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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Welcome to Pandora

Discussion in 'Guidebook' started by The Pantheon, Sep 13, 2018.

  1. The Pantheon

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    Step Into Pandora's Box

    get comfortable. you'll be here quite awhile.

    Beyond the fabric of space and time, outside of all dimensions and universes, there exists a Pantheon of Gods who claim to have created all that exists. These beings are ruled by the Goddess Pandora and together they are a fickle lot. Unsatisfied with their creations, they abandon one world only to create a new one to play with, then abandon that world too when they grow bored with it in a never ending cycle that has been taking place since before memory. To the Pantheon, all beings were imperfect and the entertainment they provided was only fleeting. And so Pandora, in her ongoing quest for something new, created a small world within a box within their own empty realm. But instead of creating new life to struggle within this world like they so often did in the past, this time they plucked lifeforms from a myriad of different worlds, realms and dimensions, and dropped them into the Box without warning or explanation.

    Yanked out of their own worlds, everybody reacted differently. Some searched relentlessly for a way out, while others saw the world of Pandora as a new beginning and an escape from the old. But the Box was not a static thing. Newcomers arrived daily in Pandora, and some vanished seemingly overnight as the Pantheon chose to yank them back out again. Those who remained, however, formed new lives here. In the beginning, there was only one small town, but over time the Box and its populace grew. Governments were established, rulers rose and fell, landscapes appeared and vanished overnight, and people struggled with the strange events within the Box that were, unknown to them, tossed in on the Pantheon’s whims. Some even say that history seems to have suddenly skipped about a century forwards, though most of the world’s populace seems to think otherwise.

    CURRENT STATUS. It is now 108 years after Pandora’s creation and the Box is a thriving community of all sorts of people, its landscapes having currently settled into several regions that are all different from one another. Some regions specialize in the fantastical, others in the apocalyptic. Each region has different laws, cultures and lifestyles their citizens abide by, but the world is an unstable one and you never know when the Box might suddenly change the rules again. Most people are unaware of the sudden shift in time, believing that things have always been this way. Some know otherwise, but they are in the minority.

     
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  2. The Pantheon

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    About The Game

    Welcome to Pandora! We are a mass panfandom roleplay where characters from nearly any fandom can be played.

    Characters don’t know exactly why they were brought to Pandora. Modeled after the concept of Pandora’s Box, the world itself is surrounded by invisible walls that keep the unwilling inhabitants of Pandora trapped within its confines. Though many have tried, there have been no successful attempts to find a way out. Instead, those living here have either come to accept their situation and try to make the most of it, or are perpetually unsatisfied and can never settle down. With characters from all walks of life, ranging from friendly neighbors to power-hungry supervillains, there’s never a dull moment.

    NPCs are unaware that time suddenly shifted forwards a century. They have false memories of things always having been this way, none remembering how Pandora was once like even though they may remember player characters in some fashion. Even recorded history is different, many NPCs referencing events that never actually happened. Player characters from before the Calamity — and for some reason, no NPC actually recalls the Calamity — are the only ones who remember the truth.

    FEATURES

    • CANON-ONLY. Due to the limitless character options, Pandora is a canon-only game.
    • FOCUS ON REALISM. Pandora is a world where fantastic things can happen, but we still expect characters to be grounded in realistic actions, reactions, and consistent internal logic.
    • CONSTANTLY CHANGING WORLD. By its nature, the world of Pandora is constantly in flux. People, objects, and even entire locations can appear or disappear overnight.
    • SURPRISE STAFF AND PLAYER-RUN EVENTS. Plots are driven by both staff and players, and may result in surprise events.
    • RANDOM EVENTS. For players who don’t opt out of the random events system, staff may instigate a random minor or major event in a random thread.
    • PERMANENT IMPACT. As the world is constantly evolving and responds to character actions, plots and events of any size can have a significant impact on the world and its participation.
     
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