After joining the roleplay, come join the Discord server, located here. Cogs and Fire Interest Check | General Information and Rules | Cast List | Area List | Race List | Species List | Plot List | Organization List | Updates | Submission Forms | In Character Hello, hello. Welcome to the OOC thread for the open world steampunk fantasy project “Cogs and Fire”. If you don’t know what this is yet, I’m gonna have to throw you to the Interest Check. If you do know what this is, then continue on! General Information and Rules First things first. This is going to (hopefully) be a massive project, and without some organization, it’s gonna be one jumbled mess that no one’s going to have fun playing in. As mentioned in the interest check, there’s going to be submission forms for the various things the players are allowed to create. All submission forms must be completed in their entirety and approved by a GM (me, @Crow, or @Vivian) before it can be implemented into the world. The first thing players can create is, obviously, their characters. Characters can be of any race you can imagine (yes, you’ll be able to make your own). In this roleplay, there’s no character sheet. Got that character in your mind? Good, go post for them (when the IC is up, of course). So long as your character is one of the races or species listed as approved, you can jump right in. Want to be a race that hasn’t been made yet? Make it! Likewise, there’s no character limit. You can have as many characters as you want, and they can be who you want. Within reason, of course. There’s also a first come first serve policy. The second thing players can create is the locations in the game. This is an entirely new world, with tons of unique continents and locations. The first area players will create will be the ones their character(s) start in, unless you start in a pre-existing area (one someone already made). Areas will be added to a continental map as they’re submitted and approved. For this, we’d like players to be reasonable. There probably won’t be a desert right next to a snowy mountain, and having a thriving city next to a volcano doesn’t make much sense either (sorry, Hawaii). Discussion is highly recommended for this. The third thing in your hands is the races that inhabit our lovely world. Races are humanoid, sapient beings, separate from species, which are non-humanoid, non-sapient beings. What your character’s race can and can’t do is up to you. Just try not to make a bunch of overpowered characters that won’t be much fun to play with. Once a race is approved, it’s added to the list, and anyone can make a character of that race. The fourth thing players will make are the species that inhabit Avion. Species are the non-humanoid, non-sapient beings that roam Avion. What they are is limited only by your imagination. A few ideas of what us GMs have in the works include desert sharks, giant spiders, and flying stingrays. If you can think it, you can make it. Just don’t make a destroyer of worlds. We’re kinda using this world right now. Once approved, anyone can use approved species as a plot device or whatever else they reasonably desire. Lastly, and most importantly, the players will be in charge of creating their own plots. Small plots are fine and don’t need approval, but if you feel your plot is major enough and that it will possibly affect a large area, it’s important for you to submit it for approval. We don’t want any sudden attacks against an entire race that could cause OOC drama. Once approved, any changes to the plot must be submitted and approved as well. Likewise, all parties involved in the plot must agree to it before it can be approved. As all successful roleplays do, this one has rules. Rules that will help make this a more enjoyable experience for everyone (we hope). Not adhering to these rules will result in a warning. After two warnings, your character(s) will simply be eliminated and you will be barred from participating. Posting Format [Character Banner, no wider than 800px, no taller than 200px (Optional)] [Character(s) Name(s), Location, Continent, Plot (if applicable), What They're Doing] [Reply Content] [Mentions] Rules Follow all Iwaku rules. Keep your drama outta here. If you’re conflicted about something regarding the roleplay, bring it to a GM’s attention and we’ll deal with it accordingly. While everyone is permitted to join, there’s a one paragraph minimum post length requirement, and we’re looking for decent grammar and punctuation. Know the difference between your and you’re, and dont talk liek dis. No power playing or godmodding. You may have your own super duper race that’s capable of dealing tons of damage, but don’t flaunt it in a way that hinders the enjoyment of others. There’s no need to destroy entire towns because someone killed your parents. Likewise, don’t control other people’s characters without their permission. You can attempt to stab them, but under no circumstances are you permitted to definitely stab them. All things in moderation. Don’t rely on making things extremely overpowered. Playing these types of characters can be fun, but they can also take away from the enjoyment when used in excess. Likewise, be reasonable in your actions. Try to have a cause to everything you do, instead of being that random stranger that kills people because they exist. Because no one wants to die because they exist. This is a jump-in roleplay. As such, members of all ages are likely to be here. Keep your smut to PM if it becomes a thing. Don’t implement anything into the roleplay that hasn’t been approved. If you didn’t tell me X race can shoot lasers out of their eyes, I don’t want to see X race shooting lasers out of their eyes. Know that your GMs have the final say. Follow the IC posting format when replying to the IC. You'll be asked to edit your post if you don't follow it. Have fun. To show that you have read and understand the rules, comment “Cogs and Fire”. You won’t be permitted to create anything or join the IC until you do so. If I give your post a “Nice Execution”, it means you’re in.