The RPs in this forum may contain topic tags that help distinguish which RPs are public and private:
[Open]: The RP currently has open slots available, which means anyone is free to join.
[Request]: The RP creator has special rules that must be followed before joining. PM the RP creator for details if they are not in the RP topic itself. Either way, communicating with the RP creator before joining is required, and the RP creator reserves the right to accept or deny you as a role player.
[Closed]: The RP currently has no open slots available, which means it is not currently accepting new role players.
[Private]: The RP was private to a certain group of members to begin with and will not accept new role players.