What is Knowhere? Knowhere is a travelling space station. It was the decapitated head of one of the giant Celestials, that has been turned into an inhabitable home for space-travellers.
How do characters arrive within the game? Players with characters from current day Marvel 616 will have to discuss how their character gets to Knowhere with the mods. It won't be hard to come up with something, but it'll obviously be on a case-by-case basis.
Characters from anywhere other than CURRENT DAY Marvel 616 are just randomly pulled from their world with no warning. You can say they were doing whatever you want at the time they were pulled, whether it was sleeping, driving, fighting, eating, etc. They're engulfed by a bright white light, then suddenly find themselves falling onto the floor in the room the Reality Gem is being held in, and are then greeted by the caretaker/head of security of Knowhere, Cosmo.
...Who the hell is Cosmo? Cosmo is a former test animal of the Soviet Space Program. He was launched into Earth's orbit as part of an experiment but he drifted off into space at some point during the 1960's, arriving in Knowhere and at some point being mutated, he eventually came to serve as the station's security chief. In other words... he's a talking, telepathic dog with a Russian accent.
What possessions will my character have when they arrive? If the character is from current day Marvel 616, you can discuss what they bring to Knowhere with the mods. As long as it realistic to be brought there, it can probably be done.
Characters from anywhere else will have the clothing on their back, and whatever is on their person at the time. Anything in their pockets, in a bag they're carrying at the time, etc. Other objects can be obtained as you play by talking to the mods.
Anyone staying onboard Knowhere will be given, upon arrival, a communicator that allows texting to anyone aboard the station, as well as access to the network.
What is the 'city' in Knowhere like? Knowhere has been built upon and now houses a small, built-in city made specifically for housing all the refugees from various worlds. It has two large hotel-like buildings, as well as some smaller housing units. There are shops and eateries meant to appeal to people of various worlds. If you're looking to scene in a specific shop or diner, just let the mods know and we'll more than likely work it in. There will also be a law enforcement department (supervised by Cosmo) to keep everyone in line.
How are living quarters assigned? The "city" in Knowhere has two large hotel-like buildings, built to house all the 'visitors' from other worlds. When you let us know you've applied, let us know in that post if you want your character to live in a certain place or with a certain roommate. Otherwise it will be done randomly.
Do you allow original characters? No, right now we're focusing only on canon characters. We MAY allow OC's at a later time.
Can my character leave Knowhere? While the ship is travelling, characters are confined to Knowhere. When the mods inform you that the ship is near a planet, characters will have the option of exploring that planet until the ship leaves again.
Can I play characters from cartoons, novels, video games, etc? Definitely! All we ask if that you find a suitable PB. If you need help finding one, the mods will be glad to help you.
How do various powers/abilities work here? Any powers or abilities your character has in their world will come with them here. If certain aspects of the powers don't translate well, or make your character TOO godlike or uber-powerful, we may ask you to scale them down a little.
Can characters use common technology here? Any cell phones, communicators, tablets, computers, etc will be able to communicate with anyone in Knowhere. Anything with internet access will be able to look up any info found on the internet in the 616 universe, but will NOT be able to communicate with anyone outside of the space station.
Are PBs identical or similar? We understand that due to the nature of the game, sometimes PBs will be used several times. PB's will notice that they look similar, but NOT identical. Also, mods have the right to put a cap on certain PBs if they start being used too frequently. We all love ScarJo, but not even *I* need 138 of her in one place.
What is canon puncturing, and why is it allowed in this game? Simply put, canon puncturing is having your character find out they're really a fictional character. The reason it is allowed in this game is because of the concept. People that are legends, or myths, or fictional characters in OUR world are real in OTHERS. Deadpool loves Star Wars, so would obviously be thrilled to get to meet a real-life Han Solo. It lends itself to a lot of hilarity, a lot of potential drama (come on, who WOULDN'T have a crisis upon finding out that everyone thinks they're not real?), and more.
Are any characters off-limits? You can play damn-near anyone you want in this game. No fandom is off-limits. But, there ARE some characters that are off-limits. Any straight-up villains are off-limits. "Shades of gray" types, like Magneto, Taskmaster, etc are allowed, but need to be approved by a majority vote from the mods.
There is also a small list of 616 characters that are off-limits for various reasons. The main GOTG team (Rocket, Star-Lord, Groot, Gamora, Drax) are mod-only characters, due to them being vital to the game. Reed Richards, Hank McCoy, and Victor Von Doom are off-limits because they are currently hidden away working on a solution to all this. Also, certain mega-powerful characters are off-limits for storyline reasons. Those characters are: Silver Surfer, Stephen Strange, Sentry, Franklin Richards, Gladiator, Uatu, Black Bolt, and Adam Warlock.
Mods also reserve the right to turn down characters at their discretion.
Are there villains in this game? Most definitely. Sometimes, villains from various fandoms will also be pulled through by the Reality Gem. When this happens, your character can choose to take part in storylines involving stopping them, or choose to stand aside and do something else. 616 villains will appear as well, typically as outside threats.
Is there a time limit for introducing characters once they've been accepted? Yes. Once a character has been accepted, they must be introduced via a network post (preferred) or a scene within four days, otherwise the character will be removed. If unforeseen circumstances prevent this, let the mods know within those four days and we will give you an extension.
Why do I have to play with people outside my fandom? Because if you don't? You're being a DICK. Straight-up. Yes, it's fun to play with people in your fandom. But this isn't high-school. Cliques are annoying and frustrating and we will NOT have them here. Play with whoever WANTS to play with you. Trust me, sometimes, multi-fandom scenes turn out to be amazing and TONS of fun.
Anything else? Yes. And I mean this: TAG YOUR SCENES. Anyone not tagging their scenes will be given a few gentle reminders, but if it becomes an ongoing problem, further action may have to be taken.