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December 1 - January 1

Otherworlde RP Group Application by viralremix

Note: The group has recently done a mass archive/kick out of all inactive members who did not respond to course notes. You're welcome to re-apply in December with your archived character if you would like to rejoin. We'd love to see you back!


It Begins...

Quick FAQ

Check out the Guidebook below for complete information on the group.

:bulletred: How do I join the group? :bulletred:
Otherworlde RP Group Application by viralremix
Fill out the application and submit it to the Students folder. If the application is accepted, you will be sent an invite.

:bulletred: What are the activity requirements of the group? :bulletred:
One deviation (roleplay, story, art) per three months. You don't have to pass your classes but your student might be sad... granted, it's not hard to pass a class if you turn in a quick picture, short roleplay, or short story twice in three months.

:bulletred: I'm intimidated by the group. I don't know if I'm good enough? :bulletred:
Well, you shouldn't be! We have a large range of roleplayers with lots of different skills. Beginners to experts... you'll learn a lot while you're here, or teach a lot. But everyone's welcome.

:bulletred: What submissions do you accept? :bulletred:
Logged roleplays, short stories/long stories, artwork (traditional or digital). Just about anything!

:bulletred: What is EXP used for? :bulletred:
It is most useful in tournaments, but as a general rule, EXP gauges how strong a character is in comparison to his/her/hir peers.

:bulletred: Where do people roleplay? :bulletred:
Get new partners by commenting on apps of characters that interest you. You can also join the Skype Group and join into random small RPs that start up to flesh out your character and get others used to them, or ask if anyone wants to start one with you privately.

:bulletred: How do I join the Skype Group? :bulletred:
Send your Skype username to viralremix to be added to the group Skype Chat.

Read the Guidebook...

Click to read the ILLUSTRATED GUIDE to Otherworlde!


Other Worlde Intro by LukyAnCOtherWorlde Intro 2 by LukyAnCOtherworlde: Claw Episode 1 P1 by LukyAnCOtherworlde: Claw Episode 1 P2 by LukyAnCOtherworlde: Claw Episode 1 P3 by LukyAnCOtherworlde: Claw Episode 1 P4 by LukyAnC

Our group has a comic! Active members who participate often will get cameos throughout the episodes - or star in an episode by participating in the OW Skype Group, where the ideas come from.

Castle Classrooms by viralremix

Faint, foreign murmurs echoed through the walls of the Beast Studies building as a young-looking professor walked out of one of the classrooms. His ears were perked up, alert for anything that seemed off. Nothing appeared out of place, but a suspicious feeling hung around the hellhound as his eyes darted left and right.

"Ngh..." He muttered to himself, trying not to look too focused on anything. Sure, there was a strange aura present, causing his senses to be messed up, but surely it had to be just a trick of the mind. He kept track of all the creatures in his building, and his senses were rather sharp anyway. He had no enemies, either, so it's not like it was a curse...

"Let's see... I think that was the last of the animals to be locked up, wasn't it?" Upton looked at his list, flipping through the pages before nodding to himself. "Alright, I suppose it's time to figure out what to do for tomorrow's class-"


The teacher jumped, a bewildered look in his eyes before he looked down. Sitting in front of him were the hellhound pups he had taken under his wing, looking at him happily. Upton let out a sigh of relief, picking up one of the puppies and rubbing behind its ear. "Hey, you scared me, Buddy. I thought you were going to kill me!" He let out a chuckle, giving the small pup a good pat on the head. "How'd you all get here? I thought I locked you up..." Upton paused, an ear flicking. "... You were locked up-"

The screeching of metal hinges caused the professor's eyes to widen, before the noise of squawks, hoof steps, and other spooked sounds was heard. The sounds were soon followed by the creatures themselves, and it took a moment for Upton to register what was happening.

"... Oh, shit."

Bold White Animated by Kawa-Mucchi
Upton Event by Kawa-Mucchi

Upton says:

"Ugh... Don't worry, I'm okay. Kind of, anyway. 'Tis but a tiny cut I got away with from the stampede!

... Oh, wait, was that not what the problem is- Oh! My animals! Yes, almost all of them are gone from my building. It appears as if a phantasm was messing around in here. There's a rumor that there's one phantasm for each department; I guess I found out that my department didn't escape that fate tonight. Now I suppose I have to round up my creatures before the next big holiday...

Ah, but I don't think even I can do that all by myself. I'll tell you what: let's play a game! No, not like a board game, I'm not that old! Like a competition, just like the previous event. Just because I know Beast Studies is going to come out on top again. *nods* But I do need your help to get my creatures back into my building! Interested? Here, let me tell you what to do..."

Bold White Animated by Kawa-Mucchi

November Sub-Event!

:bulletblack: Draw, write, or roleplay your character(s) rounding up (or at least, attempting to) some mythical creatures and bringing them back to the Beast Studies department!

:bulletred: Submissions are unlimited, and anyone in the group can join! Make sure all submissions are in the Sanctioned Events folder.

:bulletblack: EXP is tallied the same as any other event. There is a 1.5x multiplier if Upton is involved in the submission(s).

:bulletred: For each creature featured in your submission, you will earn points, used for department and individual scores and ranking during this event. Docile creatures such as unicorns and phoenixes are 1-3 points, creatures such as mermaids, gnomes, gargoyles are 4-6 points, and creatures who'll give you trouble - imps, dragons, fairies, demons - are 7-9 points, and large groups give you 10 points. Featuring at least one of Upton's hellhound pups will gain you 5 points. However, they are near impossible to catch single-handedly, so can only be caught if two or more people are working together.

:bulletblack: Prizes will be offered at the end of the event. Each member contributing will get one assignment pass and a 50 EXP bonus. The member who wins the most points will win 1000 EXP, 4 assignment passes,  and art from Kawa-Mucchi. There will also be a second and third place winner. Individual who contributes the most points to the highest ranking department will win an extra assignment pass and art from :Kawa-Mucchi:. More prizes may be given at the end of the month.

:bulletred: Have fun! This is an optional event, so members can choose to participate or not. 

Bold White Animated by Kawa-Mucchi

Upton says: 

"So hopefully that's all the info you need. I kinda want the creatures back soon, so please hurry! I'll be looking for some myself. Oh, and remember; don't touch any unfriendly-looking animals! They're mean! Leave them be, I'll take care of them. Unless you want to risk going into the infirmary, of course. Also... make sure you don't catch any fellow students and teachers by mistake! That would be.... quite unfortunate..."


More Journal Entries

Experience Points

Experience Points
The following is the base level for experience points. The experience points are multiplied by class tier for assignments only.

Score based on quality/effort, technical skill, composition, and background.

Sketch - 2-4 Experience Points
Ink - 3-5 Experience Points
Base Color - 4-6 Experience Points
Full Picture - 8-12 Experience Points

Writing - 1-3 EXP per 100 Words

Varies depending on the quality of the background
Contains Tournament Champion
x1.5 multiplier on base (for writing, character must be a major part)
Contains Class Teacher
x1.5 multiplier on base (assignment pictures only)

Pictures done as assignments are multiplied by the class's difficulty level:
Beginner x1 | Intermediate x1.25
Advanced x1.5 | Expert x1.75



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AskTheBagMan Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2015
Would anyone want to RP with me for this current event?
xSpiritWolfGirlx Featured By Owner 4 days ago
I would. I need someone to rp with for the event ^.^
AskTheBagMan Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Sounds good. :) What do you want them to go after?
xSpiritWolfGirlx Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Want to do a group of creatures?
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CthulhuZuzu Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Unfortunately I have not found the time to create new submissions for your group. Because of this reason, I am feeling obligated to leave the group. I wish you all a lot of fun with your events. Goodbye! 
frenchy-fry Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looking forward to joining next enrollment! > w <
Or is it not too late to submit an app now?
BlueBlueFox Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
You can submit a student to the "Prospies" folder to get an early entry to the group, so to speak; I think the folder may be closed off to non-members, but you should be able to send us a note if so, with your prospie. If that's the case, we can probably let you in as that if all of it looks good! >u<b
frenchy-fry Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for getting back to me so quickly!
Will fill everything out the best I can to see if I can make it into the early entry group!
Xigbar-Kun Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm sorry to say that I'm leaving the group.
As much as I love OW, I can't keep up wth everything, and I'm too useless and lazy to do anything (especially the assignments).
Anyways, once again, I'm sorry.
I hope this group is successful in the weeks, months, and years to come.
BlueBlueFox Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
We're sad to see you go. 8(

But we hope the same for you in the future, to be successful in your future! :heart:
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