Have you ever typed in any of these and wonder why the GM misinterprets your action or you just… miss terribly.
I slash at the beast.
I kapow the opponent.
I fire fireball at the enemy.
Here’s a little guide to spice things up. Have you guys ever… tried being a tad bit more specific?
No, I’m not asking you to describe eastern training manuals in full detail, step by step. At least state the action that your character is going to take.
Elise had her staff on the ready; she held the staff with two hands, her left hand lower than her right hand, pointing the stick at the ground. Her body tensed up, ready for combat, her eyes fixed on her opponent. This was an honorable duel, and nothing less could waver her concentration at this moment. Her eyes blazed with a passion unlike the demure lady she was; for she had to win. She put all her weight on her left leg, before pushing out, dashing towards her opponent… using her right hand to smash the staff downwards on her foe.
Type in a paragraph or two. I’ll be the judge. Major RPers can also write in to give more examples for people to follow.