☆ Oglaf Wikia
What sort of character can I app here?
A character who is 16+, please. OCs are welcomed, as are CRAUs. CRAUs are capped at 6 per game transplant and we ask that you seek the permission of any cast you may be apping your CRAU into. Fandom OCs will be considered on a case by case basis.
Only 2 duplicates of any given character are allowed.
What are the Activity Check requirements?
Activity is 10 comments a month, posted by you. Failure to make AC requires double the amount on the following month. If you fail to clear AC twice in a row, you will be removed from the game and will need to re-app.
Failing to make AC means any coins your character earned over the month are void.
What are coins?
Coins the currency here. It can be earned on a monthly basis according to quests the mods set for each character group. Different quests earn a different amount of coins, you can have your character complete more than one quest. Coins can be tallied when AC is tallied and validated at the end of each month, the fresh set of quests will be posted each month.
We ask that players keep their characters IC when having them complete set quests. More information about coins can be found here.
Can I hiatus?
Of course! So long as you go through the official mod channels, your hiatus will exclude you from having to check in for AC. You may still claim coins in this period.
We ask that you keep your hiatus under 4 weeks, a hiatus over a month long is not permitted.
Do you have HMDs?
Yes, in addition to individual player HMDs and our Discord server. We want to keep channels of communication wiiiiide open.
Do you allow challenge apps?
Not at this time, sorry!
Can I age my character up to 16 to app them?
No. At this time we will only be accepting characters who are 16 and over in canon.
Can I app from Oglaf?
Maybe! We ask that you drop us a line before you app a character.
Can I app multiple characters from the same canon?
You may app up to two from the same canon, but we ask you to include a paragraph in your app explaining their relation to the other character—preferably, the lack thereof. If they're too closely related by CR, your app will be rejected out of hand. If in doubt, ask the mods!
Is this game a rip-off of Apprentice Wanted?
Yes and no. This game was made by the original mod behind AW and one of the former mods from the later team. It has been taken over by a new mod team since then.
Where is my character?
The world of Oglaf! Your character is in a fantasy/fairy tale/absurd pornography wonderland where magic is abundant and, at times, makes things incredibly surreal. The kindgom is nameless, but it is bountiful and beautiful. Sex is treated as extremely casual and normal in this world—it is not burdened with prudish values. The denizens of this world are the horniest you've ever seen.
We go into more detail in the settings page.
Who is The Mistress?
The Mistress is the tyrant ruler of the kingdom. She's surly, wicked and insatiable. She's a powerful sorceress and seductress and she will stop at nothing to get her way. We go into more detail in the NPC page.
Can my character interact with The Mistress?
Absolutely! You may ask a mod if you're interested, or wait for a mingle where she features. In general, she isn't very reclusive around the palace, so even if she doesn't deign to give your character the time of day, they'll most likely see her around fairly often.
Players are welcome to handwave interactions with villagers and NPC guards, as well as with minor magical beings like dwarves and nymphs. We go into more detail in the NPC page. But if you ever have any questions or want an NPC interation, you need only ask!
What is my role in the game? What does an Apprentice/Guard/Outlier do?
We've dedicated a whole page to this information, you can find it here.
Can my character change roles?
Yes, of course! Not without some adversity, depending on the change. It will be easier to give up being an Apprentice and move to the village than it will be to come from the village and try to be an Apprentice. However, we want our players to feel like they can do what works for them, so we welcome making IC changes for your benefit.
Can my character bring anything from home?
They will only come with the clothing on their back. No weapons, no pets, and no technology. All of these can be gained back using coins, but keep in mind any form technology may not work anymore.
Guards can gain back a power or a weapon by choosing to be a guard.
Will my character have their powers?
Not to start with, no. Powers can be gained back using coins. Choosing to be a guard will give you the choice of one power (instead of a weapon).
What if my character has innate abilities because of their species?
Innate, species based abilities will still be nerfed. Everyone comes in on (relatively) equal footing. Innate/Species based abilities can be regained back with ONE regain. For example, Legolas can regain his heightened sight, sense of hearing and immortality back all at once since they all pertain to being an elf. Realistic species-based abilities are negotiable, as long as they don't come close to being a superpower. Examples: better-than-average hearing or sight, human-attainable levels of strength or stamina, good reflexes.
My character is a mage/wizard/witch, do I have to regain every single spell or can I regain a few at once?
We are willing to accept "bulk" regains in cases like this, if you can categorize particular spells, we can accept them as a category. However, it is up to modly discretion. Please feel free to chat with us in depth on the matter.
What if my character is injured/dead?
All ailments, including death, will be healed before characters arrive. They will be in one piece—no bleeding on the nice rugs. It's up to you if you'd like them to have gnarly scars or not.
How does time work?
We work in real time, but you're very much welcome to fudge dates/exact times of day—especially if you app in soon after the start of an event. Fun is our main priority, far above maintaining the integrity of space-time.
Can my character die here?
They can. They will be necromanced back to life by your conveniently-located necromancy cult. Please let the mods know and we can have an NPC to do this for them. Sometimes they will expect payment, depending on the situation, but you can arrange that after you're done being dead. There are no usual penalties otherwise.
Can I app a non-humanoid character/robot/cyborg?
Yes, absolutely! Give us your alien, beastly and robotic masses. Magic can be used as a cure-all for any logistical issues such as robot maintenance.
Am I allowed to give my non-humanoid character a human body?
Yes, absolutely. We just ask that you try not to "same face" and choose common actors or characters as your PB.
Does this game have a network? How does it work?
Yes! Upon choosing their role, each character is given a simple leather-bound tome and are made to write their name on the front. What they aren't told is that the name they inscribe becomes their signature, automatically and magically attached to each entry and response they write. Meaning that aliases, fake names, titles, etc. are perfectly acceptable, but they'll have no way to edit it unless they petition to buy a new book.
In the book, characters can write and receive responses from other player characters—however, sometimes NPCs also use the book network, whether to interact with player characters or to announce quests/events/challenges that invariably pay gold or other rewards.
The book comes with a quill (feather choice is up to you, as long as there's no enchantments on it) and bottle of ink (black). There's also the occasional bottle of novelty ink floating around that forces you to write in innuendos or stream-of-consciousness. If you're particularly prankable, the guards may give you some of that instead of the regular stuff. And, naturally, they won't tell you that.
What happens to my character during hiatus? What happens to them if I drop?
Entirely up to you! You're welcome to use creative freedom to decide what they're up to. They can be on auto-pilot, lost in the forest, travelling to a different kingdom to acquire a fancy cheese for The Mistress and whatever seems IC. Just let your close CR know.
If you drop, they simply vanish. Sometimes with a poof of purple, sparkly magic.
How do canon updates work?
Upon being approved for a canon update, your character will temporarily disappear... which is to say, when they least expect it, they'll be kidnapped by a friendly yeti who just wants to cuddle. No, really, there's no raunchy component here. The yeti just wants a nice friend to help them go to sleep. I guess your character can sleep with the yeti sex-wise if they really want, too, but the seduction of Bigfoot is all on them.
Upon crossing the threshold of the yeti's cave, though, your character will be overwhelmed with new memories and experiences. Physical changes may occur as applicable, and their outfit may even alter itself.
Do I have to read Oglaf to play here?
Nope! Other than a few story arcs, it doesn't really have a cohesive plot to it. We highly recommend reading at least a few strips to understand the world and the humor, though. A fondness for fantasy and fairy tales will also be very helpful. Note that it is generally not safe for work.
Can players run plots?
Absolutely! We encourage player participation and creativity. Your brains are untapped sources of wonderful ideas, just waiting for a spigot. We go into more detail in the Player Plot/Event Suggestion page.
Can I play non-consensual situations here?
This is a tricky needle to thread, for sure. The short answer is "yes." The longer answer: though dubcon and coercive themes come up in Oglaf itself, the comic tends to handle it lightly. However, the reality is that most characters are not from a place where sex is treated so lightly. So while NPCs may chuckle off, say, a curse that has them sleep with random strangers, it's understandable that it may upset your character. So ultimately, we ask you to keep the tone of the game in mind, and when in doubt, you can always ask.
If your character is in a situation where nonconsent is unfolding and it's not because of the Mistress' whims, NPCs will make every effort to intervene.
Will my character be judged for their sexuality/kinkshamed here?
Not by the residents of the world, no. Characters will notice the locals are incredibly sexually liberated and have moved beyond homophobia as a whole. You will also be pressed to find anyone willing to shame your character for their kinks, no matter how wild they are.
Characters that app into the game are, of course, a whole different matter.
How do events work?
Events generally occur at least once a month, maybe more depending on the depth of it. We will put up a plotting post anywhere from a few days to a week in advance and generally we will post open logs for reactions and interactions.
Sometimes plots will run a little longer and will involve sign ups, NPC interaction and resolution. Sometimes plots will be an off the wall, random situation with no resolution. There isn't a fixed length of time events will run for.
What can my character purchase with coins? How much will everything cost?
We have a page dedicated to this information.