OOC

What does OOC mean in RPGs?

Out of character

RPG players use OOC to signal they're talking "out of character." You're likely to see this acronym used while playing Dungeons & Dragons (DnD), World of Warcraft (WoW), or another game in which players pretend to be their characters.

How is OOC used while playing RPGs?

When a player is RPing a character, their chat messages are typically intended to be read as though their character said them. OOC messages, however, come directly from a player - not their character. So if, for example, someone in your party sends "OOC Gotta go to the bathroom," it means that player has to go to the bathroom IRL.

Example

Just so you know, I'm talking OOC now.
Some groups try really hard to distinguish between IC and OOC talk

Some groups try really hard to distinguish between IC and OOC talk

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Updated February 25, 2022

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