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.

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    News
    12.13 Some quick reminders!
    12.08 Another peek at what's to come...
    12.05 It's election day! OOC, at least.
    12.04 We have our PW winners for November!
    12.02 New Skins! In less exciting news, the AC is underway.
    11.27 AC Saturday and election next week!
    11.21 A glimpse at post-move changes.
    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~
     
        
     
    November '17
    #1
    11.03
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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.



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    #2
    11.03



    '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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    Daisypath Anniversary tickers
    #3
    11.04
    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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    set by MJ!

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    #4
    11.04
    Quidditch is up and running, Slytherin vs. Gryffindor! Good luck hooligans!
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    #5
    11.04

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    #6
    11.07

    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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    Daisypath Anniversary tickers
    #7
    11.10
    IT'S THE MOMENT YOU'VE ALL BEEN WAITING FOR: BALLOT CANDIDATES!
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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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    set by MJ!

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    #8
    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 charmingrpg.sunwolves.com 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!
    I HAVE QUESTIONS, DAMNIT!
    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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    #9
    11.21

    It’s been more than a week since we announced the move and that some changes would accompany it—we thought that filling you in on some of those changes now might be a nice way to keep the ball rolling ;)

    One of the things I’ve been working on is bringing the class system in line with history. There are still some #ButMagic allowances—particularly where the Ministry and Hospitals are concerned, and jobs for females—but as the system gets rolled out you’ll notice that some jobs are simply no longer appropriate for your character (and some classes, too!).

    The below is a raw posting; that is to say, it’s unedited from the rough framework I chucked up in the staff forum. It will be a lot prettier and more flushed out in the move, but here’s a quick peek at what you might expect for the Middle Class!

    Kayte in Staff Wrote:MIDDLE CLASS
    The broadest group in all of the Victorian Era, finances can range from “barely above ruin” to “rich but not a landowner”. All men and some women of this level would find employment.

    MC Males – Likely
    MoM Jobs (NOT Security, Maintenance)
    Healer
    Hospital Director
    Assistant to Hospital Director
    Artisanal Trades – Silversmith, etc.
    Magical Trades – Broommaking Wandmaking
    Hogwarts Professor
    Schoolmaster
    Librarian
    Museum Curator
    Museum Director
    Daily Prophet Columnist
    Religious Authority
    Military (muggles only, please!)
    Scholar
    Solicitor, Barrister
    Merchant (think importing/exporting)
    Physician
    Curse Breaker
    Estate Agent
    Landlord (renting premises to others, basically)

    MC Males – Peculiar May see up to -1 (current system). Jobs a questionable life choice for this grouping, but not awful OR require a sizable level of capitol to establish/maintain
    Quidditch Player
    Quidditch Coach
    Quidditch Sponsor
    Performance Jobs
    Business Owner (Factory, Hotel, etc.)
    Shop Owner (In this situation, likely earned their status THROUGH the success of their shop or it’s been inherited)
    Investor
    Mediwizard
    Shop Worker (shop owned by family)
    Daily Prophet Reporter/Photographer

    MC Males – Don’t Can see up to -2 (current system) rep points
    All Working Class Jobs
    Shop Worker (shop not owned by family)

    MC Females – Likely For a woman to work, either she’s in a modest financial situation or has committed to remaining unmarried
    Healer
    Assistant to Hospital Director
    Teacher
    Governess
    Librarian
    Museum Curator
    Daily Prophet Columnist
    WW Columnist
    Lady’s Companion
    Chaperon
    Feminine Trades – Milliner, etc.

    MC Females – Peculiar or Unlikely May see up to -1 (current system).
    MoM Office Jobs
    Quidditch Sponsor
    Business Owner (Factory, Hotel, etc.)
    Shop Owner (In this situation, likely earned their status THROUGH the success of their shop or it’s been inherited)
    Mediwitch
    Shop Worker (shop owned by family)
    Artisanal Trades – Silversmith, etc.
    Magical Trades – Broommaking Wandmaking
    Hogwarts Professor
    Scholar
    Solicitor, Barrister
    Authoress
    Welcome Witch
    Landlady (renting premises to others, basically)

    MC Females – Don’t Can see up to -2 (current system) rep points
    Quidditch Player
    Quidditch Coach
    All Working Class Jobs
    Shop Worker (shop not owned by family)
    Auror
    Hit Witch
    Performance Jobs
    Daily Prophet Reporter/Photographer
    Curse Breaker

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    set by bree
    #10
    11.25
    Less than a week left to finish out your NaNo counts! Make sure you're filling out your tab on the spreadsheet. Only posts made up until 12am  EST on November 30th will count for your totals, good luck! Please reach out of you need help, I'd be happy to thread!
    I may want to marry this set by Nolan, just sayin.
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    #11
    11.27

    Hey friends! Just a heads up that our next AC will take place this Saturday. Please remember to post your characters, get them on the CML, and fill out their mini-profiles! Because of this, election voting will start Monday OOC with the final voter list being published Sunday.

    Candidates are reminded that actually doing their campaign ledgers is good for the soul (and their results).

    Oh, also, December PW signups are open!

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    set by bree
    #12
    11.27
    Ayyy two announcements in one day!

    Secret Swap sign ups are open! You can sign up until December 6th, details are in the thread!

    Get Featured in Witch Weekly!
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