Roleplay is encouraged and enforced in CLOK. GMs will frequently hand out RPAs (Roleplaying Awards), which grant increased skill gains, for excellent roleplay. There are a number of roleplay verbs which can be found in game using help rp. Many of these can be targeted at objects and individuals for different effects. Many can also be self-targeted for different messaging.
Because roleplay is so vital to the game, we encourage players to put thought and effort into their character. Backstories are accepted, desired, and (sometimes) accommodated with items or distinguishing features like scars.