Charming is a Victorian Era Harry Potter roleplay set primarily in the village of Hogsmeade, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and the non-canon village of Irvingly. Characters of all classes, both magical and muggle — and even non-human! — are welcome.

With a member driven story line, monthly games and events, and a friendly and drama-free community focused on quality over quantity, the only thing you can be sure of is fun!
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    11.13 This news is not at all big. Do not bother with it.
    11.10 Election update!
    11.07 We have Posting Wizards!
    11.06 A big announcement...
    11.04 Happy AC day!
    11.03 Banner time!
    11.03 Welcome to November!
    10.29 October is waning...
    10.17 Election 1887 campaign ledgers are up!
    10.16 Kayte's changed her (Charming) face!
    10.10 Congrats to September's PW winners Olive and Miri!
    10.03 An update on the Hogwarts ban...
    10.01 It's now October~
    09.30 The AC Approaches
    09.24 We have new Wenches!
    November 1887
    November '17
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    Happy November everybody! Kayte covered a lot of deadlines in our most recent announcement, but some other things to know...
    • AC is tomorrow, get your CML + mini-profile ducks in order.
    • You have until the AC to sign up for posting wizard!
    • You can sign up for NaNo at any time, but only posts made after you sign up can be counted. NaNo is also our November challenge.
    • The full moon is November 30th and the Hogwarts weekend is 11/11.
    • Stay tuned for your first played Quidditch match.
    • Ballot candidates for the election will be released sometime after the AC.

    [-] The following 1 user Likes Cassius Lestrange's post:
       Elsie Beauregard
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    'Tis the season for banner submissions once again! These are for December 1st winter skin and should therefore exude a wintery atmosphere in content and color scheme. No face claims are to be used in your banners and text should be readable so new people know where they are ;) If you wish to use animated gifs in the banner, please make sure they are simple and low frame rate to avoid visual discomfort and/or a lag loading the site.

    PM your submissions to this account please! Banners should be 800x350 (widthxheight in pixels) and the cut off date is November 24th.
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       Patsy Flynn, Socellia Morzolla
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    The Activity Check is underway and your posts now count for November! Reactivations of characters deactivated in this AC may be started in maintenance on November 7th at 9:30 A.M. EST. If all of your accounts are inactive, you may immediately post to reactivate one! As per the usual, it may take us a day or two to get to any new applications.

    The next A.C. will take place on December 2nd.
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    Quidditch is up and running, Slytherin vs. Gryffindor! Good luck hooligans!
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       Barnabas Skeeter, Nikolai Sleptov
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    The Posting Wizard scores have been tallied and our winners this month are Beanie with 132 posts and Kelly with 74 posts! Congratulations! [Image: trophy_emote_2_by_mirz123-d3dhhg0.gif]
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       Aldous Crouch, Barnabas Skeeter, Cassius Lestrange, Crystal Ruskin
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    Our candidates who will be on the ballot for the 1887 election are, in no particular order: @Herschel Dawlish @Eleanora Brownhill @Barnabas Skeeter @Eugene Scamander @Stephen Flint @Justin Ross. Congratulations team!

    If your character isn't on the ballot, you are still IC encouraged to have them keep campaigning or come up with a reason for them to drop out! Don't just drop off the face of the election.

    Again congratulations to the ballot candidates, I'm very excited to see what all of you have in store for us in the next month! HOME STRETCH OF THE CAMPAIGN!
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    Pack Your Bags!
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    Back in the summer, our host informed Kayte and Shante that the server would be shut down this coming June. Since, the staff team has been talking extensively about our next step—where to go, and what we’ll look like when we get there!  After sifting through options, numerous discussions, and even a couple (minor!) debates, we have at last concluded that the time has come to REVEAL ALL!

    Or at least some. You know us.

    This spring, Charming will be moving to a new server. We will still be using MyBB, but will be updating our version to the latest, 1.8. Most importantly, Charming has decided to start with a clean slate. That means that when the new board opens, you’ll need to re-register, re-app, and start filling our new house with the adventure, humour, and emotion that you’ve become so good at over the years! Don’t worry—your existing threads will still be safe, they’ll just be stored in A Charming Vault, our new archivals board for our nearly eight years of content!

    Since you’ll be registering anew, that means that post and like counts, as well as join dates, will be lost into the ether. This will impact both stamps and play-by immortality going forward—there are links below discussing matters further!

    Moving to a new board also gives us a chance to consolidate the knowledge we’ve gained in more than seven years of playing in our universe. With that in mind, many of our documentations will be getting updates when relocated to their new homes, and some of our board policies will be tweaked for realism and/or simplicity. Please be aware of the following:
    • All shop jobs below Manager will be limited to lower-class characters on the new board. If you have a shop employee who is MC+ currently, consider making them LC when you move them over, or finding them more appropriate employment.
    • As of now, Charming will not be accepting characters who are nobility. This will carry forward onto the new board, and so characters who play nobility may wish to consider becoming simply wealthy UC to continue to pimp out their relations. You may still become nobility by marrying an existing noble character.

    It’s our intention to stick as closely as possible to the following timeline:
    DECEMBER 20th — Deadline to participate in our moving survey (below).
    LATE JANUARY — Switch URL over (if not sooner). At this point, you’ll need to use the to access the board until we complete the move. You will still be able to post on the existing board!
    FEBRUARY 1st — Enter Beta (if not sooner)
    MARCH 1st — Open to the Charming Community (if not sooner)
    APRIL 1st — Public Opening (if not sooner)

    Last but not least, there’s going to be a handy dandy new stamp to add to your collection—provided you survive the journey ;)
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    What can I do to get ready?
    — Ensure your character applications are up-to-date to the end of 1887.
    — Consider potential retcons—you’ll no longer be held to what’s happened in the past. Regret that death? Think Ivan would work better as LC? Have too many children? No longer an issue!
    Fill out our survey to help us shape the direction we’re going in!
    — Make sure you save any headcanons you love, because that thread isn’t surviving the move xD
    — Ditto Memorable Quotes
    How can I help the staff?
    Fill out our survey. Seriously.
    — Become a beta tester. You can express an interest in doing so by filling out our survey xD
    Weigh in on play-by immortality.
    Let us know who your first character was so we can keep track of join dates.
    — Forget to give us a suggestion during your survey? there's a form for that!
    Contact Kayte (@Aldous Crouch) or Beanie (@Cassius Lestrange) with any concerns regarding documentation, organization, or rules.
    Contact Olive (@Ursula Black) or Te (@Barnabas Skeeter) with any concerns regarding coding, software, or layout.
    Contact Kayte (@Aldous Crouch) with any questions that don’t fall into the categories above!

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