Hialao is the nucleus, a modern, sunny and hospitable seaside realm; Wildewall is steeped in tradition, good for those with archaic roots and a taste for wilderness; Elestis is the fantasy land of ever-tumbling magic and whimsical imagination; Parse whirs like the massive digital machine that it is, advanced and technological.
Barrows is the breeding ground of chaos, with refrains of grunge and anachronistic crime; Tethya is the small but glorious underwater world reminiscent of Victorian times; and those who don't feel at home in any of these places, or simply like to wander, are known as Drifters.
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PERMALINK // POSTED ON: Jul 30 2013, 09:56 PM
Hey, so I'm confused about-
Before you ask any questions, have you finished reading everything yet? Most of the questions that come in can easily be answered by just looking over all of the important information that we have on the site. We recommend reading all the threads in the "start here" forum, what's below in this FAQ, searching the answered topics in the "inquiries" forum, and our application topics. You might just find the answer yourself! However, if you still have questions, feel free to either ask the staff (by PM or in the Cbox if we're around) or post an inquiry.
Can I play ___ character? I'm not sure if they'd be allowed here.
Are there any types of animated characters that are not permitted on Gossamer?
Additionally, if a character is too 'minor', we can't have them here. They need to play some sort of role in the story they're a part of -- so they can't be just some on-the-side character who has very little backstory and personality. Also, characters need to be sentient. This does not exclude animal-type characters, but they do need to be intelligent and complex (think Toothless from How to Train Your Dragon). Lastly, 'blank slate' type characters, 'silent protagonists', or heavily customisable characters, are not allowed for now -- this really varies from series to series, so again, please be sure to ask first.
Can I join if I am under 18 years of age?
Oops! I messed up my name when I registered. How do I fix it?
Once my app is accepted, can I plot and RP straight away? What claims do I need to post in?
I have such a good idea for an original character. Can I make them?
To what extent do I need to stick to all the canon info on my character? Can they just do their own thing if they've been away from their own world for a long time?
What about headcanons? Can I add those in my app, especially if some things just aren't known about my character (age, orientation, attributes, personality quirks, history, etc)?
Are there currently any limits or bans regarding the gender or usergroup of a character I make?
How do time and timelines work in Gossamer?
Language and translation - how does that work if different characters speak different languages?
Where does my character end up when they're pulled into this world?
If I pull my character from the end of their known canon, can I age them up a little?
How does travel between dimensions work, exactly?
So is my character stuck in the dimension they live? Or are they allowed to move freely?
Can I start up a big plot that could influence the overall site and cause trouble or change in more than one dimension, or do I need staff approval for that?
How does currency work with moving around in the different dimensions?
My character is a drifter; how do jobs work with them, exactly?
I don't want my character to live in the dimension I chose originally. Can I move them to another one?
Is character death allowed here / is it possible for my character to be killed off?
I want my character to have a child; is that possible to do?
Is my character limited to one job, or are they allowed to do more than one?
I had an old starter for an open thread where the character that replied to it was dropped. Can I just repost that starter without rewriting it, to open it up again to someone else?
I had interactions and plots with a character that was dropped. It's being picked up by someone else now; can I have those same plots with the new player?
Someone is playing a character that I am familiar with and they're doing some things wrong! Do something about it!
PERMALINK // POSTED ON: Aug 19 2016, 01:55 AM
Sourced from many questions we've received in the past, some in our official topic for character inquiries. The most current version of that one is here; ask if you can't find your question answered below or elsewhere on the forum.
WHAT DO I DO IF THERE'S A CHARACTER ALREADY ON BOARD WITH AN IDENTICAL NAME (BUT IS A TOTALLY DIFFERENT PERSON) TO THE ONE I WANT TO APP?
WHAT DO I REGISTER AS IF MY CHARACTER HAS SEVERAL POSSIBLE NAMES?
ARE CHARACTERS FROM MONSTER HIGH ALLOWED?
ARE HOMESTUCK CHARACTERS ALLOWED?
WOULD KYUBEY FROM PMMM BE ALLOWED?
CAN I PLAY A CHARACTER FROM HETALIA WHO DOESN'T HAVE A CANON NAME, OR IS GENDERBENT?
CAN I PLAY THE INQUISITOR FROM DRAGON AGE?
CAN I PLAY GLADOS?
CAN I PLAY A FUSION FROM STEVEN UNIVERSE?
WHAT IS THE YOUNGEST AGE YOU'LL ALLOW?
ARE CHARACTERS WITH DISSOCIATIVE IDENTITIES / SPLIT PERSONALITIES ALLOWED?
CAN I WRITE A CHARACTER FROM MONTHS OR YEARS AFTER THEIR CANON TIMELINE?
CAN MY CHARACTER KEEP THEIR SKILLS FOR MANIPULATING TIME OR SPACE?
IF MY CHARACTER IS NORMALLY INVISIBLE TO THE MAJORITY OF OTHERS, WILL THEY BE VISIBLE ALL THE TIME IN GOSSAMER?
CAN I PLAY A CHARACTER FROM AN ANIMATED MUSIC VIDEO OR MUSICAL MEDIA?
WHAT COUNTS AS A SILENT PROTAGONIST?
IS A GIANT CHARACTER ALLOWED?
MY CHARACTER SUMMONS, OR IS ACCOMPANIED BY, A CREATURE/PERSON THAT HAS MEMORIES/INDIVIDUAL BEHAVIOUR/ETC. WOULD THEY BE A SEPARATE CHARACTER OR PLAYED ALONGSIDE MY OWN?
CAN PERSONA CHARACTERS SUMMON THEIR PERSONAS?
DO DIGIMON AND THEIR HUMAN PARTNERS COUNT AS SEPARATE CHARACTERS?
CAN I PLAY A POKEMON?
CAN I PLAY ONE OF THE BIRDS FROM HATOFUL BOYFRIEND?