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Apr 17PonychanX version 2 has been released. [Thread]

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11949 No. 11949 Stickied [View] [Last 50 posts]
Hello and welcome to the roleplay announcement thread. This thread is intended as a place to post roleplay-related announcements and notices - that includes recruiting for and advertising upcoming threads, requesting specific types of threads or contact with specific kinds of players and other activities directly associated with roleplay. It is not intended for discussions, roleplaying or chatting. Think of this thread as a billboard - a place to post and read notices, but not hold a conversation in. Also keep in mind that any off-topic posts will be reported for removal, so please don't derail the thread with such - it just means needless work for everyone involved.

How to post an announcement?
Think of it as posting an ad to the newspaper - be as clear and concise as you can be. An example would be;
A lighthearted "Sharing is Caring" canon thread is planned to kick off about two hours from now. We're looking for one more player who might find themselves in Sugarcube corner. You can contact me on Steam as GenericName, via email or leave me a message in >>2951413.

This example covered the essential things - it gives out the outline of the thread, which is useful not only for prospective participants, but also anyone who might want to lurk it, it says what it needs and lists several ways of contacting the poster, to apply or to ask additional questions, outside of the announcement thread.

Another, simpler announcement might be this;
Looking for a FiM-friendly thread or another poster to join for an adventure series. I like sunsets and long posts on the beach and am usually active around tweleventeen o'clock CBT. Looking forward to hearing from you!

This example is almost, but not quite good - while it points out what the poster is looking for and when they're available, it neglects to mention any way of getting a hold of the player. Don't be afraid of injecting some humor or person
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Don't bring them into this.

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#FAQ#Recommended Reading
Hi there! If you're checking this thread out, this might mean that you're new to this community, and I invite you to please read until the end! It's not necessary reading, but it has a lot of useful information that disregarding would be very counterproductive!


Q: Where can I get in touch with other roleplayers?
The best place to get in touch with other roleplayers, be it for casual chatting, discussing ideas or looking for people to join your canon, Come visit the Roleplay IRC.

Q: What is a "Canon"?
A: A "Canon" is a set universe that is separate from all the other set universes, which means it follows different laws and players. For example, both of the Canons Destination: Equestria and Harmony have a Twilight Sparkle, but each one is played by a different person, and whatever one person does doesn't affect the other in any way. Each Canon is a different universe, wholly separate from any other Canon (we have a Cross-Canon tag for things like these.)

Q: What are these boxes under the thread titles? What do they mean?
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A new beginning? Or simply resuming a very old show you'd forgotten you paused? Time shall tell friends old and new.

Welcome, to the General OOC!

>Begin one time intro

First of all, hello again and hello for the first time to those who have never seen this thread before. I once made a promise that I wouldn't let this thread die. A promise I promptly turned around and didn't keep. I said that every day I would come here and post a new question or idea to keep things going. I was foolish to push for the change that I did. It resulted in some damage that can never be undone, I know this. And for that, I am sorry. I hope that with this I can start taking the first steps to maybe repairing some of what I did. Without further ado, let's move on to the meat of the thread.

>End one time intro.

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>Finally watched Season 4 episode 2 of GOT.
>Knew what was going to happen, but not how.

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442098 No. 442098 [View] [Last 50 posts]
#Ask/invite #Canon: Trotswood #Semi-serious #OOC #Unicorn Master Race

Hello, and welcome to the Trotswood RP. Now, we are an Ask/Invite RP, meaning we need one thing from you, before you RP in the thread. All we need, is a short (Or long if you want), application. Now, we don’t need anything to extensive. Just Blood type, history of medical procedures, three signed letters of recommendation, and the head of Crawmerax a brief history, including any combat, skills, how they found the town, and anything else you’d like to include.

Please, we don’t mind if you use sign up sheets from other canons, but we don’t use stats, so please leave them off. Here in Trotswood, if you want combat, we suggest you talk with the one you’re fighting about what system to use. Some of us like rolls, others like honor systems, and some of us like stat based. Talk about it before you fight, to prevent an unhappy mix up.

Now, as for applications, we’ve gone over what we need, but there are a few extra guidelines. Just some basic, common sense and canon specific rules that will help us streamline the application process, and get you approved faster.

>No Humans (We’re “Show Canon” in that way. Please keep to races found in the show. However, Hybrids of show races are welcome in many cases.)
>Direct crossovers are discouraged. However, if the application sheet seems solid, there is a chance you’ll be passed, and approved.
>Please be proper with your power. We’re not going to reject you, if you’re a god, provided you’re not “Supergod The Bes Around”.

And that’s it. Once you have an application, long or short, simply post it in this thread, and the OP, and a team of “Half OPs”.
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>> No. 453563
Also, gonna make a new character.
>> No. 453582
lol, you're still welcome regardless!

Just remember to post them here when you get 'em dun o3o
>> No. 454017
I was never here.

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453261 No. 453261 [View]
#Planned #Canon: Aether City #Adventure #Dark #Violence #Ponies #Semi-serious #Long-post #Sign-up

Some years ago, a meteorite hit Eqeustria, near a small metropolis. At first, no one thought much of it, and it was taken in to be stored in archives.

Soon, anomalities started showing. Pegasi gained access to power they shouldn’t be able to, earth ponies along with them, and unicorns previously adept at certains paths of magic either lost everything to a completely new kind, or became masters in their field. Not everything was happy days. Some ponies developed hard shells and claws, chitin plating, segmented eyes. Some’s legs fused to snail-like undersides.

Authorities were quickly called, and all who had mutated were taken in temporary custody. Orders were given to start constructing a city with high walls to contain the affected. A remote island off the coast was deemed as the best place and construction began. The city would come to be known as Aether City.

For a year, they built, Equestria’s united building companies taking on the task. The mutants were kept in custody in temporary city, patrolled by guards. They were signed up and registrered by teams of scientists in hazmat suits. Chips were implanted in them as well, but they were never told why. Food was given sparingly, with no reason given why. They were showered only once a week, and toilets were a luxury cut away to save money. As time passed, only the few who wanted their old name kept it. Some took upon others, while the last resorted to their designation, their pride broken beyond repair.

Anger was building in the camps of mutants, wanting to know why citizens under the rule of the princesses were treated so wrongly. No reason was given, only that all would be better once Aether City was complete.
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>> No. 453839
That's a weird pic to attach.

Anyway, personality shouldn't be used to describe what your character is good at, but rather, as the name suggest, the personality.
>> No. 453988
I'd like to try this roleplay page
Looks: I have a dark grey coat, With a brown mane, I have a very slender figure

Personality: I'm not very good with confrontation, but I'm a bit of a smart ass when I feel threatened

Skill: I'm a highly skilled doctor, I can take the oddest of things and use them to my teams advantage. I'm also a very fast runner

Designation, 11271

Mutation: My skin is mutated to be resistant to damage. I was in an ash zone of the bomb so the radiation gave me stoneskin
>> No. 453995
First of all, and not extremely important, please use the actual sign-up form.

Secondly, make sure you actually read the intro. There wasn't a bomb, it was a meteorite. That's literally the first thing it says.

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451883 No. 451883 [View] [Last 50 posts]
#Open #Ask/invite #Canon: Orion #Adventure #Ponies #Non-pony #Serious #Semi-serious #Crazy #Sign-up

Space. The final frontier. Since the dawn of time, Ponies have looked up towards Celestia's crystal clear skies, and Luna's dark, sparkling oceans of beauty and wondered, 'what's up the-'
You know, we still don't know what's at the bottom of our own, actual oceans.
Well, aren't you a buzzkill. I'm trying to do a recruitment ad here.
It would help if you weren't cheesy as all hell about it.
Maybe you should do it, then, if you think you're better at it than me!

The Orion Space Station is the most recent arm of the Equestrian Military to combat the ever-growing Rift threat. While its responsibilities have grown in recent years to include space-based defenses and even first contact with alien races, Orion's main purpose still remains.

Tired of normal military life? Want a little extra excitement in fighting interdimensional beasts? Or maybe just want to come up and see Equestria's Space Station for yourself? Sign up for Orion today!
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>> No. 453985
The character sounds reasonable enough, with a good excuse for coming to the station, I'd say Approved, myself
>> No. 453986
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An interesting character. The backstory isn't perfect, but it doesn't have any huge issues.
>> No. 453987
well if you want more detail then you should ask her and not me ;3

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267292 No. 267292 [View] [Last 50 posts]
Hello and welcome to /ooc/!

This sticky serves as an introduction as well as a place for The Canon Compendium

Out of character (OOC) roleplay discussion is meant to belong here. That means roleplay organising, recruitment, and general ooc threads for specific roleplays on /rp/. It can also be used for character building/critique and brainstorming for locations, and various other roleplay related necessities, such as general writing for rp technique.

Please keep general chatter threads in /chat/, and actual roleplaying threads in /rp/.If anyone asks you (even anonymously) to move the roleplay to the roleplay thread, please do. Spontaneous roleplay, such as that often found in current OOC threads, will be allowed here, but please do try to keep as much as you can in the correct board.

If you are interested in learning about roleplaying, we have prepared some advice guides which can be found below, and are happy to help you get into the groove of things and help you understand what makes a "good" roleplayer. Various help documents will be linked here for you to read. Looking over them is not required for you to get help in here, but would make our jobs much easier and make your learning experience much smoother.

Click here for our FAQ section.
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>Where should you start?
Well, that all depends on what genre, post length, level of serious, and other quirks and topics you're looking for, in an RP canon. RP has canons from short post, and random, to long posts filled with science, and magic, and other things that I often get lost while reading! You have old mainstays, and new, innovative choices that are (Mostly) always looking for new members to join up, and have fun with. However, a lot do have sign up processes, and applications, but nine times out of ten, they're easy as pie to fill out, and an officer of the canon will usually happily help out with it.
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Hello, im RavenHeart. Im New here, and I wanted to know how things worked around here
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446364 No. 446364 [View] [Last 50 posts]
#Open #Canon: 6A #Adventure #Chill #Dark #Violence #FiM-only #Semi-serious #Sign-up #Character #Cyberpunk

Life is hard and then you die. That's just the way it is. You wake up, you go to your shitty job, you come back to your shitty apartment, you eat your shitty processed dinner, you watch your shitty corporate TV, and then you go back to bed again. Rinse and repeat. The corporations control your life, the government controls your money, and those are controlled by groups you don't even have a name for. You're one of the little people—the nobodies, the downtrodden, the ninety-nine percent; and this is the rest of your life. You will be lonely. You will be miserable. You will wake up every morning and ride the bus to a factory job where you are shouted at by a fat unicorn who makes more in a week than you do in a year. You will spend your entire life trying not to breathe in the city smog, and you will spend your few quiet moments hoping you didn't get noticed by someone important. When you're thirty, you'll lose your leg in an accident and get a cheap augment to replace it. You will spend every minute of your life wishing you were dead; and when it finally happens, you probably won't even see it coming.

But it doesn't have to be that way.

You can break the chains. You can master your own destiny. You can get the fame, the money, the power, the glory—you can hold the entire world in your hooves, and hear it scream your name.

All you have to do is become a criminal.
Q: So what is this?

Sixth Age: Neon Shadows (or 6A, for short), is an imageboard RP with a twist: while characte
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>> No. 453802
While I had to reread it several times and smack myself over the head once or twice just to make sure, I ultimately determined that this character sheet does, in fact, check out.

Welcome to the fold, Operator.
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>This about sums up my reaction to the new listing in the operators manual.

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450959 No. 450959 [View] [Last 50 posts]
#Ask/invite #Canon #Adventure #Chill #Dark #Violence #Shipping #General #Semi-serious

#Ask/invite #Canon: Brand New Day #Adventure #Chill #Dark #Violence #Shipping #General #Semi-serious

Welcome to Brand New Day
Where all characters are welcome and where the officers cry themselves to sleep every night with a box of gummi bears under their pillows.

Current Officers:
Carrot Top!Top/sHa8kY
Inferno(Wielder of the Box)!W/KiGzyLwk
Wheatleigh !WheaTqW9dU
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>> No. 453862
*B for melee actually. Getting hit by a tree fucking hurts
>> No. 453863
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See you later bro. GL and HF.
>> No. 453901
I'm going to be taking my leave. See y'all.

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#Ask/invite #Canon: AOS/An Odd Story #Adventure #Chill #Violence #Shipping #Semi-serious

Welcome everyone; the new, the old, and everything in between! Welcome to an odd mansion! A place where nothing is predictable and everyone has a story to tell.

Now before I really get into anything, let me introduce you to the officers who help run this place.

Lt. Dashy
Berndem Bones
Rainbow Crash
Apple Bloom
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>Windows 8
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>I've toyed a bit with windows 8, and It's okay...

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#Ask/invite #Canon: BND #Adventure #Ponies #Serious #Normal

#Ask/invite #Canon: Brand New Day #Adventure #Chill #Dark #Violence #Shipping #General #Semi-serious

Welcome to Brand New Day
Where all characters are welcome and where the end is nigh.

Officer List:

Lost !wsiPSoull.
Pill Popper !MePilljLDc
[Goddess of Technology] Carrot !Top/sHa8kY

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452631 No. 452631 [View] [Last 50 posts]
#Limited #Ask/invite #Canon: AD: G.H.S #Pseudo-canon #Fresh start #Adventure #Chill #Dark #Ponies #General #Serious #Sign-up

>Welcome to a high schoolish like social adventure rp. Focused about daily school shenanigans,and creepy things.

What do you need to join.

Grade: High School lvl like freshman-senior or staff.

if you pick staff you will have to be more active.

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>> No. 453852
Age: 28.
Job: Social studies teacher
Race: Unicorn
Personality: Smart, gregarious, likes to have conversations, seems wise for someone his age, like to think about stuff before doing them
Notes: He used to be in the military until an incident. He left the military after that and went back to school to become a teacher. He doesn't talk much about his time in it, but he does have a slight limp in his step
>> No. 453853
Alright, you're in. But check in with me if you're going to start an arc, ok?
>> No. 453854

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418289 No. 418289 Autosaged [View] [Last 50 posts]
#Open #Canon: TD #Adventure #Dark #Violence #FiM-only #Serious #Sign-up #Character #Zombies #Survival


Hello and welcome to the Trotting dead OOC thread! If the themes of grimdark, horror, and surviving impossible odds in a world ravaged by a zombie apocalypse is to your liking, then look no further then what our humble canon has to offer you!

Further information regarding the canon itself may be obtained via our wiki page here:

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Apparently gittin goofy
But in all goofyness I've been right here.
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We need to do the thing, with the canon, to get things going!
>> No. 454013
Good god I'm a twat.
Sorry, I completely blanked there. I'll happily work on things whenever, just pop me a message.

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#Open #Pseudo-canon #Adventure #Chill #Lighthearted #General #Crazy #Sign-up

I'm thinking about being DM for a Jazzpunk-universe RP. I don't think anyone should be Polyblank, but there can be other agents under the Director.

If you don't know what Jazzpunk is, you don't really have to. It's a videogame made by Necrophone and it's described as a "comedy adventure set in an alternate reality Cold War World, plagued with corporate espionage, CyberCrime, and sentient martinis" by the developers.

Basically, you can be secret gents, citizens, etc. and I'll be DM controlling other characters such as various robots, characters and stuff, and I'll try my best to keep the general mood together. Anyone interested? I'll get cracking on some sort of plot, and I guess the players will be collaborating agents. Who knows, maybe someone wants to play as an enemy agent or something?

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448216 No. 448216 [View] [Last 50 posts]
#Closed #Ask/invite #Planned #Canon: The Swirlies #Fresh start #Dark #Violence #Non-pony #Power Limit #Serious #Long-post #Character

Monsters in the closet? Pfft! We got this!


Welcome to The Swirlies! A place where your wildest dreams can come true!


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>> No. 453041 Oh god not for the squeamish.
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You call that an injury? Get your ass back out on the court soldier!
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