Tour of the Forums begins here!
alias author Jan Hawke
Joined: 27 Dec 2008
Location: Dunheved Kernow
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Topic: Tour of the Forums begins here!
Posted: 26 May 2009 at 5:03pm
a place where the mind
can drift... or play...
unwind... or dream...
Welcome to one of the friendliest, most diverse
forum communities on the web
please, come join us on a whistlestop tour of our Forums and a glimpse of what they have to offer!
This is where everyone can get some me-time! Relax, let your hair down, or chat to friends, old, new or yet to be. On DreamWorlds you can start your own thread in any of our forums and in this one, you can celebrate birthdays (yours or a friend’s), play word games, or trivia quizzes, or have an online party maybe - just because you want one! There are plenty of people just waiting to have hang out with you, have a good chat, get to know others on the forum through fun polls or surveys. Here's a slightly more detailed list of what you can do in our social forums
Holidays and Special Times
Christmas, Easter, Hallowe'en, Valentines Day, Mardi Gras, Festivals of Light - celebrate in here!
Traditional word games adapted for web communities - like hangman, caption contests, 'thief hunts' etc...
Puzzles and Quizzes
Keep your brain motivated, teased and generally in good shape!
Something to say but nowhere to say it? Got some hot gossip that MUST be shared? Come on in!
Miah and Jano look after these forums, with help from the rest of our friendly admin team
What’s your passion? Chances are you’ll find something you love doing, or talking about in our Hobbies and Pastimes forum... And if you can’t find your favourite leisure pursuit, well - just start your own thread! Tell us all about your favourite sport, activity, or way to while away a rainy weekend. From rag-rug making to rugby, bowls to bobbin-weaving! If you like it - talk about it!
Art, Photography and Graphics
Are you an artist or a dab hand at design? Share your passion and work in here!
History, Myths and Legends
A place for deeper looks into historical events and investigating various cultural myths and legends. We have subforums for Ancient Rome & Byzantium and Viking and Norse Culture and plenty of room for other specialist interest areas if you want to help create it
Indoor Hobbies and Study
Genealogy, computers, collecting, home crafts etc.
Movies, TV & Visual Entertainment Media
Discuss the latest bands, TV shows or what's on at the theatre or cinema multiplex. You'll also find all your favourite 'cartoon' characters, Mickey, Bugs, Buzz Lightyear, Pokemons, Transformers, Rugrats etc to infinity in here!
From ancient to modern, Gregorian plain chant to Hip-Hop, Baroque to Symphonic Rock, Arkansas Hillbilly to the Zeppelin... Tell us about your favourite sounds!
Online and Console Gaming
Tell us all about your favourite gaming community or swap tales and plus all the latest news, reviews and discussions with other afficionados, along with room for your own private clan HQ
Sports and Outdoor Leisure
Discuss, learn about and share your experiences on a variety of activities and subjects
Wellbeing, Spirituality and Philosophies
Share your inner world as well as the everyday one! This is a very broad forum where you can discuss new age remedies, life code/beliefs, or simply what gets you through a bad day...
Whether you like classic literature and poetry, racey novelists, or are into writing your own tales ~ tell us about YOUR fave stories... Read it, write it, discuss it and explore all the possibilities!
Jano, Miah and Galen look after all these forums - with a lot of help from the rest of the admin team
Our Two Fandom and Fantasy Forums
Are you a TV, book, comic, anime or movie fan? Do you ever wish you were a Jedi Knight? A Wizard or a Witch? Maybe even a Vampire or Werewolf? Do you long to 'explore strange new worlds, seek out new life and new civilizations?' Well you can - on DreamWorlds!
In fact, you can do all that in 2 different ways! In 2 fandom forums where roleplay is positively encouraged, you can re-invent yourself as a star-ship trooper, or fight the Black Knight - or even Voldemort... if you want to! For those unfamiliar with textual roleplay - the style mainly used on here, this involves you writing your own original character interacting with others and together spinning a tale through your responses and observations on a themed storyline - it's a bit like acting, but using your own writing to speak and move your character through the story. It's actually a lot easier than it sounds and most people do enjoy exploring the various fandoms and becoming all kinds of fascinating people who travel through strange and wonderful lands.
This concept allows any fandom that has enough interest and members to have their own "dedicated" fandom forum. At the moment we have three such areas, Tolkien’s Arda, Celtica and DiscworldDreams, that have enough interest to have their own specialist region but, as we grow, we could provide Star Wars or Hogwarts or Dr. Who environments too - there's no real limit with what worlds we can support as we're user-led so YOU help us decide what to build next!
With Tolkien’s Arda, we've built up different roleplay areas, mostly those written about in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, but also with scope to include places that feature in The Silmarillion - so potentially you can play in Beleriand and Númenor as well as the Shire and Gondor etc and literally have threads that can roam all over Middle Earth and through time from the Elder Days to the Fourth Age and maybe one day sail into the West and explore Valinor too!
Here's a quick overview of our Middle Earth forums ~
Middle Earth Village
The hub of activity for everyone in our Tolkien Community! Come here to find out about the latest RPGs and discover everything on Arda! Discussions; Games; Trivia/Lore; & OOC Chat and News!
Hobbit Lands ~ The Shire & Buckland
Realms of Men
Discover all the Elven communities of the Third Age ~ Rivendell, the Grey Havens, ageless Lothlórien, and in the Wild Lands, the mysterious depths of Mirkwood
Explore Aulë’s people's wealth of adventurous settlements in the Lonely Mountain and the Iron Hills. Also in the Wild Lands ~ Dale & Long Lake, the Blue Mountains and Moria
Lands of the Minions
In the 3rd Age... just how evil can you be? Come to Mordor and Isengard ~ and in the Wild Lands we terrorise Mirkwood, Moria, Umbar, Harad, Khand and Rhûn!
The Wild Lands
Miah, Jano and Galen look after Tolkien's Arda forum as a whole, but most of our lively admin team help out in various areas as Arda will be a very busy place one day.
Info on Celtica coming here soon
Info on DiscworldDreams coming here soon
In the meantime, if people want to play on Tatooine, or in Narnia, or Gotham City, then they can! Initially, in our freeform roleplay area, which is...
This is likely to be our busiest roleplay forum and here you could get to play your favourite characters from your best-loved TV programmes, books, comics, animes or movies etc. And if your favourite genre grows well , then we’ll let you all loose in your very own forum, for even more immersive fun! We think that it may in fact be unique in offering an almost limitless platform and fandom venues for rolepayers of all abilities to mingle and have a ball playing their favourite characters in very unusual and exciting situations and places. It's likely to be a wild and crazy ride so be prepared to have lots of fun when you become a pioneer on the furthest frontiers of textual roleplay!
Here's the lowdown on the various forums over in the DreamGalaxies ~
DreamGalaxies (Multi-Fandom) RP Helpdesks
Still in development we will have a guide to various fandoms available for play; FAQs and 'How to's'
Dream Galaxies (Multi-Fandom) RPG Proposals & Planning
This is your place to plan upcoming rpgs, to discuss interest in a particular type of rpg, etc.
Multi-Fandom Roleplay Arena
Textual Roleplay Games run and played by the fans themselves - no brakes, no borders and you CAN be your hero as long as you keep posting!
Galen and Jano are leading the development of this forum as it is in some respects an experiment, but so far it's proving an hilarious and fun place to be - so do drop by and join our wild ride!
Not included in this tour of DreamWorlds are our members only forums as there are personal sub-forums that have various levels of privacy. If you become a member of DreamWorlds then we'll tell you a lot more about how to build your own little world ~ so plenty more to discover once you decide to become a part of the DreamWorlds!
As you see there's quite a bit to do on here potentially, so have fun exploring the links and posting wherever you like! If you need more information, then stroll over to our Welcome Desk Forum and we'll point you in the right direction.
alias author Jan Hawke
Joined: 27 Dec 2008
Location: Dunheved Kernow
Online Status: Offline
|Quote Reply Posted: 26 Jul 2011 at 6:14pm|
Bumps for attention so I can finish updating this.
If anyone wants to make suggestions on improving this page - especially if you're a newbie and/or are having difficulty finding your way around - feel free to post or ask questions.
The info on Discworld and Celtica forums will be up shortly - just so you know!
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