Voidus

New Players guide

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Welcome!

This topic is intended for new players or people who are thinking about joining the Alleyverse, or possibly just people who are curious as to what the deal is with these cookies. If that sounds like you then prepare yourself for the insanity that is the Alleyverse, if that doesn't sound like you then maybe just keep reading anyway and see if the madness convinces you to join.

What is the Alleyverse?
The Alleyverse is a Free Form Role Playing Game (FFRPG) played on the forum. It takes place in the Alleyverse, a universe where all of Brandons worlds and magic systems coexist. Hemalurgic monsters exist, as do Elantrians, Mistborn, Chasmfiends, Knights Radiant, Awakeners and a few poor saps trying to rebuild a city that we destroyed. Worldhoppers from all over the cosmere and beyond journey to the Alleyverse to interact with each other and the local guilds (More on them later). Players create characters within this universe and interact with each other in a group Role Play and collaborative story.

How do I get started?
Well if you have any specific questions feel free to ask them here and one of our moderators will try to answer them for you. But if you want to dive right into the deep end then you can try creating a character profile for yourself in the character creation thread and some of us will give feedback and help to workshop the character so that it can fit within the greater world of the Alleyverse.
We also have a chat thread where a bunch of random discussions take place so it's a good idea to introduce yourself there so all the other players can know that you exist and say hi (Most of us don't bite).
If you're curious about the world of the Alleyverse and want to learn more about it we have a 'Guide to the Alleyverse' thread here that has some more detailed information about the world, or we also have a wiki!

And... That's more or less it. I'll have some frequently asked questions here that will hopefully grow over time, if you have any further questions feel free to ask us below. I hope you enjoy the rabbit hole of chaos and madness that we affectionately call the Alleyverse.


FAQ

Q. What is the deal with these cookies?
A. Well this one is sort of on me, way back in the dark ages there was a poll on the forum for what your favourite magic system was, I replied that my favourite was Hemalurgy (Because it clearly is) and someone jokingly replied that I should be added to a list of 'people to avoid in Dark Alleys'. This was the unofficial birth of the guild known as the DA (Dark Alley). Now at the same point in time I also had a habit of sending people pictures of cookies when I was making theories, to bribe them into agreeing with me. Someone joined these two ideas and suggested that I was secretly putting Hemalurgic spikes into the cookies I was handing out and I played along until it eventually became associated with the DA. So now we occasionally hand out 'cookies' to people in introduction threads as our way of welcoming them to the forums and possibly gaining new test subjects recruits.

Q. Someone told me not to eat the cookie.
A. Well that's not a question but even so: don't listen to that person. Cookies are amazing and anyone who suggests otherwise is wrong by default. (Though there is a small chance that you'll lose your soul if you eat the cookie, but trust me it's worth it)

Q. What are these guilds?
A. Well that's a long and complex subject but basically most players and characters in the Alleyverse belong to a guild, these guilds each have different motives, resources and levels of affection for cookies. If you want to hear more about the guilds you could look in the Guilds section in the wiki 
for more details, or ask in the chat thread if anyone is recruiting.

More to come when I'm a little less tired and when we have more questions being asked.


*Note: Can our more senior players please avoid posting here unless a new players question has gone unaddressed for a while, in order to keep this simple and short I'd prefer if responses here were limited to new players and AV moderators.

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I'm interested in joining, but do I have to wait for the next era?

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No, you can make a character and introduce them in threads at any time. The end of the Era and the start of the next one (which is planned to be New Years I think) will provide a more specific 'jumping in point', but there's nothing stopping you from introducing them now so that we all know who they are in the next Era.

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How exactly do I join and is is possible to start a new guild. (I don't want to, but that seems like an important question to ask)

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The ability to start a new guild is within anyone's reach. I tried it, for goodness's sake! 

@Voidus

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thanks. Also, what how do you find like something to participate in, and which threads do we introduce our characters into?

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You make a thread and say that you're starting a guild :D

@Sunbringer, I would highly recommend joining a guild, like the Ghostbloods, then making a character, which you can post in the character thread. Then you just hop in!

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Thank you all! This sounds super fun!

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2 minutes ago, Sunbringer said:

Thank you all! This sounds super fun!

I would suggest being careful which guild you join, look into the options fully.

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@2001Kra please no poaching members for guilds in this thread.

@Sunbringer as mentioned, you can simply start a new thread to create a new guild, but it's probably best to discuss it in the chat thread first, then people can provide feedback, express interest, etc.

The chat thread is also a good place to find which thread you could start in, and if you have a character in mind you should post them in the character creation thread.

Hope that helps!

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I just recommended that he joins a guild. And gave an example. I didn't poach him.

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Please don't speak about a specific guild without mentioning the others. It wasn't aggressive but I'd still call that poaching. This is also getting off topic so I'll remove these comments in a bit, it was just to let you know.

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