FAQs on Applying

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ARE CURRENTLY *NOT* ACCEPTING NEW SUBMISSIONS FOR THE MYSTERIA OR ER GAME SITE.

Do I need to have previous role-playing or gaming experience?

No. You do need to be a fairly good writer, with a nice grasp of English language skills and grammar. You also need to know how to get along well and play nicely with others.

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What kind of game is Mysteria Island?

Mysteria Island is a game set in the gritty medieval era and carried out in an island environment where there are few people and resources. In short, it’s going to be rough. There is a little magic, but it’s very rare, and all characters are human, with no magical abilities.

How Do I Create a Character?

First, spend some time thinking about the character you’d like to play. Consider his or her physical description, history and personality. This is called a character concept.

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When you have a solid grasp on a good character concept and feel ready to apply, click here to fill in the Character Concept Submission Form.

What Happens After I Submit a Character Concept?

The Storyteller team reviews your character concept, and one will get back to you within 48 hours. If your character is approved, you’ll receive an invitation to an in-game audition with a Storyteller, where you can show off your skills. Should the audition go well, you’ll be promoted to Player status and have access to the full game.

Why Do You Have Auditions?

An audition lets us know that you’re comfortable with interactive and collaborative writing, as well as role-playing your character. Auditions also help you enjoy a high-quality collaborative writing game with players who match your skills.

How Do Auditions Work?

You’ll be provided with guest access to certain areas of our game forum and assigned a scene setup provided by Storytellers. Other areas of the game forum are restricted from viewing until you receive Player status.

The scene setup is the beginning of a short journey, and it includes setting information, visual description, and character dialogue – just as if you were playing in our live game. You write your character’s response and reactions. The Storyteller replies and you’ll game back and forth for a few posts. This scene lets us see how you would react and respond to other characters who would interact with yours.

Should your audition go well, your character will successfully complete a journey. You’ll be upgraded to Player status and have full access to our game forum.

My Character Concept Wasn’t Accepted, or I Didn’t Pass the Audition. Now What?

We’re sorry to hear that. If we don’t accept a character concept or a player doesn’t pass the audition, this means that you may need to work on your writing skills, your interaction with others, or providing enough material for other players to work with.

You can work on improving your skills and resubmit a new character concept when you’re ready – but only once.

I Have No Idea What I’m Doing. Can Someone Help?

We sure can. It’s our pleasure to make you feel comfortable and answer your questions while you get your feet under you.

Just click here to contact a Storyteller. We’ll respond within 48 hours.