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Bringing Together the Families of All Fandoms!

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A land comm for all fandoms with a role playing twist!
Have you ever wished that you could be a part of your favorite fandom's family, or otherwise share in their family atmopshere Have you ever wanted to walk a mile in your favorite character's shoes but without having to deal with a whole RPG scheme? Perhaps you've desired to mix your love of role playing with your other love of creating fan works? Maybe you want a land comm that welcomes all fandoms but allows you to focus on the fandoms and/or characters you really want and even make extra points for using them? Or maybe you just want a comm that will issue as many fic challenges as there are other challenge types? Here, with Family Land, is your chance to do it all!

Unlike most land comms, we do not center on a single fandom, or even on a particular type of fandom. We welcome ALL fandoms. Members can play in whatever fandom they desire, and on more than one team, because each fandom is its own team, or family. Members are not limited to how many teams/families in which they may partake, only on the number of characters they may have.

If a team for your favorite fandom hasn't been started yet, don't fret! It's not too late; all you have to do is ask here! We're happy to add any requested team, and teams only need two members to become active in play!

Members may sign up for a maximum of three characters for those fandoms who have more than 10 major characters or two characters for those smaller fandoms who have less than 10 majors. For the smaller fandoms, members may choose one major character and one minor or original character; for the larger, one major, one minor or original, AND one major OR minor or original. If you're not sure if your fandom qualifies as having more than ten major players, just ask!

Your characters and fandoms are important to determine your scores. All a player's teams receive equal points for their challenge answers in which the player has no control over what fandom or character is used, like solving a puzzle. When a player DOES have control over what fandom and characters are used, that is when the extra points come into play. A Buffy fic, for example, will only earn points for the Buffy team. The team will also get extra points if the player stars his or her character in their creation.

Let's say, for example, some one signs up as Labyrinth's Jareth, Torchwood's Owen, and Smallville's Lex. A puzzle comes down, because the only thing the player can do with the puzzle is piece it together and hope for a good time, their points earned from playing the puzzle will go to all their teams. They had no control over what fandoms or characters were used with the puzzle. Let's say there's also fan fic and fan art challenges. The player posts a fan fic starring Jareth and a Superman wallpaper they created. The Labyrinth team gets full points for their Jareth fic PLUS extra points because it stars the character the player signed up for in that fandom. The Smallville team gets the points for the wallpaper but no extra points, because the player used Superman instead of the character they signed up for, Lex.

Team comms should always maintain a friendly atmosphere, as should the main comm. A family feeling is encouraged amongst members, even to the point that, should they choose to do so, players may chat in character, or even RPG, on the team comms. Helping each other out is also strongly encouraged, be it with betaing, breaking through writer's block, or even helping each other with RL issues, ie. providing a shoulder when one is needed. Extra points are offered for helping each other; these points will go to the team within whose team comm the aid takes place.

Our rules are simple:

1. Always treat each other with respect. Remember, we're all families here! This includes not bashing each other's works, fandoms, characters, pairings, etc. NO BASHING OF ANY KIND WILL BE TOLERATED! If you break this rule, you'll be warned the first two times, bu the third will get you banned and removed.

2. Keep to the character rule: Two characters, one major and one minor or original, for those fandoms who have less than 10 major characters, and three characters, one major and one minor or original AND one major OR minor or original, for those fandoms with more than 10 major characters. Charmed and The Magnificent Seven would be examples of the smaller fandoms with X-Men and Harry Potter being amongst the larger fandoms. Failure to obey this rule will temporarily freeze the offender(s) from earning points; once they release however many characters they need to in order to comply with the rule, their points will be tallied accordingly -- meaning that all their challenge entries WILL earn points but will be delayed until they have complied.

3. Absolutely NO calling others' work your own, rather it's writing, artwork, or something else. Doing so will IMMEDIATELY get you removed and banned.

4. You may post personal messages to your team comms. In fact, you're even encouraged to do so. Got a problem? Need some help? Just need to rant about something? Feel free to do so on your team comm! But the main comm is only for challenges, challenge entries, and other such main comm business. Failure to obey this rule will land members who break it three times on a moderated status; all personal messages posted to the main comm will be deleted.

5. Always include your name or handle with which you're signed up, a rating, and fandom/character/pairing labels for every entry you post. Put your actual entry behind an LJ cut. Failure to obey this rule will land members who break it three times on a moderated status.

I think that's about it! The following posts are set up to help answer all other questions:

Character/Team Request and Role Call

Questions, Questions, and More Questions, also known as the FAQ

More Ways To Earn Points!

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