As an outgrowth of its enormous fandom contingent, LiveJournal, and now [[http://insanejournal.com InsaneJournal]] and [[http://dreamwidth.org Dreamwidth]], has a large and lively (and dramatic) roleplaying community. No, not [[TabletopGames that kind of roleplay.]] Or [[{{RPG}} that one.]] Or, well, mostly not [[FetishFuel that one.]]

Essentially, it's a cross between the PlayByPostGame and CharacterBlog, where the player characters come from various fandoms. Original characters may also be seen, but these are less common, and disallowed in some games for fear of {{Mary Sue}}.

[[index]]
!!A (by no means complete) list of games: 
%%Don't add games unless they already have pages! It will mess up the navigation.
* Roleplay/AltadorCupTumblrEdition
* Roleplay/AmatOmnes
* Roleplay/ASomnolentPenumbra
* Roleplay/AstralCabal
* Roleplay/{{Ataraxion}}
* Roleplay/BeteNoire
* Roleplay/BraveNewWorld
* Roleplay/BulletTime
* Roleplay/CampFuckYouDie
* Roleplay/CandyDespair2
* Roleplay/{{Carcerem}}
* Roleplay/CarnivalOfRust
* RolePlay/CumberholmesRolePlayTwitterCommunity
* Roleplay/{{Damned}}
* Roleplay/DanganRoleplay
* Roleplay/DanganRonpaGold
* Roleplay/DCNation
* Roleplay/DearMun
* Roleplay/DeptHeavenApocrypha
* Roleplay/DestinyStrings
* Roleplay/{{Discedo}}
* Roleplay/DoubtAcademy
* Roleplay/DragonHaven
* Roleplay/DramaDramaDuck
* Roleplay/{{Entanglement}}
* Roleplay/TheFantomeInn
* Roleplay/FandomSmash
* Roleplay/FatalFrenzy
* Roleplay/{{Glowfic}}
* Roleplay/HHStudios
* Roleplay/HighSeas
* Roleplay/{{Hiveborn}}
* Roleplay/HogwartsHocus
* Roleplay/HouseOfCardsRP
* [[Roleplay/{{Ilasgoc}} It's Like A Simple Game of Chess]] (mostly known as Ilasgoc)
* Roleplay/LastVoyagesRPG
* Roleplay/LightningWar
* Roleplay/{{Luceti}}
* Roleplay/MaisonDePortes
* Roleplay/MarinaAsylum
* Roleplay/{{Microcosm}}
* Roleplay/MilliwaysBar
* Roleplay/MyLittleJamjar
* Roleplay/{{Nineandzero}}
* Roleplay/NineAndZero2
* Roleplay/{{Paixao}}
* Roleplay/{{Paradisa}}
* Roleplay/{{Pokedressing}}
* Roleplay/{{Polychromatic}}
* Roleplay/ThePosthumans
* Roleplay/{{Realignment}}
* Roleplay/{{Roleplayedingly}} (Rebooted on Dreamwidth)
* Roleplay/{{Route 29}}
* Roleplay/SaveTheEarth
* Roleplay/SirensPull
* Roleplay/SmashAcademy
* Roleplay/{{Somarium}}
* Roleplay/SortingHat
* Roleplay/TheSpectacularGargoyles
* Roleplay/TheSpectacularOmniverse
* Roleplay/SuperDanganRonpaZero
* Roleplay/TowerOfAnimus
* Roleplay/TrialsOfDesperation
* Roleplay/{{Vatheon}}
* Roleplay/VirtualDistress
* Roleplay/TheWake
* Roleplay/WitchesReign
* Roleplay/XProject 

!!!Closed games:
* Roleplay/{{Anemoi}}
* Roleplay/ProjectDaisychain
* Roleplay/CapeAndCowl
* Roleplay/{{Carriero}}
* Roleplay/TheDeadland
* Roleplay/DigitalDive
* Roleplay/DisneyAcademy
* Roleplay/{{Edensphere}}
* Roleplay/ElegyCity
* Roleplay/AFacility
* Roleplay/HolyRelic
* Roleplay/{{Hometrail}}
* Roleplay/TheHopeSaga
* Roleplay/ImperialSaga
* Roleplay/InkCity
* Roleplay/IslandRP
* Roleplay/ItsJustAGame
* Roleplay/{{Jarjammed}}
* Roleplay/KorosusRonpa
* Roleplay/TheLastFreeCity
* Roleplay/{{Mayfield}}
* Roleplay/MostlyHarmless (Gargleblasted)
* Roleplay/{{Planeocracy}}
* Roleplay/QueenOfHearts
* Roleplay/RakuenRevolution
* Roleplay/{{Remodeled}}
* Roleplay/RouletteRampage
* Roleplay/SecondCity
* Roleplay/{{Singularity}}
* Roleplay/TheSkyTides
* Roleplay/SuperRobotWarsUnlimitedGeneration
* Roleplay/SuperRobotWarsUnlimitedGenerationAlpha
* Roleplay/TimeAndTides
* Roleplay/{{Trans 9}}
* Roleplay/UtopiaAcademy
* Roleplay/TheVelvetKey
* WebOriginal/TheWarComms
* Roleplay/{{XIRPG}}
[[/index]]

!!Tropes applying to [=JRP=] in general or very commonly used in games:
* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Given JRP's fandom roots, players frequently come into conflict over whether a given player's interpretation of a character is true to the original.
* AlternateUniverse: Most games that aren't "[[OntologicalMystery spooky jamjars]]" are [=AUs=] where the canon characters' backgrounds have been altered to fit the setting, or else "dressing rooms" which accumulate many alternate versions of characters into one setting. A few games also allow [=AU=] versions of characters in addition to the [[OriginalFlavor canon]] ones.
* AppliedPhlebotinum: Many games have 'events', handwaved in different ways depending on the game, that influence characters against their wills. Common events include:
** BalefulPolymorph: Characters are transformed, usually into something embarrassingly small and fluffy.
** FreakyFridayFlip: Characters switch bodies, generally portrayed by the players using each other's accounts.
** GenderFlip: Characters have their physical sex changed overnight.
** LoveIsInTheAir: Characters feel...amorous, which sometimes leads to KissingUnderTheInfluence.
** MusicalEpisode: Characters start singing.
** OvernightAgeUp: Characters are physically aged up or down.
* ArchiveTrawl: "Canon review", the process of re-experiencing a series (or portions of a series) to better play a character.
* BackFromTheDead: Many games do not treat death as permanent, so that a player can keep on playing them.
* BroughtDownToNormal: Many games tend to depower or nerf overpowered characters to put them in line with other characters. However, there may still be imbalances due to the state of different series (even a nerfed Franchise/{{Superman}} is still going to be more powerful than Joe Everydude.)
* CanonImmigrant: Averted in the early days, this is starting to become a thing in recent games where players of closed games (either recently or in the past) have carried a character's CR and history from one game to the next game.
* CastHerd: Inevitable in big games (who can interact with everyone?) but tends to lead to accusations of cliquishness.
* CelebrityParadox: Resulting from this style of roleplay usually using existing fandom characters. This often creates awkward situations, particularly if someone is playing a well-known character referenced in many other works (like SherlockHolmes) or is playing a character who regularly references other works (like Konata from ''Manga/LuckyStar''). Ways to handle the Celebrity Paradox vary; many games have a "no fourth-walling" rule--i.e., one character can't reveal to another character that they're fictional, or use knowledge of their original canon to their advantage. Others (looking at you, Roleplay/DramaDramaDuck) take the fourth wall and bomb it to rubble, usually with permission from the players involved.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: In big games, the friends of dropped characters may angst for awhile about their friend's disappearance, but then they are sometimes never mentioned again.
* ClosedCircle: Most dramatic [=RPs=] forbid characters leaving the setting of their own volition (because many of them have no plausible motive for staying).
* ComicBookFantasyCasting: Generally called 'Played Bys'. (Which is usually shortened to 'PBs'.) A typical custom among Original Characters (and fandom characters who don't have visual media to draw from) is to take a celebrity or a character from an actual work who looks like the character and use them as a general appearance aid. Some people, and games, actually prefer this over a drawing of the character.
* CommLinks: Most games include these for the PlayerCharacters only, sometimes against all logic.
* CrackPairing / CrossoverShip: So, so many.
* CrossPlayer: The vast majority of [=LJRPers=] are girls who only or mostly play male characters. There are also male players who play only or mostly girl characters, though these often are (fairly or not) seen as creepy.
* CutShort: The fate of many a log, whether due to the fickleness of the players or real life getting in the way.
* DeathIsCheap: Death isn't permanent in most games. Many of these impose a punishment of some sort (e.g. memory loss) for dying.
* DoubleStandard: Guys that RP mostly girls are seen as creepy. However, it's perfectly alright for a girl to RP mostly guys. [[SlashFic Slash]] ships are treated much differently by the RP base at large (and much more common) than femslash, as well.
* FanNickname: "Spooky jamjar" has become the shorthand for OntologicalMystery / ClosedCircle as an RP setting. Stems from a secret that was submitted to roleplaysecrets, in which one of the complaint options was "games set in a spooky jamjar."
* FirstGirlWins: Characters don't often date around, but tend to settle down with the first person they hook up with.
* FunetikAksent: How characters with accents are often handled, sometimes to the chagrin of other players.
* GameMaster: The moderators.
* {{Honorifics}}: Japanese ones are often retained by characters from Japanese (often anime and manga) fandoms.
* InAndOutOfCharacter: Due to player schedules and posting speeds, real time is generally not exactly the same as game time.
* InsufferableGenius: In contrast to SmallNameBigEgo below, there are some roleplayers who are every bit as good as they claim to be, despite being unpleasant out of character.
* ItsPopularNowItSucks: Series that become especially popular among [=RPers=] tend to gain a {{Hatedom}} that rivals the fandom in size. ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', ''Manga/DeathNote'', ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'', ''Manga/AxisPowersHetalia'', ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', and ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa'' have all had this happen to them.
* KinkMeme: Since these often appeared for fandoms on LJ, there was a trend for some time of games making their own where players requested pairings from the game.
* LimitedWardrobe: This tends to happen when characters are brought into games with nothing but what was on their person at the time.
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: The more popular a game gets, the more characters it gets.
* LoadsAndLoadsOfRoles: Some players play several characters, sometimes across several games.
* MeanCharacterNiceActor: It's an unwritten rule in almost any game that "IC =/= OOC". Meaning, even if a ''character'' is a complete JerkAss, the player might still be a pretty decent person. [[FanDumb That doesn't stop some people]] from taking it personally, however, and therefore in many games it's stressed at every opportunity that if a given character is a JerkAss to your character it doesn't mean the player hates you. 
* MegaCrossover: Panfandom games, by nature. 
* MemeticMutation: Loads, usually stemming from the anoncomms and/or roleplaysecrets.
** Any [=RPers=] that write examples on TV Tropes? I feel like the only one.
** Spooky jamjar: See FanNickname.
** ''That'' (character). Started with "That Patchouli," an AlternateUniverse [[VideoGame/{{Touhou}} Patchouli]] that tried to screw any women that move; "That (whoever)" thus tends to get attached to a character played in a similarly creepy and out-of-character manner.
** Tits o'clock is when the new RP Secrets goes up.
** wgar: A typo for "what" that replaced it for a while on the anon comm.
** [[SeriousBusiness I AM NOT YOUR SCIENCE EXPERIMENT!!!]]
** /slides hand up your edit
** Because only care about yaoi!: See MostFanficWritersAreGirls.
* MostFanficWritersAreGirls: It's not uncommon to see complaints about people [[SeriousBusiness "ruining" games]] with [[{{Yaoi}} sparkly buttsex.]] (Not that they're any kinder to people who play lesbians.)
* NakedOnArrival: Not uncommon in Spooky Jamjar settings.
* TheNameIsBondJamesBond: Because there are a lot of people who play anime characters and characters from other Japanese media, and {{Translation Convention}}s differing person-to-person means that some muns use Eastern order and some use Western order, often at least somebody is confused as to which name is the given name when introduced to a new character. (This goes double for obscure canons or characters with TwoFirstNames.) This is one of the common ways to get around it.
* NiceCharacterMeanActor: In contrast to above, there are plenty of people who play nice characters in comms, but are complete [[JerkAss Jerkasses]] out of character.
* NoSocialSkills: Some characters arrive with the little knowledge they had in social conventions. Part of the fun in their CharacterDevelopment is having them win them with cross-fandom characters that, at times, could even be complete Foils.
* {{NPC}}
* OCStandIn: Generally known as "Canon [=OCs=]", these are used for all they're worth in many games. On the other hand, others may only accept characters that have a sufficiently distinct canon personality or history. Matt from ''Manga/DeathNote'' was, at one time, particularly infamous for being used this way.
* OddCouple / OddFriendship: Many!
* {{Omake}}: Players sometimes play out extra scenes with their characters outside of the main game, or draw art, write fanfiction, make fanmixes, etc. for their game characters. Most current games have "crack communities" for silly stuff outside of the main games. 
* OntologicalMystery: Very common plot device for a lot of games.
* TheOtherDarrin: The result of different players playing the same character over time.
* PaintingTheMedium: [[UsefulNotes/{{Fonts}} Font]] color, face, and size is sometimes played with. Many players go as far as mimicing a character's style, such as various {{Homestuck}} characters' typing quirks and {{Deadpool}}'s "little yellow boxes".
* PerspectiveFlip: Inevitable when characters talk about their past--not everybody was the main character back home.
* PlotRelevantAgeUp: Sex games usually require the aging up of child/teenage characters to legal age to protect the players from legal shenanigans and/or squick.
* PersonaNonGrata: The fate of many a banned player. Even moreso, places like Wankgate go out of their way to make sure other games are warned about the worst of the worst if they find out they're playing there.
* RealLifeRelative: Siblings do occasionally play together.
* ReplacementScrappy: When apping a character who was previously at the game you're looking at, it's considered common courtesy to wait a little while after the previous player has dropped, especially if they dropped all their characters in one go. Otherwise, you risk becoming one of these, especially if you're a new player.
* RevolvingDoorCasting: Dropped characters may be picked up later by a different player. In a long-running game, this may even happen with the same character multiple times.
* RomanceOnTheSet: Players forming romantic relationships with each other is not uncommon.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: On a game scale, it's when a person decides to flounce from a game, usually due to a number of things, from the stupidly simple to the complex. On a net-wide scale, the many games listed here actually jumped ship from LiveJournal to [=DreamWidth=] when [=LJ's=] system changed to the point where playing there was impossible.
* SeriousBusiness: Just look at [[http://community.livejournal.com/bad_rpers_suck brps]], [[http://roleplaysecrets.dreamwidth.org roleplaysecrets]], [[http://rpanoncomm.livejournal.com anon]], [[http://rpanons.dreamwidth.org memes]], [[http://asylums.insanejournal.com/rpvents rp vents]], [[http://asylums.insanejournal.com/quitroleplay quit role play]], and [[http://wankgate.dreamwidth.org wankgate.]]
* ShootTheMoney: Many people are reluctant to drop dying muses until their paid accounts run out.
* SmallNameBigEgo: Quite common, and let's leave it at that.
* {{SoCalization}}: LJ's servers are in California; when they were on that site, this was the stated reason that sex games and some horror games have a lower age limit of 18.
* STDImmunity: Outright stated in most sex games' rules.
* StopHavingFunGuys: Even dressing room games, which are ''made'' to be laid-back and casual, are not immune to anonymous backlash. Hell, even some ''museboxes'' (private games in which only a select few players are allowed) get this. Combine this with the {{GIFT}} (courtesy of the aformentioned memes) and it gets ugly.
* StrangledByTheRedString: Ships can often be forced and/or rushed and seem out of character for the character(s) in question.
* SummonEverymanHero: How games end up with the most overpowered shounen/video game heroes...and ordinary high school students.
* TalkingToHimself: What happens when a player with LoadsAndLoadsOfRoles in the same game has their characters interact. Often called "playercest", it is generally looked down upon, though a few games take to it with enthusiasm when done well.
* [[ThereAreNoGirlsOnTheInternet There Are No Boys On The Internet]]: Well, there are male roleplayers, but they're definitely in the minority.
* TheWikiRule: Some games have their own player-made wikis.
* TranslatorMicrobes: These anime characters must be chatting with those comic book characters must be chatting with these aliens somehow. Usually it's unexplained, but in some games the translation device is something that can be lost or stop working, at which point HilarityEnsues.
* TrappedInAnotherWorld: Probably the most common setting.
* TrueCompanions: Sometimes formed between characters, [[DysfunctionalFamily but these aren't always the most stable]]...
** Also formed between players, which more often than not leads to complaints about people being cliquish.
* WatchItForTheMeme: A variant -- many people get into new series because of the characters they've interacted with in panfandom games.
* WhatIsGoingOn: Far and away the most common type of intro by new characters in a jamjar game.
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