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Posted: Jan 13 2017, 04:17 PM
the common necessities
First of all, welcome to Hearts Reborn! As far as rules go, we are very lenient here and don't have many limitations as to how things are run. Our rules are very basic and are pretty much whittled down to what we feel is the basic minimum, so we expect that you'll do your part and abide by them!
Rating/Profanity As far as profanity goes, we don't really care what you use and how you use it, just don't go exceedingly overboard. It's one thing to have a character like Vanitas curse a lot (because he - well - would) and another thing to have someone like Sora run around spouting swears. All we ask is that you remain in character and don't have different characters from different settings straying too far from their in-canon personality. Our board is premium, so NSFW threads are allowed though they must be posted in the MATURE CONTENT forum in the roleplay section of the board. ONLY PLAYERS OVER THE AGE OF EIGHTEEN MAY PARTICIPATE IN 18+ THREADS! If your NSFW thread branches off of another, simply make a post in that thread saying it will be continued there, or you can let a member of staff know if you'd rather the entire thread simply be moved in order to progress.
Activity Activity is, well, the most important part about a roleplay forum - so addressing it here is also vital. To maintain your character and their approved spot in our registry, all that has to be done is a post every month. We understand that life happens and writing muse can die at times, so it's totally appropriate to take a break if you need to! If you feel you won't be posting for longer than that period of time, then let us know in the hello/goodbye board you'll be taking an absence. That doesn't necessarily mean that you'll be completely gone for that time, but it'll save you from activity checks, as we wouldn't want to wrongfully strip you of your characters!
Characters Probably what all of you are wondering: what kind of characters can I adopt? Unfortunately, as of right now, we ARE NOT accepting any original characters (for the most part) simply because faceclaims. Faceclaimed original characters in a mix with canon characters simply (from personal experience) doesn't work out very well. It makes things clustered and confusing, especially if you claim a character for your OC's appearance and there's a character from the content you drew them from running around. If you are a special case, however, and you have your own art to serve as your character's appearance, then creating your OC will be fine. If you are interested in bringing your original character to life here on Hearts Reborn, then please let an admin know either in a PM or in the chatbox so we know the situation.
Apping Characters While we do not have a limit on how many characters you can have--as long as you are active with them--you must have at least one active thread with your characters before you app another.
Graphics The avatar size here is 250x400, and the image on the profile will crop to fit whatever link you put in. Signatures are turned on, so feel free to spice up your profile however you'd like, as long as it abides by the rules and doesn't stretch the board!
Attitude This, by far, is the most crucial part about being on a roleplay forum. People come here to have fun, have a good time, and make friends while embracing the characters they love and connect to. Please, please do not try and ruin that for others. If you are intent on ruining someone's day, then I'm sorry to say there isn't a place for you in this community. We are fun-loving and very open to lots of things, so that type of behavior will not be allowed. If we find we are having problems with someone's attitude, we will send a PM addressing the matter. These types of things include but are not limited to: harassing others to post, harassing others to plot, and making people generally uncomfortable. If things do not improve after that, then further action such as suspension or banning will have to be taken, though that is something we'd like to avoid if we can. Be nice to people, and be helpful to people that are new! Broadcast to guests, new members, and even old members that we are a community who is accepting, welcoming and friendly!
So now it's almost time to get started After reading over the rest of the information in this board, it's time to start making your character! When it comes time to register, register under your CHARACTER'S FULL NAME and fill out their profile accordingly. Once that's finished, head on over to the bio template, use it to make a new thread, and start filling it out for your character! Once you've completed it, make a [fin] tab (or something of the like) to indicate you've finished and an admin will look it over as soon as they can. Please do not ask over and over in the chatbox - I know you must be excited, but we will get around to it! It can take up to 24 hours or longer. If you have any questions or didn't feel like something was explained thoroughly enough, please feel free to let one of us know and don't be afraid to ask questions.
In the post below are just a few more rules - nothing too extreme! After you're finished reading them, go ahead and register your character! We look forward to rping with you!
Posted: Jan 14 2017, 12:14 PM
regarding your characters
Accepted Characters The type of characters we are allowing are canon Kingdom Hearts Characters and canon characters from any other form of media that does not involve live action. To put it plainly, cartoons, comics, games, anime, etc.. Are at your disposal! We ask that you please make sure the character can fit in with the Kingdom Hearts universe, and you please add a tidbit in their history that explains how they came to arrive in this new world. We are not allowing OC's for the most part due to faceclaiming and canon characters not mixing well, but if you have your own art or art made specifically for that character, then simply contact an admin/mod to let us know. Please follow the rating rule and don't use extremely obscene characters - if you have a question, simply let someone know via chatbox or PM.
First come, First serve! The person who gets their bio completed first will be the one to claim the character. Posting a WIP bio does NOT guarantee you will get that character - if someone finishes theirs first, they are the one who will receive the character.
Accounts The only accounts you need to make are those for your character. Don't worry about making one for yourself as a player, as you can just chat it up on one of your accounts in an out-of-character thread or in the cbox. Staff are the only ones needed to have OOC accounts.
The Way you Play Characters must remain who they are as a person, but putting your own little twist on them, as a writer, is important on making them real. Giving them flaws, quirks, hobbies - these things are what make them interesting to read and easy to write. Put a piece of yourself into these characters to allow them to resonate with you. You can take liberties for characters that don't have much explained backstory or whose personality is derived from one single aspect. Don't change who they are, but rather add to who they are. Happy Roleplaying!