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10th Doctor/Eric Jason
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PostSubject: Continuity In Role-Plays   Sun Sep 21, 2014 10:06 pm

Recently i have seen that a lot of members are having issues about continuity with their characters, restricting them to RP's they can partake in and which ones they cannot. Allow me to lay down some ground rules here on the site.

Continuity:

~ Continuity is COMPLETELY UP TO YOU!

~The ONLY RP THAT IS CANON IS AN EVENT. If you chose to be in an Event, then that is Canon. That is the ONLY RP THAT IS STRICTLY CANON FOR ALL INVOLVED.

~ You choose what RP's count as Canon for your respected character. NOT EVERY SINGLE RP IS CANON UNLESS CHOSEN BY YOU.

~ You can post RP's that count as Canon for your character in the forums if you wish.

If you have any questions please just ask

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PostSubject: Re: Continuity In Role-Plays   Sun Sep 21, 2014 10:19 pm

Personally, I find not counting things as canon for some characters confusing if others count it as canon. However, for an RP that barely gets by one post, I'd probably not count it. However, I think to avoid any "accidental" continuity issues is, one, don't refer to anything in a previous thread until it's already happened or you're sure how it turned out. If there's nothing referring to things as a result, you can mix and match as to what makes sense for your character down the road, particularly if you're a time traveler. Razz That's how I feel about some of mine. Barrel through first, organize later. Wing things and make excuses if mistakes get made. Have fun in the meanwhile.

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PostSubject: Re: Continuity In Role-Plays   Mon Sep 22, 2014 8:12 am

I think I'd confuse myself if everything wasn't cannon, but then again I'm way new to forum roleplaying
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PostSubject: Re: Continuity In Role-Plays   Mon Sep 22, 2014 9:58 am

For me, playing 4 has to be canon. Because I think linearly (which in itself is probably a bad idea considering time is not linear, it's a ball of wibbly-wobbly timey-whimey stuff...), and when I take on a "new companion" or I play a solo adventure, I am familiar enough with my Doctor's timeline in order to pick out the times where he's either alone, or alone enough to result in me playing alone.

The biggest thing when playing a canon character is being familiar enough with your character's timeline to play it the way you want to play it. For instance, if I play the Doctor in Season 15, I know that he's either left Sarah Jane and hasn't met Leela yet, which would place the story between The Hand of Fear and the Face of Evil, where he was alone.

Also, another thing you can do is give your "fellow characters" an excuse to be alone. For instance, If I play a Season 18 Doctor, canonically he's either with Romana, Adric, or Adric/Nyssa/Tegan. So I give them something to do somewhere in the TARDIS that makes the Doctor be alone. It's almost like playing an NPC, but with less work.

Remember that playing canonically is completely up to you. But for those that do, remember that not all of the Doctor's adventures happened sequentially. The episodes that you see didn't happen one after another. There's so much that happens when we're not looking. It's more prominent in the new series than it is in the classic series. If your character is like Clara Oswald, the Doctor drops her off after every adventure, or so we see. So the Doctor has alone time, along with Clara. So they have plenty of time for fun and games!

If your character is like Donna or any of the classic series companions, the Doctor didn't drop them off. They hung out in the TARDIS in between adventures and such. So, it's harder for them to be alone, but it's more of an excuse to other TARDIS things to happen.
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PostSubject: Re: Continuity In Role-Plays   Mon Sep 22, 2014 10:14 am

4, as Doctors we play our respected Doctors after their regenerations.

Explanation can be read HERE

However, it is your choice to RP in whatever 4th Doctor timeline you chose

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