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Here are all the rules for CTS. They might be a little different than any you've seen before, so make sure to read them all!

1. Please be respectful of other people, their characters, and their opinions! Anyone caught insulting or harassing other participants will be given a warning. Since I believe in second chances, you get a one-week suspension after two warnings and a permanent ban after a total of three warnings.
2. Please keep topics and language appropriate! Swearing and vulgar content is not necessary. In some cases, replacing swear words with ** is acceptable, but not often. Since I see all the posts you make, I'll hopefully catch anything inappropriate before it gets posted, but you should make a conscious effort to keep swearing to a minimum.
3. Keep romance to a minimum. “Little kid romances” are fine, but don’t be detailed or go overboard. I doubt many of us would mind romance, but still, be careful.
4. Do not powerplay. Powerplaying is incredibly irritating and it can take away the reality of a CTS. A magical beast that will gladly swoosh the characters straight to their goal with no complications will not suddenly appear, nor will it take out all the guards and end the CTS. If someone informs you that you're beginning to powerplay, please listen and tone it down!
5. Please don’t control other’s characters. This is not only irritating to an extent, but it could take the character down a path that was not intended by the character creator. If someone gives you permission, though, light CYC is okay.
6. Be careful with weapons or powers. Skills and special abilities can take away from the feeling of the CTS and make it seem less fitting to the story. The same goes for weaponry, if allowed. Each CTS has their own rules about this, so in some cases it may be allowed and in others it might not be.

I should remind you that each CTS is allowed to have its own rules and requirements, which means there is no standard to follow except these base rules.

That's all!


ANNOUNCEMENT:

Alright guys, I'm really sorry about not starting my CTS yet. I plan on starting it in a littl over a week, but that is subject to change. My life has gotten rather crazy lately, since finals are coming up, I have to take a certification course for something, and I have a hunge final writing project that's sucking up all my free time. In the meantime, feel free to start your own CTS's on here and keep the group active! I'll become active once again as soon as I can.

~{LS}

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~~~Character Sheets~~~
Please be sure to try to use an appearance/name you haven’t used before, thanks! This is not mandatory but preferred.

Name: (Last names are optional)
Age: 14-20 please!
Gender:
Appearance: (I’m not a fan of using premade images but it’s okay if you want to. However, I highly recommend using designers on the site at the bottom (http://www.dolldivine.com/) for creating more custom appearances of your characters. Written descriptions are also welcome (: )
Persona: (Details, details, details! You can use the personality test linked at the bottom of the forums list if you wish.)
Strengths: (Not optional! Makes a more well-rounded character.)
Weaknesses: (Not optional! Makes a more well-rounded character.)
Mannerisms:
Skills: (Including this because the first step in the CTS is cracking a puzzle)
Past: (please include at least two sentences of backstory. Backstory makes it easier to understand characters)
Weapons of choice: (Keep in mind that this is a non-dystopian futuristic city, so while plasma blasters and electric staffs are plausible, your average everyday citizen will have more practical things)
Other: (Fun random details!)

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Questions and Off-Topic chat for the Precious Words CTS

Precious Words: A CTS
By Emma K (LabSister)

Welcome to my first CTS! I hope this one isn’t a hopeless failure but what can you do XD

This CTS runs in stages! If you don’t know exactly what I mean, let me explain it: One thing has to happen before something else can happen, like you have to open the jar of peanut butter before you can spread it on toast. Make sense?
Also, there is going to be a “Villain” character I will create and use later on, after Stage 3 is in full swing. I’m doing this for the purposes of having opposition in the story, and an obstacle, because Dystopian Police Officers are getting a bit too cliché and it’s no fun when you can beat up the bad guys very easily :)

~~~Rules~~~
1. Please refrain from using profanity.
2. Keep romance to a minimum. “Little kid romances” are fine, but don’t be detailed or go overboard. I doubt many of us would mind romance, but still, be careful.
3. Do not powerplay. Powerplaying is incredibly irritating and it can take away the reality of a CTS. A magical beast that will gladly swoosh the characters straight to their goal with no complications will not suddenly appear, nor will it take out all the guards and end the CTS. If someone says you’re powerplaying or being OP, please listen.
4. Please don’t control other’s characters. This is not only irritating to an extent, but it could take the character down a path that was not intended by the character creator. If someone gives you permission, though, light CYC is okay.
5. Be careful with skills, weapons, or powers. There are no special abilities allowed in this CTS and there are limited skills. Skills does not mean you can give your character powers, so please don’t. Weapon wise, I’m not going to be super strict, but kitchen knives or Tasers are likely to be favored over double bladed chainsaw scythes.
6. Character limit is one. NPC-style extras are allowed if you want. Character death is possible and somewhat likely the closer they get to the end goal of the CTS. If you kill off your character and introduce another one, or stop controlling your original and replace them to introduce another, that’s fine with me. Just don’t keep changing them out as it gets confusing.
7. Do not create a continuation/reboot without permission. If I say you can, then you may, but otherwise, please do not. Now, if this CTS is ever spotted by future users who want to make a reboot and none of us are still here to give permission, then of course you can.
8. Most importantly, have fun! Sounds cheesy, I know, but I mean it. Have fun. That’s what CTSs are for, and I don’t want you to stress too much about all these rules. If you’re doing something wrong, someone will point it out, and the problem can be resolved. Don’t sweat it. If you have any questions, don’t be afraid to ask!
9. Put “Floppy disks rule” in the “other” section if you’ve read these new rules!



~~~Story~~~
In the future, paper is expensive and very rarely seen, books have been replaced by data implants and so forth. You and a group of friends stumbled upon a box of old backup drives in the attic of an old family member’s house. Even flash-drives are outdated, but your curiosity only grows as you find that you can plug the disks in to a computer and read their contents. The first one seems to contain one thing: a video file. Opening it, it is a recording of a girl wearing clothes similar to your own, which means it wasn’t recorded very long ago. The girl says this:

Listen,
I shouldn’t be telling you this, but I just found a secret. A secret so big that no-one should ever be told, except whomever is hearing this recording.

The girl looks around nervously as if she fears discovery.

It’s a book store. I know, right? Too good to be true, a whole room filled with books made out of paper. But I promise you, it’s real.

A muffled explosion happens in the background, and the look of urgency on the girl’s face intensifies.

I don’t know how much longer I have to record, so I can’t tell you everything. The most important thing for you to know is that I’m probably the last guardian of the books that there is. The rest of my friends are likely dead or captive. Right now the book store is under siege from someone who wants to take all our books and sell them on the black market for personal gains. I plead you, even though these are just lumps of paper and glue with writing on them, they contain some of the most fascinating and important things I’ve ever read. Please, come to the bookstore and help us protect the books. The address should be encoded in the other drives left. Now-

The girl was cut off as another muffled boom sounded louder in the background. The last thing the video has in it is a frozen picture of the girl looking behind her before the screen goes black.

It’s up to you. Do you decode the address and abandon your lives at home to go protect the secrets of the old world?

STAGE LIST:

Stage 1: Decode the directions (puzzle stage). Stage 2: Follow the directions and find the Bookshop (possible combat here). Stage 3: protect the books and determine the future of the CTS (combat here). Stage 4: TBD.


CTS operators should post any special rules they have for their CTS in a seperate post.

In this post, CTS operators should post any special rules they have for their CTS.

The second post will be where the characters are posted, as well as the Operator's restrictions on character amounts. There will also be a form like this one for you to fill out, required parts should be marked with asterisks if the form is complicated (or marked like this one is).

Full Name:

Age:

Gender:

Appearence:

Personality:

Abilities/Powers (optional):

Strengths (optional):

Weaknesses (optional):

Character Background: 

Introduce yourself here! Tell us a little about your past CTS or RPG experiences. Make sure to not share any personal information, such as name, birthday, address, or phone number please!
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