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Now Playing: Hogwarts!

An Original Character RPG

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This Community is currently inactive since March 2009. Current members may continue posting but there is no ongoing plots or timeline.

If you are interested in restarting this community email albus.dumbles@gmail.com

W E L C O M E   T O   N P   H O G W A R T S

After failing to gain political power in the 1970s, Voldemort and his supporters turned to attacks and violence, plunging the wizarding world into a war that took over the UK through most of the '80s. A set back in 1987 forced He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named into hiding, and though his followers remained and the threat of his return lingered, the Order regained control and things began to calm down. The Death Eaters who avoided capture quieted. Life in wizarding Britain began to feel normal- more or less.

In 2005 Death Eater attacks began again in earnest. The Daily Prophet was filled with strange goings on and there were rumors that He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named had returned. The Prophet changed hands and articles began holding a different slant- one that seemed to favor pureblood elitism. Minister of Magic Carlyle died mysteriously. Since her replacement has been in office, a distinct shift has been seen in the Ministry. Staff reviews last summer lead to the closing of several “unneeded” departments. Halfbloods and Muggleborns found themselves demoted, shunted off to ridiculous assignments, or outright fired. The Quibbler began running articles questioning Minister Locke's policies and was subsequently shut down.

As the Death Eaters try to discredit Dumbledore, a series of targeted attacks have hit Hogwarts. Three students have been killed in two years, others injured or threatened. Security has tightened but parents remain uneasy and attempts to undermine Dumbledore continue to gain traction. In the midst of it all, students carry on with their teen-aged lives; attending dances, competing for the Quidditch Cup, finding friends and rivals.

Official Backstory

You may also want to check out np_atlas, the outside-of-Hogwarts world. There, you can play out adult characters (wizards and Muggles alike), in a variety of locations, including the Ministry of Magic.

Current Members of Now Playing must have friended np_officials and np_dumbledore. These are VERY important for receiving news about current plots, announcements of new policies, etc. Additionally, you should keep an eye on the np_dailyprophet, which will provide your character with information about the situation of the war, the weather, and upcoming Hatchy and the Numbers concerts. Our Out of Character communities for you to join include np_chatter, a place to chat about characters, post funny icons, etc., and np_plotting, our community for RPing and plotting future/backstories.

Quick References

Hogwarts Links
Student Rosters // Class Schedules // Prefects, Rounds and Duties // Quidditch Rosters
Howgarts Staff // Lesson Plan Drop Off // OWL/NEWT Requirements
Timeline of Noteworthy Events Last Year // Current Term

Atlas/Overall Links
Ministry and Adult Rosters // Now Playing Character Age Listing
Job Listing (Active & NPC) // Location Listing // Plot Availability!
Classifieds: Characters Wanted // Character Caps // Current PB List // PB Ideas
Add/Remove List

Player Links
Player Contact List (Who's Who & How to Find Them)
Contact the Mods // Plot Permission Post // Leaving/Hiatus Post

The Staff of Now Playing:
ararejul - Quidditch Mod, Character Applications Mod
orangewinters - DP/Plot Mod, List Mod

Other Journals that are part of np_hogwarts and np_atlas include:
np_dumbledore - Albus Dumbledore’s own LJ that will keep you apprised of school events.
np_order- The Order of the Phoenix’s LJ. Sign your characters or related NPCs up and stay appraised of the latest good side news.
np_voldemort and np_des - Voldemort and his followers LJs. Sign your characters or related NPCs up and stay appraised of the latest dark side news.
np_quidditch - Apply to have your student placed on house team or throw in relatives and NPCs in for positions on professional or past rosters.
np_professor - Suggest class lessons or look up Hogwarts related links.
np_cartographer - Home of a lot of the community lists such as age and job listings for played and NPC characters.
np_contest - Home of the Merlin Medals and Summer Frenzy.

T H E   R U L E S

+ 1. There is no Harry Potter! In fact, there are NO canon characters with the exception of Dumbledore, Voldemort & the Hogwarts ghosts, which will be either played or NPCd by NP Mods. Thus, your pureblood is not related to the Malfoys, and your Gryffindor does not shop at Weasley's Wizard Wheezes.

+ 2. Week change every second Monday at 12:01am EST.

+ 3. Put the date/time of your thread in your subject lines.

+ 4. Please remember that posting order is in effect. You must take turns posting with others. If you're in a thread with two others, you must set up between yourselves the order in which you can post "your turn."

+ 5. If you are in a thread, please note that people do make plans, so don't cause another player to be stuck. Please inform players if you are unable to reply.

If you puppet another's character you must keep the puppeting minimal and true to the character's personality. Do not do anything to/with that character if it will result in either harming or altering said character.

+ 6. We are open to applications for a second character AFTER you have been RPing your first for a month. As always, if we find the activity of your first character to be, well, mostly inactive, then we have the right to reject your application on that basis. Players are allowed to apply for only one character per community (Atlas, Hogwarts) per month.

+ 7. Major plots, changes in character, crazy antics, and other such things (eg. potions gone wrong, more advanced magic) MUST go through the mods first! You can do this at the Plot Permission Post.

+ 8. This RPG is rated PG-15. Do not exceed this rating IG under any circumstances. For specifics on what is or is not allowed, please refer to this post.

+ 9. Character journals are not canon until mentioned IG.

+ 10. Mary Sues. Just don't.

Most importantly, have fun and be creative!

If you think something may be against the rules, please don't hesitate in contacting the Mods. Rule breaking is NOT tolerated. You'll receive one warning, and any further rule breaking will result in the removal of your character from the game.

The application is found in the np_platform userinfo

To begin playing, READ THE RULES, request membership to np_platform, and once you are approved make a new entry with your character's name as the SUBJECT, then await a reply from a mod. Please check the Student Rosters, here to get a idea of students currently at Hogwarts.

Now Playing! Hogwarts was created by hackergroupie.
Now Playing! Atlas was created by jedilora.

Layouts and info coding by raven_annabelle.
Artwork used for the layout was done by: bluejeans07, ararejul, and theropicus


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