Why Do (or Did) You Play a Slave Character?

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Why Do (or Did) You Choose to Play a Slave Character?

Sex roleplay
1
2%
Sex roleplay
1
2%
Kink (dominance/submission) roleplay
8
13%
Kink (dominance/submission) roleplay
8
13%
Capture/rape roleplay
0
No votes
Capture/rape roleplay
0
No votes
Thought it'd be an easy role to start off with
3
5%
Thought it'd be an easy role to start off with
3
5%
Wanted to find a male partner
0
No votes
Wanted to find a male partner
0
No votes
Wanted to dress my av sexy/naked
1
2%
Wanted to dress my av sexy/naked
1
2%
RL Sub/slave and wanted to play myself
1
2%
RL Sub/slave and wanted to play myself
1
2%
Was just part of the storyline
10
17%
Was just part of the storyline
10
17%
Other (explain if you want)
6
10%
Other (explain if you want)
6
10%
 
Total votes: 60
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Why Do (or Did) You Play a Slave Character?

Postby Tamar Luminos » Mon Sep 24, 2012 12:28 pm

Strictly anonymous unless you want to explain your choice. This could be for past or present characters, but in general, what was the main attraction for choosing to play a slave character?

I tried to think of all the main reasons I've heard over the years, but of course I'm sure I left off some good ones.

I just wanted to see what the main attraction was for playing this role, based on the limited sample of people we have on this board. There's obviously not any right or wrong answers, no answer is better than or more "valid" than any other.
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Re: Why Do (or Did) You Play a Slave Character?

Postby iJudas » Mon Sep 24, 2012 12:49 pm

I clicked 'other' for the following reason.

When i first came to SL I deliberately chose a non-gender name for my avatar so I could essentially play what I wanted, from a robot to a werewolf to whatever. On my very very first trip outside of the newby arrival sim (before age verification was mandatory) I was looking for somewhere to visit. Having no idea how to find anything, I used the map and looked for green dots. I happened to teleport to a place called Forest Port. This was a slave training garden which was run by a chap called Tarl Field. Since I was in a female avatar at the time (no idea why) he encouraged me to learn about Gor.

I decided to play the hardest role on Gor with the intent to learn it from the ground up (no pun). I had no idea what dom/sub was (and still don't and don't care for it). I learned what I could for almost 8 months as a female slave in the hope that one day I might become a half decent Master.

After I had confessed my RL gender to Tarl (he didn't have an issue with it) I ditched my female avatar and created Klohkahn Dagger. I became Black Caste specifically so that I could avoid becoming an owner of a slave. I wanted a role where I could be alone which negated everything I had learned as a slave. Essentially I had just wasted 8 months of Gorean rp. LOL.

It just happened that way.
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Re: Why Do (or Did) You Play a Slave Character?

Postby Elle Couerblanc » Mon Sep 24, 2012 1:12 pm

I admit I came to Gor originally to explore the depths of my M/s fantasies without making it too real by being a part of a M/s sim in SL. In terms of specific roles, oddly enough though when I first learned about the roles in Gor, the first one that picqued my interest was Panther Girl! But since I knew NOTHING about the genre except the basic premise and the major role types, I decided to take on the role of an earth born slave to hopefully learn about gor through role play.

Boy was I naive LOL.
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Re: Why Do (or Did) You Play a Slave Character?

Postby Echo » Mon Sep 24, 2012 2:13 pm

I originally created Echo as a FW and on pilgrimage so I could find a sim. During travel I ran across some panthers and one enslaved her. So followed the story as it came.
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Re: Why Do (or Did) You Play a Slave Character?

Postby Dren Bernard » Mon Sep 24, 2012 4:14 pm

I said other..

as I wanted to see the results. Great topic.
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Re: Why Do (or Did) You Play a Slave Character?

Postby Sempati » Mon Sep 24, 2012 4:47 pm

While I have not played a slave it is a scenario I have debated playing out just because I have not done it. That is it a strange curiosity of how Ven would deal with enslavement.
Thing is I am too stubborn to just make it happen and situation in RP has never really come up beyond the usual capped by panthers for day of riding. Captivity of any length of time unless you become simpering obedient toy just does not exist in SL. It does not seem to be a desirable story to have a pissed off warrior in chains. :lol:

So yeah for me it is just role play, a challenge and direction that is beyond normal comfort zone. The kink and sex I tend to prefer how it is now...though I doubt a enslaved Ven would be much different.
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Re: Why Do (or Did) You Play a Slave Character?

Postby Elle Couerblanc » Mon Sep 24, 2012 5:54 pm

Sempati wrote:While I have not played a slave it is a scenario I have debated playing out just because I have not done it. That is it a strange curiosity of how Ven would deal with enslavement.
Thing is I am too stubborn to just make it happen and situation in RP has never really come up beyond the usual capped by panthers for day of riding. Captivity of any length of time unless you become simpering obedient toy just does not exist in SL. It does not seem to be a desirable story to have a pissed off warrior in chains. :lol:

So yeah for me it is just role play, a challenge and direction that is beyond normal comfort zone. The kink and sex I tend to prefer how it is now...though I doubt a enslaved Ven would be much different.


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Re: Why Do (or Did) You Play a Slave Character?

Postby Ala » Mon Sep 24, 2012 11:10 pm

Why did I choose to play a slave?

Because I had friends playing in the genre. I was told on no uncertain terms, if I played a Free Woman or a panther I would be collared. and circa 2006 I was naive enough to believe if that happened there was no out. So I had a LOT to learn.

In the end my husband and I both came into Gor he as the owner of my character and both ended up on a very steep learning curve - the irony, within a month, he was head slaver and I was FG in the kennels and we had only read one book and still had no clue :shock: :o .

Why do I still play a slave - well the cop-out answer is, I like long storylines and Ala is a slave..only a fool would free such a slave as her...so hense she is still a slave. In truth, I enjoy the rp (for the most part), I love the character development...and like Kaitlin, some of the kinks are not possible in rl...so it is chance to explore.
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Re: Why Do (or Did) You Play a Slave Character?

Postby Double Aa » Tue Sep 25, 2012 12:14 am

Other. Slaves get the best roleplay.

As a slave, you get an unlimited number of tildes and stars in your roleplay. Think about it: you can /me giggles or you can ~giggles~ or you can *giggles* or if you're TRULY submissive, you can go for broke with a *~giggles~*. There are so many different ways you can take your roleplay. I mean, MAYBE you can star every once in an a while as a free, but Masters can't even tilde once. Totally unfair.

Slaves also get bff sissypoos and all the adjectives you can handle. Are your hands dainty and slender? No problem, use them both in your emote. All Masters can do is look cooly off into the distance and act constipated by shifting from foot to foot every once in a while. That's it.

But what REALLY clinched it was the Merry Meetsies. After I learned that slaves could greet with a ~Merry Meetsies, Master~, my head exploded. If I can't greet with a Merry Meetsies, I don't want to be in Gor. And that's why slaves have the greatest roleplay.
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Re: Why Do (or Did) You Play a Slave Character?

Postby Violetta Daviau » Tue Sep 25, 2012 3:43 am

Personally I chose "Thought it'd be an easy role to start off with".

Background: I was by that time in FR/LotR fantasy roleplay sims, playing roles like high-/woodelfs, dragons and such. I had in those times heard about Gor RP, usually bad things, like that the players could not roleplay, that it is all about selling others for L$ and having BDSM sex, RL influence, all that "dirty" stuff.
But then I do not want to condemn someone, to form an own opinion really, without having experienced things first hand. So I went to Gor, Torcadino, and thoroughly read all the massive amounts of rule NCs they had, got me slave clothing (this cool Captive Elegance Princess Leia fullprim outfit!) and carefully entered.

Of course I was right away collared and thrust to the side of another kajira to give me a tour. After that tour it was mostly no roleplay anymore, no matter what I tried. The slaves chatted only in IM - one explained me a bit about Gor and foremost what - OOC - was expected from me, and the free men only sat around the campfire of the city chatting about GM weapon imbalance and cheating methods and how which player would be better than the other, also OOC. Us slaves were kneeling wordlessly behind them for as long as we wanted or did other things like IM'ing or shopping.
At one point the local slaver came to me, telling me he would put my "white silk" up for auction, expecting a well 30.000 L$ of which I would see no dime, then myself to any master who would pay, expecting a well 50.000 L$ of which, again, I would not see a cent - and neither would have any influence about regarding the choice of master. Their rules by the way had foretold nothing about such auctions. At a point a small RP was made before this auction, resulting in a NC with my slave papers and the demand that I should place them into my profile's mainpage. When I refused to do that, suggesting to instead use a prim paper holder for the thigh, they banned me.

I returned to the fantasy play, but I was not satisfied by this one, really bad example. So a few weeks later I returned to Gor, to this threatening huge - for a 1sim fantasy player, 12 sims are huge - Aria continent where I, in the matter of thirty minutes was captured by a panther girl En. She was keeping me as a slave without question and I did not object. She was a fun woman, helping me with Gor, helping me with my avatar looks (the shape she showed me I wear until today!), she leaded a tribe and enjoyed a lot the raiding and sex that was back then still very open as the difference between BTB and GE did not yet exist. We enjoyed the RP we had with each other and fast learned to respect each other as players too. I made first steps into building, helping her to build camps for the tribe, adding though more ideas and creativity than prims myself. 4 months later she had to leave for RL reasons, and I left Gor again.

And when I then returned... I returned as panther girl...

The prejudices about Gor are pretty right, yet were more right in those early days of Torcadino. Today it is far more elaborated, the player base changed and we have far more options to chose from in terms of general heading (pewpew, lifestyle, roleplay and any mix of those). I learned to handle the challenges and to select whom to play with, whose RP would not be joyful for me and who would not want to RP from the first place but instead try to enforce his RL on me, I learned how to deal with that and how to prevent it. Gor from the sight of a fantasy roleplayer was much like moving from a German roads aimed glittering VW Golf to an old, rusty British Jaguar - it is another world, it is huge and you must get accustomed to it to drive it without danger for your life and sanity.

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