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There is a site up for the new game now: https://sites.google.com/site/themistrpg/home It's early days still, but if you'd like to bookmark it and keep tabs on how things are going, it's there for you!

We're also ready to take early transfer applications for characters you want to carry over to the new game. It's up to you if they remember London Calling or not. We're also letting you bring any new pups you might like to play here. No app needed. We're also ready to take no-app applications from any friends you have who might like to join the new game. All you have to do is email us (either via the old mod mail or our personal emails), or contact us via slack. We'll then send you an invite to join the new wiki where you can work on your pup's pages at your leisure.

Also, don't feel obligated to decide your full line-up right away, your pups can trickle in one at a time if you'd like.
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[personal profile] whispersoflove
Hey everyone!

This will probably come as no surprise given that I haven't played in LC in ages, but I think it's time for me to hand in my notice. I've just been dragging my feet because, well, I've had some amazing times in this game and I love you all. But I can't even find the drive to unbind Anael right now, which is saying a lot. And sadly, the thought of the new game isn't sparking any feeling of creativity. So I really hope you have all the fun in it, and I will definitely be around on Slack, and do my best not to be a stranger.

Thanks so much for all the awesome logs, everyone! <3

- Fan'

The Future

Oct. 7th, 2017 02:19 pm
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[personal profile] helloplizzy
My last OOC post has been up for a bit now and a few of you have replied. Shan and I have been keeping tabs on what you're all feeling and after a little bit of chatting we've decided to pitch you all our new idea. This post will cover everything from the future of the game, the future of our slack community, and the ability to continue playing your pups. If you have any questions or thoughts after reading through, feel free to leave them in a comment below.
The Game: I love London Calling, but as I said in my comment on the last post, I'm very aware of the fact that it's had a good run. I read all your comments and people seemed open to the idea of a new game. I pitched an idea in my comment and after mulling it over and talking to Shan about it, we're ready to pull the trigger.
The new game would be set in the Wyldwoods of The Other Side. Pups would simply appear there, having been dragged out of their canon or other games (OCs will still be welcome). Basically, we'd whittle down The Other Side somewhat and drop pups into a more 'survival' sort of game.
Why we like this idea: Everyone starts at the same place, without established homes/workplaces to depend on. People will have to build shelters (or perhaps discover abandoned towns and ruins to live in?), and make new friends, since being dropped into a strange world gives pups an excuse to interact. This isn't some living breathing city full of NPC's, you have each other, and that's it. 
For example, if Shan and I were to play Bond and Q in this new game, there would be no MI6 at their back, no missions to go on. They would have to find a new purpose. Perhaps Q would scavenge and invent new tech with things he found. Perhaps Bond would take on a police role or a hunter type role. If Vi were to bring Kersen, he'd no longer have a bar, he'd instead have to find away to convince people to donate blood, or struggle with his morals. The world is a blank slate, and it would be up to us, and our pups, to build something there.
It also gives us an excuse to use magic in plots. Just as we had wild magic in LCRPG, there would be wild magic here. Things from a pup's canon could simply appear, including various enemies and personal items. Whatever floats your boat.
Obviously this is just the start of an idea, and if you all seem keen we will expand on it and hopefully get it launched sometime during the holiday season.
What happens to Slack: Hopefully nothing. If we get a very large influx of new players we might make a new social channel for those who choose not to join the new game, but still want to hang out- If only so they don't feel bombarded by any game chatter that might take over the OOC com. Universally it seemed important to us all that Slack remain intact, and Shan and I will do whatever it takes to preserve that social space for players and friends of players. <3

What happens to your pups: That is 100% up to you. If you have been involved in the game at all in the past year you can either transfer your pup as they are to the new game, or reboot them in the new game. You'll not be asked to submit an app. In fact, if you're in our slack as of right now, you're considered a friend of the game and will not be asked to app any pup you might want to bring. We will also allow you to refer as many friends as you like, and they will only be asked to fill out something similar to our already very short 'transfer' app.
So yeah, this is the future of the game. We're very hopeful we'll see you all move over to the TBA game outlined above. Please comment below if you're interested, and maybe think about friends you might ask to come join. In the next week or so Shan and I will work on getting a much more fleshed out post detailing the new game (maybe even a WIKI), and we will start accepting early transfers from you and your friends.
In the meantime, LCRPG will remain open.

ETA: A big thank you to everyone who replied to the last OOC post I tossed up. Your feedback is what gave Shan and I the confidence to make this post and continue on. <3 You guys are amazing.

ETA 2: We'd also love to hear any ideas you all have for WIKI alternatives.
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[personal profile] akatawitch
I have been reflecting on this for a long time, and I've decided it's time for me to withdraw from London Calling. Sunny has already not been active for weeks, so this shouldn't be terribly sudden. She'll remain in London as an NPC.

I've had a lot of fun and I will still be around in Slack. Thanks for all the threads.
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[personal profile] offthebeatenpath
Liz suggested in her post that something like this was coming, and given my lack of tagging lately, it probably doesn't come as a surprise anyway. I've decided it's time for me, along with Victoria, Milady, Em, Coby, and Godric to say goodbye to London Calling.

Thank you to everybody who has threaded with them (and characters I've previously dropped), giving me a chance to dig deeper into the headspaces of characters I love.

I will, thanks to the mods, still be around on Slack, as well as the other usual places around the internet you might expect to find me.

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Posts haven't been made yet, but I know a few people will be leaving the game soon, and as our numbers start to dwindle I find myself wondering where the game should go next. I have a few ideas (I'm speaking as Liz, not a mod), but I'd love to hear what you all think before any of them get pondered seriously.

1: LCRPG becomes a no-app/no-req RP- We're already halfway there since we don't enforce making requirements of any sort. This would open the doors to people who don't have time to play every week or are intimidated by the app process. This would rely on you, the players (and me and Shan), to try and reach out to friends who rp/used to RP to see if they're interested in joining. It also means less vetting on new players.

2: We make this year the last year of LCRPG. A lot of us come from Shan and I's last game- This game was born in the aftermath of that one, and, well, that could happen again. All games run their course, and sometimes we all need a fresh start.

3: We leave it be, but still reach out to friends an old RP partners to try and bring new life to the game.

4: We scrap the game for now and start a new slack to just hang out in.

I love this game, but honestly, I love our little community even more. I hate seeing us fade away, and I'm personally willing to put in the work to keep us all together and having fun. So comment below with thoughts and ideas. I'm all ears.

ETA: One more idea! This is actually one I was toying with pre-LCRPG but never quite figured out how to impliment. Instead of a game where people EP, every EP is posted by a mod and features a certain theme or setting- Sort of like our latest GP. You would still have characters you play, but their history/relationships could change on a whim. You could play them fresh every week, or maybe establish relationships with other players.
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[personal profile] wispofathing
This is really hard. I've been struggling with this decision for some time now, and I'm not entirely happy with it, but I know it's the right thing to do. It's time for Curnen to leave London. I love her to pieces, and even as I write this I don't want to, but. There's a lot I wanted to do with her and I did a good chunk of it, but she never quite found her place.

She and I will both really, really miss her relationships here, and I'm glad to have last threads with anyone who'd like a proper goodbye. If you don't have the time/spoons/inclination for thread, she would still have taken the time to say farewells.

Thanks for all the great threads.


Jul. 26th, 2017 08:33 pm
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[personal profile] faizel
As of this post Faizel has left the game. He's gone back to The Other Side to return to his studies. He'll have said his goodbyes, his very awkward goodbyes. He'll have also left a way to reach him for anyone interested, and will be available for temp plots if he's needed.

Thanks to everyone who's threaded with him!

Related, I was going to do a goodbye post for Val, but I'm not sure I'm up for it. He's so painfully quiet now that he's genuinely a struggle to write. Instead he's just going to mysteriously vanish. For anyone who'd be interested in investigating or sniffing around his disappearance, give me a poke and we can talk about things they might uncover. I'm not 100% where that kind of plot would lead, but it could be fun.

<3 Liz
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After chatting a bit with Shan, we came up with a plan to bring Spencer and Hotch back to LCRPG. However, we're requesting you all give us a clean slate. It's been a while since they were in game, and we think enough time has passed that they can have a fresh start here in London.

They're coming from much later in canon than last time (Reid's wiki is here for the curious), and Spencer is arriving first, though Hotch won't be far behind, I'm sure.

Thanks in advance!

Liz (and Shan by proxy!)
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(No, it's not like the Monster Mash.)

* As of July 1, and the link drop just posted, Godric is living in London with Eric and is going to be a full-time character, instead of temp/as needed. He (and I) look forward to many many threads with you in the future. I'll try to give him an EP soon.

Note: Godric is not currently feeding, but at his age he can go a long time without. He does not have the suicidal inclinations at London Calling that he had in canon.

* Janette will be staying in London as an NPC, with the Hotel Lenore still available for light-tight accommodations and vampire neutral ground.
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As of today Fin will be leaving the game temporarily. He has an ongoing thread with Will right now that will explain his departure. He's heading to NYC and will return to London sometime in August. He wont have taken the time to say goodbye to anyone, as post-bond breaking and Will's 'death' he's in a very raw and unpleasant place. That said, he will be breaking his contract with the BBC and that's a headline that should pop up on twitter and in the blogs/papers. 
Valentine Collingwood will be leaving the game permanently sometime near the end of the month. This is a plot Shan and I have been sitting on for a while now, and there will be a final EP for people who want to say goodbye.
I'll also be dropping Faizel in the near future.
I'm doing a slow reboot on my whole roster tbh, but this is the first lot of changes for now.
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TL your pups and other players will tag them with a symbol that's linked to a prompt! Reply with a mini start for a thread based on the chosen scenario/prompt for your pup, and the pup they tagged you with, to play out in the meme! (I'll do my best to use phone friendly symbols, but this meme is likely best suited for mouse and keyboard.)

!!! - One pup finds the other drunk on the street.
</3 - First date, worst date.
>_< - Age swap! One or both pups are now dramatically older or younger.
~~~~ - Snowed in with no one but each other.
v_v - One pup is sick/injured, the other is doing their best to take care of them.
:x - Start the thread with an unexpected kiss.
:o - Start the thread with an accusation!
>:o - FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT (verbal or physical, player choice)
lulz - Have your pups text one another, late at night, while bored.
zzz - Your pups are stuck in a motel and must share a bed.
(o)(o) - Gender swap one or both pups.
Or, feel free to invent your own prompt instead of using one of the ones above! Also, you don't have to use strickt game canon, feel free to AU as you like. Go wild, have fun with it.

As always, these interactions are not game canon, this is just a bit of fun and a writing exercise!

This is a long format meme and will be open all month long!


Jun. 11th, 2017 01:46 pm
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June 20 is the Summer Solstice and it marks the time of the coming Faerie War that I've been working toward all year. This will be a game wide plot (which you can opt out of by simply having your pup not notice or be unaffected).

Beginning at midnight on Tuesday dark forces will be running amok through London and Seelie fae will be chasing them down. The Milesian are an ancient foe, so much more dangerous than any Unseelie fae. They are tall and pale with black hair, black eyes like pits, and wide mouths with rows and rows of sharl teeth. They are impossibly tall and spindly and their fingers are long with extra knuckles. Definitely nothing you want to see in the dark. But they won't be confined to the dark. You will have opportunity to see them through the day as well.

Magic will be thick in the city so anyone sensitive to it will notice something is going on.

I am going to put up a GP for any and all, and will have a top level for Willy to fight. Spoiler, it's not going to go well for him but if you tag him he will heroically save your pup.

At your discretion there may be Unseelie afoot, too, if you'd like some faerie encounters that are less scary but just as dangerous through the plot. There's a trove of resources online to tell you the sorts of Unseelie you might encounter.

Any questions or suggestions just ask! As with all gamewide plots you'll have lots of freedom to make your own adventures!
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 As many of you likely have already heard, there were some attacks the other day in London that resulted in several deaths and injuries. Out of respect we ask that you do not 'play out' these events. This tragedy is not game canon, because tragedy and loss like this is not a game.


- Mods

Pup Drive!

Apr. 14th, 2017 04:45 pm
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[personal profile] finlay_flynn
Between now and May 14th I'm going to be hosting a little competition in the form of a player drive. If you have friends you think would dig our game, nudge them to apply between now and then, and ask them to mention in their app that they were referred to the game by you. The person who has the most referrals wins paid time for the pup of their choice! It doesn't even have to be paid time for one of your own pups, you can gift it to another player if you like!

I don't expect this to be a huge thing where we suddenly have a billion new players. Honestly, I don't think any of us want that many players, we all like our little game (I hope!). This is just a fun incentive to encourage you all to poke people you think might like this game, or who might fit in well here.

Don't forget to tell them about our transfer app, which makes bringing pups they play/have played in other games easy to bring right in!

- Liz
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 End of the year meme! Yaaaaaaaaaay!

How does it work? Tag in with your pup, and who you would like them to have more threads with in the new year and/or plots you'd like to do next year. Others can then tag you (and you should tag others) volunteering thread ideas and asking one another to be involved with any plot bunnies!

Basically a place to network, RP style.

Have fun and check back often!

PB Update

Oct. 17th, 2016 02:32 am
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In the continuing saga of the hell with Johnny Depp the abusive fuck...

I have finally found another delightful face for Crowley. Let's just all pretend he's always looked like this and no one needs to retcon or be shocked by a new face.

This is Alex Turner. Isn't he lovely?

He's the singer of the Arctic Monkeys and as with basically all my PB's he was a stellar suggestion by Liz.

He looks forward to messing you about.

Carry on.

Drop notice

Oct. 6th, 2016 09:45 pm
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[personal profile] anamusebouche
My dear and wonderful pretend-world lovelies,

I've come to the sad conclusion that I have to drop Hannibal. There's just no way to combine RL with RP at the moment. The baby is doing wonderfully, but it leaves me with not a lot of time to RP in the evening. Also, I used to be able to sneak in some tags at work, but work has exploded (in a good way). All in all, it's just not realistic to keep Hannibal. I'm leaving you all hanging and that's just not nice.

So, the idea is to have Hannibal fake his death because someone is getting to close to finding out who he really is and what he really does. There will be a will, and a letter or two, but he will vanish to another life. I'm going to write something for that, because it's nice to have a finale to this ride. :)

I'd love to come back, maybe some day in the future, but for now, I will thank you all for the wonderful make-believe world we've had here, mods and players! It was a blast!

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So I brought London to, er, London, and I am in love with the idea, but I know now that no matter how bad I want to play this idea... It's just not working, and forcing it is doing me no good. Also, with the Fin/Will/Hex plot happening, I'm actually thinking now is a great time to bring Danny back.

So, London is out, and Danny is coming back. :x

Also, just an early heads up, as always, Prometheus' time in the city is nearing an end. He'll be back eventually, but expect him to leave near the end of august. If you'd like threads with him before he goes, let me know! I don't know when he'll return.
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[personal profile] wispofathing
Yeah, we'll see how well that goes. XD

But! Hi everybody, this little girl is Curnen (wiki page here). The tl;dr version of her wiki page is this:

  • She's Tufa. To copypasta: It’s a shortening of Tuatha de Danann, which is to say that she’s fae. The Tufa broke away from the Seelie court, but something in their blood made their tribe split once they settled. Rockhouse—her father—and his people have served as the “Unseelie” side of affairs. Meanwhile her sister is acting as regent for their “Seelie queen” Mandalay. Curnen is something of a Seelie/Unseelie swirl, which isn’t uncommon since it’s a relatively tiny community so many intermarriages have happened. Tufa mainly differ from other fae in how... human they are. as much as possible they live in the world and have become part of it rather than remaining part of the Other Side.

  • She was only just released from a curse last year, because her father is The Worst.

  • She is currently wandering the earth to find herself because aforementioned curse almost erased her from existence.

  • Generally, she's very sweet. Until you back her into a corner, then she will literally bite you.

  • She has six fingers on each hand.

She and I look forward to playing with you. :D Any questions or things that need to be sorted out, please don't hesitate!