Genre: Fantasy/Fairy Tale
Location: The Land of Novaria
Welcome to Novaria the land of myth and legend. Where Fairy Tales are as real as they can get! Dashing Princes rescue fair troubled maidens, wicked witches cast their curses, days are saved and everyone lives Happily Ever After.
Except… the truth is, everyone doesn’t live Happily Ever After. What of those poor souls that found out their true love wasn’t true at all? The cursed that remained cursed after their love failed to defeat a sorcerer? When love and marriage at first sight doesn’t turn out quite as planned? What becomes of those that didn’t get to be the star of the story?
Everyone has a story. So what becomes of a mismatched group of secondary characters find themselves in an entirely new story?
Plot Breakdown: The idea is to play a character that didn’t get their Happy-Ever-After for some reason or another. You could be inspired from classic fairy tales or even create a plot of your own!
Example from Real Fairy Tale: A girl who was one of many girls kidnapped by a jealous witch and turned in to a bird, but wasn’t the lucky girl rescued by her love. (The Jorinde & Joringel story!) The witch was killed and all those girls get to go home to find life different!
Example Original: A prince fell in love with a sorcerer’s daughter and they were going to run away together. The Sorcerer found out and cursed him with never being able to sleep. And tough luck for him, the daughter ended up running off with another man. So he’s cursed AND doesn’t get the girl!
Those are just examples, of course!
The Character Bio
This is just a basic character bio. You can any any extra things to it as you feel you need! The Sample Scene isn’t so much a writing sample, as an opportunity to showcase an important event or quirk about your character. It can be an important event in their life, that day before you begin in the rpg, or just some random scene to show off something special/amusing about the character. You’ll see an example in my character bio.
[b]Driving Plot:[/b] (The plot/purpose behind your character… IE: “Someone from their past is trying to kill them.” or “They are looking for a lost fortune.”)
RULES AND OPTIONS!
Easy peasy. You can play any sort of character you can dream up as long as it makes sense for this plot. So it’d be a bad idea to play an alien from Mars or a alcoholic cop from Chicago. That wouldn’t make sense. I am flexible like the willow tree – if you have a question or idea you’re not sure about, just ask! The usual Iwaku rules. God Modding is bad, abusing players is bad, Not posting is bad. I don’t require novelesque posting. As long as you use punctuation and capital letters I’m happy. Post regularly. If you can’t post everyday that’s alright, we all have lives and stuff to do… But try to post as often as you can! Otherwise you’re leaving everyone hanging and then it’s no fun!
HOW TO JOIN & PLAY:
I am going to be using an experimental method. Meaning: I’m going to take character bios and put characters in groups of 2 but no more than 4 in separate roleplay threads. Players in charge of building up the story in their own threads as MiniGMs. I’ll type up a “plot summary” based on the history of the characters in the thread when I start your topic for you, so you get a good hint on which direction to take it. From there it is up to you! When you get stuck, (either a lack of direction, or a missing partner), request for help here in the OOC topic and I’ll do a Narrator post or throw in an NPC to help get you back on track!
Step One: If you haven’t, fill out the [url=]Player’s Bio[/url]. I’m not familiar with everyone’s playing styles and preferences yet, so it’ll help me LOTS in [hopefully] matching you with other players you’ll have good chemistry with.
Step Two: Take the Bio Template and create your character. Post it here in this thread!
Step Three: After a week (or when there’s enough characters) I’ll start matching up playing partners and begin your threads for you. Your starting plot is going to be based directly on YOUR character history. So make sure you added all the details in your bio!
Step Four: Play! Post! Enjoy! Request help when you need it. It’s YOUR thread and YOUR plots! Have fun with it!