At first glance, it's a nice, normal town. The weather is nice, the scenery is lovely, the townsfolk seem to be just like you and me.
Beneath the surface, though, there's a little bit of weird. Anyone who enters this idyllic seaside town develops strange abilities and begins to have intensely vivid dreams about another life. A life that can't possible be real, no matter how much the dreams feel more like memories that anything else.
The dreams vary from person to person, each living the life of a fictional character in their slumber, each developing strange abilities or characteristics that connect them to that life. To an outsider, it seems bizarre and yet to the residents of Luna Bay, it's commonplace.
The Golden Rule:Do unto others... This is our most basic rule. Treat other players the way you would want to be treated. Don't ignore plot, don't leave people hanging on threads, don't update your characters' journals, but then take several weeks to reply to the comments other people leave on the post, reply to OOC introductions, even if it's just to say "hey, your character looks awesome!" With everyone in one location, there is no reason you shouldn't be able to find some plot with nearly everyone. Don't take out OOC things IC and vice versa. Don't be a douche.
Holds & Character Limits: There is a limit of 12 characters per player. Two characters/pb's may be held at one time and holds will last for one week (adds will be done as applications come in, generally within a few days at most). You may extend your hold up to two times. You can only be approved for two characters in one adds cycle. You are free to submit more than two applications, but your additional application(s) will be placed in a pending status until the next adds day.
We are not placing any caps on gender or specific character types, but we do ask that you try for some variety. If you're applying for multiple characters, please try to even out your gender choices, ages, etc. don't play 6 white, heterosexual, teenaged girls, for example. If we see you submitting characters that have too many similarities to one another, some of them may be denied.
Activity: We will not be instituting a formal activity check, but we do ask that you keep your characters active. You should, at minimum, be aiming for one complete thread or log per month and one journal entry (with timely responses to comments) every two weeks. If we notice that you are unable to keep up with these guidelines and you have multiple characters, you will be asked to drop one or more of them. If you're having trouble keeping up in general, please speak to us so we can try and help you.
Hiatuses: Hiatuses will be granted on a case by case basis. If you need to take a break from the game for personal reasons, please contact us and let us know. An OOC post letting the game at large know you aren't around is also a good idea.
HAVE FUN! This is probably the most important rule. This is a game, a hobby, and it's meant to be FUN! It is our fervent hope that you thoroughly enjoy playing here. If something is keeping you from enjoying the game PLEASE TALK TO US. We can't help you if we don't know what's going on!
Want to apply? Simply leave us a comment in this entry and link us to your completed application (please remove the parts in parentheses as you fill out the application). Make sure the post is public or that you have friended the mod journal if it is locked!
Adds will be done twice a week - on Tuesdays and Saturdays. You will be notified by email if your character has been accepted or not.
Handy textbox! Copy and paste the following into a new entry in your journal (HTML mode, don't use rich text or it will mess up the coding!):
Need to drop a character or make a change to an existing character? Email us the following form at onceuponadream [at] mac [dot] com. Please be sure to put "change for (your reincarnation here)" in the subject line of the email.