These rules and guidelines are to be followed by all members of the RP.
About our Group
Keep these things in mind:
- We are a para-RP group. (So not a chat or gif-RP group. It is not forbidden to use gifs in replies though!)
- Everyone will be invited to the OOC blog, where we expect everyone to come and say hi and look for partners. (We don’t bite.) You will be expected to share an emailaddress with us so we can invite you to the blog.
About your Pokemon
Everybody chooses their character’s starter Pokemon themselves.
- Your starter Pokemon can not be a legendary Pokemon.
- Starter Pokemon can not be evolved versions like Raichu or Charizard… it can however be a Pikachu (so you can skip baby versions such as Pichu).
- Pokemon can’t talk. But they do speak their name in the same way as you are familiar with from the animated series. “Pika-pi?”
- Pokemon look like real-life creatures to your character, not like animated figures hopping around like in Mary Poppins or Roger Rabbit.
- Every month, you are allowed to either catch a new Pokemon or to make your Pokemon evolve.
About the OUAT Characters
Some general rules about the Enchanted Forest and its inhabitants.
- The story is set in the Enchanted Forest only. (Even if characters such as Jefferson and Bae have been to the world of Pokemon.)
- You can only apply for characters that are mentioned on the “open characters” page. (No, Emma is not available. Yet.) You can write your own short bio for characters that have no bio yet or ask us to write one for you if you are without inspiration.
- All biographies are set up in such a way that you have not met other characters yet, unless they are family or neighbors. (This means that Red knows Granny and Peter, but not Snow.)
- The most significant plot-change we made, was that Rumpelstiltskin has only been the Dark One for a year or so. This means that Cora/Regina learned magic from the Dark One before him and that the name Rumpelstiltskin isn’t as renowned yet. (The term “The Dark One” is known throughout the Enchanted Forest though.)
- There are no Pokemon centers or Pokemon gyms in the Enchanted Forest. The same goes for Pokedexes, Pokeballs and the typical potions you would encounter in the game. However, the inhabitants of the Enchanted Forest are resourceful, so I have no doubt that alternatives will be found during the RP.
We expect a minimum of five para-posts each week from all of our members. Whether you do all these posts in one day or spread them over the week, does not matter.
When you are going on holiday or can’t be active for a while, please send us a message to announce how long you will be gone. It will be added to our Hiatus page.
About Your Blog
If you create your blog, keep in mind that your blog contains:
- A link back to us
- Your character’s biography/character info
- A page about your Pokemon
RP’ing with External RP’ers
Though you are a part of this group, you may RP with other RP’ers on Tumblr as well. But keep these things in mind:
- They may not be canon characters from OUAT not belonging to this group.
- They may be OC’s.
- They may be Pokemon RP’ers.
- They may be random indie RP’ers from other characters.
But another thing to keep in mind:
- all those RP’s would be an AU for you - so it would not affect the storyline of our RP.
- Whether you do this or not, is your own decision! You don’t have to RP with anyone you don’t want to RP with.