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Hi! Welcome to the X-Project player app. Before you begin, it's strongly recommended that you read the FAQ here paying particular attention to the sections on Applications and Powers. For a current list of our unplayed characters, go here If you would like to see a sample application, go here. The parts in (brackets and italics) are notes from the mods to help kickstart the thinking process, not actual questions that must be answered specifically.
Please fill out the application completely and email it to the moderators at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions about the process, you can always email the mod team, and we will be happy to answer any questions you might have. -- email@example.com.
Please submit only one app at a time. If your application is not selected for this particular character, please feel free to submit a second app for a different character. Players are restricted to two characters only, and may only apply for a second after playing regularly for three months. X-Project does not accept Original Characters under any circumstances. X-Project does not have a ‘reserve’ policy for characters, and in the case of multiple applications for the same character, the preference will be given to the best application, as opposed to the first submitted.-------------Basic Information-------------
For new characters only – pre-existing characters already have a journal. The name must start with "x_", as in "x_cyclops", "x_storm", or "x_dominion". We prefer journal names that can easily identify the character, usually the common name most readers of comic or fans of the movies would know them by. This is not a hard and fast rule, for example, Jamie Madrox's journal was "x_crowdofone" and sometimes popular character names are already taken.
Please do not create the journal ahead of time - the mods will create the journal once your application is approved, and include the password and journal name with your approval email.
Journals are game property and are to be returned in the event of retirement or resignation from the game.
(If you are applying for an existing character, please provide a brief summary of their history under prior players, and focus on events that have taken place since they were last on-screen. Do not just repost the Wiki – we want to see how you understand and interpret the character's history. We also strongly advise reviewing the basic world history of the game, as many real life events have not taken place (for example, Hurricane Katrina, the invasion of Iraq). As well, many events unique to the game could impact on your character’s history depending on your intended origins.)
(If your character appeared onscreen in the first or second X-Men film, we would like to request that their description stay consistent with what was shown.)
(Describe your character's mutant abilities. How does the character think of these abilities? Are there any particular drawbacks or limitations to their powers? Do they have any particularly notable strengths or weaknesses? If they have particularly quantifiable expressions of their power, please note those - Examples: "Rogue can fly at up to 200mph and lift 2 tons." "While in a 'husked' form, Paige Guthrie does not need to breathe." "Jay Guthrie's metal wings can cut through steel." Younger or untrained characters will be expected to have only limited (or no) control over their abilities to reflect their lack of training and experience. Powers should always have a rough estimate of limitations at the time of application – range, duration, scope, power level, side effects, consequences of overuse, etc – and a rough idea of their eventual development. Characters that are already near to their final potential regarding their powers should focus on the specifics of their abilities.)
(X-Project has a rough guideline that mutant powers should be roughly no greater than any two random X-Men combined, or should be balanced by equally powerful limitations in order to be improved. Powers that are the same or similar to an existing character's are allowed, but we encourage players to find different ways of using them and/or different roles for the character to avoid making anyone feel superfluous.)
(What do you plan to do with this character in X-Project? Do you have any long-term or short-term ideas? Who do you envision them interacting with the most? Which characters in X-Project do you think would stand out as notable to your character, and why? Again, please familiarise yourself with XP's canon via the Wiki - many movie or comic canon relationships are not the same in the game, or a character might not be in the game at the time you apply.)
(Please take a look via the game and write a currently relevant sample entry for your character. The entry could be a response or observation on a current game event, a reaction to a current discussion, a response to another post or plot, or about another character in the game. This is our chance to evaluate your characters in-game ‘voice’ and your understanding of our system. The post should be long enough provide a feel for the character. We are not interested in general topic posts that could have been from any character (for example: short posts saying hello, talking about the weather, discussing trips out for coffee, announcing fresh baked cookies in the kitchen – these are fine posts in the game, but are of limited use when evaluating an potential player.)
(If you are not familiar with the format that journal entries take, please take some time to read the game. An explanation of the journal system can be found in the FAQ or here.
Do not use x_logs – X-Project is a cooperative writing RPG and the pieces appearing in x_logs are written by multiple players. Writing other characters without permission is considered god-modding and is against the rules.)
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Please email this application to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "Character name | your name | application".
We will get back to you as soon as possible.