Basics (OOC Info)
What is this game all about?
Is there a character limit?
General (IC Info)
How does my character arrive?
What happens if my character dies?
What is this game all about?
Medietas is a panfandom RPG that is set mainly on six islands and a large, abandoned mainland, fitting largely into the mythical/fantasy genre that gains inspiration from movies and games of the same likeness. In conjunction with a planned overarching metaplot (which will be revealed in stages), characters will also be able to interact with one another both on an island-wide network and through narrative prose based formats as part of their day to day lives.What types of characters can I play here?
• Canon characters can come from any medium; novels, comic books, video game (NPC), television, or motion picture. However, only one version of a canon character per medium will be permitted into the game at a time. This basically means BBC Sherlock and Ritchie-verse Sherlock can both exist within Medietas, but an AU or CRAU version of either cannot.What is the policy on pregnancy/babies/children?
• Child characters are welcome in the game, but are requested to be over the age of 12 years old.
• Canon AU's, by our definition, are characters based off original canon but are changed due to a deviation from their established canon. Rule!63 (gender swapped) canon characters are accepted.
• Original characters that are fandom aligned are not to have direct ties to any major characters from the canon in which they are created from. This means your character cannot be married, have any relationship with, be it friendship or otherwise, or be the offspring of an already established canon character. The reason being for this is to allow the players of those major canon characters to play without having to conform to an OC's head-canon.
• Canon Mixing is NOT permitted. This means that while canon AU's and prior game histories are welcome, establishing connections between the canons of characters from disparate canons, are not. There are times, of course, where canon supports such connections (such as TV crossovers), but unless there is clear canon basis for it, we prohibit any and all forms of canon mixing.
Obviously, this does not cover the shared backgrounds of characters from a previous game, between muses who were transferred, or muses who come from related canons, such as those who fall under the Marvel umbrella. Canon mixing STRICTLY covers two separate canons occupying the same universe (such as Storybrooke existing within THE VAMPIRE DIARIES universe, or the events within the MCU like the Battle of New York being common knowledge to Carrie from SEX AND THE CITY). This also covers the existence of a muse from one canon existing within a different canon (i.e., Tony Stark being a science teacher at Beacon Hills High School on TEEN WOLF).
• Non-human characters (ie: Falkor the Luck Dragon in the NeverEnding Story or Simba from Disney's Lion King) are accepted, though will be requested to be made humanoid and have a human PB during their stay in the game.
• Recently dropped characters are available to be apped in the following month after a player has dropped them.
• Please be advised that if a player has brought a single character in game on three separate occasions they will no longer be allowed to bring that character back.
- If you require further clarification, or have any other questions regarding what characters we accept, please contact the mods.
Since Medietas includes a slice of life theme, we do allow pregnancy and children (6 and under to be NPC's) in the game. Characters who are pregnant in their canon prior to arriving on the islands is also allowed.What kind of plots/metaplot can I expect?
Pregnancy that happens in game is a matter that needs to be taken seriously and thought out well in advance, especially if the child is a product of a relationship that happens within the game. It should be discussed at length and weighed carefully between both parties with duration, responsibility, and the future in mind.
Alternately, if there is any interest in bringing in a CRAU character who got pregnant in a different game setting, or has a child by a character who is currently in game, express permission must be sought by the person playing in Medietas before placing a reserve. As we aim to not force anything that makes any of our current players uncomfortable, failure with this step will result in an automatic decline of anyone not willing to extend this courtesy. We will be checking.
As mentioned already, Medietas has an overarching meta-plot planned that will be revealed in stages. These plots can range from small, relatively harmless with bits of the story unraveling and being revealed to completely game changing as it progresses onwards. We also utilize player suggested plots which may, or may not include a touch of the meta-plot.What is the AC like here?
"Side-effects" of these events can include, but are not limited to depowering, unexplained setting phenomenons, dreamscapes, genderswapping, cosmic occurrences, AU events and interactive character quests/missions, to name a few.
Advance notice of a month is generally given, and there is usually an 'opt out'. For times where there is not, we will work with whomever does not want to participate in a way that we feel accommodates player respectfully and creatively. We do stress, however, that communication is absolutely necessary in a situation like this and if a player does not speak up, we cannot help.
Activity check is posted in the OOC comm on the 1st of each month and concludes on the morning of the 7th day at 11:59 (MST).
AC is conducted as a check in. We leave the definition of 'active' up to our players and trust that if they've had a bad month activity wise, that they will make more of an effort the following month.
In any case where the mods disagree with your idea of being active, or if there is a general feeling of character squatting, a direct message will be sent to the player to resolve the issue.
In order to remain in the game, each player must post to the main check in log.
Any players who do not respond to the main check-in post during the 1st-7th will have their characters automatically removed from the game. We do not have an AC warning list to allow for second chances.
Is there a character limit?
Character limit in Medietas is 6. Before each new character is applied for, the player must first post to the previous months AC and be cleared.Can I canon update my character?
As a bonus, the mods will extend the cap to 8 as an offer to players who can manage it. However, in order to be able to play these extra characters, players must be able to prove the following:
- Did not hiatus during the previous month
- Checked into the last AC; a link will be requested for all characters
- Submit a total of 10 comments per character. We know that some replies may be short and sweet, but the mods would like to see each reply consist of a minimum of 6-8 sentences.
Absolutely! If you'd like to canon update your character then you will need to this page, fill out the information, submit and the mods will review your request as quickly as they can.How quickly does the game move?
Canon update requests submitted between the 1st and 13th are accepted for re-entry into game for that same month. Anything submitted after the 13th will be approved for the next calendar month.
The day ratio on the islands are currently set to 1:1; one IC day = 1 OOC day.Is smut allowed?
We are a smut friendly game, however we do ask that you please place it under a cut with appropriate warnings made visible in the base of the log itself.What happens when I drop my character?
Once a character is dropped and they leave the islands most, if not all, traces of them will vanish upon their departure. This includes personal effects that were brought in from home (which were requested when the character was applied for). If your character remained in their 'starter home' during their stay in Medietas, all items collected (unless claimed by other cast members of friends they've made while in game) will be taken and the home readied for the next person.
In the event your character was in game longer than 3 months and was able to move into a better house, that property will either fold back into the real estate system, or remain for whatever occupants shared the dwelling with the character who was recently dropped.
If your character was magically inclined, any charms, wards, spells, or enchantments will evaporate upon their departure, as well. This, of course, can all be re-done if the character returns in the future.
As well, any character who was present for Denuo and received a location, be it a dwelling, business, or vessel (spacecraft, ship, boat, etc), will also disappear with the departure of the character who wished for it. Exceptions will be made for the 'wish' to remain if it is handed off to someone else in game and the mods are made aware. If no communication has been made (ie: changes made on housing and/or business pages to reflect new ownership) the mods will make the final decision pertaining to it.
General (IC Info)
How does my character arrive?
Characters will wake up in the hull of a floating boat that will dock in the harbor of the center island of Aerilon. From there, they will be greeted by the island's designated local NPC's who will then hand your character a map and a communication device that is customized with information on where their new starter home is, as well as other points of interest. They will also try and answer whatever questions your character might have. Unfortunately, those answers are vague and not really all that helpful.Will my character be de-powered when they get to the island?
Amazingly, no. Everyone who arrives on Medietas will have full range of their abilities. Unless, of course, they have game breaking potential, in which case the character may find those powers may not work exactly how they usually do. We know there are some pretty powerful people out there and some who aren't particularly nice. That said, we feel it needs to be mentioned that IC Actions = IC Consequences!What do the island's look like?
For information on what the setting looks like and the layout of each of the islands, please visit the Islands page.What will my character arrive with? Will they be able to bring stuff from home?
Characters will initially arrive with the clothes on their back and whatever they were carrying with (or on) them when they were mysteriously teleported onto the boat. This includes, purses, backpacks, or weapons, yet cannot contain any magical properties (eg: Hermione's beaded handbag).Where will my character live?
Once landed and as soon as your character has found their way to their starter home they will discover an additional four items from their home world. The four items will be whatever you listed on your character's application and can range from sentimental tokens, pets, or small, single passenger vehicles such as dirtbikes/motorcycles.
New arrivals are provided with a two story starter townhouse. The kitchen is standard with a fridge, stove, and microwave. Off the kitchen is a small dining room and living room, as well as a smaller office area on the main floor. The second floor has two bedrooms (one a great deal bigger than the other) and a full bathroom. Every starter home is furnished with quaint but plain furniture and includes wares for the kitchen (plates, cutlery, mugs/glasses), as well as linens (bedding and towels). There is also an apartment sized washer and dryer.Can my character arrive with their pet?
In the master bedroom, the closet is filled with clothing that closely resembles the style of your character. However, there may be a few outfits in there that are completely outlandish with vibrant colors and designs not exactly easy to coordinate.
Larger homes can be purchased once a character has been living on the islands for longer than three months. Prices for those homes aren't terribly expensive and deals can be made for dwellings in need of repair or renovations.
Also, any character between the ages of 12-17 will automatically be given a placement in White Willow Village. Changes to this are if they have family, or cast-mates currently in Medietas who are willing to have the underage child live with them
Characters are permitted to request their pet as one of the 4 items they will be receiving from home that's on the application form. Here's the catch, though. Pets must not be bigger than a large dog (ie: direwolf, mabari hound). Anything larger will be conveniently (and magically!) downsized to something within the allowable size range.Will my character be required to work?
Please keep in mind that pets are a lot of work, and each character is responsible for their own. It begs repeating that in game actions have in-game consequences. So, if your pet likes eating livestock then they will be held accountable.
Also, if your character wishes to bring in a droid (ex: R2D2, BB8, etc), they can be requested as a pet as long as they are a possession of the character they are being brought in with and will be treated as an NPC pet/companion.
Pets such as kittens and puppies can be purchased from any near-by farm. There are also strays roaming around that characters can adopt.
When your character arrives, they will be provided with enough to get them through their first month where basic necessities (food and clothing) are concerned. After that month, they will be required to support themselves. So, in short, yes. Jobs are easy enough to get and vary from working for established businesses to eventually starting their own if they like.I noticed there is a network. How does that work?
As mentioned, upon each character's arrival they will be given a communication device that allows them to connect with anyone across the six islands. Or, if they wish to speak with one person, they can simply direct their call to that one person. Personal contact lists can be customized, however, there is a master directory of each of the PC's on the island. If a name is missing, chances are the character has been sent home.My character is a vampire..
The network cannot be hacked into.
Also, characters who arrive and cannot speak English will find that their device has a built-in translator, they merely have to activate it. If they are tech savvy, they can find the option easily enough. If not, find creative ways to start new CR by having them try and communicate that they need help. And, the translator also works for face to face meetings!
If a character's phone breaks, no worries! There are replacements and people that can help over at Hax's repair shop fix any phone.
They need blood to survive and can't go out in the sun, yes we know! Medietas comes through with some special accommodations just for them. For the feeding part of it, all vampires will be told of the local bar where willing NPC’s offer themselves to sustain yours. Does that mean they are limited to only that bar? No. But that also doesn’t mean they can prey upon other PC’s, unless of course it’s been arranged through an OOC discussion. Vampires can also feed in the sanctuary’s of their own homes.
In regards to the sunlight on Medietas, it simply does not affect them.
What happens if my character dies?
Well now, that would definitely suck, wouldn't it? But it can happen in Medietas and there are a few different things that can result if your character should die:So, what happens to my character if they are the one who kills someone?
• If the death is by unintentional means (ie: falls into the lake and drowns, or is murdered), they will simply wake up in their home with their memories in tact of the entire experience, but are otherwise healed completely.
• If the death is by intentional means, the character will wake up in their home again, but will be inflicted with a type of “resurrection sickness”. For four days, they will be weaker, constantly tired and nothing will sate their hunger or thirst.
As mentioned already, in-game consequences for in-game actions are in effect. If your character uses their powers to kill someone, they will be stripped completely of them for four weeks. Punishments stack, too. So, if your character is of the serial killer type and does it again, they will receive a punishment that will stack for eight weeks, and then twelve, and so on.That's really harsh!
So is killing someone, jeez!Let's talk about something happier.. how does money work on Medietas?
Good idea! The currency used on the islands is gold and much like the US dollar in equivalence. Now, since gold tends to be quite heavy the more you carry, every newcomer to Medietas will find there is a bank account already opened in their name with a starting purse of $500 gold in it. This should be more than enough to get them new clothes and whatever else they might need for at least a month. After that, they will need to find a job if they wish to continue surviving on their own.There seems to be a lot of different businesses on Medietas. What if I wanted to open one of my own?
As well, characters can do all their banking on their device. The only place that doesn't allow the quick payment is the market on Aerilon. The vendors there are of the mind that cash is king.
There are two ways that a character can come to own a business on Medietas:What's your policy on 'fourth-walling'?
• If there isn't a named NPC listed as its owner, there is an opportunity for your character to eventually own/manage the business.
• If your character wants to open an entirely new business, there are a couple ways to go about this. First, your character will need to work at an existing business for a minimum of two months to build up enough credit before the Bank of Medietas will consider giving them a business loan to get set up. Second, there's a good chance that any one of the NPC's around Medietas might consider being an investor, if they like the business plan enough. They want to see Medietas thrive, after all.
For either of these options, simply fill out the information (text box) on the BUSINESSES/JOBS page and let us know which route you want to take.
We will leave that up to the players. If you are okay with having the fourth wall broken with your character, or if your character would be the one breaking it, please make sure it’s mentioned in a permissions post in your character’s journal. Or if in doubt, contact the person you are playing with and double check with them. Communication is key!
Otherwise, everyone will have a mental block when it comes to recognizing other characters. As in, maybe a character from one fandom knows that another character from another fandom is just make-believe, there will be a mental block and they will just believe that person is real. So if your character is a huge X-Men fan, sorry, they won't recognize any X-Men characters upon meeting them in the game setting. They can know about mutants but they can't be all “OHMIGOD, you're Deadpool!”
.. though we're pretty sure if Deadpool ever arrived on the islands, we're all screwed.