What is The Last Free City?
The Last Free City is a panfandom roleplay focusing on a fusion of mythology with absurd science fiction about heroic heroes uniting to defend freedom.What is this "panfandom roleplay" you speak of?
While slightly out of date, this post
should answer most of the basic questions.Is this a comm based game or a journal based game?
It is a Comm based game. All IC posts, be they network posts or logs or whatever, go in last_free_city
, all player or mod announcements go in last_ooc_city
, and all ridiculous hogwash goes in last_free_sillyHow many characters can I play?
Currently the max is four per player, but this may change in the future.Can I play multiple characters from the same canon?
You may! Right now we have no limit, but if it gets too out of hand we will impose one. HOWEVER, we do not allow one player to play two characters who have close canon CR. For example, you wouldn't be allowed to play both Ichigo Kurosaki and Rukia Kuchiki, but you would be allowed to play both Uryu Ishida and Gin Ichimaru.How do you feel about AUs?
AUs are currently not allowed at this game unless they are official AUs (Fate/Extra as an AU of Fate/Stay Night, for example.)Can I app Original Characters?
Yes. Creating characters from your own made up universe or from the universe presented in The Last Free City is allowed. Making up characters from pre-existing settings will be allowed provided your character does not dramatically change the setting for the characters already in it.What are the activity requirements?
You are required to have 10 comments from your character per month, OR have your character be part of some sort of action log. One failure to meet these requirements and your character receives a warning. Two in a row and they are ejected from the game.Do you have an app cycle?
No. App whenever you want.What happens if my character dies?
If your character dies, your unique energy signature is gone and that character is dead forever and cannot be reapped.Gee, that sounds pretty harsh.
Don't worry, the valkyries can find you just about anywhere, and you have to be pretty thoroughly mangled before you're too far gone for Hephaestus' medical machines to bring you back to life. In general, permanent character death will never happen without the player's express permission.Can we bring in characters post-death if they die in canon?
Unfortunately, no. Because Midgard's medical technology is incapable of raising the dead, there's no point in recruiting characters once they've died. However, you may
bring them in from the moment of death, at which point Hephaestus's medical machines can still save them.How does apping characters from different points in canon from their canonmates work?
If you're from precanon or postcanon or whatever and your castmates are not, then it is assumed that you are from a parallel universe that is functionally identical save for some tiny forgettable detail. Perhaps a kid in 1982 wore blue socks one day instead of red. Perhaps a war in another galaxy ended differently. Regardless, your canonmates are people who are functionally identical to the people your character knows, but they aren't actually that person.This sounds like an awful action heavy game. Is there a place for more slice-of-life style characters?
People are needed to play medic, to fix things, to see to morale, and to generally organize, so there are things for non-combatants to do. That said, some characters really just don't fit at this game very well. It's the price we pay for creating this vision.I want to join the Qin or the Fae. Is that allowed?
There is a system in place for joining other factions, but the focus of the game will always be on Midgard. Joining enemy factions will by necessity limit the ways your character can interact with the game, and so shall lead to different activity requirements. This is generally intended for villainous characters. If we get enough people interested in joining other factions, this system may be changed to include other activity hubs for players. More information can be found here
.I have this great plot I want to run. Can I do it?
Players are most certainly allowed to make up and run their own plots. In fact, as time goes by, players will be given opportunities to make use of our cast of NPC villains for their own plots.Will there be logs done via AIM/IRC?
There will be AIM logs. We want to make them non-necessary as much as possible, but they are the single best way we know of for getting through action scenes with small groups of people, and there will be numerous such scenes throughout the course of the game, so it may be unavoidable.
Players may use whatever methods they like, if this is unpalatable, but expect the occasional mod run action scene run through AIM (or IRC, if AIM doesn't work out.) logs. There will also be mod journal logs for huge, sprawling scenes (banquets, huge battles, etc.) or small scenes with only 2-3 people.
Short answer: There will be AIM logs, but we will make efforts not to rely on them because we know some people have problems with them.It seems a lot of the AIM/IRC action logs are using a very specific format. Where can I find a summary of how that works?
An excellent explanation can be found here
.You totally got this one detail of Norse/Greek/Chinese/Irish mythology wrong, man!
This game was never intended to be a hardcore reenactment of ancient mythology. It is inspired
by ancient myths, but most of the research was done on Wikipedia or from my own vague knowledge that I picked up over the years.Do my characters keep any special powers and skills they might have?
Yes. There may be exceptions for particularly game-breaking items, like the Death Note.I want to play this one badass, but he's just a normal human with no powers. How can he compete in this setting?
Thor can pimp you out with cool toys and infuse you with strength enhancing nanotech. As long as the spirit is willing, the body can be made to keep up. Furthermore, not every enemy you face will be able to split mountains with his forehead. Both sides make use of conscripted soldiers that are basically just guys with guns.Will characters get rewards for participating in events?
Oh yeah. Thor is big on heroism. Expect prestige, fabulous treasure, fancy homes, servants, weapons and armor crafted by the gods, and all kinds of cool stuff.
If you have any questions that are not answered here about the setting or rules, comment here and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.