Starlit Avenue

Welcome to Starlit Avenue! We are an 18+ account-per-player forum roleplay, focused on a supernatural community in the Pacific Northwest. We are a slice-of-life style roleplay focusing on interpersonal drama and the struggles that come with being a discreet community of supernatural beings living in close proximity to mundane humans. To see more of what we have to offer, check out our guidebook, linked at the top of the site.

Starlit Avenue's roleplay forums are hidden from guests, due to 18+ content.

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Community Poll: Starlit Avenue Community Satisfaction

Hey again, folks. We're just four months away from the second annicersary of the site reboot, and we wanted to take this time to get a finger on the pulse of the community. How we're all feeling about the site, the setting, and where we stand. To that end, we've created another survey for you all. This one's simple; no long form answers or anything like that. Just some easy linear scale questions.

You can find the survey HERE. We'll leave it up as long as possible to gague where we stand and where we might improve to keep us pushing forward into new frontiers. Depending on the results of the survey, we'll have more in the future along with community discussions. So be on the lookout for those.
 

Community Poll: AI-Generated Art

Good morning Starlit Avenue! We're here with a community poll regarding a topic that ha recently become pretty active in our community: AI-generated art.

This is art that, rather than being drawn from scratch by a human artist, is created using an algorithmic program. The backend computing aspects of that process are honestly too complicated to get into in this post. But if you've ever used a web application like ArtBreeder or NovelAI, that's a good example of exactly what I'm talking about.

There's some controversy surrounding the idea of AI-generated art right now: ranging from concerns of how it affects the livilihood of human artists to the ways in which these programs utilize existing art without the permission of the artists whose work they train the AI with. It's a hotbed of philosophical, legal, and ethical topics.

As it stands, some members of our community have begun using this art with the intention of making visual representations of their characters. Some other...
 

Staff Recruitment Announcement

Hey there Starlit Avenue!

As we're just a little under two months from the one year anniversary of our relaunch, we thought it was time to look at once again expanding our staff team. To that end, we are looking for new moderators to join Pallas, Romi, and Kada behind the curtain. With more dedicated staff, we can better run events, engage the community, and increase our advertising output to grow our member base.

Anyone who is interested can contact Kada through the forum's conversations, or via DMs on Discord.​
 

Ability System Revamp

Ability System Revamp
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The Change

After soliciting feedback from the player base, we've gone ahead with a significant change to our ability system, specifically concerning the use of templates. In short: We've removed species templates entirely. Instead of picking three templates that loosely correlate to their characters species, you'll instead pick up to 9 advantages from the Glossary of Traits, and then a corresponding disadvantage for each.

Of course, there's more to it than that. You can find all the details over on our updated Character Creation page.

We also now have a Custom Species page, a Spellcasting page, and a list of Species Examples showcasing updated versions of the old templates.

Converting Your Characters Over
To start: You do not have to convert if you don't want to. There's no timeline for this, no 'you must be done by x date'. Everyone is...​
 

November Announcements

November Announcements
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Sunsetting SA Classic

As most people are aware, Starlit Avenue originally laughed as a V2 of an old site: Starlight Academy. We've kept that site up for those who wanted to go back and browse it, but keeping it up does come at a cost. Our domain registration expires mid-December, but the server will be going away at the end of the month.

If you have anything you want to back up off of Starlight Academy, please do so this month. It will no longer be available after that.

ICC Discord Thread Testing
Discord Threads and TupperBot now work hand in hand, and we see a lot of great opportunities with this. The staff are currently exploring how we want to implement threading, both in relation to events and private ICCs, but the general idea would be to allow for the start of a thread to include a brief summary / any content warnings (that could be updated once a private ICC is...​
 

Late April Updates

Late April Announcements
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New Feature: Badges!

Our first major feature launch is here: Badges. Taking the place of trophies (and medals farther back), we're rolling out badges for post count and time spent on the site. You can see a list of all the badges here. We'll be adding more badges as we go. There's also one for our upcoming event. Speaking of...

Tourist Trapped 2021
Our next event has been announced, and you can check it out here. It'll be running through May, but you'll want to get in on it early.

Supporter Rank
We now have a supporter banner, which is available to anyone who donates to SA; every bit counts. This is separate from our subscriber banner, which shows up only while someone is actively subscribed. Both give access to the Supporter Discord channel, where we share previews of upcoming features and events. You can read more about supporting SA here.
 

Starlit Avenue Grand Opening

Launch Day Announcements
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Welcome to the new SA!

Welcome to everyone from the old site... and moving forward, everyone joining SA for the first time! As of 8AM today, Starlit Avenue has officially launched. The forums are now free to RP in, characters can be made, etc. We encourage every member to fully read all the site's stickies, wiki pages, and lore, because there have been some changes and detailing them all would take all day. If you spot any bugs, please let us know over on discord's bug report channel. Similarly, if you have any suggestions (for templates or otherwise), there are channels for that too. We also have some stickies in the help forum (which is open to guests) for people wanting to make more involved requests.

Launch Event
It’s Founder’s Day! And what better way to kick things off than the reopening of The Last Stop? The town hopes to breathe new life into this old landmark by...​
 
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