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Welcome to the Danger Zone

So you're interested in being one our agents, but aren't quite sure that entails or how the whole thing works? This is the first post you should be looking at then.

The Danger Zone is a writing community/role playing game. We want to help you write and keep you motivated. One of the best ways to do that is by offering rewards. Awesome right? Rewards are going to come in the form of praise and graphics as a congrats for playing the game and kicking some butt. So how do you play the game? Glad you asked.

STEP ONE: Create an Agent

Agents should represent you/your muse. We all have an identity we've created for our writing self/writing muse/writing inspiration. That is who your agent is. Here are the things we're going to want to know about your agent upon applying.

Name:
Picture you want to use to represent your agent: (a border collie? a specific actor? what does your muse look like to you)

Pretty basic. The more specific you can get, the better because it helps me (call me M is you will) create customized graphics for YOU.

STEP TWO: Apply

You'll have to fill out an application (see the end of this post) if you want to partake in as many fun things as possible with this community. Applications can be posted to this post right here.

STEP THREE: Play!

Here's the fun part. Playing!

The whole purpose of the game is to earn points. There will be a base goal of points to hit each month, and then a number of bonus point options. The more points you get, the more experience your agent gains. The more experience your agent gains, the more you get in terms of shinies, rewards, and things that will help you do even better in the game!

First I'll explain how you can earn points.

1) Sprint with us in our weekly sprint sessions. The goal is to have somewhere between 2-5 sessions a week (pending on participation levels). They will happen both at night as well as the afternoon. There will be a schedule posted up at the beginning of every week. If there is a cancellation of a session, I will make sure to have at least a day's warning in advance if possible.

Each sprint there will be a different time limit and a minimum word goal for each writer to achieve.

Example: 10 minutes, write 150 words.

If the writer makes that goal, they get a certain amount of points. Bonus points are given to writers who go above word count goals.

It gets more fun, however, because not only are there goals for each individual sprint, but there are also Boss battles. (Hey. I told you this was an RPG!) Boss battles are similar to regular sprints in that they have a time and a minimum goal, however, bosses also have other things that might make the sprint more challenging.  For example: The Boss Food Junkie might require all writers who are writing a scene involving food to write another 100 words in order to make goal. These bosses come in the form of "cards", and bosses have multiple levels as well, each with a different skill. The more you level up with your agent, the more skills you earn for sprints so you can gain advantages and bonus points too.

2) Go on Missions. Missions are set by you. They're your goals for the day/week/month. If you achieve your goals, you've completed your mission. The higher percentage of missions you succeed at, the more points you earn, and then you level up!

3) Defeat prompt bosses. Sometimes a boss will show  his face in the community, offer up a challenge in the form of a prompt or a goal. Defeat him by the end of the month and you'll earn points for that too.

Sound fun? Then fill out the application below. Keep in mind, this stuff will be tweaked as we go, but that's the basic gist of it all!


APPLICATION:

Name:
Username:
Agent Name:
Face of your Agent:
Over 18?

Once that's done, please apply for membership to dz_writing and dz_agents!

Comments

I joined before commenting! Oops!

Name: K
Username: skiptothelu
Agent Name: Skip
Face of your Agent: Holland Roden
Over 18?: Horribly, yes.

Re: I joined before commenting! Oops!

It's all good. Welcome. :)

Re: Anais

Welcome! Can I have the name of the character who is in the image so I can make future graphics with her? :)

APPLICATION:

Name: T
Username: oskalaboska
Agent Name: Markus
Face of your Agent: icon (Klavier Gavin from Phoenix Wright/Apollo Justice)
Over 18? Yes

Re: APPLICATION:

Welcome!
- Name: Hannah Davis
- Username: HodisemaJani / HannahJoy
- Agent Name: Nina (might change as I go? Also, it's the actress Stana Katic, or as I know her "Kate Beckett" from Castle!)
- Face of your Agent: icon pic atm (http://l-userpic.livejournal.com/119867146/11565126)
- Over 18? YES!
Welcome!
Name: Kaitlin / Violetta
Username: TheLadyViVI
Agent Name: Reed
Face of your Agent: http://www.teahousecomic.com/comic/page-files/downloads/icons/icon77.gif
Over 18? Yup, yup.
Welcome!
Name: Steph
Username: littlepretender
Agent Name: Sirius (no, not Sirius Black...lol)
Face of your Agent: http://i575.photobucket.com/albums/ss198/LPJayJay/EricNorthman2_zps49849fa3.jpg
Over 18? Yes'm.
Welcome!
Name: Rachel
Username: jessalie_aranya
Agent Name: Jessalie (why yes, my journal is named after my two muses >_>)
Face of your Agent: Similar features, though she's usually a cartoon/sketch in my head. One that I'm unable to reproduce due to a complete lack of drawing skills beyond the classic stick figure.
Over 18? A-yup.

Edited at 2013-01-31 04:51 am (UTC)
awesome. hi. :)
Welcome! Be sure to join both groups!
Name: Rachel
Username: OK_Georg
Agent Name: Becca
Face: http://www.allurabeauty.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Becca-Summer-2011-Promo-Allura.jpg
Over 18? Yes
Welcome :D
Name: Autumn
Username: turnerwolf
Agent Name: Agent T-76
Face of your Agent:  photo 7d9051e6-5fd9-4117-b277-ecedf01f145d_zpsc640f6cf.jpg
Over 18? Yes
Name: Samantha
Username: slashluv18
Agent Name: Smith
Face of your Agent: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/87/Tenth_Doctor_b.jpg (10th Doctor)
Over 18? yes

Edited at 2013-12-05 07:11 pm (UTC)
Name: L.O.
Username: liveobsessed
Agent Name: Sianna
Face of your Agent: Userpic
Over 18? Yes
Can you tell me a name of the person in your pic? I'll need it for future reference. Lol

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