Finding Roleplaying Partners & PlottingWhile every single roleplaying thread at Vault 713 is available for everyone to join, no matter how many players are already in it, we know that sometimes you have a plot you’d like to kick off or you’d like to branch out a bit with who you’re posting with. So we’ve created this quick guide to expanding your circle and your story as easily as possible!
Looking for new friends?
•Browse the Player Profiles to look for others who might be up for a thread! And if you haven’t posted your own Player Profile, be sure to do so! Not only is this a great way to get to know your fellow players, but you may see someone who is listed as available for threads who has a character that you think would be fun to post with. If you see someone you think you’d like to get to know better, just send them a private message! (Or if you’re really bold, start an OOC Discussion to chat about your common interests!)
•Post in the Connection Classifieds to seek out social connections for your brand new characters! This is a great place to go after getting a new character sorted – you can post what connections you might be looking for to kick off some plots. You can also browse through what other members are posting and see if any of your existing characters would have any connections with our newly sorted characters!
Looking to explore a plot or story idea?
•Post your idea in the Classifieds to see who is interested in starting a thread! This is a great way to give a quick overview of what you want to do, what thread you need people for, or what kinds of characters you’re looking for so that others can respond. Classifieds are meant to be short and sweet and relatively quick to keep the excitement and momentum of an idea going. Once you’ve kicked it off, then you can…
•Send an owl to another character! Take a peek at our new Owlery forums in each era where you can send owls to other characters, or even text messages, emails, or telegrams for your nonmagical folks! Finally, you can send that unsolicited fanmail to your favourite celebrity character, or exchange love letters with your significant other… or send a howler to that person who started that nasty rumour about you.
•Submit news and rumors that will help kick off your plot! The best way to really get a plot going is to just jump right in! Every era has it’s own News & Rumors forum where you can either write an article for a publication like the Daily Prophet (just think about the possibilities: Werewolves At Large in Paris: Who To Blame?) or straight up start a rumor to see what gets people talking (“I overheard that someone stole a ton of unicorn horns from the apothecary!”)
•Start a discussion if you want to get opinions from your fellow members about how certain aspects of Harry’s world might work. This is a great place to start if you have an idea for a setting or theme for your thread but aren’t sure how it could work out. While the discussion forums are not the place to figure out how a plot will play out, you’re welcome to chat about things like wizarding laws in a specific country, where a secret organization holds their meetings, how vampires travel around unnoticed… or just about anything else pertaining to the wizarding world and its culture!