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Post by Afro-Circus on Dec 12, 2020 16:48:03 GMT 1
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1. When is this RPG set?
We are based in an entirely new New York City, and not based on a particular canon's universe. For reference, we have called this world, Earth-4723. Our Story begins with the forces of good and evil with Blackheart, gathering forces while Madame Webb is doing the same for heroes. The claim for shards, that had once belonged to the infinity stones, begins to be much bigger as characters jump into the verse and can start visiting other dimensions. What happens next? You decide!
2. So, how did my character get here?
Ah, now that is the question! Basically, it is your choice! We are assuming your character won't know how they landed in this dimension, and will have to do a little digging to find out. Maybe your character is one of the reasons WHY the multiverse is collapsing. Are they a scientist? Are they an evil mastermind with a plan? It is entirely your choice! However, if you choose this option, you must first make a request here. As your character's intervention will change/progress the main storyline, the plot will need to be discussed and reviewed.
3. Someone is already playing Peter Parker, can I play him too?
Yes you can! Here at Into The Spider-Verse we allow multiple versions and adaptations of the same character. Don't worry if your favourite is taken -- perhaps you can play them from a different universe instead?
4. Do you allow original versions of canon characters?
Yes we do! However, we expect a well written, thorough application in order to truly understand your version of the character. One of the key things we look for in an AU canon is balance. What do we mean by that? Well, we like to see your AU character correlate somewhat to the classic canon. Your version must be recognisable. If you are playing villain Peter Parker, he must be recognisable despite being completely different from classic Peter.
Likewise, please make sure there are also enough variations and differences to warrant an original character. For example, Peni Parker and Spider-Man Noir are the same character from different universes. They are from different time periods, have different backstories, and even have different genders. However, they are still recognisable as Spider-Man from a different dimension. When applying for an AU canon character, you must describe the main differences between your AU and the canon. You can expand on this in the biography section of your application.
5. What are your restrictions when creating an OC or AU canon?
Powers and Restrictions
In creating a multiverse, there will inevitably be a power discrepancy with certain characters. In order to combat this, we require that a character has at least five weaknesses on your application. When thinking of weaknesses, try to think of a mixture of mental, physical, and emotional traits that would be good for them to exhibit - remember that a great roleplayer is well rounded and that moments of weakness can give a large amount of depth to your character! Mods have the final say on weaknesses and will call you out if a weakness is too specific and/or irrelevant, so try to think of some interesting and fun ideas!
However, some canon characters are just flat out overpowered. These characters, like Dormammu or Galactus, have extremely powerful abilities that no one opponent can possibly stand against, and sometimes sport extremely limited weaknesses (or sometimes none at all!). These characters are restricted to staff only. Though we do not have a complete list of these overpowered characters, feel free to ask a mod if you have questions or need to verify that a character you are selecting does not fall under this category. A good rule of thumb is if the entire Avengers team are needed to take them down or you can’t think of an obvious weakness for the character... They probably fall under this category!
6. Can I create offspring from a canon couple?
Yes and no. We have certain rules and regulations you must follow in order to do this. Your character would need to be from another world, I.E. not canon Marvel/DC, unless that offspring is literally a canon character, and that world needs to be different enough from canon in some way. For example, if you wanted to create Clark Kent and Lois Lane's offspring, your character would need to be from an AU world that had enough differences to make it distinct from their canon universe. Likewise, Clark Kent and Lois Lane would also be from an alternate universe, and would not have the same backstories, or relationships as their canon counterparts. These character concepts must also make sense IE Peter Parker and MJ will be allowed to have children. Different dimensions/comics must have a reason to come together and understand it. We will not allow Peter Parker and Barbra Gordon as they are from Marvel and DC.
7. Can my characters be a child?
All character must be at least 18 years old.
8. Are you based on the film, Into The Spider-Verse?
We are! But we do not follow on from the storyline. We do allow the characters from the film of course, but they will have been pulled into this universe, rather than lived in this New York all their lives.
9. When in my character's timeline am I allowed to bring them here?
Wherever you like! There is no restriction on where/when your character can be brought from. For example, Steve Rogers can be pulled into this dimension half way through his Infinity War storyline, while Tony Stark can arrive before he became Iron Man.
10. Someone is already playing Peter Parker from the MCU, can I play him too?
While we are a multiverse RPG, we unfortunately do not allow the same character from the same universe.
11. Do you allow other Marvel characters on this site?
Yes we do! As well as Spider-Man characters, we allow all Marvel and DC characters!
12. Do you allow variations of those characters as well?
We do indeed! All adaptations and variations of Marvel/DC characters are allowed here.
13. Do you allow completely original characters?
Yes we do! They can super-powered or just a normal human being trying to get by! Either way, post an application as you normally would. If your original character is some sort of vigilante, please make sure their display name is their real name rather than their alias (E.G. Bruce Wayne rather than Batman).
*****Strictly OC characters must have a limit of five powers. ****
14. Is my original character allowed to be from THIS universe?
They are! We allow players to create characters that have been born and bred in this dimension. We have named this world, Earth-7423, so if your character is going to be from here, please specify in your application. However, they must have no superpowers. This universe is completely free of anyone with powers (until the multiverse started collapsing of course), so your character would have to be completely human.
15. Is there a face claim?
After you have created your character and it is approved, please reply to our character registry. This is our main registry list so please check here before choosing a character. This is also where you will register your face claim.
Multiple face claims are allowed, so don't worry if the playby you want is already taken. However, we encourage variation (for example, use the actor/actress with a different hair colour to avoid confusion), though as we all know - a multiverse within itself is a whole lot of confusion!
16. You allow DC characters too?
That's right! While we are loosely based around the Marvel universe, we do allow DC characters and are hoping to expand our forum as it grows.
17. How many characters can I have?
We currently have a 3 character cap. After that, you can buy more slots at our Spidey-shop. To earn enough money for an extra slot, you simply need to post, thread and have fun!
18. Is there an activity check?
We are very relaxed here at Spider-Verse, and understand real life comes first. This place was made for fun and relaxation and we want to keep it that way. With this in mind, our AC's will only require five IC (Example: If Sacredfire200 makes 5 posts on Kaine Parker's account, or 3 on Kaine's and 2 on Raven's) posts per month. This can be with one of your characters, or all of them across the board but we need to see some sort of activity. Meaning as long as you make 5 IC posts in total, all of your characters will be safe. We do hold an activity/interest check once a month. If you need to post an absence please do so on our Discord Absence channel.
All pending apps must be completed within two weeks or will end up moved to the archives.
We give ample opportunities to fix the application with suggestions made by the staff, and see what needs to be fixed, on a case by case basis. As we go by the three strike rule.. Arguing with the staff is not tolerated.
We will be doing a Discord sweep of all inactive accounts at the same time as the activity check.
19. Why do I need to join with my OOC account first? Can't I just register with the character I want?
An out of character account is useful for a variety of reasons. It allows for better structure throughout the site and avoids confusion when writing as your character and writing as yourself. If you are an artist for example, you will be able to create and post your gallery with your OOC account, while keeping your character separate. It also helps us as we will be able to contact you with anything important, or if your character account is deleted due to inactivity. We will never delete your OOC account unless you request it, or if you decide to leave. If you haven't returned in 3 months, the account will be deleted.
20. So I need to create a separate character account? What if I want to quickly switch between the two? Can I do that?
Yes you can! We have a nifty little feature that lets you easily switch between your OOC and your character (or characters) account! You should see four, tiny icons bottom right of your screen; click the first one, and viola! It will bring up all your accounts for this forum. Simply click the one you want and away you go!
21. Where is the canon list?
As the character options are so vast and diverse, we do not have a list of available canons, but we do have a list of all taken characters, here.