a listing of citation sources in post number six of the thread. Written by Thornroot of Argent Dawn EU. (Archived)

Classy Roleplaying: Mage: An exploration of in-game texts to understand magic and mages in the World of Warcraft universe. Written by Creic of Argent Dawn EU. (Archived)

How to Roleplay a Death Knight: Opinionated and direct, this guide is however solidly sourced and comprehensive. Written by Koranith of Steamwheedle Cartel EU. (Archived)

All the World's a Stage: So you want to be a Priest: A brief guide to roleplaying the various priest classes in World of Warcraft. Written by David Bower.

Why We Fight: Roleplaying the warrior: A reflective and in-depth guide to role-playing the warrior class in the World of Warcraft universe. Written by Anne Stickney.

Tracking down the ins and outs of hunter roleplay: Another class roleplay guide by Anne Stickney, a major contributor to All the World's a Stage. This guide covers hunters.

The seedy underbelly: Roleplaying the rogue: Yet another guide by Anne Stickney, one that discusses characters and archetypes that go bump in the night. Enjoy this rogue role-playing guide.

The Moonlit Path: Monk: A brief headcanon guide for roleplayers who seek to roleplay a traditional kaldorei monk. Written by Melyria of Moon Guard.

Roleplaying a non-pandaren monk: Another class role-playing guide for monks, written by Anne Stickney.

An Essay Regarding Demon Hunters: An insightful guide that looks into the world of demon hunters and addresses different ways to role-play them. Written by Acridius of Wyrmrest Accord.