Before the Fall
Before the Fall (also called BtF) is an online role-playing game based upon Anne McCaffrey's Dragonriders of Pern series. Before the Fall is a text-based multiplayer virtual world in which players role-play as characters in the quasi-medieval setting described in McCaffrey's novels.
Before the Fall exists approximately twenty turns before the 7th Pass. Plague ravaged Hold, Hall, and Weyr for turns, leaving scores dead before simply fading away as mysteriously as it had begun. Holders have had to come together within their main Holds. Crafthalls have lost long held secrets and information. And the once mighty Weyrs have had to consolidate down to one. Now, with only a fraction of the dragons that once protected the planet, Pern is left under the protection of Benden Weyr, who now tries desperately to repopulate enough to face the coming Pass just 20 turns away. As these events unfold, a new threat looms on the horizon in the form of a glow visible within the vicinity of the starstones, edging ever closer to the eye, drawing attention as well as an ancient enemy before its due time.
Character creation is open to anyone who wishes to join the game. There is a tutorial to help you create the character you wish to play and to teach you how to communicate within the game. The tutorial also gives you an idea of the policies the game works by and requires you to read and agree to a conduct agreement before you will be allowed to enter the game.
Normally your character would be a general resident of the Weyr (weyrfolk). However, Before the Fall also allows Insta-Crafter and Insta-Rider characters. Once your character has been approved for play then you will be able to apply to Insta your character via the proper channels with the requisite application. Guides, Wizards and Staff are all available to assist you with any questions you might have.
Benden Weyr has four gold dragons so there will be 2-3 Search cycles per year depending upon PC (Player Character) numbers and interest.