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A listing of addons handy to a roleplayer, including those not originally intended for RP alone.

For Backgrounds, bios etc. Edit

  • FlagRSP2 The successor of FlagRSP allows you to add a cutom title, description, last name and a few other details to your character. The addon is is compatible with MyRolePlay and Immersion RP. The original FlagRSP no longer works as of patch 2.0.
NOTE: Occasionally the addon will install without graphics. If you get a bright green background instead of a graphical interface, reinstall the addon.
  • ImmersionRP - Continued The successor of ImmersionRP allows you to add a title, last name, description, and a generic notes section. Also has the option to turn off all interface features except chatboxes. The addon is is compatible with MyRolePlay and FlagRPS2.
NOTE: ImmersionRP Standard will still work with Patch 2.4, but is not officially supported any more. The Original add-on can still be downloaded here.
  • MyRolePlay This addon has the same features as FlagRSP2, and the additional options to add character background, motto's, families etc.. The addon allows users to toggle how much of another players info they wish to see.
NOTE: the info toggle is bugged for some users and set unchangably at the default level which displays name and title only.
  • Gryphonheart Items This is an addon for World of Warcraft designed for making roleplay more immersive and interactive. It allows users to create items that have no affect on the game but can be used in roleplaying scenarios to aid in creativity and fun.
  • Gryphonheart Reputation From the same team who made GHI, GH Reputation is used to create custom factions in which you can gain standing with. Used with GHI it is a useful and fun tool to use in roleplay.

For Languages Edit

  • Tongues This addon will not only give your character the ability to speak other languages, it also allows you to create your own languages (that auto-filer), apply accents and even a "role-play filter".
  • Lore This will give your character the ability to speak other languages, ever wondered why warlocks couldn't speak demonic? well now they can with Lore
  • Dwarvenizer Want to speak like a dwarf (or troll)? This add-on will convert what your character says into an "understandable" form of dwarven (or trollish). You can specify what channels it works on. With a bit of editing you can adjust the default dictionary so your character has their very own accent.

For Notes Edit

  • NotesUNeed Ever have a hard time remembering stuff about all the people your characters have met? In addition to non-roleplay quest help, this addon lets you add notes to people on your friends list.

HeraldryEdit

Heraldry has a wealth of standards and practices, from practical to symbological to sociological. Exact practices have varied greatly by period and by region. For those in a hurry to make a coat of arms for WoW use, it should be enough to remember heraldic symbols were originally intended to be painted on shields for purposes of identification on battlefields. Simpler was better, and good colour contrast was vital. For this reason tinctures were divided into paler metals (silver/white and gold/yellow) and darker colors (red, black, blue, purple and green). A metal was never used next to a metal, and a colour was never used next to a colour. This made sure a shield was easy to read at a distance.

The term 'coat of arms' derives from the idea of displaying not only the charge painted on the shield, but also the crest worn on the helm (above the shield) and the knight's mantle (around the shield). Additional features, such as coronets and supporters (animal figures beside the shield) were usually special badges of favour granted by the crown.

For more indepth information, check the excellent Heraldry article in Wikipedia.


For those that would like to create a full coat of arms, 3 templates and the associated meanings:

Coat of Arms style 1 (helm and mantle)

Coat of Arms style 3 (helm and mantle)

Coat of Arms style 2 (helm, mantle, coronet, supporters)

  • Helms were typically used by military men, to display the crest they wore (missing in the templates, draw one in).
  • Coronets were typically granted to ranks of baron or above, or for exceptional service to the crown.
  • Supporters were typically reserved for peers of the realm and senior members of the knighthood.
  • The shape of the shield or mantle generally had no signifigance, except that the shield was commonly reserved for men, and women wore their coats of arms on some other shape, e.g. a lozenge (a fourpoint diamond).

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