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By the hands of the Gods, you have been plucked from your time and from your world, dropped into the box. Only the box is a world of its own.

We are a mass crossover based on the concept of Pandora's Box. Characters from nearly any fandom can be played here. Because of the endless character possibilities, we are canon only here at Pandora. Take a peek at our rules and plot information before starting your new life in Pandora.

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The Story Hub

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    The Story Hub

    About the Story Hub


    In short? The Story Hub allows every player to run their own larger storylines with the potential for global reach.

    The Story Hub is a system designed in order to give members a chance to develop and push more complex and large scale plots into our community with ease. A Story Hub is generally run by the player, for the players with an interesting plot to back it up. Signing up and submitting a story hub can allow members the opportunity to create large-scale events that can significantly effect Pandora's future development.

    Everyone who runs a Story Hub is given their own customizable group, with the ability to create sub-forums, add moderators, and can use that space to organize their plot in any way they like. Whether you want a forum for IC updates, for brainstorming, or for mission terminals, it's all possible.

    Submitting a Story Hub

    Interested in running a Story Hub? The first step is to submit it!

    1. Fill out the form below and post it in the Private Questions forum. Be sure to tag the @Plots & Events Division. If you need help, refer to the Sample Hub further down.
    2. Staff may provide some feedback and ask for changes before approval.
    3. Wait for notification/permissions to create a new group in the Story Hubs group forum

    Sample Story Hub Proposal: Finding Nemo


    Setup Your Story Hub

    Once your Story Hub proposal has been approved, you'll be able to actually create your new hub! Just follow the steps below.
    1. Create the Story Hub group
      • Group Name: Title of your story hub
      • Group Information: Recommended overview/intro to your plot. This can be edited at any time.
      • Short Description: This will serve as the forum description for your Story Hub. Keep it short, but informative. Give people a reason to check out this Story Hub.
      • Category: Story Hub
      • Group Settings: Make sure you check "Allow non-members to view group thread content". Everything else should be left at their default settings.
    2. Create a 220x80 banner and upload it through your group's owner tools.
    3. Create sub-forums through your group's owner tools.
    4. Create the following required items for your Story Hub
      • Current Status Thread: Current status/plot updates for the Story Hub. We'd prefer to see this updated at least every other week. It can be short and snappy, just telling what threads or active, if there is a new brainstorming topic up, or if there has been IC progress.
      • Brainstorming Sub-forum: Create a brainstorming sub-forum, to give members an easy place to figure out how to get involved.
    5. Create whatever additional information topics you think you might need. You'll be able to pin and close those topics in your Story Hub. Your Story Hub's organization and management are entirely up to you.

    Tips for Running a Story Hub

    Have your Story Hub all setup? Here are some useful tips for running it and keeping it active.
    • Short Posts and Skip Policies. Encourage short posts for snappier threads. Also enforce a skip policy in all group threads, and be open to writing in endings to threads that have gone on for too long. A Story Hub that moves regularly forward is more likely not to lose momentum and stagnate.
    • Work with the Plot Team. You should have one member of the Plot Division available to help out with your Story Hub, whether as someone to bounce ideas off of, somebody to help moderate it. They'll also be poking you if your Story Hub seems to be falling inactive. If you don't know who this person is, make sure you ask.

     
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  2. Octi

    Octi The Helpful Octopus
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