A Guide to Iwaku Forum Thread Prefixes

Discussion in 'THREAD ARCHIVES' started by Astaroth, Mar 14, 2012.



  1. COMMUNITY

    COMMUNITY HUB

    • BUG If you are experiencing a problem with the forum, you may report it in the official Bug Thread or start your own for a specific issue.
    • COMMUNITY A thread with the Community prefix is for general site feedback or discussions about Iwaku as a forum.
    • HELP Need assistance? Start a Help thread.
    • IDEA Have an awesome idea for the site? Share it!
    • PROJECT Do you have a complex idea that you need community participation in? Start a Project thread!

    ADVERTISE & AFFILIATE

    • [newlink] If you are looking to be a new Iwaku affiliate, use this thread prefix.
    • [linkback] If we have linked to your site and you are giving us your information in return, you can let us know with this prefix.

    ROLEPLAY: OUT OF CHARACTER

    ROLEPLAY TALK


    • [​IMG] Articles are essays or informational pieces related to roleplaying, similar to our Workshops.
    • [​IMG] An Interest Check prefix denotes a thread used for circulating a basic RP concept in order to gauge how well it will be received before putting up a fully-developed Out of Character thread, as well as for you to find players who can help you plot and flesh it out.
    • [​IMG] Think of this as your step two after an Interest Check! If you have an idea that you know will generate interest or have a group of people interested in an RP but don't have the kinks worked out quite yet, you can make a plotting thread as a precursor to your official signup (or fully fledged Jump In RP!)
    • [​IMG] If you have something useful to share in relation to roleplaying in general, this is the prefix to use!

    SIGNUPS & PLOT DISCUSSIONS

    • [​IMG] Also commonly known as "Furry" RP. This genre involves characters that are a mix of human and animal.
    • [​IMG] For those RPs taking place in an "end-of-the-world" scenario. Post-apocalyptic may also fall under this prefix.
    • [​IMG] Use this prefix to indicate that your RP will take place in one of our live roleplaying chats.
    • [​IMG] Attention tabletop gamers! If you're running a dice-based game or setting your roleplay in a Dungeons & Dragons universe, you should use this prefix.
    • [​IMG] This prefix is for any game based off of a popular TV series, book, movie, etc. If the universe isn't your intellectual property, you might use this prefix.
    • [​IMG]Fantasy is one of the most popular genres on the site! If your RP involves magic or unusual creatures, it falls under fantasy.
    • [​IMG] Historical RPs are based on time periods other than present day.
    • [​IMG] One of the most provoking genres, horror RPs involve plots that revolve around inspiring fear in your players.
    • [​IMG] Threads with this prefix are usually posted by staff, and contain important guidelines for this subforum.
    • [​IMG] This prefix indicates that an RP is set in the world of the Iwaku Mythos, a series of roleplays where the forum is played as a fantasy world and your character is based on your online persona.
    • [​IMG] Magical realism is a more subtle genre of fantasy where the magical elements are not recognized as being out of the ordinary.
    • [​IMG] For roleplays that will be played in the Mature Roleplay subforum (if you don't know what PWP means, you probably shouldn't be reading this!)
    • [​IMG] Can't find a prefix that fits your RP? It falls under Miscellaneous!
    • [​IMG] Modern roleplays are those that take place in present-day and do not involve magical or supernatural elements.
    • [​IMG] ModFan is an abbreviation for Modern Fantasy, and indicates a fantasy RP that is set in a modern, urban world.
    • [​IMG] ModSci, similarly to ModFan, is an abbreviation for Modern Sci-Fi. This genre of roleplay has science-fiction themes without a futuristic setting.
    • [​IMG] Like RPs with the Iwaku prefix, these RPs are set in the realm of "Iwaku World", but directly relate to the established "canonical" Mythos of previous Iwaku RPs.
    • [​IMG] This prefix indicates a roleplay that involves interdimensional travel.
    • [​IMG] Any roleplay with a Private prefix means that it isn't open to anyone who hasn't been invited. If you haven't talked to the person running it, don't post in this thread!
    • [​IMG] Roleplays with the Reality prefix focus on modern-day characters in plausible situations.
    • [​IMG] An RP focusing on the romantic tension between characters falls under this genre and prefix.
    • [​IMG] Short for Sci-Fi/Fantasy, this genre is a mix of scientific and magical themes.
    • [​IMG] Sci-fi, or science-fiction, is a genre concerning advanced technology and often other planets than Earth.
    • [​IMG] Roleplays under the Socialize prefix are those that involve purely character interaction, e.g. a bar or club setting.
    • [​IMG] Spacesagas are a subgenre of science-fiction revolving around interstellar travel and themes of adventure.
    • [​IMG] A popular genre involving the evolution of steam power instead of electricity, often using Victorian England as a setting or influence.
    • [​IMG] Those RPs taking place on the battlefield and involving military or political themes can be classified as War Epics.

    ROLEPLAY: IN CHARACTER

    JUMP IN ROLEPLAYS

    • See Signups & Plot Discussions

    FANTASY/MODERN/SCIFI ROLEPLAYS

    • [​IMG] Any roleplay with a Private prefix means that it isn't open to anyone who hasn't been invited. If you haven't talked to the person running it, don't post in this thread!
    • [​IMG] Most In Character threads will have this prefix. This just means that this game has an accompanying OOC (Out of Character) thread with plot information and character signups in the Signups & Plot Discussions forum.

    MATURE ROLEPLAYS

    • [​IMG] Although many Mature RPs are one-on-one between two partners, some involve a group of players on the same scale as any other RP. This prefix is used to differentiate such a roleplay from the one-on-ones.
    • [​IMG] Threads with this prefix are usually posted by staff, and contain important guidelines for this subforum.
    • [​IMG] This prefix indicates a one-on-one RP where the thread owner is missing a partner to fill the opposite role.
    • [​IMG] Any roleplay with a Private prefix means that it isn't open to anyone who hasn't been invited. If you haven't talked to the person running it, don't post in this thread!

    MATURE SIGNUPS & REQUESTS

    • See Mature Roleplays

    DISCUSSION

    CREATIVE CHALLENGES & SHOWCASES

    • [​IMG] This type of Challenge is vocabulary-based and presents 5 words to be used within a post, prose, etc.
    • [​IMG] A Challenge involving character creation.
    • [​IMG] A Challenge involving the creation of art or graphics.
    • [​IMG] Not to be confused with a Graphics Challenge, this type of Challenge centers around basing responses off of an existing image.
    • [​IMG] Any Challenge that doesn't fit into the other categories.
    • [​IMG] A Challenge for coming up with plot ideas.
    • [​IMG] This indicates that a Challenge is looking for responses in the form of a poem or poems.
    • [​IMG] Post Challenges involve using a certain idea or word within your roleplay posts around the forum.
    • [​IMG] Similarly to a Post Challenge, this Challenge is to use an idea somewhere within your RPs.
    • [​IMG] A Challenge requesting a prose response.

    WRITING AND ART MUSEUM

    • [​IMG] This prefix lets other members know that the material in the thread is open for review and critiquing.
    • [​IMG] Showcase threads are for displaying your art, prose, or other creative accomplishments.
    • [​IMG] A Tutorial is intended as an instructional guide for the use of other members.


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    A roleplay is easy for players new to roleplay.
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    This roleplay does not require bios.
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    You can join this roleplay at any time!
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    This roleplay needs new characters.
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    This roleplay needs new players.
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    A private, invitation only roleplay and not taking new players.
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    Applications are closed and no new characters will be accepted.