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Welcome Back!
by Raisah (bruised_candy)
at December 6th, 2009 (11:29 pm)

current mood: exhausted

Cryptic Realm is back from Winter Hiatus with loads more to offer! We have 4 new games, tons of new schemes and over 1000 new avatars! That's just the beginning of it all! To find out all the details of what's going on head on to the board!

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by ; (lonelystar_)
at December 1st, 2009 (08:13 pm)

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Unscheduled Downtime
by ; (lonelystar_)
at August 7th, 2009 (06:29 pm)

Hi all,

Big problems with our server/hosting, unfortunately. They're working to fix it, but it's a slow process so it seems, and sadly there's no real clue as to when everything will be back up and running. Hopefully, it will be soon.

(Totally disrupts plans, too. Boo. -__-)

ETA: All working now :)

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by ; (lonelystar_)
at February 5th, 2009 (09:36 pm)

Cryptic Realm

A new year has arrived, and there's never been a better time to take your seat at the Mad Hatter's table and join in the fun of a tea party! Whether your preference is for heroic quests involving magic and mayhem, the twisted fun of fairytales that don't quite live up to expectations, the mystery and suspense of futuristic espionage, or the ongoing war between ancient races, there's sure to be something at our RPG buffet to suit your palate at Cryptic Realm!

In Blind Faith, angels of both Heaven and Hell must weather chaos and disaster both on Earth and in their own realms and deal with a vengeful Lucifer and a God who's MIA. Take your place in the angelic spectrum and experience this epic clash first hand!
Open Roles: Azazel, Belial, Belam, Gabriel, Lucifer, Michael, Naamah, Ouza.

Chronicles of the Redeemers follows a group of magical rebels and renegades as they battle to save the world - and each other - from the most powerful evil the universe has ever known. Are you a Redeemer or a Hellion?
Open Roles: Acheron, Aidana, Sihr. (This game is also accepting made ups.)

If the intrigue of the eternal struggle for dominance between lycanthrope and vampire excites you, join the fray in Crimson Moonlight, where a bitter dispute between estranged brothers on opposite sides threatens to escalate into a terrible battle endangering every resident of Toronto. Cunning vampire, secretive werewolf, innocent human, wronged survivor: stand up and fight for what you believe in.
Open Roles: Blake, Gisele, Valentino. (This game is also accepting made-ups.)

Everyone is under suspicion in False Awakening, where in the Land of Nod, supermodel Gorgeous has just dropped dead. Nobody can be too sure what happened or who did it. Could it be you...?
Open Roles: Absence, Borrow, Degree, Mice, Rich, Sod, Square, Steal.

In Far and Away, three outcasts have banded together to wreak revenge on the magical community which exiled them years ago. Where do you fit into this society?
Open Roles: Andrew, Christian, Eleanor, Jacob, Todd.

When you wish upon a star, it's fairly certain nothing's going to happen - and few know that better than the residents of Nareus. Happily Never After explores the truth behind the myths and legends and what happens when the fairytale life promised by folklore and the media goes awry. Princess or pauper, how are you going to solve your problems without a magic word or an enchanted pumpkin?
Open Roles: King Alexander, Aladdin, Beast, Belle, Cruella, Eadric, Eric, Hercules, Kuzco, Pedro, Philip, Victor.

Battling for control over the destiny of the world, in Nightfall the race between rival espionage outfits is on after the greatest disaster in mankind's history: the sun ceasing to exist. Some wanted ultimate power, others wanted to preserve the freedom of the human race, and now, as a renegade's own organisation comes into its own, the waters are muddied further as new motives and ambitions come into play. For what are YOU prepared to fight?
Open Roles: Alexander, Charlotte. (This game is also accepting made-ups.)

So what more are you waiting for?! Return to Cryptic Realm and join us for cake, tea, and role playing. Hurry up - the March Hare's got a pot brewing, and those cupcakes won't last forever!

Raisah [userpic]
by Raisah (bruised_candy)
at November 14th, 2008 (10:59 pm)

current mood: happy
current song: Rachael Yamagata - The Only Fault | Powered by Last.fm

Cryptic Realm



'Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?'
'That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,'
'I don't know where...'
'Then it doesn't matter which way you go,'


Following an extended hiatus, Cryptic Realm is back, bigger and better than ever! If you haven't already returned to see what's new, hurry up, we can't wait to see you!


'"The time has come", the Walrus said,
"To talk of many things:
Of shoes—and ships—and sealing wax—
Of cabbages—and Kings—
And why the Sea is boiling hot—
And whether pigs have wings."


We've got some fantastic new games open on the board, so if you've been looking for an excuse to get active on CR, here's a perfect chance.

Maybe you're the type that's often pondered over the meaning of life and what may or may not happen next - in which case, stop by Terminal 306, newly open for the relaunch. Reaper, Agent of death, or mere human trying to make your way through life, it's all happening in Saskatoon, and you're sure to fit right in.

Another new freeform has arrived at Cryptic Realm, and if you have tired of using your magic for the purposes of war, then travel to Ravenwood and meet others of your kind, safe and living in peace, away from a battle-ravaged world.

If you prefer board RPs, then perhaps you'll enjoy the epic clash of Blind Faith, where angels of both Heaven and Hell must weather chaos and disaster both on Earth and in their own realms and deal with a vengeful Lucifer and a God who's MIA. This is open for casting, and ready to begin playing as soon as more auditions are received! If you haven't sent yours in already, get on the board and send something in!

If the ancient war between lycanthrope and vampire fascinates you most, then you'll be very pleased to hear that Crimson Moonlight has undergone a revamp and now boasts new characters, new openings, and extra plotlines - so you're sure to find an opportunity that's right up your alley! Log on to the board and join the fray on the Toronto streets as the struggle escalates, tearing two brothers apart.

These are just some of our recently launched projects - we've got plenty more games planned for the board in the coming months, and we want YOU to be a part of them. We love the board, but we love it even more when people come together and create some role playing magic!


Twinkle twinkle little bat!
How I wonder what you're at!
Up above the world you fly
like a tea tray in the sky


With 12 games open - a whole dozen! - and still more to come, we hope you'll enjoy many a golden afternoon with us; you're sure to find something with which to occupy your mind. We have pictures - new schemes and new avatars aplenty - and conversation in a friendly, relaxed community, with a lively off-topic section including a subforum dedicated to the discussion of breakout TV hit [i]Supernatural[/i]. What use is a forum without pictures or conversations?

There's never been a better time to accept your invite!


Thus grew the tale of Wonderland:
Thus slowly, one by one,
Its quaint events were hammered out —
And now our tale is done
And home we steer, a merry crew,
Beneath the setting sun.


So now all that remains for us to say is a very merry unbirthday to you! Come join us and we'll have a tea party to celebrate - including cake, come blow the candles out and make your wish come true. Curiosity didn't kill the Cheshire Cat, but he is mad. Just like us, and just like you - but you can't help that... we're all mad here...


& enter Cryptic Realm!

Raisah [userpic]
Hello Loves!
by Raisah (bruised_candy)
at September 2nd, 2008 (11:40 pm)

current mood: anxious

I realised I hadn't posted here yet and I miss you all so terribly so only one thing could be done - a post!

I can only apologise immensly for how long CR has been down. We've been pulling our hair out over it (almost literally) but we're so close to completion that I'm afraid I might jinx it! A lot of things have come in the way of getting it open again but much of it was due to it being summer and staff being away or working a lot. I myself have been working full time over the summer and I'm sure all of you know that it just causes pain to the poor brain. Luckily I've worked out a way to work on CR stuff while at work ;) Now if only I got the time to do so!

Hopefully by tomorrow we can give you some concrete date and if all goes well we should re-open in under a week. I can't guarantee that so this is just a very very hopeful maybe!

In the meantime keep requesting avatars and schemes etc... that you'd like to see! We're working on what has been requested so far and we do hope you'll like the extras that have been added to CR.


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by ; (lonelystar_)
at August 17th, 2008 (03:15 pm)

Thanks for your input about CM so far, guys. I think keeping it as a board RP seems to be the way to go, then. :) We shall set about doing our best to improve it! If you have any other thoughts or suggestions about the game though, do let us know, and we'll see what we can incorporate. *nods*

Still can't give you a reopening date, I'm afraid :( (and we are utterly dying to reopen), but one small nugget of info that I can pass your way is that we do have a new RPG lined up for being open when the board reopens. (It could possibly be more than one, but I don't want to commit to anything for definite and then not end up meeting it.) You can definitely look forward to some (hopefully!) fun stuff in the near(-ish) future, though - but no teasers right now, because we're sort of hoarding all the surprise goodness for reopening. Buaha. :D

That's something you can all answer, though (and I'm too lazy to make a poll for this one, sorry): do you like teasers, or do you prefer complete surprise? How much info is a good teaser, and how much just ruins things?

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by ; (lonelystar_)
at August 13th, 2008 (11:15 pm)

Hi everyone! :D

Hopefully we will have some exciting announcements for you soon.

In the meantime, there are two things we'd like your opinions on!

Firstly, if there are any subjects (in keeping with the board theme, of course) that you'd like to see some avatars (or maybe even a scheme) for, do comment and let us know - I'll do my best to see that they're all covered for reopening. :)

Secondly, we want to hear your thoughts about Crimson Moonlight, one of our board RPGs. CM has sort of been the poor relation in terms of activity and the like for a while now, and we were discussing the other night what we might do to remedy that. We don't want to retire the game, but we would like to see it pick up, so we'd love any feedback you guys have on the matter. How would you like to see the game progress?

Poll #1241278 What should we do with Crimson Moonlight?

I think you should...

...keep it as a board RP, and try to generate more interest/get more people to join.
...keep it as a board RP, but revamp it a little (new characters, outline tweaking, etc.).
...revamp it as a small-scale freeform (around the size of Destiny's Daughters).
...revamp it as a full-scale freeform (a la Isle of Seven Cities or Ghost Roads).
...do something else with it, which I will now explain in the comments.

Carolin S [userpic]
by Carolin S (carolinswriting)
at August 10th, 2008 (11:35 am)
current location: Tschermany
current mood: awake

Welcome to CR's LJ community while CR is ... out of order. :D

Let's chat! How's everyone on this... dreary August sunday morning? *coughs* nearly afternoon?

ETA: Btw, this is Roli, for those who haven't guessed or know! LOL

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