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★ Admin ☆ Tinkerer of Things That Shouldn't Be Tinkered★ Sadrienne
2018 year old Muggleborn Human ☆ She/Her

Welcome to Tally! 

Looking to join a community of crazy writers as we explore the magical hijinks of the Australian wizarding world? You've come to the right place! 

Tallygarunga is an 18+, no word count, relaxed and friendly roleplay forum. All the fun of the Harry Potter world, with some Aussie twists thrown in. You don't need to be Australian to play, in fact--most of us aren't!

First up, a little bit of reading.

All communities have rules, and Tally is no exception. Our Conduct and Expectations guide sets out what we expect from each other. But basically? Treat each other with respect. 

Ready to get registered?

  • Awesome! When you register, you'll be given the option to select whether you're creating a Player Account or a Character Account.
  • A Player Account belongs to you. This should be the first account you register here. Use the name you'd like us to know you by. 
  • A Character Account belongs to your character. For these, use the first and last name of the character.

A note on emails and registration

  • Our database requires that all email addresses be unique. This can be frustrating if you only have one email address, so email validation is turned off. Please use your real email address for your player account.
  • If you're a gmail user, you can also use aliases to register multiple accounts using your one email. This awesome guide explains how aliases work.

Getting your Player Account sorted

  • Once you've registered your player account, let us know you're here! Post in the Introductions forum and say g'day! This is how we know you're not a robot, or at least---if you are, you're the friendly kind. A staff member will put your Player Account in the proper group when they say hello!

Developing a character

  • Here's where the fun really starts! Our creation guide is there to help you easily find information that may be useful during this process.
  • If you're looking to play a character that is not full human, please check out the relevant information in the species category.
  • There's also information available about Tallygarunga Academy of Magic, and how wizarding society operates in Australia. You don't need to read everything, but the topics we recommend are marked with a "Recommended" tag.
  • Stuck? Fear not! Our series of prompts will help generate some ideas to flesh out your character.

How to apply your character

  • Here at Tally, all character profiles are stored on the Characters page. This is also where applications are submitted.
  • If you're applying a student character for Tallygarunga, head to New Student Enrollment.
  • If you're applying any other sort of character, including VMU students, head to New Adult Registration.
  • Once you're there, you'll see a button that says "Add New Character". Click that, and it will take you to the character registration form.
  • Fill out at least the fields marked REQUIRED. Until those are all complete, you won't be able to submit the form.
  • At the bottom of the form, you'll see a drop down asking if the character is complete. Select "Yes" if the character is ready for review, and "No" if you're still making edits and don't want us to sort them yet!
  • Works in progress: You can click "submit" to save your character at any time, and go back to edit as you need. If you've got "recommended" fields empty, just put "WIP" in there if you're still working on them.
  • If your character is complete and ready for review, head over to our Applications forum and post a new topic using the form in Ready for Review. This lets us know that the character is complete and that we should get there as soon as possible!

Joining in the wider community

  • Our Discord is open to members, lurkers, and guests alike. If you've got any questions about the application process, want to try and find some possible plots before you get started, or just want to kick around with a bunch of awesome nerds, feel free to jump in!

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