COMPENDIUM

THE COMPENDIUM IS A WEALTH OF INFORMATION THAT WILL ENRICH YOUR WRITING EXPERIENCE ON RESONANCE. HERE YOU WILL FIND THE RULES, HELP TO MAKE A CHARACTER, PREMISE OF THE WORLD, DESCRIPTIONS OF RACES/FACTIONS/LOCATIONS, AND WORLD NEWS. WE DON'T EXPECT PEOPLE TO READ EVERYTHING JUST TO GET STARTED BUT LOSE YOURSELF IN THE DEPTH OF INFORMATION OVER TIME!! COMPENDIUM NAVIGATION MENU ON THE LEFT WILL TAKE YOU INTO ALL THE RICH RESONANCE INFORMATION.

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First things first, welcome! We are happy you are here and hope you find a mature and enriching environment to welcome your muse.
This site is rated mature (3-3-3). Our average player is 25+ with staff averaging 40+, so we cater to an older crowd with less online time. Because of this we tend not to have an active cbox and may take more than a day to approve characters but please don't mistake this for inactivity. Careers and families take precedence but we are quite active. If there is no one in the chat to answer questions just post them in the forum "QUESTIONS". With a registered name you can also use the Help ticketing system if you do not want your questions public.
Take some time reading over these rules -- they are important for a pleasurable writing experience on this site.
Note: This site functions best in Chrome and Firefox. It is most "glitchy" in IE but still works fine!
General:
No word count - people tend to post match here but even that is not required. Quality over quantity. Be respectful to everyone while using the board, cbox, and PMs. Refrain from drama. This INCLUDES bugging people to post - this is a site that caters to older players - they post when they can. God Moding/Autos/Over Powered are forbidden. There is an explanation about these terms in our helpful article, How to Role Play Like a Champ. Also this is an original writing site so no fandom please. Posts must be 3rd person past tense. Real Play-Bys - limited realistic artwork for non-human appearing characters (ex: lizard race) which is subject to staff approval. If your character has a human & non-human form you will need a play-by for their human form. No animated avatars or signatures, but you can have them in the "About Me" section of your profile. Avatars= 150 px by 400 px for best fit. Adult Content:
Adult Content (AC) on this site is for mature adults only. It is automatically granted after 2mths active play so long as you demonstrated you are a mature writer. It is expected you will not harass others about what goes on in the AC areas. Access can be removed at anytime for behavior the staff feels demonstrates a lack of maturity. Also, when in doubt, put it in the AC section as it is for explicit/detailed descriptions of nudity, sex, disturbing violence, and gore. Certain sensitive subjects are not allow even in the AC areas: Rape, abortion, sex slaves, & excessive S&M/BDSM. If you are looking for that there are sites better suited for you. Resonance is not a smut site. It is a writer's site. AC threads should be natural flows from actual plots. Writing nothing but AC will earn you a request to find a forum better suited to what you want. Character Creation:
Three characters permitted upon joining. After 1 mth, you can pick up as many characters as you like. We only have this rule because its a burden on the staff to work on 10 characters for you in the first couple weeks only to have you ditch us :/ . We recommend that one of your first characters is natural born to Earth rather than a veil crosser/elf. We say this because the veil crossers in general struggle to belong in a way that can make a brand new player struggle for good threads. Non-Earth characters work great in the setting but we find that for most, the ability to get into more activity immediately makes for a better initial experience in the game and once your feet are wet you can see the "good" places to insert a veil crosser rather than making one randomly and not having a good outlet to write with others. Your character can NOT be immediate family to any of the big co-stars that run factions. This unfairly gives power by simple association. If you're thinking about a Sci-fi/High Tech, please, read this first. No alien characters or technology. Detailed information to help creating a character can be found here. While abilities are only limited by your imagination, any that allows mimicking of powers, amplification of powers (such as feeding another mana to amp their ability), instant kills or easily control/violate others, mind reading/controlling, mass reality bending, time travel, negation of abilities, instant healing of self/others or instant regeneration are forbidden. We are not a "power" focused site. What we mean by that is the story is FAR more important than the power you wield. Therefore we always look for powers to be balanced and not too "over the top". Characters with overpowered abilities or skills take longer to review because we work hard to keep a balance. (don't worry, staff will help you balance!) We do not allow child characters. This includes adult minds in child bodies, child mind in adult bodies or adult characters turned into children. This is an adult site and it's awkward/uncomfortable to bring children into the writing as anything but NPC. All characters must be both physically AND mentally at LEAST 18 years of age for their race. Also every play-by used MUST be over 18. If this is your first character, we require a writing sample. Please give at least 3-4 paragraphs - a copy of a post from somewhere else is a great sample! For subsequent characters you can enter "see X profile for sample". Because the Nevus arrival was only 10 years ago and child characters are not allowed, there are no half-breeds with humans, infected, metahumans or humans with abilities. Inactivity and Play bys/Face Claims:
If you do not log in with your character in a 2 month period, you run the risk of losing your play by/face claim. After 60 days of inactivity without an away message your profile will be turned inactive (not deleted!) and the play by released for others to use. Note: you can always reactivate any character but if the play by was picked up by someone else you will need a new one. If it is your turn in a group thread with 3 or more people and you delay it more than 12 days without an away message, the group is permitted to skip you to not hold up the storyline. This does NOT mean you are out of the thread, you can post any time to catch up but just recognize you will be skipped due to extended inactivity. If you need to be away its polite to let the group know and invite them to skip you while you are away. Warnings and Banning:
Ok here is the thing, Resonance is managed by adults for adults. We don't like to warn or ban, don't make us do it. It is rare but happens from time to time and we staff do not consider it lightly.
CBOX NAME COLOR KEY
ADMINS , CBOX MONITORS , FELLOW PLAYERS
 
First and foremost we want you to have fun!! And while there are rules below, if you stick to No Whining, No Drama, and Be Mature you are likely to fit in fine.
 
These are the rules for using our Cbox.
Use your character name(s) when registering
No politics, religion or other "hot button" topics - keep it light
Do not mimic/steal people's user names/avatars
Do not use cartoon avatars. Real pictures (18+), best to use your play by
While the site is mature rated, Cbox is PG-13 - no discussing our AC here
Don't advertise, talk about or link to other boards in cbox. Be respectful.
Don't spam or flood
Try to keep your real life troubles out of cbox, people come here for fun, if you need to talk to someone we ask you do so through messenger instead
Remember that if you post your contact information such as AIM or email in cbox, someone you do not know can very well grab that information without your permission, so be aware what you post
Do not take authority in own hands. When you see someone breaking a rule, notify a staff member via pm, and not try to 'warn' somebody yourself.
No fighting in cbox - lets be adults
BE NICE. Respect other cboxers. Treat them as you would like to be treated.
Have fun!

Before you get started:
First, check that your Play By (PB) is not taken, by looking at this list. If your Play-by is available it is a good idea to put in a HELP ticket to reserve it while you are making your profile, that way no one else can grab it while you are building your character - reserves will be held for 2 weeks but can be extended if you need more time. Only real photographs are allowed as Avatars - no anime/cartoon/art images. REALISTIC styled artwork will be considered for non-human appearing characters (orcs, lizard skin etc) and is subject to staff approval. Note that characters that turn into monsters but have a human form will need a real play by.  
Making your character - help building a good one!
Details, details, details! We are an intermediate to advanced writing site, character development and substance will help with acceptance. Profiles should be descriptive and not a few sentences, giving a clear picture of your character and how they fit into our world.
Determine NAME: Real names. They can be unusual and unique, but no chat “handles” or offensive/silly names allowed - it helps you be recognized as unique if your first name does not match an existing characters but its NOT a requirement- you can check the Cast Determine RACE: Check here but remember if you have a good idea for a race we are open to looking at it for addition - post a help ticket to run it by us. Determine FACTION: they may be affiliated with. Remember they can be Factionless. Determine Appearance and Key Belongings Determine your ABILITIES/POWERS: Check here, under magic if your character possesses magic. Be sure to balance abilities with deficiencies. It is not the point of this game to be the most powerful! Remember they can be anything from a normal human to something exotic as outlined in the Race pages. There are no outlines or spell lists to choose from, your creativity is welcome as long as it fits our canon and rules. Determine Personality, Skills and Personal Items your character might have. Please provide at least a paragraph describing personality and character wants/desires. Determine your character's History. Keep in mind that the initial Resonance was in 2010 and there was an additional 'Resonance Wave' on November 2nd, 2018 that altered another small percentage of the Human populace. Your character should not only have history that covers before the Resonance but also what they have been doing since the world was upheaved. Role Play Sample (only if its your first character). At least 2-3 paragraphs. We love detail here, but it's also quality above quantity. Many use a good post from some other RP and that is perfectly fine! Any subsequent character will not need a sample - just put "see x profile" for the sample. Add an Avatar - 150 px wide and 400 px tall fits best Important tips for your character profile:
We would like to see more than 'one line' answers in your profile. Here there are a great array of three dimensional characters, try to give some substance. It is a good idea to look at some approved character profiles to get a feel for the amount of substance your fellow writers gave. Once you have completely updated your profile submit a Help ticket under the Character Approval department. Just say you are ready for review in the ticket, no need to copy paste an app in there - it's all in your profile! Wait for approval! RESTRICTIONS (please also find more information in the RESONANCE RULES)
Any characters with abilities or skills that might be considered overpowered might take longer to review for acceptance because being the "most powerful" is not the point of this game and we work hard to keep a balance. Please be patient with us as we work with you. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR ABILITIES MAKE SENSE. How and why does this power work? What is it's nature? What are its limitations? We do not allow characters that are children. See the RESONANCE RULES. Playable Angels/Nephilim etc are NOT ALLOWED. This is not to say we do not allow 'winged humanoids'. Angels were found to be a mismatch with this site. Playable Demons are NOT ALLOWED. Demons exist but only as NPC antagonists. Intelligent Dragons (or other massive, magical beasts) able to assume Human form are not allowed at this time. Some of these creatures exist in the site's backstory but the presence of playable highly intelligent creatures of titanic size, able to conceal themselves as Humans and wield powerful spells will only turn the site into a "Giant Monsters vs. Everyone else." story. Before the completion of your character it is expected that you have read all the information provided in this article and the rules. Any points that have not been understood should be clarified prior to the submitting of your completed character profile review. Just post a HELP ticket and we'll answer whatever questions you may have concerning our rules. This will prevent any re-writes that may result from misinterpretation.
 
THANK YOU and HAPPY WRITING!
Face Claims!
A
Andile Gumbi - @Ibrahim Asimu Tanko
Ashley Greene - @Samithel
 
B
Ben Dahlhaus - @Calder Muireadach
Ben Hill - @DeClan Asher Quinn
Billie Piper - @Lian Storm
Brandon J. Boyd - @Haslan Senai
Brandon Jay Mclaren - @Wesley Evans
Bridget Moynahan - @Derrick Mason Gray
 
C
Chris Pine - @Jacob Minor
Chris Pratt - @Boone (Paddy) Fitzpatrick
Colin O'Donoghue - @Ismael Akopolis
 
D
Daisy Ridley - @Kett Evangeline
David Gandy - @Gabriele Salvatierra
Diego Klattenhoff - @Bo Salvatierra
Dolph Lundgren - @Atticus Gale
 
E
Edgar Ramirez= @Endika Ofeo
Eric Dane - @Rhome Del Santo
Evangeline Lilly - @Maree'Anca Marin
 
F
Feral Devitt - @Gavin de Luc
Francois Telombre - @Durion Caranthir
 
G
Gabriel Macht - @Etan Jaeger
Gemma Arterton - @Rorye Shannon-Kearney
Gong Li - @Kagami Suzaku
 
H
Hettienne Park - @Keeley Saunders
Hugh Dancy - @Trystan Sallow
 
I
 
 
J
Jake Gyllenhaal - @Isaac Wilson
Jason Momoa - @Alec Walker
Jason Statham - @Dover Weir
Jessica Biel - @Deyanira Kain
Jolin Tsai - @Lee Yen
Jonas Altberg - @Johann Sebastian Eligius
Joshua Sasse - @Matteo Carducci
 
 
K
Katy Segal - @Murphy Cheyenne McCallister
 
L
Liam McIntyre - @Josef Carroll Boudreaux
Lily Collins - @Rhue Vestele
Luke Evans - @Kai Alexander Morgan
Lyndsey Fonseca - @Cassandra Greene
 
M
Maggie Q - @Raeden (Rae) Seiko
Mana Ogawa - @Mana Aizawa
Michael Paré - @Slate Morrison
Monica Bellucci - @Calista Burke
 
N
Nathalie Kelley= @Sage Monroe
Nicki Clyne - @MacKenna Zielinski
 
 
O
Olga Kurylenko - @Eris London
 
P
 
Q
 
R
Ryan Reynolds - @Alistair Greene
 
S
Sharlto Copely - @Towenaar Van Aarde
Summer Glau - @Skye Bledri
Susan Aglukark - @Unnuk Umiaktorvik
 
T
Theo Gauchet - @Kashmir Dorsanos
Tom Hiddleston - @Will Tennesen
 
U
 
V
Viggo Mortensen - @Vacily Rezanov
W
Wade Poeczyn - @Francis "Frankie" Pesci 
Weston Boucher - @Rami deChartres
 
X
 
Y
 
Z
 
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Reserved Claims!
 
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PAST DUE CLAIMS
 
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Canons & Co-stars
 
While these are not 'claimed play-bys', we ask that if you have your heart set on a face used by either a canon or co-star to please inform the staff so that we can adjust their image. You can pick up any of our Canon characters to play. Those with a "*" beside the name are Co-Stars and can not be picked up.
 
CANON • CO-STAR *
 
A
Akshay Kumar -Anand Dayal*
Amelia Warner - Alia Safina - RESERVED for @Lian Storm
Andrej Pejic - Aegir Saemundson*
 
B
Barbara Meier - Marellis Severin*
 
C
Carman Kass -Oracle*
Cate Blanchett - @Dacia Setgrave*
Clancy Brown -Xavier Pattison*
 
D
Dennis Haysbert - President Dean Stanley (E.A.A.) *
Diane Lane - Lyric Locklin*
Dorothea Mercouri - Alessia Nicosia
E
Edoardo Costa - "Lucky" Luciana Cavalli *
 
F
 
G
Gillian Anderson - Sapphron Ward *
 
H
Harrison Ford - Christopher Ward *
Harvey Keitel - Kosta De Cerbo*
Henry Ian Cusick - Connor MacBride *
 
I
 
J
Joe Montegna - Victor Nuzio *
 
K
Kathy Chow - Deirdre Park *
Kelly Hu - Adria Nighttraveler *
Kevin Costner - Stone Ward *
Kevin Spacey - President Jackson Davenport (S.C.)*
Kristanna Loken - Sasha Starling*
Kristin Scott Thomas -Chloe Rutherford*
 
L
Laz Alonso - Angelo Gaspari *
 
M
Mads Mikkelsen -Soren Strand*
Marine Vacth - Asia Savin*
Matt Bomer - Ethan Markson
Michael Jai White -Dante Hudson*
Moon Bloodgood - Ahanu Walker
 
N
Noomi Rapace - Stevie "Mouse" Hayes 
O
 
P
Peter Coyote - Ezra Waterstein *
 
Q
 
R
Raffaello Balzo - Anthony Bazzini
Richard Harris - Angus Leary*
Robert Redford -Pharell Shore*
 
S
Saffron Burrows -Delaney G. Grant*
Sandra Oh - Hyun Jae Sohn *
Sigourney Weaver - Chief Executive Leighton Holt (F.W.A)*
Susan Sarandon - Chelsea Redgrove
Svetlana Khodchenkova - Viktoriya Stradinsky *
 
T
Taye Diggs - Toby Lavoie
Taylor Kitsch- Gerren Marouk
Tom Berenger -Jericho West*
 
U
 
V
 
W
William B. Davis - Jude Matthews*
William Hurt - Karl Reinhardt*
 
X
 
Y
Yvonne Strahovski - Solstice Davies
 
Z
Zoe Saldana as Neytiri - Chiarra
TAGGING THREADS
When you start a topic, it is helpful to tag the people that you wish to be in the thread with you, or leave it with the tag of "Open", to indicate that the thread is open for entry by anyone. Location would be great, too, although it's not necessary. You can tag using the 'Topic Tags' field just beneath the 'Topic Title' field when starting a topic, or by selecting 'Use Full Editor" when editing the opening post within a thread. Do NOT put tags in the title of your threads - it makes things inconsistent for other players. You can do multiple tags by separating them with commas.
 
TIME ON THREADS
There is one thing that should be understood about time in this game:
 
GAME TIME = Will always be REAL TIME date plus three years.
 
It is very important to realize that when posting a new topic, the date and time for that topic will default to GAME TIME unless you put adate on the top of the thread specifying otherwise. This especially helps when a single day in a thread takes weeks to actually post back and forth - it reminds everyone when the thread actually happened. We recommend you put the date and time of day on the top of the opening post. Keep in mind you can always start a thread that happened in the past, but never in the future.
 
Example of a date on top of post:
 
Date: July 4, 2018
Time: 5pm

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