Season's Greetings, fellow Eorzeans!
As this year's Starlight Celebration nears, we here at the Chroniclers would like to bring together our fellows and offer a different kind of gift exchange: roleplay. The Secret Scenario Santa event is intended to help facilitate roleplay between Free Companies and individuals, drawing people in our community together for some fun and finding new connections.
How to Play
We have a handy-dandy sign-up form through Google Docs. Free Companies and Individuals are welcome to sign up to participate, but we'll be separating them into two different drawings; one for Free Companies to participate with each other and one for Individuals. Each entrant will submit their name, a contact point (if a Free Company), and a plothook -- a scenario or theme by which to get involved with them. Plothooks can be serious or silly, mundane or extraordinary. It's up to you!
Entries will be taken until December 17th @ 7pm, an hour before we start drawing. Names will be drawn in the order they were submitted and each player will /random. Whatever number you're closest to will be your intended roleplay partner, which will then be provided to you via Private Message in-game.
If you cannot be present on the day names are drawn, then whatever names are left over after those present have gone will be given out in the order in which they remain. If you wish to withdraw your participation, please contact either Syranelle Ironleaf or Zhan'a Rakhin and let us know so we can adjust the roster.
1.) One entry per person/Free Company. Duplicate entries will be removed.
2.) Plothooks can be serious or silly, whatever fits the theme/purpose of your character/Company.
3.) Please keep all plothooks PG/PG-13; no mature/adult themes to keep the event accessible to everyone.
4.) No re-draws! If you don't like/want who you've drawn, you do not get an immediate re-draw. You will be moved to last in line and get choose again then.
5.) The Chroniclers will not be held responsible for the quality/kind of RP you arrange as a result of this event. However, do let us know if someone doesn't provide you with RP at all. That goes against the very nature of this event. We'll do our best to provide something, if another individual/group fails to.
6.) Alts are welcome to participate!
Q: How long/short should my plothook be?
A: As long you need it to be to get your point across. I advise keeping plothooks short, since I'll have to convey them to participants. Here's a sample of mine: You find one of Syranelle's books at the Carline Canopy. It has a bunch of history and relic research about Gelmorra. You should probably return it to her.
Q: Can I make separate entries for myself, my Free Company or my Linkshell?
A: Yup! As long as you aren't making multiple entries for the same individual/group, as long as we have someone to contact to let you know who you've drawn, it's all good!
Q: I won't be there the night of the drawing. Can I still participate?
A: Of course! Attendance to the night of the drawing is not mandatory for participation, it's just an added level to the fun. Those unable to attend will have their names drawn randomly by me and I'll contact you either by Private Message here on the RPC or in-game to let you know who you have. ^_^