Character Rules and Info Jan 4, 2019 6:43:47 GMT
Post by SG on Jan 4, 2019 6:43:47 GMT
I - Character Application Rules
- OCs only.
Basing some of a character's traits on the FC is fine-- ex: if your FC is from a sports anime, there's probably a lot of art of them playing that sport, so having your character do so too to make use of it is fine!-- but please do not app full expies. Give your characters plenty to make them unique people. If you have a muse who was originally a canon but has been developed to a point they're basically an OC, try changing the name and appearance. If it makes it impossible to tell they weren't always an OC, you're good to go! If-- especially for an Outsider character-- we can still tell who it used to be, we'll have to ask you to change more.
- Use the provided app template and be patient.
Please do not alter the template. Feel free to talk about your character in chat all you like as you work, but once finished just post a link in the Mod Summons box and wait. Do not poke staff about reviewing it. Keep in mind reviewing can be a time-consuming process and we may not always have the time or mental energy to do it immediately even if we're doing other things, although we will always try our best to get to it in a timely manner.
- Be reasonable, respectful, and creative with your character concepts/designs.
"Realistic" is hardly a word we'd harp on here, but don't make your character so overpowered that it ruins others' fun. A character that can't be challenged is no fun for anyone. Similarly, you are not the Main Character; remember this is an RP setting and everyone deserves a chance to shine. Please also be mindful if you write disorders or disabilities that you do your research, and avoid doing such things simply to be "cool" or to use them for laughs. If your character is blind, occasional situational humor around that fact is fine, but if the character is effectively a walking series of blind jokes, please don't.
- Please use a semi-realistic, but not real, Face Claim for human-ish characters.
Although the board is largely animanga, anything with semi-realistic proportions that is not a real photo is permissible. For instance, Kingdom Hearts, Avatar: the Last Airbender, Dream Daddy, or even original art or character creator screenshots with an appropriate style are fine. Canon art of, for instance, Mighty Magiswords or Star vs the Forces of Evil would be "too cartoony", but stylized fanart of characters from such shows may be allowed.
If you can't find a face claim for your character, it's fine to just describe them. This especially goes for animalistic characters and less human-looking races like orcs.