Skyrim is a great game and for a reason. There's a multitude of ways to play it that cater to the wants of multiple types of people. One way to play Skyrim that I've always found enjoyable is roleplaying. Roleplaying really helps you get into you get into your character and the spirit of the game. If you wish to begin roleplaying in Skyrim and inevitably add a load of fun to your playing, here are a few tips to help you get started: 1. Know your character: Before you begin another life as an adventurer, you should know everything about your character before you begin. Give your character a history. Give your character a personality and a set of morals. Make your character into a person. This sets up a firm foundation for you to begin roleplaying. 2. Decide your factions: No character other than a "god" character would realistically be able to join every faction there is. While making a "god" character once or twice can be fun, it gets very boring as far as roleplaying goes. This is also an important step in defining your character. For example, a law-abiding Nord paladin with a strong moral system would probably have no business joining the College of Winterhold, Dark Brotherhood, or Thieves' Guild. He would, however, be a perfect fit for the Companions or the Civil War. However, that isn't to say that you can't join a faction that would typically be against your character's personality and morals. Take the Dark Brotherhood of Oblivion, for instance. If your character despised the College of Winterhold, you might join it so you could one day destroy it. The main thing of importance is that you stay in-character with your character. 3. (Optional) Do not fast travel: This one is more of a personal choice, but it is a choice to consider. I, for one, find that walking or going on horseback everywhere adds fun to the game. You encounter things you wouldn't otherwise, you feel immersed in the beauty of the land of Skyrim, and you even level your combat skills by attacking the various creatures you encounter travelling. However, realistically, a "no fast travel" playing method isn't for everyone, but you can compromise. If you have to go from Solitude to Riften, consider going by carriage or fast traveling to Whiterun or Windhelm, and then walk to Riften. 4. Have fun: Roleplaying is just a method to have fun. If you aren’t having fun roleplaying, maybe it just isn’t for you. You could also change things you don’t like about roleplaying to make the experience more fun for you. Roleplaying is all about you. So go out there and have fun in Skyrim. I hope this article will help you do just that. Also, feel free to leave your own tips and suggestions in the comments. This article was written just to cover the basics of roleplaying. It is nowhere near complete. Have fun, guys!