Then register first name, middle initial, last name in all caps for your character. For example, THOMAS W. HIDDLESTON.
When posting an application, please make the subject title 'Last, First M.' and the topic description 'Codename'.
You may join as a canon character, or as a completely original creation.
After your first character is accepted, register an OOC account. Then, post your organizer in the S.H.I.E.L.D. Database forum. If you need help, ask a staff member or board member and we'll walk you through it!
The site is rated R, and open to 18 and older only. No characters under 16. Any thread that goes into extreme violence, language, etc., please tag with an [M].
The board operates under an open plotting system. All threads are open to anyone, within the bounds of common sense.
Discuss the details with your posting partner/partners if you want to control other characters. Give all characters a chance to react.
Post a quick absence if you're going to be gone so we can put you on the hiatus list.
Accounts checks will happen every so often. If you are not posting as per IC guidelines (one post a month for all canons and original characters), you will be archived.
In group threads with an established posting order: there is a four day grace period for your character. If a post is not up, then the next person in line can post (so the thread doesn't stagnate).
If you request an NPC S.H.I.E.L.D. agent to show in your threads, he/she has the right to arrest your character if your character does not have his/her card linked in his/her signature.
There is a fifteen IC post limit for characters before you are able to create another one. You can have as many as you want, as long as they are all active!
Odds and Ends
Graphics: make sure that your avs are 250x400. You must have one and a gif in your mini profile. If you need one made for you, pelase request it of one of the other members.
Writing Level: There is no word count and we are open to all writing levels.
Conflict resolutions: IC drama needs to be handled between characters. OOC drama and other board drama, the staff will step in if necessary.
NPCs: If a canon is not being played right now by a player on board, and you need to use a canon for NPCing purposes in a thread, by all means, do so, to help out with a plot you may have. The only thing you will not be allowed to do to characters is kill them. You can make an NPC account without an application -- just pm the admin and they will make them an NPC. What constitutes an NPC? A character who is only going to be used for a short period of time in order to move a plot along OR a character having to do with a temporary board plot. If this character is staying, you gotta app 'em.