Restricted Characters & Concepts

We’re largely open to most concepts out there, but they must be written in such a fashion that they adhere to the common DC/Marvel themes and our overall canon. For instance, Buffy would not be a Hunter as is described in the Whedonverse. Attempting to integrate the Ghostbusters would require a heavy amount of lifting to get their technology and motivation to gel with the larger world.

We are not inclined to simply say ‘No way, no how’. If you have a brilliant app concept that somehow defies everything we came up with here and beautifully joins in the canon of the game and our established rules, then we’re eager to hear your suggestion! But soft-pitching ‘Wouldn’t it be so cool if Ranma ½ was in Marvel’ isn’t so much a character concept as a vague notion, and staff would prefer to focus our time and effort on getting characters on grid rather than fitting square pegs in round holes.

There are certain concepts that do not blend or mesh well with MUSHes. This is not to say that it is impossible to integrate these concepts; but they will require substantial extra work to bring into game. It may be any one of a number of issues. Some characters are simply too overpowered or cosmic-level (Galactus, Thanos); some are just too strange or far removed from our mainstream comic media (TMNT, He-Man); and some frankly require a sufficiently mature and expert player behind the wheel (Joker, Star Sapphire).

The requirement for Restricted concepts is a 30 day probationary period following the application. At least two (2) logs must be completed in that time, preferably one action and one social. Staff will monitor the lounge and other players for any complaints or concerns. Feedback will be given to the player. If significant issues or conflicts continue to arise, staff will convene and determine whether or not it's necessary to revoke approval. There is no guarantee that a concept on the Restricted list will be found workable; ultimately, staff reserves the right to withhold approval of such a character out of concerns for issues of thematic harmony, balance, or lack of plot direction.

In situations where a comic and other media character were created and/or released at roughly the same time, these characters must gain staff approval prior to application. The most obvious example of this is Kick Ass, though some other technicalities exist such as He-Man.

Below is a list that, while not complete given that we cannot predict ever possible concept that will come our way, should give you a fairly good idea of hat concepts are considered Restricted. Remember, when in doubt, just ask. We’ll be happy to help.

Here is a list of several restricted, talk to us FIRST, concepts:

  • Video Games: Skylanders, Starfox, Street Fighters/Mortal Kombat (or subsequent style)
  • Humor Comics
  • Multiple Body, Single Mind Characters
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, non-canon anthropomorphs.
  • Ghostbusters
  • What-If Characters
  • Lords of Order/Chaos
  • Race/Species Swapped Characters
  • Webcomics
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