Nov 13, 2010 23:00:37 GMT -5
Post by Varos Talantos on Nov 13, 2010 23:00:37 GMT -5
Hello newcomer and welcome to Distension.
I am Varos Talantos, Queen of the Gods- or, to you, the Head Admin. I really hope you enjoy this forum, but here's a few starting tips, and a little bit about our site.
Distension is a modern fantasy and supernatural roleplay. We are proud to not have an overarching plot, so that our members can shape the world around them. This does not mean we don't have anything to do, and the site hosts a large variety of quests and events. Certain ones can be done at any time, like hunting a dangerous monster for rewards; some happen annually, like Godly festivals, where you celebrate your Patron Deity and get blessings; and some are once in a lifetime, unlocking new realms and species.
Do you want to go on epic adventures? Go ahead! Do you want to find romance? Flirt away! Do you want to just have a normal guy doing his taxes? We won't judge! It's the beauty of having no overarching plot, because your plots can be about whatever you like!
We do still have a set world. Certain species, certain abilities. We love suggestions though!
Making a Character
I'm sure you'll love it here. So, if you are ready to make a character, just follow these simple steps!
Before doing anything, make sure you check out the Rules.
Next, make an account! You can use the sign-up button on Tab I of the sidebar. We ask that each character has a separate account, as well as an individual OOC account. We know this can be annoying to some people, but since we work on a points system, your characters get separate points. However, thanks to Proboards, you can link all your accounts for easy switching! If you ever need help, just let us know.
Once you have read and accept these rules, you may proceed to the Races to choose the species of your first character. We offer a large variety of races and are constantly adding more. In case you didn't notice, there are two pages of races!
Feel free to add some jazz to your character by providing him or her with some Abilities, magical powers (or unique Stat Based Abilities, which are also available to humans) that can give your character a unique edge to help him or her survive. You can also boost your character's Stats. It may look large and intimidating, but it's quite simple in practice! You are given 200 points upon creation to spend on these abilities and stats. Also, if you wish to gain a few more abilities, considering checking out the Religion section to see what blessings (or curses) you can earn over time by worshiping (or angering) certain Gods and Goddesses.
You can also see if someone is looking for a specific character in the Character Request section.
Once you feel that you are ready, fill out a Character Application Template and post it in the Incubator. A God or Goddess will soon accept your character or let you know what errors you must fix. Once accepted, feel free to roleplay and make sure you have fun!
If you ever have questions, we have a Questions Board. But do not forget to check out the FAQ first. The most commonly asked question, about stats and abilities, is listed there. There is also a Guide to Customizing your Mini Profile.
Did your friend invite you here? We're glad to have you. Make sure you get your bonus by following the instructions on the Refer A Friend page!
Now that everything is all set up and ready, make some friends! We have a CBox on the sidebar, on Tab II (Come and meet us!) also you can make a thread and Introduce Yourself. Please make an OOC account for this. Don't worry, it's simple, requires no approval, and as I mentioned at the start, you can switch between your Proboards accounts with ease. Just ask a Staff member if you need help.
Thank you for joining Distension, feel free to contact any admin or moderator (Gods and Demi-Gods) if you need us.