Character Adoption Thread
Welcome to the Role Play Guild, and most importantly, the character adoption thread! If you are interested in joining the Tales of Characters board as quickly as possible, but for whatever reason don't want to go through the long approval process of making a character, you have an opportunity to adopt a character here provided you meet certain stipulations.
What are these stipulations you may ask? We're glad you asked! These stipulations are created in a way which will allow new people to join quickly to the RPG and integrate into the community. However, the character adoption thread is only for those who have not made a character prior or have one in the works. The character adoption is only for people who have no prior characters approved or pending. So essentially, one character adoption per person!
So, you are a person then with no prior characters approved or pending. Yet you still have some questions we bet. Well we have compiled a list of frequently asked questions for your leisure. If your question isn't on here, please contact one of the Role Play Guild mods - Sam Nornal or Ruki.
Frequently Asked Questions
1) I want to adopt a character. How do I do that?
It's simple! Essentially what you do is PM one of the two Role Play Guild mods your desire to adopt a character and which one you wish to adopt. After receiving your request, we will make sure you are eligible and if so, give you the approval to do so. After that, you merely copy the character into a new thread and post it We suggest quoting the character to keep the formatting. Once approved, the character will be removed from the adoption thread and no longer be able to be adopted ever.
2) What is the difference between a complete and partial character?
A complete character is one where everything has been provided for you. It is made to be instant-approved, so you don't need to deal with an approval process. A partial character will have most important information down - such as race, weapon, armor, powers/magic/skills, battle strengths and battle weaknesses. Some may have the appearance or parts of the appearance provided given if it links to the race or the character was made from a certain ethnicity, and the writer wants to make sure that is gotten across. A name might even be given, if only as a placeholder to make the profile easier to write. Essentially though, the most scrutinized parts are provided for allowing for the adopter to fill in the blanks for everything else. Even if a partial character isn't instant approved (typically due to need for expansion on what is given in the appearance), the approval process will be very short.
3) I want to make some changes to the character, can I?
Of course! Everything in an adopted character is up for change and tinkering. However, once changes are made, we can no longer guarantee an instant or quick approval process. Changes made after the character is approved must follow our Edit and Update procedures.
4) I don't like any of these characters up for adoption. Can I make a request?
No. If you don't like any of them, make your own. The writers who provide the characters here have put time and effort into making these available for you so you can join the community quicker. They are not here to do your work for you.
5) I have a character I never RPed with/never got approved and its my first character. Can I adopt?
No. As stated earlier in the stipulations, these characters are only for people who have no in progress characters or approved characters. In addition, once a person adopts a character - even if they don't RP with them for whatever reason - they can't adopt another.
Writing A Character Profile For Adoption
Some long time members here may wonder how they can help provide character profiles. The character profiles here are written by the members of the community at their leisure. Once written, they can send it to one of the Role Play Guild moderators, who, if the character is approval, will put it in the thread. If it isn't instantly approvable for a new player, the moderator themselves will make the necessary changes to make it approvable instead of going through an approval process with the writer unless specifically asked otherwise.
Characters Up For Adoption
(Complete) Brice Lyle - A selkie with the powers of seduction and the attitude of a spoiled brat.
(Partial) "Suré" - A member of the Tarahumara people from Mexico who are renowned for their running.