As of November 2013 the Dystopia Rising Network of games created three levels of approval in regards to strains.  These strains will be approved or denied based on what DR VA finds as appropriate in regards to story and genre.  In addition, more complex strains are restricted as to ensure that the presentation of individual strains matches what is appropriate for genre materials.  As further strains become available to Dystopia Rising Larp as a whole, those strains will be added to this four stage approval list.

Requirements for playing a particular strain are outlined based on the approval level.  Currently existing characters will be grandfathered in, however, all additional character applications will follow the provided guidelines.


Open Approval:

The following strains may be played by anyone.  These strains require no background nor approval.

Bay Walker
Iron Slave
Lascarian
Merican
Nation of Accensor
Natural One
Pure Bloods
Remnant
Retrograde
Rover
Yorker

 

Additional Approval
Additional Approval characters require an approved background before they will be considered for play.  Additional Approval character backgrounds must exemplify the players knowledge of Dystopia Rising genre and world materials.  Addiotnal Approval characters must abide by high standards of role play and appropriate costume to be allowed to continue in game.

Diesel Jocks

Saltwise

Genjian

Full Dead


Limited Approval

Limited Approval characters require an approved background before they will be considered for play.  Limited Approval character backgrounds must exemplify the players knowledge of Dystopia Rising genre and world materials.  Limited Approval characters must abide by high standards of role play and appropriate costume to be allowed to continue in game. In additions, players that wish to play a Limited Approval strain must also expend 150 assistance points upon approval.  Players must have at least 150 assistance points earned before applying for one of the following strains:

Vegasian

Unborn of Teixiptla


Restricted Approval

Restricted Approval characters require an approved background before they will be considered for play.  Restricted Approval character backgrounds must exemplify the players knowledge of Dystopia Rising genre and world materials.  Limited Approval characters must abide by high standards of role play and appropriate costume to be allowed to continue in game.  In additions, players that wish to play a Restricted Approval strain must also expend 300 assistance points upon approval.  Players must have at least 300 assistance points earned before applying for one of the following strains:

Solestros

Reclaimers

 

These are both extremely rare in our in game area, so the number of total in play will be very limited. 

 

Not Approved for Play at DR: VA

While these strains will be able to travel into our game from other games, they will not be approved to local players for play.  This is primarily due to the style, focus, and themes of the DR VA game. Strains that are traditionally located in different areas, are restricted in their travels, or are not appropriate for the local culture will not be allowed.

The Red Star

Semper Mort

 

Assistance points may be earned by assisting the game with set up, going above and beyond normal player standards, assisting with additional NPC shifts, or by helping with game requested donations (see forums for donation list).