Application Template and Guidelines

The Rules and Guidelines of the Touhou: PoIR RP Forum. Please read everything in this section before you apply!
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The Rules and Guidelines of the Touhou: PoIR RP Forum. Please read everything in this section before you apply!

Application Template and Guidelines

Postby Fujiwara no Mokou » 02 Dec 2012 01:18

This is the universal application form, for new and returning players alike. Before filling out this form, new applicants should read the rest of this thread, going over rules regarding ZUN canon and other guidelines, as well as the other pages in the Rules forum.

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To all potential members: Do you have any questions or are curious about anything? Send us an e-mail at poirrp@gmail.com - we will be more then happy to answer any questions or provide you with the information to the IRC so that you may join us and talk to existing members to get a better feel of the community.
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Re: Application Template and Guidelines

Postby Fujiwara no Mokou » 02 Dec 2012 01:20

Application Template:

OOC Questions

Name (Real name or alias):
E-mail address (IMPORTANT!! PLEASE PUT A VALID E-MAIL!):
Previous RP experience, if any (not required):
If you are new to PoIR, how did you find out about this RP?
If you are applying for an alternate character, who is your main?
What interests you about this character?

Character Questions

1. How would you describe your character's personality? What are their motivations, their usual activities, and how do they act by themselves and around others?

2. How would you describe your character's background? What is your view on the origins of this character, and what part have they played in official games and print works?

3. What are your character's magical powers and other noteworthy abilities? How do they use their powers, and what are their limitations?

4. Write a short scene of your character interacting with another character. There must be at least one spoken line coming from your character.

Important: Before you take this form and start filling it out in order to apply for a character at PoIR, please make sure that you have read all the information on how to apply in the following posts. Thank you!
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Re: Application Template and Guidelines

Postby Fujiwara no Mokou » 02 Dec 2012 01:21

How to Apply

On-board registration is disabled, and existing accounts for each character are issued to successful applicants. Anyone can apply for a character marked Open in the Character List, either as a Main (first character) or Alt (second character being played at the same time as the Main). Characters marked as Main cannot be applied for, while people with no main can apply to take another player's Alt. Players with a Main and Alt must drop one character to apply for another.

Please e-mail your application to poirrp (at) gmail (dot) com with the subject:

[App] <name of character> - <your name/alias>

It should look like the sample application subject line, without the sample part of course.

Only moderators will have access to your application. If you are accepted, they will e-mail you the information for your account. Once you receive the e-mail with your account information, please change the password and start enjoying the forums. If your application is rejected we will provide a reason along with how long you have to wait before you can apply again, depending on the nature of the rejection.

Please read all of the information on applying before you fill out your application. Thank you!

How to Reapply

If you played a character previously and had to drop for any reason, you may retake the character without writing another application, subject to the conditions below. To do this, simply send an e-mail to poirrp (at) gmail (dot) com to tell the moderators of your intent to retake the character. If it is convenient, including in the email the original application or the email address under which you sent it would be helpful (though not required). The subject title of the e-mail must have the following format:

[Re-app] <name of character> - <your name/alias>

The following guidelines apply during character re-applications:

  • If the returning player is in good standing, the character is free, and no one is expressing interest in applying for the same character, the character can be requested without a new application.

  • If a returning player in good standing wishes to take a current alt as their main, they may retake that character without an app after consulting with the current player. If no mutual agreement is reached, the player applying as a main has priority.

  • Players may not reapply for a character as an alt if that character is currently held by another player.

  • If the character was lost to recast, they may or may not be required to write some form of app at the moderators' discretion. They must must wait a month to request retaking the character, unless another player is applying for that character, in which case they may immediately request to be considered alongside the new applicant (See Below).

  • If a returning player and a new player wish to take the same character as a main, the returning player may write a new app or use an old one at their discretion.

  • When two players are applying for the same character, they must consult with each other and the moderators before their applications will be considered. If one already has a Main and the other does not, the one without a Main takes precedence if both applications are deemed acceptable.
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Re: Application Template and Guidelines

Postby Fujiwara no Mokou » 02 Dec 2012 01:21

Application Guidelines

PoIR is founded on ZUN canon, as found in official games and print works. As such we do not allow OCs, and character portrayals and backgrounds should not directly contradict anything found in official sources. This still leaves much room for creativity and personalizing, as the canon is fairly vague. However, we are still going to be strict on canon as it relates to powers, to prevent possible overpowered god-modding.

In the application since your characters are common knowledge among fans we are focusing on how you view your character. As long as there is a significant basis in canon, your interpretation may profoundly expand from a character's traditional role, so please think carefully about each question before you respond, and attempt to get inside your character's head.

Please do not focus on only one aspect of your chosen character. Try to make them as well-rounded as possible and read up on as many official sources in which your character appears as possible. Try to keep the roots of your character in canon, but part of the natural progression of RP is that your character will grow. For instance, please don't app Cirno and describe her personality as "She is a baka! Look at that baka!"; expand on it with descriptions and detail. Talk about her positive traits and her negative ones; don't limit it to her intelligence. How does she act around friends? Enemies? All of that matters, so think about it.

Any character in our Character List is playable. Exclusion from the list does not necessarily mean a character is forbidden. If you are interested in an unlisted character, please contact us for more details. Characters appearing in both the Windows and PC-98 games are considered to be the same person, and alternate versions of Reimu Hakurei, Marisa Kirisame, Alice Margatroid and Yuka Kazami are not allowed. For the characters without much of a background, you are free to define their personality and motivations with what information is available, but please keep it within reason. Please check the Character List for more information.
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Re: Application Template and Guidelines

Postby Fujiwara no Mokou » 02 Dec 2012 01:22

Examples of Canonicity

Canonicity as it Applies to Background - Patchouli
Example: Patchouli was born a human
Stance: Allowable
Explanation: Patchouli's origins are never explained in canon. Because of this, even though such a background is counter-intuitive to a large amount of evidence, as long as such a background does not create large character trait changes, this may be acceptable.

Example: Patchouli was never a youkai
Stance: No Way
Explanation: On the other hand, pure canon material cannot be contradicted. This will always be the fact.

Example: Because Patchouli was born a human, Patchouli moves out of the SDM into the Human Village
Stance: Not Likely
Explanation: Here's an example of a large, character trait change. It largely changes Patchouli's allegiances as well as changing her home and way of life. We'd be looking on a change like this with heavy ire.

Example: Patchouli reminisces over her life as a human.
Stance: Allowable
Explanation: By comparison, this is largely a cosmetic change. While such an event may cause growth in the character, it does not change the core fundamentals of who Patchouli is as a character. Her personality, loyalties, and most important relationships do not change in this circumstance, although she may become more accustomed to other characters as a result of this event.

Example: Because Patchouli was born a human, Patchouli becomes more friendly with Keine, the defender of the human village.
Stance: Maybe
Explanation: If the groundwork for the "human" background of Patchouli was established beforehand, this becomes more plausible. Relationships are largely a tricky matter, however, because they are actually very impactful. This is one of the reasons why we highly encourage journals, because it helps us keep track of how these kinds of relationships play out.

Canonicity as it Applies to Powers - Sanae
Example: Sanae has the power of miracles
Stance: Obviously
Explanation: This is just a by-the-book reading of what Sanae can do. There's nothing to be argued about things here.

Example: Using the power of miracles, Sanae can heal wounds
Stance: Probably
Explanation: This is a logical step. Even though "miracles" is largely an abstract power, healing is in the "spirit" of the power. What does the word "miracles" make people think of? Thinking of the key words in your power description and what they imply should help you determine the bounds of your power. This is further supported because Sanae's system card in Hisoutensoku is a healing card, implying that Sanae has that power associated with her.

Example: Using the power of miracles, Sanae can destroy anything.
Stance: Not Likely
Explanation: There are two reasons why this probably would not work. The first is that it steps onto another person's power (namely, Flandre Scarlet). Stealing another person's power is largely a no-no, because powers are such a large part of the identity of a character. The second is that the power of "miracles" has no basis in destruction. While youkai extermination is part of Sanae's character, destruction in this manner is more akin to brute force or overwhelming strength, neither of which are in the spirit of "miracles". For example, there are rarely acts of destruction that are called miracles; they are more often called catastrophes.

Example: Using the power of miracles, Sanae can summon heavenly beings other than Kanako or Suwako, such as with Reimu and Yorihime's ability to summon gods
Stance: Not Likely
Explanation: Technically, "miracles" in the strictest sense would allow such an ability, since command of the divine is a "miraculous" ability, with basis in many legends. But, in canon, Sanae never uses the ability in this way and never implies that she can do something like this. If you come up with an ability or a use of an ability that could be plausible for your character, but is never used in that fashion in canon, ask first. And again, this intrudes on another character's power, which is a big no-no.

If you have further questions, please ask the mods. We'd be happy to help.
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