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 Welcome!, Arcanta Information and FAQ.
Ostagir
Posted: Sep 30 2006, 07:46 PM


The Overmind


Group: Arbiters
Posts: 1,340
Member No.: 6
Joined: 27-September 06



Welcome to Tales of Arcanta, a narrative role-playing site where our members play through massive and epic storylines based on a character they created following the written lore. We have tons of lore already written up so every character will be unique and every story will be immersive.

What is Narrative Roleplaying you ask?
It is a form of roleplaying a character like writing a book from 3rd person perspective. If you're familiar with free-form roleplaying, you're half way there. You roleplay in the Arcanta roleplay section. Here is where you get together with others from your group, discuss what you would like to happen and act it out. Your posts should be detailed and long. Short posts aren't quite the style here, but are allowed all the same. It's much easier to write out a larger part of your story, acting out other characters with your party's permission.

Once you have a good section of story completed, take all of your posts, edit them to the most professional quality you can and add it to the Tales of Arcanta section. That is where the true story of Arcanta lies.

What if I want to add new/update old lore to Arcanta?
Simple. Write up a detailed description of your idea and post it in Arcanta Discussion. Make sure you include every last bit of information on them and your commited to write the changing lore on your species/race. Members of Arcanta will read through it, posting tips and ideas along the way. In the end, if you have a worthy piece of lore written, members will vote on it, followed by Admins/Mods, and it will hopefully be posted in Arcanta Lore. Remember, we can never have to much lore and we love working on more, but keep balance in mind and also think of other people. Are they going to play it or only you? Is it too powerful to role-play with? Make sure it seems logical before submitting it, this way everyone on Arcnata is happy.

How do I make a character?
Visit the Scrolls of Creation board and take a look at the pinned topic "Scroll of Creation: The Ins and Outs of characters." thread to see an example of one as well as description and tips on making your own. Members will critique it and let you know what needs changing. When it looks good to all the admins/mods, you will be allowed to start role-playing. Remember to look at the lore before deciding on what kind of character you wish to be.

What is the difference between Tales of Arcanta and Arcanta Role-playing?
Tales of Arcanta is where you tell your characters story. This is where the epic tales are written, and where you can post without others. More or less like a book.
Arcanta Role-playing is where you engage in member to member RPing. You will take turns posting out a story as if you travelled together. Make sure you have someones consent to join an RP, do not butt in. It's rude and you can be warned for this.
Do not talk about your RPs in either of these or your threads. instead, make a post in Arcanta Discussion like "Ostagir Discussion" or Oathin & Rhineville Discussion". This way you can chat out of character and not spam your own storylines with useless talk. Highly encouraged that you do this.

The Fireside Tales, huh?
Fireside Tales is a place where you can write short stories, poems and other pieces that exist within the world of Acranta. This is not for role-played storylines, rather for small snippets of history or happenings that you come up with on your own.


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