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Joining the story
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Guidelines:
This is a list of guidelines for new players who wish to join the OddRealm Adventures roleplay.

Da Rulez!

In the OddRealm Adventures-roleplay, anyone who wishes to participate must first follow a series of guidelines, this being the third one. It is asumed that you have already completed all steps in the previous guide, when begining this one.

This guide explains how to properly reserve characters, locations and requests. It elaborates on the rules concerning new roleplayers' first pictures - what must be included and what is not allowed. And finally, it details the process of adding ones' picture to the wiki.

Step 1: Preparations Edit

Before you go all arty-party, you need to make sure you will not be wasting your time on your artwork. Imagine if someone uploads a picture using any of the characters or locations that you are currently drawing, it will be considered lore and thus there is a chance it might conflict with whatever you were planning with said characters and locations - resulting in your picture being rejected.

To make sure this will not happen, go to the location- and character-pages and look through their respective lists. Here you can see which locations and characters are free to use, and which are currently reserved by other roleplayers or not reservable for other reasons.

You are not allowed to base your first picture on any of the locations that cannot be reserved, nor include any characters that are reserved by other players.

Pick your Main character's starting location from the free options - you are not allowed to invent new locations in your first picture - and make sure to reserve the location, so that it is left in peace until you have finished your first picture.

While you are limited to using one of these locations, you are free to create a sub-location in your first pic. In example you could create the dungeons of the Pancake Prison or the throne room of Zomburg.

To reserve your desired location, edit the list on the "location"-page using the source editor. Next to your desired location, you will see the following template.

{{reserve}}

Change it to "reserved", put a | and fill in your user-name, then another | followed by the date of your reservation (We use the european order of dates), as shown in the example below.

{{reserved|Amargaard|17.12.2017}}


This is done similarly on the character-page.

After you have reserved both a location and characters to accompaign your Main Character in your first picture, you must also reserve requests. Pick anything from the list of available requests that have not been reserved already.

You must take at least three requests - not requested by yourself.

Step 2: Get creative Edit

Create a piece of art including your Main Character, the characters you have reserved, the requests you have taken in the location you reserved earlier.

Next write a story that matches your artwork, centered around your Main Character.

In your first picture you must refrain from including the main characters from other players, and the only new stuff you can invent must be based on the taken requests.

Step 3: Adding it to the wiki Edit

When you have finished creating art and story for your first picture, add a new page to the wiki, named "Pic XX". Instead of XX, insert the number after the latest picture in the series. Go to source editor and enter the following template:

{{Infobox Picture
      |prev picture = *
      |next picture = **
      |picture# = ***
      |picture name = **** 
      |picture image = *****
      |artist = <gallery position="left" spacing="small" widths="75" navigation="true" orientation="square" captionalign="center" hideaddbutton="true" >******</gallery>
      |story = *******
      |main character = {{Character Gallery|Character Gallery = ********}}
      |original characters = {{Character Gallery|Character Gallery = *********}}
      |satire characters = {{Character Gallery|Character Gallery = **********}}
      |copied characters = {{Character Gallery|Character Gallery = ***********}}
      |location = ************
     }}

Then fill out all the fields. Instead of *, write the number of the previous picture in the series.

Example: 03

Instead of **, write the number of the next picture in the series after yours.

Example: 05

Instead of ***, write the number of your own picture.

Example: 04

Instead of ****, write a title for your picture.

Example: The Beginning of Doomsday!

Instead of *****, enter the filename of your artwork. This must be uploaded to the wiki using the same filename.

Example: Pic 04.png

Instead of ******, enter the filename of your wikia profile picture, followed by a |, then "link=User:", add your username, followed by another |, and then your username once again, this time embraced by [['s and ]]'s.

Example: Awesome Profile Pic.jpg|link=User:Amargaard|[[Amargaard]]

Instead of *******, add the entire wall of text that you wrote as your story matching the picture artwork.

Example: Michael Jackson sang "I'm bad!" with the voice of an angel. And Knud the giant danced all over the place, killing hundreds of MJ fans. But then a meteor from outer space blasted the stage and blablabla...

Instead of ********, add {{Icon, followed by your character name, and end it with two }}'s. This will probably not work out at first, because an admin need to create matching icon templates for all new characters. But don't bother about that.

Example: {{Icon Oddam}}

Instead of *********, add icons for each of the original characters that appear in your picture - including those that are only mentioned. You can add a character icon by writing {{Icon, and inserting the character name followed by }}'s. Repeat this for each of the original characters. If any of the characters in the picture dies or have been killed prior to your picture, add |dead between the character name and the }}'s.

Example: {{Icon Neptimir}}{{Icon Superdude}}{{Icon Carl|dead}}

Instead of **********, add icons for each of the satire characters that appear in your picture - including those that are only mentioned. You can add a character icon by writing {{Icon, and inserting the character name followed by }}'s. Repeat this for each of the satire characters. If any of the characters in the picture dies or have been killed prior to your picture, add |dead between the character name and the }}'s.

Example: {{Icon Rihanna}}{{Icon Trump}}{{Icon Elvis|dead}}

Instead of ***********, add icons for each of the copied characters that appear in your picture - including those that are only mentioned. You can add a character icon by writing {{Icon, and inserting the character name followed by }}'s. Repeat this for each of the copied characters. If any of the characters in the picture dies or have been killed prior to your picture, add |dead between the character name and the }}'s.

Example: {{Icon Shrek}}{{Icon Tyrion}}{{Icon Vader|dead}}

Instead of ************, add the locations featured in your picture, in the form of bullet points, showing several layers of locations including the universe, the planet, the region, the city, the building, etc.

Example:

* [[Odd Realm]]

**[[Unnamed planet]]

*** [[Shrek's Kingdom]]

**** [[Shrekistan]]

***** [[The Pope's Shrexual Bar]]

When you are finished, press "Save page" and you can view the final piece. After that the only option is to wait for an admin to approve of your picture, whereafter it will be official lore in the OddRealm-universe.