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Dream Haven Chat and Character Creation Guidelines

The Dream Haven Chat is now active at:… for general conversation and discussions about collaborations.

Additionally, the following chatroom is active for those who wish to roleplay in character:…

Finally, a chatroom for world-building, event planning, and large-scale collaborative efforts:…

Characters in Dream Haven are built on a tier system. The basic rule is that, until such time as a deviant is invested, their characters will be limited to help prevent characters from breaking the system. Of course, it is still the responsibility of the administrators (founder, co-founders, and contributors) to police character submissions and story entries to make sure they are appropriate, help build the environment, and don’t break the world.

Every member of the group has a tier position based on the number of submissions that the member has made to Dream Haven and/or West End. There are several rules regarding what counts as a submission and what does not, as detailed below:

1) Story submissions count as one submission. Stories need not be long, but they must move a plot along or provide information that can be used in other stories. The Lingerie Brawl, for example, contained an internal story about heroes dressing up and modeling to raise money for the Clark-Zenn Foundation. While entrants into the brawl did not have to include stories or vignettes, if stories and vignettes were included and submitted to AngelFalls-WestEnd, then they can be used as a single submission. Stories do not have to be literature-comics or movies, for example, would also count as a submission, as would a spoken-word performance.
2) Collaborative efforts will count as a single submission for each collaborator. This means that if you write a story, include two characters that belong to other members, and hire an artist, then that submission will be worth a single submission for four separate people. An example of this would be Shooting Stars, Chapter Three. Most of the sections of Chapter three count as a submission for myself, for Lady-Quantum, for moxiee, and for SebastiansSire. On the other hand, while LoneStranger and Knight3000 could each claim a submission from the pictures I gifted them, but I could not claim one because I was uninvolved in the story process in any way.
3) Reasonably complete setting resources count as one submission. This includes any fully detailed landmark, building, company, social grouping, etc. Character Biographies are not included-for one thing, character bios would set me up with another 37 entries, minimum, and that just seems inherently unfair. A good example of a non-literary setting resource would be TrekkieGal’s map of the West End.

The number of submissions required for each tier are listed below:
----0-29 Tier 3
----30-39 Tier 4
----40-49 Tier 5
----50-59 Tier 6
----60-69 Tier 7
----70-79 Tier 8
----80-89 Tier 9
----90-99 Tier 10
----100+ Full investiture

Each tier allows a character to develop a single power; accordingly, all characters made by new members will be limited to a maximum of three effects per character.

Finally, once a member reaches full investiture, he or she is no longer limited in terms of the characters the member can make. There is, of course, still the assumption that reason will be employed, and the administrators still have the right to reject a character that seems unreasonably likely to unbalance the setting to the point of making it no longer fun for others.

A list of base effects follows:
Basic Travel (Running, Flying, Swimming, personal teleportation)
Ranged Attack/Blasts
Enhanced Physical Characteristics (Example: Strength, Dexterity, Constitution, Appearance)
Enhanced Mental Characteristics (Example: Intelligence, Charisma, Wisdom)
Mental/Biological Control
Telekinesis/Matter Control
Comprehensive Life Support
Enhanced/Additional Senses (depending on nature, may count as more than one)
Precognitive Abilities
Matter Creation
Energy Creation
Extra-Human Skills (Example: Batman, Taskmaster)
Melee Attack/Blasts
Other Weirdness
*****Killing Attack Add-on (must be added to an existing
------------Traditional Weapons will be required to have the Killing
------------Attack Add-on. This includes any sort of gun (provided
------------it can be used to kill), or bladed weapon.
------------Blunt weapons should be discussed with an Admin to
------------see if the Killing Attack Add-on is

Power Limitations:

Don’t Be that Guy!!!!!

It's all good if you want your powers, and do the cool stuff like lifting heavy objects, or even having a bad guy blow something up (mind you if you don't own it, get permission first), but what we do ask is that you put it back after you do. Write about it, this IS a storytelling page after all. Do your due diligence, and show what happens AFTER the battle as well as during the knock down drag out battle to end all battles.

Addendum: Sometimes wrecking things will be permanent- if that's the case, make double sure that you have the permissions of anyone who is likely to be affected. It's never fun if some of your stuff were to be destroyed and someone went "oops" and flew off...why would you do it to another person, right? Be mindful of the fact that some people may have stories in progress that have not been published, yet- sweeping changes may have more wide-reaching consequences than you've anticipated.










This collection does not have any deviations yet!
So, it's been brought to :iconwhisakedjak: and myself :iconlady-quantum: 's attention, that as of the 30th of April :icondream-havenda: and :icondreamhaven-westend: are one year old. The subject of what we should do to celebrate this event came up, and several ideas were passed around with everything from in-character concerts, to parades, to toga parties, and art jams.

So we figured...why not do it all? :D

We're actually doing this before :iconkiama123: has a chance to get the calendar up, because we thought we'd go ahead and get it out there and running before too much time had passed. (Can people say Halloween Bash? :rofl: ) So, we're looking at rolling it out come Sunday May 14 through Saturday May 20. Just a week to allow people to post up some things, and say, "Yay! We made it!"

In character reasons for celebrating would include the fact that the area is back in the mortal realm instead of Faerie, and OOC is of course that we've managed to stick around for a year, and build our membership. (Yay!) :dance:

So let's go ahead and boogie like it's 1999, get those submissions in, and have a great time doing it! We made it a year folks!

Also, Jak and I will be putting up a special edition of The West End Weekend for the celebration, so anyone that would like to contribute to that is more than welcome! (Please make those as notes to Jak.)

Lots of :hug:
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Crisis-Comics Featured By Owner May 10, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Anybody want to borrow Mandrill as a muscle for a story?
AAGGRESSS Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2016
well really i mostly write superhero stories anymore, tho i have other geanras buzzing around in my head. I would always like to network with other writers.
WhisakedJak Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
:iconkiama123: is not wrong- a lot of us are in chat on a fairly regular basis. Additionally, if you have ideas for stories, you might try sending notes to authors you'd like to collaborate with.

Dream Haven is designed to be able to support a variety of genres, although we are primarily focused on superhero stories. Feel free to develop whatever sort of story fits your fancy.

I do recommend working on getting a character designed and into the group at your earliest opportunity; it will make it much easier to get people to work with you on making stories.

Cheers and good luck, and welcome to :icondream-havenda:!
AAGGRESSS Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2016
Thanks. Luckily i already have numerous characters designed, most of whom i commonly use in my own universe.
WhisakedJak Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
That should save some time, then. :)
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Kiama123 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2016
My advice for you, is to try to get in our chat, a lot of the mods and writers gather there to talk about it and play crossovers and such. They are mostly active around 5 to 9 AM CET
AAGGRESSS Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2016
wow thanks!
Lady-Quantum Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Has anyone gotten back with you yet?
AAGGRESSS Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2016
i got to the chat with another group, think it was angel falls. They were nice, i am still poking around and networking with others.
Lady-Quantum Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sounds good. :) If you need anything, or want to chat you can hit me up with a note, since I'm the co-founder, or stop by the chat room between 9-midnight central time on most nights. People are usually in there and can talk with you about collaborations and such. :D
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