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Summer Soiree Is Coming!

Posted by Kim on June 16, 2024, 9:00am

The Summer Soiree event will be kicking off at noon PST this Saturday, the 22nd! Summer Soiree is an IC event meant to create brief but exciting interactions between characters who may not have previously met one another. It shares some things in common with the Trick or Treat the forums event; but while trick or treating encourages you to be fast and hit up as many topics as humanly possible, summer activities encourages you to pick just a few topics and participate in those activities as fully as you can.

I wanted to give you a heads up in advance to you can start brainstorming summer activities your character might host.

How to Host

Choose a host character and an activity: Choose one of your characters to host a specific summertime activity: Water balloon fights, potluck picnics, may pole weavings (Hey, you can still do them in midsummer!), hover car races, a day at the county fair, a bonfire on the beach, or think of your own.

Create a clear hook: Your event must include a hook that would allow other characters to join in whether or not they know your character. Here are some suggestions:
  • Your character sent out invitations, but the mail got mixed up and the invites were delivered randomly!
  • Your character stuffed the invites into bottles, and threw them into the ocean.
  • Your character posted up fliers around town, inviting everyone to join in.
  • The event was advertised online
  • Or, make up your own way that new characters are invited in to your event!

Specify any restrictions: Although these are meant to be open RPs that anyone can send a character to join, you MAY include basic restrictions as to genre or time period at the start of your topic. For example, you might specify that your activity is for characters that exist in a somewhat "high fantasy medieval/renaissance" type setting. You are also welcome to limit the number of characters you want to have in your RP at a time. Yes, even a 1x1 is acceptable if that's your wish. You can even post a limit for how long the topic will be open, ie "I'm only going to keep this topic open for a week, so I can be sure to give it my best attention during that time without burning out."

Full rules and instructions for participating will be posted on the 22nd, but for now, just start thinking about what your characters might like to do! :)



June 16, 2024

I liked having the Phelps Annual 4th of July BBQ as a Summer Soiree last year (The year before it was a private group BBQ), but I'm wrapping up my group's Awards Gala this week and will be taking a break from running stuff. Nina may drop in to one or more events though. :)


June 16, 2024

I can't wait to host a summer soiree. I missed the last one, but I won't miss this year.


June 16, 2024

Yaaaaay another Summer Soiree!


June 16, 2024

Haha, an Animal Crossing -themed roleplay would be funny if you use the message in a bottle idea. Or Stardew Valley! Or Harvest Moon... There are a lot of good fishing-and-farming games out there that feel really summery.


June 16, 2024

I love both the idea of a water balloon fight and a hot dog eating contest! Those sound great!


June 16, 2024

Love it!
What if: Hot Dog Eating contest? 🤣

With some sort of dice-roll mechanic for how many hot dogs you can eat per post, winner is first to reach a total goal #?



June 16, 2024

Ooo, a water balloon fight sounds exciting! Looks like I know what I'm doing! >:D