I'm just a player, not affiliated with the GMs. This is just a gathering I made of existing links. I don't purport to be an expert on anything. There was just a lot going on in this forum and I figured since it’s confusing to those of us who have been actively participating, it’s gotta be overwhelming and off-putting to someone just starting now. So here’s a cheat sheet for some ways to establish your character and establish connections.
Required: Welcome to the Romancing Jan Forum
NOTHING ELSE IS REQUIRED so do what feels good!
Let folks get to know you:
Post the basic info about your character in the Wanted Connections thread after browsing to see some of what’s been mentioned so you can try to find ties/align with others...
And/or post a new thread with your extended bio and existing relationships. (This one makes it easier to update as ties change, you still flesh out your character.) Here are a few examples:
Add your character's birthdate to the Birthday thread.
Add your character’s preferred ways of being addressed on envelope, in letter and in being mentioned (and your character’s favorite colors)
Take a gander at the Homes thread to see what properties others have claimed. We were trying to avoid too much overlap, but there are a lot of non-forum PCs so it’s impossible to expect that we won’t have some overlap. (I added a comment in that thread for some cool estates that nobody had claimed yet.)
Likewise, take a look at the Claimed lists. This is for estates and for titles. (Again, we might end up with 2 Dukes of Whatever and will roll with it, but we can try to minimize it.)
Consider adding your lineage to the Family Tree
Tout your areas of expertise.
If you’re not sure where to start with making PC ties, consider one or more of these concepts:
Stitch & Bitch - Embroidery circle.
Pre-game Party at Emmeline’s - OOC this is open to anyone and we will find a way to make it make sense narratively. IC it’s a closed invite intimate affair.
Join the discussion about IRL era-related stuff that could influence your character or start your own niche!: