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tempting but i have a full roster right now.
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That is too bad. I’ve been working hard on this one.
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I'm actually highly interested, personally. I love a setting that takes itself seriously, and your focus on the history of the area, loosely plausible hollywood science, and the fact you put in the effort to make a map says that the setting would love to take itself seriously.

You can expect me to pop up in the O.O.C. if it comes around.
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given Lounging Around is slowing to a crawl yet again and i no longer feel inclined to revive it if it stalls out a third time, and Zandar is still dead in the water, if either or both of those shut down completely, I'd have less to keep track of, but i was kinda already planning to re-pitch the magic academy rp idea i mentioned a few pages back to serene if that happened.

point is, good concept, bad timing.
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that's a shame. But yeah I agree on the good concept part. To be honest I can't see any time to be considered "opportune" time these days, RPs will only appear more over time :P
Let's hope some more others will be interested.
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I mean, at this point I just need people to be interested enough for me to do the oof. Ooc (muffins and cookies autocorrect). The ooc is going to have a lot more information than the advertisement post, some of which I need to write, which I’d really like to share ^^.
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I'll join
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I'll be in South Carolina from Wednesday to Friday, so I won't be able to write many posts then, shouldn't be much of a problem, but I'm just giving a heads up
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That’s 3/5 people I need to go ahead. I know two others were interested, so if frost allows ones from earlier before I technically got special then that might be good. I’ll see about if it’ll work tommarow
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So, serence just got back to me about an RP idea. What do you guys think?
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At the height of the empire’s longest uninterrupted period of peace, two shocking declarations have been made. Outsiders are no longer barred from attending the imperial mages academy, ending a century long ban. And the explorer’s guild are being allowed to re-open the planar portals, allowing those from other worlds gifted enough to find them to reach this world.

Now you, an initiate of the academy, are able step foot inside its ancient halls for the first time, and see first hand all of the newcomers that have arrived from beyond our borders. We even have a few from some place called ‘earth’... Maybe you’re even one yourself?

- - - - - - - -

How it works: I’ll be playing the headmaster and most of the teachers, anyone who wants an assistant GM position can be a teacher as well (max 1 per 4 students), the rest of the rpers are students. Welcome to a magic school populated by a bunch of animal people.

More details will be provided when the full thread goes up.
By default the setting includes reptilian, panther, wolf, fox, bird, and minotaur themed races. There is also the option of bringing others in from different settings.
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Sounds like fun to me!
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sounds cool!
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This definitely has a lot of potential, and I already have a bunch different character ideas, most of them taking advantage of the ability to use races from other settings (imagine a Headmaster or a Sirian learning magic), but I’m probably not going to join it unless one of the other RPs I’m in shuts down. I’m also a little curious if it’s going to have a set story like Beacon, or if the story is mostly decided by the characters like RGV.
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Good news and bad news, everyone!

The good news is that my sister is getting married this weekend!

The bad news is that that means that I'm going to be away from now until Sunday evening my time because I have to fly about 2000 miles (literally!) to the wedding and back.

Take care, everyone and do poke Serence or Render if there are any emergencies and they can text me. Hopefully I'll be able to get on in a couple of evenings too but I can't guarantee it. Definitely not Saturday evening because that's wedding night. But other nights sure.
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Hlaoroo wrote:Good news and bad news, everyone!

The good news is that my sister is getting married this weekend!

The bad news is that that means that I'm going to be away from now until Sunday evening my time because I have to fly about 2000 miles (literally!) to the wedding and back.

Take care, everyone and do poke Serence or Render if there are any emergencies and they can text me. Hopefully I'll be able to get on in a couple of evenings too but I can't guarantee it. Definitely not Saturday evening because that's wedding night. But other nights sure.
Congratulations to your sister! When I went to my sister's wedding, the flight was about 9200 miles, if you go by measuring the distance between stops on a flat map.
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Hawkfang42 wrote:sounds cool!
CyberDragon wrote:Sounds like fun to me!
Legotron123 wrote:This definitely has a lot of potential, and I already have a bunch different character ideas, most of them taking advantage of the ability to use races from other settings (imagine a Headmaster or a Sirian learning magic), but I’m probably not going to join it unless one of the other RPs I’m in shuts down.
So... two yes's and a maybe.

also pretty sure sirians already know magic if the size of one well known one's helmet is anything to go by.

anyone else have any questions? cometary on why they would/wouldn't be interested?
I'd like to get at least one more solid yes before i post the official thread and the full version of the description.
Legotron123 wrote:I’m also a little curious if it’s going to have a set story like Beacon, or if the story is mostly decided by the characters like RGV.
to avoid 'boring classroom' issues most of the lessons are hands on, and i have a story arc planned.
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I've got a question.

Do you need a CO-GM?
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there aren't even enough players to consider that yet.
Buster wrote:How it works: I’ll be playing the headmaster and most of the teachers, anyone who wants an assistant GM position can be a teacher as well (max 1 per 4 students), the rest of the rpers are students.
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What kind of magic system are you planning on using? Is it based on a current one from another universe or is it going to be home built?
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It is definitely an interesting idea from the setting alone. I'd be up for it.
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element based homebrew, involving symbiotic relationships with extraplaniar familiars. it draws some inspiration from FMA, in that every spell has a circle and requires one to fully understand the logical structure of what their making/changing or it can backfire explosively, some from ATLA, in that there are speciffic somatic components and gestures that must always be performed correctly to maintain and manipulate the spell in question, and mental state can amplify inhibit or destabilize that, and from Knight's & Magic, in that there's a degree of code logic to how the spells are built and that the spells require more than the caster them self has so an external boost is necessary (In KM it was an external focus, in this it's your ethereal partner).
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Can you go into more details about the familiars? You say they’re extraplaniar, do they all come from the same plane, or can they come from anywhere. How intelligent are they? Can we communicate with them? Will each person have to play both the caster and the familiar, or do you have control over them?
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They come from the Ether which exists in parallel to the physical plane, and is a realm basically made of solidified magic energies. they are of equal intelligence to the Larais (collective term for imperial citizens), most can speak but not all, and that last one is your choice. if there aren't enough to go around i'll make a few, but i was hoping you guys would make either your own or eachother's partners as secondaries.

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Is this where I post an idea for a roleplay?

I have an idea I can't shake. I don't know how everyone views me after bowing out of a couple of roleplays already. I was goung through a move and a tough time but I have my own place and I'm hungry to get more involved again.
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The process is check with a section mod, pitch the idea to them, and if they decide it's different enough and/or the other roleplays full enough, you pitch it here. Once you get enough interest you can open an O.O.C. thread and begin more detailed discussion with the players there.

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I'm gonna be busy working on a personal project of mine, so I'm probably either not have enough time to post, or just forget to for a little while.
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Hlaoroo wrote:Good news and bad news, everyone!

The good news is that my sister is getting married this weekend!

The bad news is that that means that I'm going to be away from now until Sunday evening my time because I have to fly about 2000 miles (literally!) to the wedding and back.

Take care, everyone and do poke Serence or Render if there are any emergencies and they can text me. Hopefully I'll be able to get on in a couple of evenings too but I can't guarantee it. Definitely not Saturday evening because that's wedding night. But other nights sure.
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Heyo! I'm Alex! I just signed up to Housepets recently from Hayven Celestia and cant wait to meet everyone! I hope to find some new friends to rp with and possibly chat with later on. I also am trying to find new friends to talk to on discord XD Anyway, I hope I am welcome here uwu
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Welcome to the RP section! I hope you have fun here!
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Heyo, I'm super new here so I wanted to ask around and see if there was anyone who knew about and liked the Hayven Celestia branch of Ricks work. I find it great and am trying to start a rp based off it, and using my own personal nation I've been developing for over 8 years. Anyway, I just want to talk to someone XD
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I'm glad you're enthusiastic about getting your ideas out there.

However, there is a procedure here set up to make sure that all RPs obey the rules of the RP section.

When you have an idea, you are supposed to submit it to Serence Frostbite, the mod of this section of the forums. Once the mods approve of it, you set up an OOC for the game. Once the OOC is up, you need to attract four players. Then, once there are 5 players (you + 4 others) you can set up the In Character section.
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I'm postponing my project indefinitely, so I guess I'll be posting again.
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so, halifax is in the path of some nasty weather, if i disappear for a few days, assume my power is out.
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Stay safe, Buster!
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Here's in the hopes it's not as bad as it looks. Regardless, safe practices, as better safe than sorry.
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Oh dear. Take care, Buster!
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Head down, Buster.
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Be safe!
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Try not to die! It’d be a really bummer if you did.
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well, i've got a gig of data and two hours of battery power, that need to last me until my wifi and electricity are back up... wheee.
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