Description wrote:Richardson Valley was once a small farming community, in well, a valley. The freshwater rivers that flowed through valley made the land quite fertile. Unfortunately, with the boom and bust cycle of the economy, many of the farmers faced bankruptcy.
About the same time, Realities we amazed at the commercial success of “Pet Friendly Communities,” such as the very well known Babylon Gardens, originally developed by Henry Milton (rumored that it was built with the intentions that his pet ferrets would have a comfortable place to live). Of course, this caused a number of these pet friendly communities to pop up.
Realities took advantage of Richardson Valley’s bankruptcy, and bought the land to develop it into an entire town that would be considered pet friendly.
Do you like animals? Have pets? Do you dislike leash laws? Want your pets to have more freedom in a safe and friendly environment?
Then come to Richardson Valley, where nearly every person has a pet! Wonderful housing with large backyards always ensures a safe place for your pets to roam outside the house. Shops are especially tailored to accommodate all types of pets and suit their needs. We also boast one of the largest Dog Parks around! What’s more, there’s even a close-by animal clinic and our widely acclaimed obedience center for wayward troubled pets.
But one of the best parts of Richardson Valley is it’s proximity to nature. Freshwater rivers run through the town most the year, and woods and mountain trails boarder the town, which hold a brilliant waterfall. The nearby estuary is home to many interesting wildlife, and with a short 1 hour drive to the beach, you and your furry friends will always have a place to enjoy outside! And if the great outdoors isn’t enjoyable to you, then the city of Reno is only a short 40 minute drive away! Great for those who have a need to commute.
Major events that have occurred in the past;
An assault upon the town by a pack of pets gone feral.
Pets having run in's with animal control, ending in a pet full-on assault on the animal control holding cells.
Aliens visitation! capturing pets to transplant to a new world, while experimenting upon the ones they were leaving behind. (could they still be out there, watching?)((Que X-files theme))
Come live in Richardson Valley, where you and your pet can live comfortably. In the first and longest running RP on Housepets.
If you have a need to place Richardson Valley somewhere on a map, it best fits here.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Dorado_ ... California
A map of Richardson Valley.. (South is up, North is down)
Rules wrote: Remember to read the General forum rules, as well as these local house rules.
#1, Each player is allowed to have two (2) main characters.
If the player shows the RP ability to handle more main characters, and has a record of posting reliability this limit can be increased to up to a max of (4) main characters at the GM's discretion. (This increase will be rare, as should something happen to the player's ability to post, it could cripple several arcs all at once.)
#2, Each player is allow (4) secondary characters.
This is usually going to be the pets owners, their (human) children, shop keepers of the store the player is running.
#3, Pop-up characters
These are NPC's which are usually the workers at the various shops and stores, that the Players can take control of as needed. (Like the Hippi Dippy Surfer Dude, who is now working at the Wall.)
#4, Guest characters
These are special event character/s run by a player, that will only be around for one story arc. at GM's approval.
#5, RV has a limit of fifteen (15) active players.
There has been a debate about the need for player limits of late, at this time i will generally keep around this number, as some players have had trouble keeping track of the RP with a large group of players in it.
#6, Richardson Valley is intended to be realistic.
No toon physics, Law enforcement and animal control will react in a realistic and determined way. injuries will not be healed by the next post.
#7, No magic.
Sorry, Richardson valley is a magical dead zone.
#1, RV has had a min. posting rate of once per day.
Everyone should be endeavoring to, at least make this daily post if at all possible.
I realize this is not always possible, but an attempt should be made.
The reason for this is to keep the Roleplay days/Arc's from dragging on, and on, and on, like they have been for a while now. Waiting on one or several people to post. Inactivity is the biggest killer of RP's.
#2, RV has a max. posting rate of (5) posts per day.
This rule is to keep two characters chatting back and forth with each other, from spamming up the board. making it hard for the others to keep track of whats going on in the RP.
#3, If you have been waiting (2) days for someone to post, send them a PageMail.
Be Nice! they might have just suddenly gotten too busy in RL, to check up on the RP board.
#4, If you have been waiting (3) days for someone to post, and they have not responded to the PM. you are now to go on without them.
This means leaving them behind, perhaps leaving a trail so they can catch-up when they return from being AWOL. Or evoking Special Rule #3. taking minor control of the other character, so your character can escape and keep active in the RP.
#5, Don't go IDLE!!!
There will be times when your character will be off by themselves, you are still expected to post for them! What are they doing while there off alone?
#6, If you have not posted in the RP for a week, (7) days. you will go on the inactive list. If you have not posted in the RP for two weeks, (14) days. you will be dropped from the RP.
Sorry to be so draconian about this, but we have way too many characters that go silent for weeks or months at a time. I have to figure that if you have not posted in the RP for two weeks, you not really interested in being in the RP in the first place.
This rule will not be applied to those who "state in the OOC" that they are going to be away, for any reason. (vacation, finals, sickness, or just needing a break from the RP.) Altho i would ask that you disengage your characters from the RP, if at all possible.
Nor would this rule be enforced, if you go AWOL do to events that you couldn't control. (computer malfunctions/virus, power loss, loss of net-access) Do try to let us know that your having problems, or give a forewarning ( hey all. a hurricane is coming my way, i may disappear for a while).
#7, You can only control your own characters
What this means is, you can't control what happens to another players character in your post. (I.E. you can't do.. "X" tosses a banana peal on the ground in front of "Y's" character, laughing manically, as he slips and goes crashing down the stairs.) "X" can throw a water balloon at "Y". then "Y" in their reply post. says if it hits, and what damage it does. (If someone does post an outcome for your character in their post, you are free to post your alternative outcome, which will then become the official happening.)
#8, Controlling another player's characters??
On occasion, One player may cede control of there character/s to another for a short time. Notice must given in the OOC before the caretaker player can begin posting for them.
Joining the Fun wrote:
So your ready to join in on the fun? This is how you do it.
#1. Post a note in this OOC thread asking if there is room to join.
#2. If yes, read the last 10 pages of the RP, that should give you some idea of what is going on in the RP at that time. Sometimes you will be able to jump right in, other times you might have to wait for a break or ending of a story arc, before you can join in.
#3. Create a character that fits in with the neighborhood, giving it as much of a detailed background as possible.
#3a. The complete explanation on how to fully make a character sheet is detailed here.
#4. Since some people, Well.. namely me, your friendly GM. *x.-* couldn't tell when someone speaking vs, just thinking about stuff. We now have speaking colors. A speaking color is used, whenever the character says anything aloud.
So you will need to choose a speaking color for each of your characters, that is not already in use by another character. A list of the active characters and the speaking colors that they are using is listed below.
#5. Post the character sheet to the main OOC, and this RV's OOC thread. After it is given a review, and any concerns ironed out. You will be given the green light to post your introduction post into RV's RP thread.
Neighborhood Status wrote:Richardson Valley is still recruiting!
Rav/Ravage - German King Shepard, Dog, Male - #BF0000
Str-7 Per-6 End-7 Cha-5 Int-5 Agi-6 Luck-6
Sara and Rav's House #(68)
Secondary characters: Sara Ligerr-#0040FF
Lucky - Red Fox (Domesticated), Male - #FF8000
Str-5 Per-8 End-6 Cha-3 Int-5 Agi-6 Luck-9
The Henderson house is at #(81)
Secondary character: Mr. Henderson - #000000
Kayla Thomas - Silver Fox, Female - #40BF00
Str-5 Per-6 End-5 Cha-7 Int-7 Agi-6 Luck-6
Kayla's house is #(81)
Blood - Coydog (German Shepard dominant), Dog, Male - #800000
Str-7 Per-6 End-8 Cha-5 Int-6 Agi-8 Luck-2
Trevor and Blood's trailer is at #(37)
Secondary character: Dustin - #Bold
Hotep the psychic
Hotep Raikii - Black German Shepard mix, Male - #BF0000
Str-5 Per-8 End-6 Cha-4 Int-10 Agi-5 Luck-2
Hotep's house is ???
Cinnamon (Sixtoes) - Pine marten - Male - #B06060
Str-4 Per-3 End-4 Cha-5 Int-10 Agi-8 Luck-8
Sixtoes's home is a cage in the Zoo.
Pitchpipe - White-tailed Jackrabbit - female - #B06060
Str-7 Per-5 End-9 Cha-4 Int-6 Agi-7 Luck-4
Pitchpipe's burrow is at ??
Alphabites - Ferret - Male - #808000
Str-8 Per-7 End-8 Cha-3 Int-7 Agi-6 Luck-3
Alphabytes home is at #(57)
Moony - Abyssinian cat - Male - #8080FF
Str-5 Per-6 End-4 Cha-7 Int-10 Agi-5 Luck-5
Moon's cat tree loft is at #(83)
Yukon - Norwegian Elkhound - Male - #666699
Str-6 Per-6 End-8 Cha-5 Int-6 Agi-7 Luck-4
Yukon is at house #(62)
Serence ice fox
Selene - Arctic Fox - Female - #BF00FF
Str-6 Per-8 End-7 Cha-4 Int-7 Agi-7 Luck-3
Selene's house is #(47)
Neon Icy Wings
Rosal McGee - Cat/Feline, Male - #FF40FF
Str-6 Per-3 End-8 Cha-6 Int-4 Agi-8 Luck-7
Rosal is in house #(13)
David Campbell - Old English Sheepdog - Male - #8000FF
Str-7 Per-8 End-9 Cha-5 Int-4 Agi-4 Luck-6
David's house is #(57)
Fletcher O’Hare - Flemish Giant Rabbit - Female - #50C878
Str-7 Per-6 End-4 Cha-8 Int-6 Agi-8 Luck-3
Fletcher's hutch is at #(66)
Samantha “Sam/Sammy” Hopkins - Yellow Dutch Rabbit - Female - #CD853F
Str-6 Per-8 End-5 Cha-7 Int-6 Agi-4 Luck-6
Sam's hutch is at #(19)
Tribble - Chinchilla - Male - #912F2F
Str-2 Per-6 End-4 Cha-5 Int-10 Agi-5 Luck-10
Tribble's shuttlecraft is at #(78)
Melody - Munchkin Cat Mix - Female - #40FFFF
Str-4 Per-6 End-7 Cha-5 Int-9 Agi-4 Luck-7
Melody's house is at #(70)
Kotyc Skirata - German Shepherd Dog - Female - #FF0000
Str-6 Per-6 End-5 Cha-5 Int-7 Agi-7 Luck-6
Kotyc's doggie house is at ??
Rav's barn - Fort Venison is at location #(56)
Petir Puteh - Domestic cat, Male - #808080
Str-7 Per-9 End-4 Cha-7 Int-5 Agi-2 Luck-4
Pertir's cat house is at #(25)
Carlito - American Bombay Cat, Male - #8040FF
Str-6 Per-8 End-6 Cha-4 Int-7 Agi-8 Luck-3
Carlito's house is at #(77)
Secondary character : Thomas Velázquez - #000040
Jet Torrens - Labrador mix - Male - #0080BF
Str-7 Per-7 End-6 Cha-10 Int-6 Agi-5 Luck-7
Marcy "Mars" Torrens - Tabby cat - Female - #800000
Str-9 Per-3 End-9 Cha-3 Int-5 Agi-7 Luck-6
Cameron Miller - Border Collie, Male - #008000
Str-5 Per-5 End-4 Cha-7 Int-10 Agi-5 Luck-6
Cam's house is #(30)
Han - Fennec fox, Female - #FF8040
Str-2 Per-8 End-2 Cha-3 Int-8 Agi-8 Luck-3
Han's owners rents house #(16)
James #0000BF an Mika
Reinhold Mäkelä - Redfox, Male - #BF4040
Str-4 Per-5 End-7 Cha-6 Int-10 Agi-7 Luck-5
Reinhold's foxhole is at #6
Viking - White Germain Shepherd, Male - #00BFFF
Str-7 Per-6 End-6 Cha-5 Int-6 Agi-8 Luck-4
Eva and Viking Hurley's house is at #(45)
Secondary character:Eva - #4080FF
Alexander (Skates) - Akita Inu, Dog, Male - #0000FF
Str-4 Per-3 End-4 Cha-8 Int-8 Agi-10 Luck-5
The Saint Claire house is at #(78)
Alex - Akita, Dog, Male - #000080
Str-5 Per-8 End-8 Cha-4 Int-8 Agi-5 Luck-4
Alex's house is at #(33)
Magnus - Great Dane, Male - #004040
Str-10 Per-5 End-8 Cha-7 Int-2 Agi-3 Luck-5
Pavelle - Common Raccoon, Female - #BF0040
Str-3 Per-7 End-3 Cha-5 Int-9 Agi-10 Luck-5
Felix - Common Raccoon, Male - #40BF00
Str-6 Per-7 End-3 Cha-3 Int-8 Agi-10 Luck-5
The Nelson house is at #(80)
Secondary characters: Mr. Nelson - #400040 Magsie - #FF40BF
Kyle - Siberian Husky, Dog, Male - #0080FF
Str-7 Per-5 End-7 Cha-4 Int-8 Agi-5 Luck-6
Kyle is Homeless Oh Noes!
Terrelius Light - Husky mixed with Terrier - male -#000000
Str-7 Per-8 End-5 Cha-3 Int-8 Agi-7 Luck-4
Terrelius house is at #(46)
Widget - Ocicat, Cat, Male - #804000
Str-4 Per-4 End-8 Cha-4 Int-5 Agi-10 Luck-7
The Grant house is at #(19)
Dimitri - Siberian Husky Dog, Male - #808000
Str-5 Per-7 End-5 Cha-8 Int-7 Agi-6 Luck-4
Eliot and Dimitri's house is at #(44)
Secondary character:Eliot - #800000
Sid - Cat, Male - #804080
Str-7 Per-6/4 End-6 Cha-4/6 Int-6 Agi-7 Luck-4
Sid's home is wherever he happens to be.