You are an avid roleplayer, a member of roleplayerguild.com. It is one night on Roleplayer Guild that you receive an odd PM – one that you immediately recognize as a spambot or advertiser, containing only a single link to a “whole new roleplay experience”, so you quickly bring your cursor over to the report button. However, once you try to click it, your browser times out, and you stay on the same page. After a bit of experimentation, you realize you are unable to click any other links on the page – you cannot navigate away from the PM, despite the fact that your internet is connected just fine, and you can still access other programs that use the internet and even other tabs on your browser. You just can’t leave that PM. Hesitantly, you click the spambot link – but you don’t know where it took you, because you blacked out after that.
You wake up in a place that you immediately realize is not your own home and, after a bit of exploration, quite likely not your own world. No matter where you woke up – a high school dorm, a castle, in the middle of the woods – just a bit of traveling and soon enough you’d find yourself in a completely different setting. From a high place, you’d be able to see the way so many different landscapes mesh with each other in a dream-like, conglomerate terrain with almost no transitions separating them, and each with their own dangers. For this land you’re now in is a treacherous place – filled with hungry wolf packs, zombie infestations, dragons, aliens, gifted teens with super-powers, high schools that appear completely normal until you realize they’re filled with supernatural beings… etc.
But thankfully, it isn’t long before you meet a mysterious shapeshifting male who calls himself Muse. A young man who not only seems intent on keeping you alive, at least for a while, but also guides you towards others like you – roleplayers now stuck in a land made of roleplays. And while he’s available to help at times, you’ll find he won’t do everything for you, nor answer all your questions, even if he acts like he might know the answers. You can tell there’s something strange about him – not only does he seem to know something but, despite his ability to change his appearance to match whatever setting he’s in, Muse doesn’t seem to be quite the same entity as the various roleplay beings. But, never mind him, clearly you have much bigger problems to worry about…
As you explore this roleplay world, you learn of something else happening – strange even to the inhabitants of this world. The land is being controlled by someone it shouldn’t, they say. It can’t be a roleplayer – for they’re clearly aware of the roleplay world. Few know, however, who or what is truly taking control. Most just call him “the godmodder”.
The “roleplay world”, or as its inhabitants call it, “The Guild”, is, as it would seem, a world made up of different roleplays on Roleplayer Guild. The different terrains are different settings of roleplays, however they’re meshed together very closely, and it’s easy to move from one setting to the next. The land fits together like the Dream Bubbles in Homestuck. It would take almost no time to travel from one to another, and the make-up of the land can even change over time as roleplays are created/forgotten.
In order to exist in this world, roleplays do not necessarily have to be active, only remembered. The land works almost like memory – lands and characters that do not actively remain in people’s thoughts fade away. As such, inactive roleplays are likely to quickly vanish. Fading away is not a dramatic process, either. Lands and beings simply fade from people’s awareness (like a perception filter from Doctor Who until they vanish and no longer exist.
The inhabitants of this world are both player characters and NPC’s, though most NPC’s will likely fade in and out of existence. All characters on the Guild have some place in this world. They are also somewhat aware of what their existence is, knowing what their reality is shaped and that their actions are planned by others, though they are not entirely sure of how. And while they are aware of other roleplay settings and are more than capable of traveling to other roleplay settings, they seldom do, for they have no place in these other worlds and little to gain from traveling to them, especially extensively.
The land also operates under a few other quirks that come about it being a collection of roleplays. For example, time is inconsistent, and it can flow irregularly or vary by location, eating is not required for survival, etc.
Please do not post your CS’s in this thread. Instead, please post them in the WttG Character Thread.
How they roleplay: (level and genre of preference, do they view it as a story or a game, etc)
Bio: (personality and history)
- Please post ASAP when it’s your turn to do so. I can be forgiving of real life and even other roleplays stealing your time, but we shouldn’t have to wait an extended amount of time for you due to simple laziness and procrastination.
- There is no turn order, so again, post as soon as possible. If you are only interacting with one other character, you do not need to wait for every single person in the roleplay to post before you post again. Don’t wait on people you’re not relying on.
- Create interaction. In each post, make sure you include some action of your own that the other characters can interact to, not just your own reactions to everything else happening around you. Keep the story going.
- If you are playing more than one character, do not wait until it is possible to post for all your characters to post for any of them. For example, if you play two characters, and you’re ready to post for one but not the other, don’t wait! Post for the one you can post for, worry about the other later.
- DO NOT MAKE TIME SKIPS ON YOUR OWN. Keep everyone running on the same time. You yourself cannot have something happen "hours later" if everyone else is still existing hours behind you. The only time you should need to write something like that is if there was recently a universal time skip, or if you're trying to catch up after an absence. Otherwise? Time should be the same for everyone.
- For God’s sake, subscribe to the OOC and keep an eye on it. I don’t have time to run off and VM/PM every single member of this RP whenever I have something important to say. GM-ly announcements will be made on the OOC – and so will all sorts of important discussion that it’s really important that you read. So please… just watch the OOC. Even if it goes silent for a while, just stay subscribed in case something comes up.
- If you lose interest and plan on dropping, please, just tell me. I’d much rather you be honest with me than lie and say you’re too busy with IRL matters to post when I can clearly see that you’re active elsewhere on the site. When you lie, not only is it more aggravating for me to find out about but it’s also harder for me, as a GM, to fix the hole you’re leaving – and downright impossible for me to regain your interest at that point. So please, for the sake of the RP and my sanity, just be honest with me if you’re losing interest and don’t want to RP here anymore. I might even be able to make the RP more interesting for you again.
Are our roleplayer characters self-inserts?
Only if you want them to be. They can be self-inserts or characters you created yourself.
Will our roleplayers be able to interact with characters they created?
They do exist in the world, however for sake of the roleplay’s health, I would prefer if these characters keep minor roles – and I definitely don’t want roleplayer characters to get into back-and-forth exchanges with their own characters – because then you’re only roleplaying with yourself, and that’s bad.
Do our roleplayer characters have any powers/abilities?
Not at the start. Later on you may learn of things your roleplayers can do in this world, introduced by me, but for noooow… Your only goal is to survive and figure this world out.
Why does Muse exist?
I’m using him as a GMPC who can further the plot, as well as guide your characters to each other and provide for some protection as he helps your roleplayers get started. Really, he’s here to help the roleplay, but he’s also my own character that I have plans for.
Is there any clear method of organization of the roleplay settings?
Nope. They’re all kind of mixed together in one big mess.
Are fandom roleplays present?
Yes, but I’d prefer that they don’t have very much focus placed on them.