Please note that historical and fantasy roleplaying are not necessarily the same thing. If there are dragons, gnomes, unicorns, magic, or the classic
In historical roleplaying, the players attempt to recreate an era in human history, taking on roles and engaging in actions that would be appropriate to that era. Although the characters are not necessarily anybody famous, an attempt is made to stick to the historical facts: technology levels, beliefs, and the laws of physics. On messages boards, the roleplaying is done by taking turns posting messages describing the characters' actions.