Newcomer's Guide (no ontology)

From Mazeworld

Welcome on the Newcomer's Guide. This page will help you prepare yourself if you are new to MazeWorld and you wish to know everything you need as a player.

Step 1: Inform yourself

The first thing to do, is to inform yourself.

Make sure to read and understand the chat rules!

Feel free to peruse this wiki, although certain sections may be out of date.

If you have any questions, we recommend that you join our Discord server.

Once you feel ready to join us and become a player, it will now be time to think about making a character.

Step 2: Sign up and play!

In order to sign up, fill out the new Contestant application form. You will receive a response on Discord after the GM has read and reviewed your application.

If your application is refused, the reasons will be provided. Most refused applications are for missing or incomplete information. Joke applications and joke characters are discouraged as well, although if your intent to play is serious, it doesn't hurt to show genuine intent. We do appreciate good sense of humor!

If your application is accepted, you should see your Contestant's name (and your own username) show up in the Contestant list, and you will be provided with the opportunity to set up your Contestant's starting statistics and equipment. Once this process is complete, you will receive your very own inventory sheet, which must be kept and updated by you as you progress during the game. Having this sheet means you are officially ready to play! All that is left to do is to schedule a day and time with the GM in order to play your first session.

The author lives in France, which is the Central European Time (CET) time zone (CEST during summer). Make sure to keep this in mind and pick the right day and time accordingly. Closer time zones are easier to accomodate with, but some of the best players in the game's history have been from faraway timezones; don't let it stop you, just plan ahead.

The most common time zones employed by players of the game are:
UTC+1 (Western Europe, France)
GMT (Greenwich Mean Time - United Kingdom)
EST (Eastern Standard Time - USA East Coast)
PST (Pacific Standard Time - USA West Coast)
MSK+4 (Irkutsk Time - Central Russia/China/West Australia)

Step 3: Contestant creation

Creating your character (your Contestant) is all done as part of your first game session, in-character, through questions and prompts. Simply follow the instructions during your introductory session (what we refer to as the Startgame). We recommend that you already have a general idea of what you want your character to be and look like.