OC Rules And Guidelines
May 18, 2016 8:30pmPost #1
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Greetings ponies! I'm sure you're all excited to get out into the wide, wide world of Equestria, but before you do, there rules to be followed to ensure everypony has a safe, good time.



Firstly, the subject of OC's. I know we all love to make our own characters to live in Equestria, whether they represent ourselves, or are just a fun story idea. However, not everypony knows all about our own stories, and many of us may have conflicting ideas on how Equestria is. Therefore, here are some of the rules regarding creating and playing with an OC. Please note that some of these rules are negotiable, and if you have any requests or questions, please feel free to write me.



The races allowed when creating an OC are as follows:

Earth Pony

Unicorn

Pegasus

Bat Pony

Changeling

Buffalo

Dragon

Breezie

Griffon

Alicorns are only allowed on very special occasion. There are only five confirmed alicorns in all of Equestria, they are rare, powerful, and commanding beings and as such are difficult to regulate within the realm of role play. If you would like to create an alicorn OC for role play, please contact me or another staff member with your character's backstory. The staff will review it and decide if it is acceptable or not. Remember though, we won't necessarily accept every application, please have a back-up idea if your application is rejected.



Each and every pony in Equestria has a life story, OCs included. When creating an OC, please provide a background that describes who your character is and what he/she does in Equestria. OCs without backgrounds will not be accepted for role play. When writing your OCs background, please also keep in mind the canon of Friendship is Magic. A couple of unacceptable examples of OCs would be Twilight Sparkle's sister, or the long lost seventh Element of Harmony.



The level of power your OC commands is also important. It's no fun interacting with somepony that can control your actions with a thought or destroy the world in the blink of an eye. If your OC has special magic or has trained in a particular style of fighting, make sure they have a weakness or that they use their power only in dire emergencies. The power level of your OC will be reviewed by staff, and if we feel it's inappropriate, we will ask you to tone it down before it can be acceptable for role play. Weapons will only be allowed in certain special occasions, as they are not common in Equestria, being used almost exclusively by guards. Please make a note in your OC's background about any weapons they may carry, and the staff will review it.



Everypony has a name and Cutie Mark! Make sure the name of your OC and their Cutie Mark is appropriate for the site. One of our site rules is strictly no NSFW, if an OC name, Cutie Mark, or even background, violates this rule, the OC will be deleted, no exceptions.



Pets! Pets are wonderful and can be a pony's best friend. If you would like to have a pet for your OC, feel free! However, some creatures are simply inappropriate to be pets. Monsters as pets will not be allowed except in special circumstances. If you wish to have a monster as a pet, make a note of it in your OC's application, and the staff will review it. Note that nopony may have a pet that is also a playable race. We do not keep slaves in Equestria.



That concludes the OC rules and guidelines! Again, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to write me, and I will respond as quickly as possible.
Brohoof

May 18, 2016 10:20pmPost #2
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Zebras are also an available player race, sorry I forgot about you!
Brohoof

May 19, 2016 3:56pmPost #3
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Also Crystal Ponies.
Brohoof

May 19, 2016 4:40pmPost #4

Rainbow Dash

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If you think Tia missed anything, this may be a helpful list
Creatures
My Little Pony Friendship is Magic hosts an array of creatures that have a counterpart in both mythology and fantasy, some of which are far more removed from their realistic counterpart than usual animals. A few creatures, like dragons and Diamond Dogs, have speaking roles and display sapience when interacting with the protagonists. Others behave more like animals and neither speak nor display sapience. While most beings are from real-life known myths and legends, others are completely...

http://mlp.wikia.com/wiki/Creatures
Brohoof

May 19, 2016 5:03pmPost #5
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Hippogriffs and Donkeys are residents too
Brohoof

May 19, 2016 5:14pmPost #6
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Are Hippogriffs from newer episode? I haven't finished season 5 yet. As for Donkeys, I did forget that too. I tried to remember all I could, but work has been very hard on me lately. As for sapient monsters, such as minotaurs, diamond dogs, and anything else that would fall under the "monster" category, I don't think those are being allowed. I know there's a whole civilization of diamond dogs, but they have been shown to be, well, simple. I suppose ultimately, if you have an idea for an OC that doesn't fall amongst the approved list, just let a member of the staff know and we will review it and add it if we think it's acceptable.
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