[Pony] Sand (Planning, Prep, And Updates)
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So uh... yeah... I thought I'd start my own rp. This little rp idea of mine has been cooking in the brain at low simmer for over a month now and now that it's well cooked and seasoned it's ready to be planned. So the rp is completely open to whoever wants to join and if you can't tell by the title, it's  pony RP! If your interested there are a few ground rules I do need lay out for... Reasons!
Rule #1: Everypony is limited to only one oc ONLY. There is some leniency in this policy given that you can RP as a second oc but that second oc may only be used for plot advancing purposes  such as in the case that your character is separated from the main mass of rper's for example and needs somepony to get them out of where they currently are. Any other use OC's must be run through me!
Rule #2: Please, PLEASE, PLEASEEE Post regularly. If your are not able to do so on at least a 3 day basis (3 days between posts) then please let me and any other rper's know on this thread or as a OOC in your posts. If you are unable to post for longer then a week or so, please provide us all a reason why your busy and write something appropriate to your oc being idle until you can post again.
Rule #3: If you are a newcomer to the RP series I do, it is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED that you view the typed up Lore Guide that will also be posted also under Rp Planning and Discussion. Even those familiar with the role play series it's probably prudent to get a bit of a refresher by reading the Lore Guide. It won't be terribly long (Well maybe it will be... But I'll make sure to note all the important bits so you can skip to the chase!) and will contain vital background info to the situation of the rp before you go on off shooting into the rp.
Okay now with the silly rules out of the way (Which I remind you are all flexible, if you have questions ask them here on the thread!) I can get down to business!
So...
Well Sand is a off shoot of a series I call the Lost Skies trilogy. It was a massive trilogy of RP's that ran back on OG Bronyvile where the trilogy contained Lost Skies (#1 Chronologically), Distant Horizon (#2 Chronologically), and In The Eyes of Others (The Last chronologically and the only one never finished due to the original Bronyville shutting down). This trilogy and it's subsequent spawned a number of offshoot RP's that followed it's timeline in a sort of sense. 
In this case your in luck because you'll pretty much need to know almost nothing about the original trilogy of RP's as Sand is completely isolated from the Main trilogy and it's offshoots!
The basic info provided here is that Sand is a fun little adventure sort of rp, set in the shifting sands of the Great Desert, located to the far east of the Equestrian Empire. A massive sandstorm hits the only major city in the desert, leaving a vacuum of power open for all kinds of criminal mischief to flood in and stake their claim. Three major factions rise from the sandstorm, The Nola Desert Syndicate, The Black Diamond Slavers, and the Silver Sand Bandits. Now the Great Desert is in chaos as efforts from the allied Equestrian Military to aide the refugees are ultimately abandoned and crime is left to run free as the Great Desert is cordoned off from the rest of the world. 5 years pass and no sign of change ever occur. Sand takes place at that 5 year mark, set in a chaotic desert still full of trapped refugees and equestrian tourists alike.
Now Sand will from the beginning take place in the ruins of the town of New Oasis, a town rebuilt from the ruins of Oasis now ruled by the Nola Desert Syndicate. Ponies who subside there are a mix of equestrian tourists and trapped Oasis Refugees and quite frankly are the ones lucky enough to find shelter within the still intact walls of New Oasis which in reality is just a collection of buried buildings, haphazard tents, and shanty homes. (I'd always thought it'd be intriguing to see a slice of life sorta starting setting, set in a oppressed town that no pony can get in and out or out of.) After that it's up to rper's how they work to either maintain their residence in the overcrowded town of New Oasis or go out into the greater desert now controlled by the constantly warring duo of Bandits and Slavers in search of freedom or adventure depending on your tastes!
It is VERY important to note that Sand is COMPLETELY detached from the Lost Skies Trilogy and it's many spin off's it's simply operating off the timeline which doesn't matter much anyway as Lost Skies actually takes place a near 10 years after the events of Sand. As such no characters from the Lost Skies Trilogy or it's Spin-off's may appear in this rp! NO EXCEPTIONS! (I'm mostly talking to myself here as I do have a habit of reusing Lost Sky characters, but nope, completely new IP this time around!) It's also important to note that you can not leave The Great Desert. Well you can, but approach the Equestrian Border and you'll probably be zapped by a dozen spells at once by Equestrian Military forces maintaining a perimeter so that crime syndicates do not enter Equestria (And if your wondering, The Great Deserts Western border is just an endless ocean) *
*The Lore guide will be posted soon after the edit! Take a look at it if your intrigued!
**All Underlined terms will be in the Lore guide alongside some other facts! (Because knowledge is power!)
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#2
Sounds like you have something pretty set! I'm not quite interested from what I've read so far, but I'll keep checking up on updates to see if this changes.
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#3
Thank god I don't have to go searching through the deepest depths of internet and computer alike for my old characters this time!

Wait... I have to make a new character now don't I? I'll get to work on it later... I guess. T_T
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#4
Well as long as you get something going we're all good!
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#5
I /have/ been wanting an MLP themed RP, I'm unsure if I should leap at this one, make my own or bide my time
It would be a shame to not have a part in partaking of the fruits of all that thought and work~
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#6
Holy mother of Celestia I just thought of the best character ever for this, I'll be ready soon! :D
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#7
(06-02-2016, 03:22 AM)Lunas Wrote: I /have/ been wanting an MLP themed RP, I'm unsure if I should leap at this one, make my own or bide my time
It would be a shame to not have a part in partaking of the fruits of all that thought and work~
Well if you want to jump in you have plenty of time to mull it over as i write up the lore guide. (Though I'd love to have more then two people posting considering the work I put into this XD)

(06-02-2016, 03:49 AM)Zenith Wrote: Holy mother of Celestia I just thought of the best character ever for this, I'll be ready soon! :D
Yay! CREATE!!!
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#8
So do you have any idea when we're starting this? I'm in no huge rush to start, but I might make some minor tweaks to my character while I wait.
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#9
(06-02-2016, 07:53 AM)Zenith Wrote: So do you have any idea when we're starting this? I'm in no huge rush to start, but I might make some minor tweaks to my character while I wait.

Not for some time at least, I'm still working my butt off writing the Lore Guide (Which just got an update here!) so tweak away!
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As an update, this rp will start THIS WEEK! (Most likely Friday night!)
Although I'm not sure exactly when, if your still on the fence about joining I will leave the rp open for anypony who wants to jump in!
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