ARKADIA is an open-world roleplay that you, the members of ARKADIA, will shape and explore. Set in a post-apocalyptic, urban fantasy setting, the only limitation to this sub-forum is your imagination. In this sandbox, every player can develop the lore and alter the world.
So, think you ready for it?
The rules are simple:
Obey all site forum rules and have fun.
This is an inclusive, collaborative project open to all members of the Arkadia. As this is an user-created open-world, anything a player introduces into the sandbox will ultimately become canon.
If a user creates a location, other players can visit said location. If a user creates an organization, other players can refer to/or interact with your organization. This will ultimately set the stage for very intimate collaboration between Arkadia players.
As such, while this means that there is a potential for creative differences to occur, you will be expected to resolve your issues in a professional manner.
The nature of this forum does not negate common decency or condone any form of plagiarism. If you fail to follow in accordance with the intent of this forum we will blacklist you from it.
HOW TO JOIN
1. Create an account
To join the IC World you will need to create a specific account for the IC world with your character name. Each member may only have one IC World character at a time.
To create a new account scroll to the bottom of the page and on the left hand side click on the two people icon for "Switch Accounts" :
and simply create a new account on this forum:
All IC accounts need to state in their profile the name of your parent account in the Biography section.
2. Create a character profile and storyline for your character in the Character Profile and Storyline sub-forum.
Character profiles can be used for artistic expression, to track your character's progress through Arkadia, record character stats or list your character's affiliations.
It can have as much or as little content as you deem fit, however you can only have one profile & storyline thread.
Keep in mind that as you explore Arkadia and encounter other players, cities, and organizations, you may want to keep some form of a list as to where your character has been and who they have interacted with (which is why we included storyline in the name of this sub-forum).
To create a character, you must fill in the minimum criteria in the template located: here. Further instructions for completing the template can be found at the same link.
This forum is mostly self-moderated by its members. As such, there is no formal approval process prior to jumping into a thread.
TL;DR - To get started, simply create a character using the template in the link above and jump in.
3. Find an open thread or create one.
All threads created in Arkadia will be denoted with either [C] or [O] in front of the thread name.
Any thread denoted with [O] is considered open to all players and any player can jump in at any time.
Any thread denoted with a [C] is considered closed or private and is therefore not open to other players. If there is a closed thread that catches your eye and you would like to join, please DM the thread creator your interest and await their approval.
Solo threads will be allowed in Arkadia. A solo thread is a thread in which only one player is an active and will allow players to create any of the necessary backstory for their character.
One caveat on thread naming: All Open [O] and Closed [C] threads must follow the below naming structure and indicate a location in the thread title as follows:
[O] Title of the thread [location]
For example: [O] The Eye of the Storm [New York]
4. Create a Location
Not yet available for member creation. Check back at a later date for the availability of this option.
5. Create an Organization
Organizations (or affiliations) may be formal or informal. They may be bureaucracies, headhunters, gangs, private militia, gargantuan corporations, tea parties, or elite social circles. Like threads, they may be open, closed, or actively recruiting players. Any organization that is open or actively recruiting players can be joined by sending the Organization creator a PM. Organizations can be found here.
6. Join the Conversation
Join in world-building, plot, conflict, and setting discussions in the Out of Character Chat with other players. Alternatively, you can also discuss plot ideas in the Discord Channel "Factions".
7. Keep Informed
Visit the TickerTape for a quick summary of the happenings across Arkadia to see how events are actively shaping the world.