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Good day, I am teaanddice.


Simply put I am both an avid role-player and a competitive fighting game player, at least those are the hobbies I enjoy. An odd combination that never overlaps much.


I am not an avid MLP fan by any stretch of the imagination, but I do find its stories enjoyable. And the characters very imaginative.


So what is the best way to get started here? How can I get my foot through the door?

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:monokuma: Welcome to Canterlot!

I'd say looking around would be a good first step, just to see how things go on here! Once you're done that, you could head over to the free for all section or the WoE section. Free for all is, well, free for all! You could experiment and have fun with your OCs by doing crossovers, or just start threads to test the waters. WoE (World of Equestria) is the stricter section, where your character should be able to fit in as if they were in the show. In order to start roleplaying there, you'll need to have a character application accepted.


If you have any other questions or would like a more detailed explanation, feel free to PM me. 


Have fun! :catbug: 

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Welcome to Canterlot.com!

I am Kahoot :D 


I am more than positive you will enjoy your stay, to start off of course... You should probably read the site guidelines and protocols of RP before getting started. The rules are easy to follow and simply a way to allow everyone to have fun. Now, anypony is allowed to post a thread in the Free For All section without making a character application... This is where things may seem a bit confusing, but do not fret! A character application is basically a description of your OC or a character you would like to use in the World of Equestriaforum. In fact, they're not at all hard to make, here is a guide on how to make one and here is an example of one (As you can see in the comments of my thread, a Senior RP Staff or Moderator put an approval message, this is when you know you're all set for RP fun in the WoE section). As you can see, under your profile image it says "Member", once it says "RP Certified" like under my profile image, that is when you know you're set and ready to RP in the WoE section as well. Also! It may take a day or two for you to become RP Certified, for me, it took a bit longer and if you've been waiting a while, don't hesitate to contact staff... They're really nice and helpful!


Free For All- You do not need an approved application or be RP Certified, your OC can be anything you like... From an alicorn to some weird hybrid of a monster... It's all up to you!

World of Equestria- Your character has to be more realistic, here are some examples of animals your OC may be... Staff may ask for you to change a few things before they can approve it. If you want to use a pony or animal from the actual MLP show itself, you will also need to make an application for them... Here is a list of cast members from the show!

Crossovers- Want your pony in a video game, anime, show? Look no further! For here is where your pony can live in Narnia, maybe even the land of Ooo? Anything!

Multiverse- Basically a place for Alternate Universe's.

Out of Character Discussion- Now, they're two of these... One for the Free For All forum and one for WoE forum. Here, you can plan out your RP's, it's a great tool if there is more than you and another pony!


Don't forget to title for RP's with Open (If you're still welcoming more players), Closed (If you're no longer welcoming anyone else), Ask to Join (If someone would like to join, this title tells them to contact you for permission), or Sign up in OOC (This directs an interested pony to go to your thread in the Out of Character section to sign up... This basically means they will provide a description of the OC or character they would like to use... This is good for long-term RP's with a lot of players)


Now I know, this may seem really complicated but it isn't once you get the hang of it! I went through this process myself and now everything is going by like a piece of cake :D 

Already have OCs? You will need to make an application for them if you would like to use them in WoE as I stated above, although, you can freely use them in the Free For All forum without them being approved.


If you still feel lost about a certain forum, there is a description in small letters underneath the title!


You can make a character log to hold all your OC's and playable cast members, here is an example. Character sheets are the Free For All version of a character application, here is an example.


Hopefully, I cleared up most things... If you're still lost, simply ask for help! I am more than happy to help a fellow member out :)

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Hey there, and welcome to Canterlot!


Kahoot pretty much covered it, but I definitely say the best way to get started is to just read up on threads, get a good idea of the environment here, and decide whether you want to RP in the free area or the more regulated area. Free for all basically allows you to RP whatever you'd like, but with lower standards, while WoE has stricter rules but as a result usually higher quality posts are expected there. Whichever suits your fancy best should be the area that you go to!


If you plan on going to WoE, you're absolutely welcome to hit me up for plots that you'd like to engage in; I play a few of the canon characters there and I'm always welcoming new interactions!


I hope you enjoy your stay here in Canterlot, and have fun! :)

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