Out-of-character (OOC) refers to any conversation or actions which come from the actual person behind the player character.

These include:

  • Talking about the real world
    • "Did you catch the game on TV last night?"
    • "I have to go, dinner is ready."
    • "a/s/l?"
  • Talking about game mechanics
  • Talking about the game itself or about things your character wouldn't know
    • "You have to open his dialog to get the quest started."
    • "Its under 'Special Attacks' on your radial menu."
    • "I remember from chemistry in high school how you make gunpowder."

See also: metagaming