You may create and play as few or as many characters as you desire. Every character must have an approved character sheet before they may post. That being said, sheet reviewing admins are humans with lives and obligations so if you are submitting 10 character sheets at a time, please be aware that it might be a while to review them all.
Character sheets follow a template system which must be used to keep things fair between all players. Please, do not alter our character sheet templates either by adding to them or removing from them.
We try to strike a balance between necessary detail and keeping character sheets succinct and easy to read. Sheets are meant offer a quick summary of your character to other players to read and we'd like their reading time to be time well spent. Applications of excessive wordcount (3000 words+) will not be considered until edited down to a manageable size. Template Types
Glass allows you to create human and non-human characters. We do not accept muggle characters. Students
These are characters aged 11 to 18 who attend Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. We do not accept students of other magical schools. Adults
Characters aged 17+ who have graduated from a magical school or perhaps never attended one. Squibs are permitted. Full & Side Characters
Human characters can be created as a full character or as a side character.
Full characters are characters you intend to play for more than one or two threads and who will form part of your main cast while playing on Foe.
Side characters are characters that come up infrequently and are only needed for a thread or two or that may naturally only have very limited plot options. Side characters have a reduced sheet template so they can be created quickly and without much friction. They can be an ideal choice for trying out a whacky character idea and can be updated at a later time if the character becomes one that might stick around after all. Side characters should be updated to a full character after 50 posts if you intend on keeping them. Rare Abilities
If your adult or student has a rare and extraordinary ability, we require a writing sample of your character using their special ability. Please use the appropriate template for this.
Rare abilities are open to new and old members of Foe.
Glass alike. There is no minimum length of membership required to apply.
We consider animagi, metamorphmagi, parselmouths, lycanthropes/ werewolves, occlumens, legillimens to be rare abilities.
It is possible to have multiple rare abilities, but we'd prefer for such characters to not be created in excessive numbers and without a neat character design. We will review multiple rare ability applications on a case-by-case basis. Please be aware that we may chose not to approve a multiple ability character.
Failure to disclose a rare ability in your character sheet will result in your character being temporarily suspended until your character sheet has been amended to include the necessary detail.
We are open to the creation of original abilities, but we may choose to decline such applications if we don't feel they match our environment at Foe.
Glass or if we feel the ability does not require any special regulation through the admin team. If the latter is the case, we will let you know and you can just start playing your ability right away without any additional paperwork.
We do not accept student lycanthropes. Remus Lupin is canonically established as the first and only lycanthrope student of his time period. Non-human characters
We welcome house-elves, goblins, ghosts, portraits, merfolk, centaurs, giants, veela and various halfbreed characters in our community. Though briefly mentioned in canon, we do not allow for playable vampires.
Non-human characters follow their own template and cannot be created as a side characters. This is due to non-humans usually requiring a little bit of extra care with regards to integrating them into plots and giving them interest. In general, non-human characters may not apply for special abilities.
Characters of mixed or distant non-human heritage should use the regular adult and student template and may apply for special abilities if desired. Workflow
You can access the character creation menu from the top bar of the forum. Templates will be available within the character sheet function. You can customise your sheet with fonts and colours, but please keep it readable and remember that we have a dark and light theme.
While you are working on your character sheet your work in progress will be visible only to yourself and administrators of Foe.
Glass. There is no need to finish your character sheet in one setting as you can come back to edit your exiting work at any time.
If you are planning to play a canon character or a professor, please check that the desired position is available. We do not take reservations. Updates
You can update your existing characters at any time by editing and resubmitting your sheet. Please try to avoid major continuity resets that might affect other players. Transfer
You can give a character to another member of the site if you so desire. You may only transfer characters to established players on Foe.
Glass. A transfer can never be a first character.
If you receive a transfer character, please update their sheet with a roleplay sample and if applicable special ability sample of your own. BackgroundsCanon Characters and Relations
You may apply for playing a canon character at any time. We will not accept alterations to a canon's history, new relatives, or long-lost children. Characters that are only mentioned in passing, may be exempted from this rule at our discretion.Demographics & Ethnicities
Glass is a roleplaying game focused on Hogwarts and the British Isles. As such we only accept characters that are either British (including British characters of different ethnic backgrounds) or live in Britain or Ireland.
We reserve the right to decline characters that do not have a plausible and respectfully researched background upon creation. This goes for characters of all ethnicities.
Characters of mixed ethnicity are of course welcome as well. Character Gender & Sexual Orientation
You may play characters of any gender and sexual orientation. We're a diverse bunch out of character and hope everyone will feel welcome here at Foe.
When deciding on your character's preferences please keep in mind the time our game is set as well as the location at which it is set. Be careful not to transpose modern terminology and concepts into a time period where they didn't exist. Be prepared that your chosen gender and orientation may not be perceived positively by all other characters. While we do not tolerate any discrimination out of character, we do allow for historically appropriate portrayal of opinion and attitude in character as long as it follows all other role-playing guidelines.
If you are portraying a sexuality other than your own, we ask you to do so respectfully and in a way that is appropriate to your character's age and cultural background. Take care to avoid harmful stereotypes and tropes. Please keep in mind our general policy regarding erotica.
Glass is aware that JK Rowling has made many negative and inflammatory statements about people transgender and gender non-conforming people. While we love the Wizarding World and Harry Potter universe, we do not share nor support her personal views on gender, sexuality, or identity.(Mental) Disorders & Illnesses
Please take extra care in depicting characters suffering from any permanent conditions and disorders. Needless to say, this is a highly contentious and difficult topic in the real world.
Our source material, the Harry Potter books, skirt the issue, and do not depict any characters with diagnosed mental conditions and there are only a few examples of magical physical conditions. As such, there isn't much to refer back to when creating such a character.
It generally appears that wizards can cure many medical conditions of a mundane nature or can at least significantly mitigate them.
Please carefully consider what help might be available through magic and what a disorder or incurable condition might look like in the wizarding world.
We'd prefer to avoid named diagnoses where possible, especially for conditions that weren't known or used different terminology to describe them in the 70s. Religion
Our source material also doesn't reference religion very often, so it is likely that wizarding society is quite secularised. Characters may be of any or no religion, but please do not make their faith or lack thereof a major plot point in your roleplaying.
Out of character we welcome members of any faith or belief. Please remain respectful and polite towards others who may have views different than your own.Tragedy
Please use drama and tragedy the same way you would use salt when cooking. A little enhances the flavour, too much and the result is unpalatable. We don't want to list any subject matter as off limits, but please try not to combine abuse, loss of parents, sexual violence and more into one character's background. Excessive misery usually just breed unplayable characters.