How to Apply at Dusty Trails RPG

Have you read both the Game Guidelines and the FAQ? If not, it might be wise to go back and read those before continuing on here.

1. Create a Journal for your desired character.
2. Check the current list of characters and make sure that the one you want isn't already in the game.
3. Read the FAQ and Game Guidelines to make sure you understand everything.
4. Check the user infos for the other characters in your character's canon if there are any. They will explicitly say when in the canon the character is taken from. This may effect your character.
5. Send an email to with the subject line: "Application: [character name]" and the following information in the body.

  • Your Name:
  • Your Email:
  • Your LJ:
  • Your Age: (You must be at least 18 to join.)
  • Character Name:
  • Character Journal:
  • Canon:
  • Background: (at least 150 words of this character's history until they wind up in Canyon Ridge)
  • Personality: (at least 150 words)
  • Inventory Upon Arrival: (this should include both what the character is wearing and everything they are carrying on their person)
  • Anything else we should know about you or your character?:
  • Your character's debut post: (Go ahead and write out how you plan to debut your character into the game - this is not set in stone, but should include some little bit of your character's moments just before arriving in the town of Canyon Ridge.)

6. Request to join both dusty trails rpg and dusty trails ooc with your character journal.
7. Make sure that your character's journal user info has the following things:

  • A brief physical description.
  • Their inventory upon arrival.
  • The point that they are leaving canon.
  • A general disclaimer.

Please see this journal for an example of what we're looking for.

8. Wait. We will get to your application as soon as possible. If you have not heard back within a week, please feel free to email us to confirm that we received it.