What Would You Do? -- Role-Playing Writing Prompts

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Mac
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What Would You Do? -- Role-Playing Writing Prompts

Post by Mac » Sat Dec 10, 2022 3:37 am

Writing prompts. They can be a good way to develop and explore one's characters. They can also help improve and flex one's writing skills. But moreover, they can be a lot of fun to engage in. So let's have a thread for role-playing writing prompts.

Feel free to respond any way you'd like. If you want to give a short answer, that's great. If you want to write out a long and lengthy scene in reply, wonderful. You can write a poem or song if you wish. Just put yourself in your character's head and try to think how they think. If you have multiple characters you like playing, feel free to give multiple responses. You don't even have to be a role-player to play along.

Here's the writing prompt:

You find yourself in a bustling marketplace (perhaps in Stormwind or Orgrimmar, or in a more exotic location like Booty Bay) full of traders coming and going in all directions. A person bumps into you -- not an uncommon occurrence in such busy place -- and you pause for a moment before realizing you feel a bit lighter. That's when something catches your eye: an urchin a few yards away is clutching your coin purse. The child's devious grin quickly shifts to an expression of panic as they catch your eye, and the little pickpocket tries to take off and make a run for it. What do you do?

Jongyi
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Re: What Would You Do? -- Role-Playing Writing Prompts

Post by Jongyi » Sat Dec 10, 2022 6:14 am

My high elf hunter would go after the child, catch him, take my loot back and spank him hard!

Missbliss
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Re: What Would You Do? -- Role-Playing Writing Prompts

Post by Missbliss » Sat Dec 10, 2022 7:20 am

The little urchin darted amongst the crowd, finding his way into a narrow alleyway and shimmying his way down it to the adjacent street. He followed this street until he came to another wider alley, and he ran to the end of it where there was only a stone wall.

Hehehe, she'll never find me up here... He thought as he began scaling the stone wall, his little fingers strong and calloused - adept at gripping the protruding stones.

"HEY!" A girl's voice bellowed from behind him. He felt someone grip his raggy clothing, pulling him forcefully off the wall so that he fell onto his back.

The young urchin boy looked up, expecting to see a face twisted in anger, but was surprised to see the mischievous smile of a beautiful woman with bright blue eyes and platinum blonde hair.

"You didn't think I'd let you get away, did you? That was a lot of money that you took. I rely on that to eat, you know." She said, keeping her smile, though her hands were on her hips and she spoke with authority. The boy scrambled backwards and she followed him with slow deliberately paced steps.

"P-please! Mercy! Here, take it back! I'm sorry!" He cried fearfully, his voice cracking under the pressure. He pulled the coinpurse from his clothing and threw at her feet.

He took a better look at her now. She was a comparatively small woman, not much taller than he was despite him being only a boy. SHE was definitely an adult though; He could tell that. He understood now how she was able to follow him so quickly through the narrow alleyway that had he shimmied through.

As mentioned her eyes were a bright sky blue, and her hair a rare, natural platinum blonde color. It was exceptionally long, and although it was tied in a ponytail, it still hung all the way to her lower back. Her alabaster skin was unblemished to the point of being nearly angelic looking.

A blue cloak was clasped around her shoulders with a pin emblazoned with the twin-eagles of Lordaeron, and underneath it she wore black clothing over a suit of chainmail. A longsword scabbard hung at her waist and a shield on her back, and all of these were cleaned and well taken care of, obvious just by the look of them.

As he continued to crawl away, she knelt down and picked up her coinpurse, tying it back to her belt.

"You ought to be careful. Other people might not be so forgiving. What's your name?" She asked, looking down at him as he sat up and started to look less afraid.

"M-mateus... M-ma'am." He gulped.

"Oh dear... Please don't call me ma'am. My name is Evangelyne, but you can call me Eva." She told him, reaching out and offering him a hand up, which he hesitantly took. He dusted himself off and looked 'up' at her (he was almost eye level, standing at 4'10" himself).

"I'm really sorry again... You're not going to report me, are you?" He asked, rubbing his arm and looking away innocently.

"Well that depends... Are you going to continue stealing? You know stealing is wrong, don't you? If I hadn't caught you, I would've had to go hungry for at least a week. Is that what you wanted?" She asked him, tilting her head and raising her brow compassionately.

"Well, no... I was just hungry myself and I wanted something to eat." He explained.

"Well, here then." Eva reached into her coin purse, grabbing a small handful of silver coins and offering it out to the boy. His eyes sparkled. He had never seen more than a few copper in one place. "Take this, and don't let anyone else know you have it. Keep it safe, and protect it, and you shouldn't have to steal anymore."

The boy put out his hands eagerly and Eva let the coins fall into them. The boy held them as if they were a precious baby, putting them carefully into a secret pocket. "Thank you so much!" He said, but he thought for a moment. He wasn't a stupid kid, "But this isn't going to last me forever... What am I going to do when it runs out?"

"Well, you'll have to use it wisely then, right? How am I suppose to know?" She taps her chin, questioning herself, "Maybe I should take it back. I mean, maybe you need to learn to earn it yourself first..."

"No! I mean- I uhm, I understand!"

"I sure hope so!" She grinned at him and ruffled his hair a bit. "Now get going! Hurry to wherever you stay before someone finds out you have all that silver and tries to rob you!"

The urchin grimaced like a kid would when getting their hair ruffled by an adult, then nodded at her words before running off back the way he came.

Eva watched him with a warm smile which slowly faded as the boy faded from her view. When he was gone, she was straight-faced, almost frowning. Her eyes glazed over as memories of her own family flooded her mind. Happy times, smiling faces, children laughing and playing; It felt like a far off dream. Never again would she see their faces except in her memories.

She worried about the lad. She admired his tenacity and prayed to God that he would be ok, but the deep seated cynicism that found it's way into her from the years of horror she had to witness told her that it was no guarantee. The life of an urchin was no easy life. How would she know, so young herself, if she had just helped or hindered him.

"Please be strong." She prayed, clutching her hand to her chest. It was the best she could hope for him.

Missbliss
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Re: What Would You Do? -- Role-Playing Writing Prompts

Post by Missbliss » Sun Dec 11, 2022 12:14 am

Thank you for the writing prompt. I've been inspired to write a lot lately so this is exactly what I needed. I hope to see more responses of all kinds. :)

Mac
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Re: What Would You Do? -- Role-Playing Writing Prompts

Post by Mac » Mon Dec 12, 2022 5:54 am

Jongyi wrote:
Sat Dec 10, 2022 6:14 am
My high elf hunter would go after the child, catch him, take my loot back and spank him hard!
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Missbliss wrote:
Sun Dec 11, 2022 12:14 am
Thank you for the writing prompt. I've been inspired to write a lot lately so this is exactly what I needed. I hope to see more responses of all kinds. :)
No problem. I enjoyed reading your reply, as well as the other creative writing posts you’ve done on this forum, and hope to be able to read more from others.

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Re: What Would You Do? -- Role-Playing Writing Prompts

Post by Kefke » Tue Jan 24, 2023 10:18 pm

Names excluded to protect identities;

High Elf Paladin - Track the urchin down, but ultimately laugh it off and forgive them, so long as they gave the coin purse back. Then probably buy them a meal, and if they didn't have a home/parents try to take them to the orphanage.

Human Rogue - Give chase with all speed, resorting to foolhardy and reckless acrobatics to overtake the would-be pickpocket. They would give the child a scare after wresting away their belongings, but allow them to get away without chasing further.

Undead Mage - Sigh with resignation, shaking their head and pinching the bridge of their nose. After checking that nothing else was taken, they would go and sell off a few things to buy a new coin purse, and immediately get started on earning back the money/doing research, before quickly forgetting about the incident altogether.

Goblin Warrior - Much the same as the Rogue, but with more explosions and collateral damage, probably launching themselves through the air at least once, and laughing like a maniac the entire time. By the time they caught up to the child, they'd be in such a good mood that they'd end up deciding to pay the kid for giving them the opportunity.

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