Quick and breezy FAQ to get you started

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Atomic Knight

Bear With Me
The Convergence Series GM
Wait a second, where do I post?
Convergence is a fandom multiverse that allows for expansion and formation by its player base. Semi-Monthly events that function as group roleplays are hosted within the In-Character Forums. The genre and style of these events vary, but they usually add to an ongoing overall narrative within the Convergence series. A schedule of upcoming events can be found in the Games and Characters thread, along with a directory of past events. If you wish to submit an idea for an event, please refer to Roleplay Ideas thread for details, though it is heavily recommended you play in a few RPs first before considering!

The In-Character Forums is not just for special events, but also side stories set within the Convergence multiverse. These range from group roleplays to 1x1s, with the plot and scope of them decided by whoever conceived of them. Anyone can come up with a side story idea, grab some players, and start their own thread without explicit GM approval or permission. If the side story is planned to be grand in scope (as in, would affect the other plot threads in the series), then do run them by @Atomic Knight and @Ver.

If you're itching to get started right away, you can generally hop into any of the "Hot Spot" threads without much hassle. Any RP within this In-Character section is not GM-directed and thus, any player may plot out something all their own. Generally all threads within the Hot Spot sections are open for players to jump in without permission. All that is required is that one posts their character(s) in the respective character directory.

What kind of characters can be played?
Tons. Convergence is intended to be a crossover fandom roleplay multiverse, but both fandom and original characters can be played. Fandom characters include any character depicted in a publicly established work, including novels, graphic novels, web comics, web shows, live action television shows, movies, animation, video games, plays, and radio dramas. You may not play real life historical figures, religious figures, or real life people. However, historical figures can be played if a fictional version exists of them.

In addition to fandom characters, OCs from worlds of your own creation or established fandom worlds can be played. Alternate universe interpretations of fandom characters can also be played. Your only real limit is your imagination!

Is this meant to be complicated?
With the amount that's going on, it does seem like it may be daunting, but it doesn't have to be. For the most part, one can safely ignore what's going on outside a plot they may be running or a thread they are a part of. In addition, the special events are usually intended to be stand-alone to the point that someone new should be able to engage with what's happening easily. Not all events are quite so friendly to new players, but that's more rare than not.

If there's any confusion about any terms, plot, or goings-on, feel free to hop by our Discord for any questions you may have. We also have a wiki that may help you out on certain terms or references!

How do I start an RP?
Anyone is free to write their own side stories or host their own roleplays. For those of you looking to run a roleplay of your own, there are three places on STC where you can post signups. I'll go into detail below:

Bulletin Board: A hybrid area for both interest checks and signups. Anyone can post in these with any ideas, Convergence roleplays included. This area sends an alert to the official STC Discord when a new thread goes up, and it's your best bet to try and bring in new faces.

Out-of-Character Roleplay Discussion: An area for more dedicated ooc talk for roleplays. While signups can go here, usually they won't get as much traffic unless you posted an interest check prior and linked it.

Convergence Out-of-Character Forums: Our own area for ooc discussion and signups. This also is not connected to the STC Discord. If you want to keep your roleplay small and to people connected with Convergence already, this is the perfect spot for your signups.

Main Events, Side Stories, Illusion Games... what's all this mean?
I'll try and break it down:

Main Event = Semi-Monthly group roleplays that very in genre and style. They aren't strictly run every month, but do run sequentially after one another.

Side Story = A group roleplay or 1x1 set in the Convergence universe being run by players. These go as long or as short as the players want it to.

"Hot Spot" = Otherwise known as Sandbox roleplays. These roleplays run indefinitely and represent specific locations within the multiverse. These are open world RPs that generally have no GM direction attributed to them.

Illusion Game = A specific kind of side story roleplay where the character's memories have been erased and replaced with memories of a new life. The genre and style of these kinds of roleplays vary, but all follow the specific memory loss premise.​
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