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How to do a Gdoc

How to do a Gdoc!

If you’re a clueless first time RPer or new to the whole written RPG front, this guide will become your best friend. In this doc, we’re going to explain how this RP works via gdocs.

The majority of this RP is done round-robin third person style in a program called gdocs. To access gdocs, you need to do the following:

  1. Go to www.google.com
  2. At the top of the screen you’ll see next to gmail a thing that says more with a drop down.
  3. Click the arrow, then click on documents from that menu.
  4. It will ask you for an email. If you don’t already have a google account, you will need to click on the button that says, create an account.
  5. You then need to fill out the information. Remember, the e-mail you put in will be the one where notifications are sent when docs are updated, and the e-mail you will have to use when logging in.
  6. Once you’ve got that all set up and squared away, it’s time to create a doc.
  7. Go to the left hand side of the screen and you’ll see a button that says create new. Click on it.
  8. From the pull down menu, select document.
  9. Now you should have a blank document. Looks very similar to word.
  10. Now your ready to RP!

Oh wait! You need to add someone to the doc so you can RP with them. This will allow them to edit the document too! So how do you do that?

  1. In the document, go to the far right and click on the button that says, Share.
  2. From that pull down menu, click invite people.
  3. From there, you’ll get a pop up.
  4. In the Invite box, put the e-mail address of the person(s) you want to RP with. Make sure it’s their gdocs e-mail your putting in, and correctly.
  5. Next decide if you just want to show them the doc (To view: They can see but can’t edit) or if you want them to RP with you in the doc (To Edit: They can alter and see the doc). If your RPing with them, it’s to edit.
  6. Then click send.
  7. They should be able to access the doc right away, so it’s always a good idea if your IMing with them, to send them the link at the top of the screen so they can access faster.

Now your ready to go!

Gdocs RPs are done in story form. Here's the basic idea:

Storystorystory, “Hihihihi”


When your done with whatever your character’s saying, make sure you write tag at the end. This lets them know it’s okay to edit, and start their character’s point of view. Then they’ll tag you. And it’ll keep going.

When your done and posting a log, make sure the following is done:

Characters: (Who’s involved)

Date: (When does it take place)

Rating: (G-NC-17: All NC-17 logs must be friends locked. Read the rules).

Summary: (Description of what happens in the log)

Notes: (Any notes, if any)

(LJ CUT – Make sure everything outside of that above information is placed under a LJ cut.)


That's it. That's how to do a Gdoc. (One of the options on how to do a log)