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I started mine because I missed having my own site and just wanted to make one that was fair to everyone since there are so many out there that have a cliquey member base 

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We made ours for various reasons. I have quite a few personally. I wanted to stick with a historical genre but diverge a bit from what I'd been on before, so I wouldn't be copying so to speak.

small towns and BIG DREAMS I made because I thought a site that was basically based around a town's high school hockey team would be interesting and different, despite a personal lack of interest or k

I started Endless Fight because myself and a group of friends were on another site but it was dying. The root admin hadn't been around in over two years, our second in charge was getting busier and bu

I started mine because I really missed roleplaying. It had been a really long time since I had been in a roleplay due to a variety of reasons, so I decided to start my own instead of trying to join one where everyone kind of had "their people." Plus, I wanted to do something that had been on my mind for a long while now. And I wanted to see if I could get some of my old roleplaying partners back, which I was semi-successful with. I also wanted to connect with new people and remembered how great it was to have a community around.

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I created Wizarding Wireless Networks because I couldn't find a forum that didn't have some canon-violating content or another that was also allowing for mature themes. I'm sure they exist, but I could not find them in my searches. So I just said "well... I guess I can make one myself" xD

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I created Heroes of Thedas because I wanted to play a more expansive Dragon Age RPG.

 

Most DA RPs I've found are limited to a specific timeline, so I made one that will explore them all. We use date-based threads (i.e. using the Dragon Age calendar system) to do so. This way characters can build out their backstories in-game, if they wish, too.

 

I'm also just a huge DA lore nerd, so I wanted to build something that explores more of Thedas overall instead of only what we see in the video games. I've added a lot of the lore from other DA resources, including the books/comics and tabletop RPGs too.

 

Finally, I really wanted to create an RPG that focused on the narrative vs. technical game mechanics. I wanted to create a community specifically for collaborative storytelling vs. DnD-style systems. ❤️

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We created Chaotica's Realm so that we could teach some newer roleplayers the ins and outs of roleplaying. It has been rough getting started, but its been fun and totally worth it.

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Other boards died and there was always a core group of us left. So... we put the board together for ourselves and opened it up for others to join us.

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7 hours ago, Karebear said:

Other boards died and there was always a core group of us left. So... we put the board together for ourselves and opened it up for others to join us.

This was vaguely the case for my site, too, albeit I did most of the heavy lifting, and then sprung the idea on the few left. Luckily, they were excited enough to continue on.

 

The specific genre/fandom I wanted to write also lacked active boards (as in, there is literally none), which also added to my desire to start one.

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I started my forum because I wanted to capture what I had back in 2012 with a roleplay that took place in a similar setting to the one I'm using now. It felt so refreshing to be passionate about a setting and work on cool events, and I was quite sad to see it die before its time, and after spending so much time finding a suitable replacement I've come to accept that perhaps the only there is for me is one of my design.

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I started mine to breathe life into a concept I'd had with friends on a forum I'd managed years ago. The old site had a good run but we all got sidetracked with real life and it fizzled away into dust.
Fast forward, I joined a forum a few years ago, the staff team were horrible, and it made me think, "I could do better and bring back this old site" and so I did. Totally worth it and am much happier managing my own community with a great team of friendly staffers.

Have a great day!

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On 10/6/2020 at 5:01 AM, sohvi said:

This was vaguely the case for my site, too, albeit I did most of the heavy lifting, and then sprung the idea on the few left. Luckily, they were excited enough to continue on.

 

The specific genre/fandom I wanted to write also lacked active boards (as in, there is literally none), which also added to my desire to start one.

 

Same boat about springing it on the others, lol. And... good for you on taking the initiative.

While not everyone is suited to run a board. It's not always as easy as it sounds but with a good group of staff or at least one person to keep you sane then there is no end to the possibilities.

I snooped and LOVE your board @sohvi. I still actively play. May you walk on warm sands.

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The group I help run began on one platform because there wasn't really a Secret Society sort of group out there that we could find or that was active, and it sort of took off from there.  We recently moved to a stand alone platform because we really didn't want to have to deal with others trying to censor our darker themes, and decided to take that onto our own shoulders.  It has been a bit of a transition, but we have found such freedom in doing it this way, as we are also no longer limited by the set up of the previous platform we were on.

 

All in all, it is very rewarding to have an AU I know is balanced, because we set out to make it so.  And the plots and canons we have are just amazing.  I really love the world, now that it is established and growing still.

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