Hailing from the Southern Hemisphere, you may find me online at ‘weird’ times; however, it is just my time zone coming into play and I am always around every day at some point. So if you can’t find me in the Cbox, I am always available via PM.
Together, the founders have a combined experience level of over 50 years, so you are in good hands. So draw up a chair by the log fire and stay a while or longer and immerse yourself into the world that has been created here at Heart of the West!
Outside of writing, she enjoys video games and long walks on the beach. ...Not really. She hates the ocean.
Additionally, Blue is one of those weird math and science people who also enjoys writing, and she has been writing for over ten years. She loves good plotting, character development, and is always a sucker for a happy ending.
Cattle Barons want to expand their herds, while farmers are struggling to work the land. Greedy Miners are at odds with each other and the Natives who believe their land is sacred. The soldiers of Fort Langden have their hands full managing the situation and local law enforcement who resent their presence. Men and women looking for their fortunes have been flooding in since the rumors of gold running under the mountain came to light, and while the influx of people has been good for business, the proprietors are just waiting for the bubble to burst.
The place is a powder keg and all it'll take is a spark to set it off.
Come explore the sprawling western town with its various array of characters or wander the range where the multitude of cattle roam, get involved in the lives of farmers struggling to hold off the pushy cattle barons encroaching on their lands or explore the dangerous world of coal mining.
Is the government corrupt?
Are the farmers right in their wild accusations?
Is there something fishy going on with the coal mines? Is there really a massive vein of gold deep within the mountains just waiting to be discovered? Or will you create your own adventure?
Start writing and find out!
GameDate: Friday, December 24, 1868.
From May 20th, 2017 everyone is invited to join in the festivities of Christmas at Heart of the West. This event will lead up to the annual change of game year and the 1st anniversary of the site in July.
Completed Jan 31st, 2017: Activity Check #1. Please PM the Admins if you missed it.
Dec 4th 2016: Important Update to the Rules and FAQ. Please ensure you read these changes.
Heart of the West was founded by a group of dedicated writers who hold a wealth of experience in both writing, coding, graphics, history and role-playing.
Some of what we bring to you is new and some we have brought with us from our individual places across the net. One thing you can be sure of is that we are fully committed to this site and the genre and one of us should usually be about to chat with you. We come from very varied time zones so please be aware of this when seeking one of us out!
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Posted: Jul 8 2016, 05:43 AM
APPING YOUR CHARACTER
irst thing's first:Make sure your character is original to you. Plagiarism or copying of any book, movie, music video, TV show, or RPG character/s that do not belong to you will be denied. If in doubt just ask one of the admins about your idea first
Once you are happy with the originality of your character, register your character as First Last name with proper capitalization (ex. Harry Potter). If you make a mistake, let an admin know.
Secondly:when beginning your application topic, make the title of your post the character's Last name, First name. Initial (e.g. Smith, Mildred. H). In the topic description User Group (i.e Townsfolk) and Face Claim (First name Last Name).
Thirdlymake sure you have read over all of our rules before applying to write at Heart of the West!
We are firm believers in quality over quantity here at Heart of the West. No matter how long or how short your application is, all we ask is for a clear definition of your character's attributes, such as strengths and weaknesses and so on. Vague, poorly written, rushed apps full of careless spelling and grammatical errors will be pended or even rejected. We understand if you can only offer a framework at first and need to play your character in order to fill out the finer details, but we expect a very firm and well-written foundation upon which you plan on building your character here.
You will be given one week to complete your application after it has been posted as a work in progress. After that, it will be archived and your account will be deleted.
Sometimes it is best to write your app fully in a Word document where you may edit it and re-read it multiple times before posting it as a completed application.
If you are not overly strong in grammar and spelling, please run it through a spell checker and grammar checker before submitting. Grammarly.com has a free plugin for most browsers and for MS office. We really appreciate players that are willing to thoroughly edit their applications prior to and/or after submission.
You will need to let us know it is complete and ready for review by bumping the post with "Completed"
All applications will be marked as "Under Review" once they have been completed.
If something needs improving you will receive a PM from the Admins. Often this is something small and no reason to be upset. Keep an eye on your inbox for a PM from the admin account "Founders Circle" stating what needs to be changed.
We will PM players about apps that have missing information, historical inaccuracy or too many grammatical and/or spelling errors. Don't worry - we are here to help you succeed here and apps that may need some fixing often become wonderful characters!
You will have one week from the date of the Admin PM to make these edits or your application will need to be marked as Expired.
Please do not forget your paragraph break tags!
ImagesIf you require assistance in resizing an image for your character's application, please contact an admin. Images that are disproportionate to the placeholders on the application could result in it getting pended. Please do not use images that are smaller than the specified size. Google has an image search and if you drop the image you want into the search area, it will search for that exact image and you should find one with larger dimensions. We recommend lunapic.com for editing images and ezgif.com for resizing animated gifs. Please re-host your images so you are not stealing bandwidth. Many of us use nickpic.host The admin team will also help with any broken code, just PM one of us.
If you are not sure what member group your character belongs to, check HERE and choose the one that fits them the closest.
Before an application can be approved you are required to fill out ALL your Mini-profiles (both character and OOC) and not have any missing images or avatars please. Missing or Broken images make the site look untidy and neglected, so please complete everything
Posted: Jul 17 2016, 01:05 AM
First name Last Name
One well thought out paragraph.
At least two well thought out paragraphs.
At least two well thought out paragraphs. (Please include a few dates, especially the year your character arrived in town)
500 words of something you have already written or that you want to write for this character. This is only required for your first character or if you are adopting a canon character.
Age. Occupation. Member group. Play by name.thanks♥︎