How To App (Wasteland Edition)

Parallel Timeline Applications

With the Storyline The Garden of Forking Paths, you will be able to apply and play a parallel timeline version of one of your characters. As Wasteland future previously appeared in the Woven Worlds storyline, you may use the character that existed then, if you choose. However, you will need to make adjustments because this version of the Wasteland timeline takes place earlier than the 2041 setting of Woven Worlds and has a somewhat accelerated and more extreme series of events.

You may app ONE alternate-timeline character. You do not need to apply the same character you applied in Virus or Bright, nor do you have to app someone who is currently alive/active in the Prime timeline. As long as you played that character, they are applicable.

Please see the Wasteland Timeline index for information on this timeline:

At this time, we are only accepting applications for the Wasteland Future timeline. As other parallel timelines open up, you will be allowed to apply a variant version of one character from each of them.

If you wish to apply a brand new character that has never been approved on String Theory to introduce within an alternate timeline, please talk to staff. Those whose Virus or Bright character made the trip may still apply for a Wasteland character (though only one of them may potentially be able to make the next jump).

This application (submitted via +request) is much shorter than chargen and includes only the following information:

Wasteland Timeline App

Give us a paragraph or two to put your pre-existing character into the context of this timeline. This story arc starts in December of 2017.

If you have questions, ask Queens or Manhattan.

In a few sentences, explain what your character is like in this timeline.

How did your character's ability develop in this timeline? The Wasteland Future branched in November of 2010. The majority of the action in this timeline will take place in 2017 and 2018, so keep that in mind when you write your character up.

Other Alts
While you are restricted to one alt from each timeline to actually RP, as has been established before, other alts might pop up in cameo appearances in scenes to give an idea of what happened to them. Insert all alts that you want to give staff permission to toy with and work into the world, either as simple cameo appearances (maybe they are seen briefly on TV) or as full-blown staff-ran NPCs.

If you opt for this you are putting your character's fate in that timeline in our hands.
Up until November 9th 2010, this timeline is functionally identical to that of the String Theory storyline. If you are playing a Wasteland version of a Prime character your personal timeline should be consistent up until November 8, 2010.

Do not app for ANY other timelines at this time. We will announce when you may do so.

Virus & Bright Escapees

If a character you applied for the Virus or Bright Timeline survives and makes it to the Wasteland Timeline, you may play both of these characters for the time being. However, if you choose to carry over any of them, you may only bring one. Because if you left the Bright timeline to wind up here, you have made a serious error in judgment.

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