This is an RPG based on the Harry Potter universe, set in the time when the Marauders (Sirius Black, Remus Lupin, Peter Pettigrew and James Potter-- where have you been?) and all other students of their time were attending Hogwarts. The game is starting in the summer of 1975, before their fifth year, and will proceed from there.
Some Notable Points About 1975 -This is the first year that the Marauders have mastered their animagi forms. -The war between Voldemort's forces and the rest of the wizarding world is currently taking place. -The Order of the Phoenix has been created.
If you would like to join, here is a list of the taken characters. As we're only starting out, it should be fairly easy to pick a character. At this point in time, only characters mentioned BY NAME in the books will be accepted. No original characters, please.
Yeah. Told you there weren't many. Now, on to the rules.
RULES. 1. Characters must post in the community journal once a week to continue playing in the game. Posting once ever seven days or so isn't very hard, and after all-- why join an RPG if you're not going to play? If a player fails to meet this requirement, they will be given a warning. Next time it happens, the mods will have the right to remove you from the community.
2. As stated by godrics_hollow, another Marauders' era RPG: "Do not do something contrary to the books as far as we know. Like James- no being evil. Lupin- you're a werewolf. Peter- you're a dirty, stinkin' traitor. Slash is not considered contary to the books, so proceed with hot gay lovin' if so planned." However-- while slash is welcome, please refrain from making every character you have gay. Realistically, not everyone at Hogwarts would be gay, so please-- if you plan on having your character as such, get in touch with the mods at email@example.com and let us know.
3. All posts in this community will be live action. This means that the posts are done as if your character were actually doing something at the moment of that post. I'm terrible at explaining that sort of thing, so please see the_common_room or xaviers for examples. Actions posted should be made using asterisks (*...*) or colons (::...::).
4. Unless the character is an NPC (Non-Player Character), ad-libbing will not be allowed. Meaning, no saying a character did or said something unless it really happened. You control your character's actions and yours alone.
5. All OOC (Out Of Character) posts must be made in the OOC community, yearbook_staff. The only acceptable OOC posts in the IC (In Character) community will be very, very short statements hidden behind the lj-cut tag WITH a regular post.
6. As it is the beginning of this game, I ask that you only play ONE character. It's not much fun to have say, twenty people in a game and have a quarter of them played by the same person.
7. This should be common sense, but please. Be mature. Know how to use punctuation, don't tyPe LykE DiZ, or use bright pink font in every post. Or any, for that matter. It doesn't take a lot to make us happy-- just don't be a pain.
8. As this roleplay may include adult roleplaying (sex, foul language, etc.), we ask that you be at least 15 years of age when you apply.
Player Info Your Name: Your AIM screenname: (not essential, but makes it easier for us to contact you) Your E-mail: (if different from the one you send us the application from)
Character Info Character Name: House: Age/Birthday: Icons: (who do you plan to use?) Character Background:
Sample Entry: Here, you just need to write us a sample of a post you would make in the community. As stated earlier (which you should know if you've read the rules ~__^), this is a live-action RPG. So, a sample post would have something like "::sits down at the Gryffindor table in the Great Hall, waiting for the mail::" in it. Please make it a decent length so that we can get a good idea of your roleplaying skills.
PLEASE NOTE: Please refrain from turning your character into a Mary Sue/Gary Stu, AKA turning your character into THE PERFECT character. Not everyone is an animagus or a metamorphmagus. Nor is everyone beautiful and pulling perfect marks in every one of their classes. Characters like that? Yeah, they go in the trash.
TRIAL PERIOD: New members will under go a two week trial period. Basically, they play in the game as normal; no formalities, but it's just to make sure that you live up to our (very NOT high) standards of roleplaying. We just want to make sure that we don't have any players who spell words with numbers, speak all in sticky caps, and the like.