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Posted: Nov 20 2011, 02:44 PM
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Welcome to QG! Whether you are a first-time rper or a seasoned veteran, we are happy to have you.
This guide is designed as a starting point to help you navigate the site, but not one size fits all! Some of the information may not be relevant to the character you want, or your questions may not be covered here. In that case, please feel free to consult our FAQ or CONTACT A MEMBER OF THE STAFF. These threads, as well as the cbox, are guest friendly; there is no need to register to contact us. We would be glad to help you in any way we can.
If you are new to rp, forum rp, or if you're just feeling a little rusty, don't hesitate to let the staff know! We are willing to provide whatever extent of help you feel you need, be it RP 101 classes, assistance with your application, a few "practice" threads, or even being set up with a mentor, but we can't help if we don't know.
Check out the RULES and the PLOT to get an idea of how the board runs.
The Queen's Games is based on Tamora Pierce's Tortallan universe, but because we are set in a separate country and removed from the timeline of the books, knowledge of the books is not required.
MAKING YOUR CHARACTER
QG has a number of options for character creation. Central to the plot or just for funsies, canon or OC, for richer or poorer, in all shapes and sizes, we welcome all varieties of characters and strive to make QG and inclusive and diverse environment.
Once you know if you're taking a canon, wanted ad, or carving your own path with an OC, it's time to register and apply!
REGISTRATION & APPLICATION
We are an account-per-character site, meaning that you should register with your character's name. For many ranks this is first name and last name (e.g. Atlas Rindelle), but for nobles it may vary: first name and noble house or fief (e.g. Meisant of Richilde) or first, middle, last for nobles from Darshan, Carthak, and some other countries (e.g. Kasiya Paki Asarualim). If you accidentally registered an account with the wrong name, don't worry. Just request a name change or PM a staff member about it, and we will be able to change your username to whatever you choose.
To apply, copy and paste the APPLICATION TEMPLATE into a new topic in the APPLICATION CENTER with your character's name as the title. If the application is incomplete, please tag the title or discription with "[wip]" so we know you are not ready for a review.
Unfortunately, we get a lot of accounts registered that never post, so every three days or so we do a sweep for dead accounts. This means you have three days to post at least a partial application, and seven days after posting the partial to complete it.
Once the application is finished, the staff will review it and send you a PM with any questions or requests for expansion and editing we might have. If you have not heard from us within 24 hours, you are welcome to PM a member of staff. We may not have realized you are done, especially if the app was a wip before. We ask that you make your edits within another seven days. Once that is done, we will pass the character, get you on the proper lists, activate your account fully, and you are free to play!
If you require any additional time for any of these steps, please PM the staff to let them know. We may not be able to keep canons or PBs on reserve for this extended time, but we will refrain from archiving the app.
AFTER YOU ARE ACCEPTED
None of the following is required; they are simply helpful tips.
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