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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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>> No. 457287
I totally made it! It's in /ooc

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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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>> No. 456690
I miss you guys...

<3 Lee

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#Canon: Side Worth Fighting For #Adventure #Dark #Violence #Ponies #Serious #Sign-up #Special Characters

Welcome to the WasteLand Stories sign up thread, it is here where you can sign up to join the thread, or ask any questions that you may have. If you do have any questions about character creation or how the combat works just go on ahead and ask I will answer to the best of my abilities or you just need a trial run, I'll be happy to accommodate you. Now let's get into details about the thread.

This thread is based on the Fallout game series but has no ties what so ever with the Fallout Equestria Fanfics, instead this takes place in our own canon version of Equestria. This is to reduce any inconsistencies and not spoil any of the story for those currently reading them. Any similarities between the Fanfics and this thread is purely coincidental. Now this may sound crazy but this thread will not have any real story, but rather it will be about how we would live in the Equestrian Wasteland. With that said I'd like to focus on wish fulfillment for the players, massive exploration, and character development. Lastly if you want some lore on as to how this Equestria became a radiated hellhole then go an ahead and read the lore right here

All that is required is the ability to type a dice roll. Everyone will be rolling d20's and for your attack to be successful you will have to roll an 11 or higher (basically 50/50). The reason for this is that just like the game you get a set of skills and the ability to use drugs to boost your overall efficiency (I'll discuss this further later on).
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>> No. 458390
Looks good, It will probably be best you to join our group in Horse Shoe Bay which is where we should be at now just have your character walk up to us. Also I'll see what I can do about the dragon thing.
>> No. 458393
Cool thanks, and just wanted to say that I'm having some problems with my Google Chrome.
>> No. 458394
It's cool, I have quite the trouble with my internet. GearWheel can definitely vouch for that. Just post when you can, also we normally see most of our posts in the mornings in the weekends because me and GearWheel live in separate time zones, but feel free to post during the week as well.

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446716 No. 446716 [View] [Last 50 posts]
#Open #Dark #Violence #Semi-serious #Character #General-Specialized #Grimdark/Horror

It has been one week since the capital city fell into a bloody ruin. Both Princess Celestia and Luna have been slain, and many others seem to be falling close behind. Neither Princess Twilight nor Shining Armor have seen Princess Cadence since the madness began, and if the rumors are anything to go by, she may very well be as dead as the two rulers of Equestria. With the sun unable to rise, the moon unable to set, and Canterlot left with no magic barrier to protect it's denizens, madness and the strange new chaos quickly began to spread to other parts of the world. Towns quickly became over run by unimaginable monsters, unlike anything anyone has ever seen. Creatures of all shapes and sizes now run rampant in the streets, doing as they please-whether it be murdering any poor soul who happens across their path, or finding simple joy in bringing buildings and hospitals to the ground.

Nopony seems to know how or where it all started, or even what exactly it is that is going on. Many theories have naturally begun to spring up amongst the peaceful ponies, some pointing to alien invasion, some to the end times, while others believe it is a dark magic, one much older and more powerful than even the elements of harmony. Not enough time has passed to prove anything, and while some ponies fight to figure out just what it is that has taken over their peaceful world, others fight merely to survive.

You, the unfortunate lost soul in this new wasteland, have suddenly found yourself dropped into a haven turned hell. Monsters of varying shapes, sizes, and intelligence run rampant and lurk every dark alley you turn down. The world around you seems to consist of mere flames, ash, and crumbled remains of a once peaceful and brilliant society. Where you will go, and what you will do in this new wasteland is all up to chance, and the power of your own mind.
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Mask of the Father? Really. Get on my level causal
>> No. 458392

Jolly cooperation! Yay!

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457186 No. 457186 [View] [Last 50 posts]
#Ask/invite #Canon: An Odd Story/ AOS #Chill #Violence #Shipping #Semi-serious #Normal #Crazy #Sign-up #Thestrals #Bats

Yep... bats are still better than all you casuals.

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
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Ayy lmao
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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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Nyaaa~ Curious to see how it'll go, though things are somewhat slow currently. Hopefully it'll pick back up after the merger, or when people are able to post really.
>> No. 458273
I'll keep this short.

This canon is basically dead. I have no reason to stay. I'm resigning my officer position and leaving the canon. Most of you will never hear from me again.

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Greetings my colleagues, and anyone else who may read this. I am not going to pretend that I am a staple of this site, or known to a great number of those who frequent it. I have festered here for a long while without posting. Simply observing the Board for any interesting activity. I do not know why I decided to post this, but my hands strayed to the keyboard and my mind idly wondered why I have Ponychan featured prominently in my bookmarks.

I am Doctor Whooves. I began my tenure here while /oat/ was still supportive of random RP threads and the fanciful stories which they spawned. I was drawn to this fertile environment and wanted desperately to become a part of it. So I took my first tentative steps into /oat/ and Ponychan as a whole. I slowly developed my influence and recognition among the board and chose the good Doctor as my avatar. The community here was beautiful and I felt thrilled to be a part of it, to have a hand in shaping the landscape of it. Soon though roleplay on Oat was outlawed so that it could remain on topic for more than a single post. The decision, while not inherently bad, took away some of the manic energy that drove /oat/ along. However I was accepted into a group called AOS for my apparent talent at playing Whooves.

AOS was vibrant, filled with strange persons sharing experience together and struggling to create a cohesive, meaningful story. I played with them constantly, throwing myself into the stories and interaction with vivacity. The storylines may have made little sense, have been badly written, or were flawed in any number of ways, yet that was trumped by the simple joy each one of us put into our writing. The joy began to evaporate, and with it gone every flaw we had was thrown into stark relief. We bickered among ourselves and tore each other’s self-confidence away. Gradually I stopped putting effort into my posts, simply scribbling onto a page and damn anyone who criticizes it. Bitterness tainted my words and I closed my eyes to the problems around me. I left.

I was invited to join a branch of AOS called Orion and I thought that this time I could make better choices and that I would never let this strand of hope die. I tried, I tried, I t

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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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458092 No. 458092 [View] [Last 50 posts]
#Ask/invite #Canon: Maretropolis #Contained #Adventure #Chill #Lighthearted #Violence #Ponies #Power Limit #Sign-up #Character #Silver Age

Maretropolis!! A city of heroes and villains, perhaps more than anyone thought possible! But even heroes and villains have lives outside of fighting (or committing) crimes.
In this roleplaying series, players take the role of amateur heroes or villains as they try to make a name for themselves in the bustling city of crime and crime-fighters, Maretropolis! But it's not just about fighting, not if you don't want it to be! Heroes and villains have lives too, making friends, bickering with enemies, or even building a team! There will be plenty of time to chill with others if you're not in the mood to fight, but villains are always scheming as well...

Battles are welcome to be fought with the honor system, but anything you and opponents can agree to use is fine. There's no reason to feel too bad if the bad guys get away. Try to play with your opponents instead of against them. If a hero loses, try to work out a fun way to keep the story going. Maybe they're put into an elaborate deathtrap for other heroes to have to free them from. A villain who loses a fight doesn't have to wind up in jail, but if they do they might be broken out rather quickly. This is all highly experimental, so tell me if you think of any problems with the layout. In the end, it's all a big playground.

Rules for character creation:
1. Both heroes and villains should be less powerful than the Power Ponies. They're the experienced, talented, awesome heroes that other heroes look up to. But don't worry, you might be able to team up with
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>> No. 458305
So yeah Nacho Parmesano is accepted!
>> No. 458322
Phoenix has been accepted!
>> No. 458339
Bust Card is officially in!

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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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Nyaa nyaa~ Well getting around to this finally.

Name: Lava
Race: Pegasus
Age: 20
Occupation: Weather pony.
Cutie mark: Medical Red Cross.

Growing up within the east side of Cloudsdale, pressured just like several other pegasus early on, high expectations were held for each of them to be able to fly or competed in hopes they’ll grow up to be great fliers. Detesting all that pressure, those high standards, even the competing to be honest, Lava in turn veered away towards aerial ballet. Though more of a private pastime, few might get the chance to watch. Her day job has unfortunate ups alongside downs, as managing weather is quite taxing even for pegasus ponies. She does enjoy having a little fun here or there during work, or at times teasing some friends with a kitty costume if not her kitsune one.

Reason for moving to trotswood: Having heard a few rumors back in cloudsdale about possible openings, she saw it both an opportunity and chance to get away from Cloudsdale really. Be herself more than what other ponies wanted to impose upon them.

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>> No. 458334
Unon, you best not be messing up my map anymore than you usually do!
>> No. 458335
And one of those houses should be constantly on fire, you know that.

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I'm new to the roleplay scene and need some help getting started. Can someone help me?
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Sure thing! Was there anything specific you were wanting to know?

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457509 No. 457509 [View]
#Open #Canon: Dark Moon #Series: The Outpost #Dark #Violence #General #Power Limit #Semi-serious #Sign-up

Greetings Ponychan! This is a side-thread of the Dark Moon canon from MLPchan, open to a new audience! More specifically, this is the Dark Moon OOC, the Corporate Cafeteria! Dark Moon is a cyberpunk canon set after the Corporate War and the collapse of the Equestrian Government. The Princesses are gone, and the Elements of Harmony have been missing for almost twenty years. A surge of mysterious technology from another world jumpstarted Equestria's development of science and technology, but it came at a cost. The world has changed, and magic is slipping away. In the chaos, a number of powerful, multinational corporations sprang up to take control of the chaotic world, only to throw it into chaos again with the Corporate War. Almost ten years later, the stage of the world is set for conflict once again...

If you want to do a more established signup, this thread is here for you! Discuss characters with the managers, ask questions about the lore (Trust me, we know way more about it than the Lore Doc can tell you and can probably explain it more succintly) and just generally chat about things. Any questions can be posed here, to either myself (Nevermore), or to the sub-managers (Cyan Hide, Ace_Noir, and Conch Shell).
>RP thread: Coming Soon!
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>> No. 458284
I'm still here if this is still a thing, just been busy doing other things.
>> No. 458307
>It certainly is! The canon isn't exactly an active one all the time. Most of the players are either shy or extremely ADHD, so they might not come out for a bit. But it is certainly still a thing.

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So, who's left here on /rp/? I may just make another thread on /rp/ itself if this board here isn't browsed enough. I'm fairly concerned with how things are, and maybe I'm a bit too late or just repeating what others have already said. But before I say anything I want to hear everyone elses thoughts on how they feel the population of the board is, it's content, the frequency of posts per threads, and if there is really a community left here or if everyone has either fucked off to other things in their lives or /rp/ has subdivided further into smaller communities within this one. I see far too many closed or ask/invite threads which seem quite unwelcoming to not only myself, but possibly to others and especially the rare newcomer. Or maybe we lack the motivation to keep in contact enough to do things? Or have I not lurked enough and still am stuck in an old midset of 2013 spring and summertime.
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>> No. 458009
House party sounds kind of fun. Ok, I will try and get to work on this.
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>> No. 458306
So i've got threads up and stuff

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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. 453901
I'm going to be taking my leave. See y'all.
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>> No. 458281
Hello. And Bye.

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457121 No. 457121 [View] [Last 50 posts]
#Open #Non-canon #RP Discussion know you wanna

Remember everyone, you're here forever~

Keep things civil. Arguing is allowed, but if it devolves to name calling it might be time to stop.
Be constructive and don't be an ass.
Have fun! No really, that's a rule. Not having fun will result in an injection of Pinkie juice.
Keep things PG-13 please. I'm sure we'll deviate from time to time, but let's try to not make people uncomfortable. Of course don't break site rules ever, duh.
No casual rping
No off topic chatting
This thread holds no ties to any one canon, discussion of all is allowed and encouraged. Want to signal boost your new canon? Go for it!
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>> No. 458270
I dunno, it sounds preddy gey
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#Ask/invite #Canon #Adventure #Crazy #Sign-up #Character

The world is fucked!

If that wasn't bold enough for yall knuckleheads out there the world has been fucked.

Some fucking nerd herders gathered up some scientist to develop some new advanced cat nip or some shit instead they infected our beloved pussies with a unique strain fungus. Turned them into some rabid beasts and shit and well it only took a matter of days before it spread to the equine race of this fair dirt ball we call home.

While we're at this why is it when some viral outbreak happens it spreads faster than a prom date with herpes anyways?

Anyways it wasn't long till this city just gave up and resorted to rioting and looting and all the other post apocalyptic cliches we see in all sorts of the media. Even the great law enforcement and military horses couldn't fix this broken egg of a supposed utopia.

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Umm sorry for the late response so far its only been me and one other poster who doesn't have net atm,but your in we will post when we can in thread but be warned this canon is slow you're like the literal third person to apply :) Welcome!
>> No. 458104
Well I was always in love with zombie apocalyptic worlds and seen that this RP had little attention. I do have two questions though.
First off, do you think I could swap my Dex with my Wis? For two reasons, one being that having completely random stats can really off put people. With most stat rolling, you role for the numbers then apply them to each stat to build the character in the direction you want them to go. It also creates the problem, as mine has, of inconstancy in character. Really, a fisher with a Dex of 1 seems silly.

And secondly, should I hop right in or wait till you and Seras get done in the arcade?
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Sure you can swap the stats no problem or even re roll,and I don't think Seras would mind go ahead and post. Like i said we are bit slow here so if you don't mind that welcome.

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