Feb. 1st, 2018
To see a complete list of world pieces which have been brought to the island, by whom and what their location is, please click here.
<b>Name:</b> Your name
<b>Character:</b> The character's name
<b>Fandom:</b> The character's fandom
<b>Invited By:</b> If applicable
<b>Contacted:</b> Please indicate if you've contacted and gotten the okay from players/canon-mates.
Your character will walk through a rift from their universe into this one. They will arrive at a random location on the island, which will be posted in the OOC community once your character has been accepted.Why did they come here?
A rift can happen anywhere and at any time. Your character will step through a rift and suddenly be on the island with no idea how they got there. The rift which they stepped through will have closed behind them and there is no way to return.What will my character have with them when they arrive?
In the case of characters who have died or are at the point of death, the moment of their death is a rift in and of itself and they will be pulled by the rift onto the island.
All of the characters arrive with the clothes on their back, plus anything they might have been carrying at the time. After arriving, characters will notice a duffel bag nearby, perhaps on a tree or laying in the dirt. It is the same duffel bag for every character and it clearly came from some tacky Native American themed tourist trap somewhere in the USA. Inside the duffel bag is a smart phone with a battery that conveniently doesn't ever die, a blanket, some travel food rations, a canteen of water and a compass. They will not be provided with extra clothes, but some clothes might be found in the buildings that the previous inhabitants of the island left behind.Why can't my character just step back through the rift?
The rift that brought your character to the island has already closed. There are others, though going through them is probably a bad idea. A rift can lead to anywhere and any time. It might take you to the same location during the Jurassic period. It might take you 1,000 years into the future when the ice caps have melted and the whole area is underwater. It might take you to an alternate dimension where the air is made of toxic gas. All really bad things. Or you might walk into a field and feed a unicorn for a while. There's just no way to know.How big is the island?
If you would like your character to randomly stumble through, fly into or choose to walk through a rift, just ask here and the mod team will provide you with a scenario that your character will experience on the other side.
That isn't easily defined. If one could walk all the way around the edge without fear of the elements, it would probably take about a week to do so. Due to terrain, the 3 habitable locations - the Mountain Lodge, the SSV Normandy and the River Village - are all about a day's walk from each other. None of these locations can be seen by the other 2.What's the island like, e.g. plumbing and electricity?
Can I play an original character?
There is none. There used to be, as there are modern buildings here and there. Everything fell into disrepair a long time ago, as the buildings are dirty and the windows are blown out. The last inhabitants of this island probably left at least 5 years ago, if not longer, and while their buildings remain, little else does. Both the Mountain Lodge and River Settlement have generators and septic systems, which could be repaired if only someone knew how.As of 1st December 2018, the generators and septic systems at both the Mountain Lodge and River Settlement have been repaired and there is full plumbing and electricity for their inhabitants. And as of 1st August 2019, there are replicators (from Star Trek) installed in the kitchens of the Mountain Lodge and the mess hall of the Normandy.
As long as they are from an established fandom, yes. Bring in that wannabe Avenger you've been working on, or that demon hunter. Please note that we'll be on the lookout for overpowered original characters and Mary Sues. We'll be a lot more strict about original characters applying than fandom characters.What about villains? Can I play someone evil?
Yes, you can! There are limitations, however. Villains like Kilgrave, for example, with mind control abilities will find themselves unable to affect other fandom or original characters without the permission of their players. This falls under the god-mod rule and we will be watching for it.Why about my character's superpowers? Why can't they leave?
Because they can't. Simple as that. Flying away is not an option, as there is nothing but ocean as far as the eye can see. Fly far enough and you will run into an invisible rift wall. Attempting to teleport home will just send you to a random spot on the island. Psychic abilities can't reach beyond the scope of the island. You're stuck here.What sort of contact do characters have with the outside world?
None. Well, almost none. If your character was tech savvy and thought ahead to download a bunch of stuff onto their laptop or smartphone before arriving, and they happened to have it on them when they came through the rift, then they'll have access to that. But they aren't going to get new seasons of their favourite shows, unfortunately.Can characters arrive with children?
As this is a survival-based GPSL, characters can't arrive with young children. We allow teenage characters but they must be at least 16 years old to join. Characters under the age of 18 years old may not be depicted in sexual situations either.What's the deal with this "world piece" section on the application?
When a character falls through a rift, a piece of their world can get brought with them. This could mean your character's favourite donut shop, or a larger piece like the Statue of Liberty or a section of the Golden Gate Bridge. Dwellings are not allowed, however. No houses. No Stark Tower. No Men of Letters bunker. Other things that happen to have living spaces can come through, i.e. space ships, pirate ships, etc but their primary function has to be something other than a dwelling. In addendum, keep in mind that all things that fall through the rifts are subject to the island's rules. They will not have electricity and their plumbing will not work as it isn't connected to anything.
- a romantic connection (e.g. ship) with a character in-play,
- any family members in-play (biological or otherwise),
- Comment Exchanges. These will need at least 5 comments per character, totalling at least 10 comments to count.
- Network Entries. You must respond to any tags on your network entries for it to count.
- Logs, Scenes and/or Narratives. Logs/scenes need at least 2 replies per character to count.
- New Episode - 1 Week
- New Movie - 1 Month
- New Season of Show (IE: Netflix) - 1 Month
- New Book - 1 Month
- New Video Game - 1 Month
In addendum, please consider other players when you create and develop plots. If you think your plot is going to affect someone else negatively, it's always best to check and make sure.
- Controlling someone's character.
- Using someone's character without permission.
- Assuming knowledge of a character that was not given.