Who we are
Mission statement: Make roleplay fun and accessible to everyone
Headquarters: The internet!
From domain name and server hosting to modifications and campaigns, Valucre is donation run. Every dollar (or pound or euro depending where you are) goes to keeping Valucre alive and helping the site grow. Every member of Valucre's involved, attentive, and helpful staff is a volunteer.
Our promise to you
- Quality roleplay in a global setting
- Flexible RP options (mystery, horror, action, political, etc) or "anything goes" in Alternative
- Active and friendly community
- Knowledgeable staff
- "New member" specific boards
Valucre offers character and plot driven writing inside of a persistent global setting, with an active and friendly community that loves to write, of all ages, experience levels and backgrounds. What ties us all together is our love of writing and roleplay.
Valucre is also a bit of a sheep in wolf's clothing. You sign on looking for a place to roleplay and what you find is the opportunity to make long-lasting friendships and craft stories in one of the longest running forum roleplay sites on the net.
Join and find yourself with the ability to influence the very world of Valucre itself, a freeform roleplay environment that emphasizes individual creativity while also balancing against the complex mosaic of lore, plots and threads added to the site over a period of over a decade.
Valucre is a dedicated roleplay community focused on precisely that. The roleplay, and the community.
I was 15 and my favorite haunts were either disappearing due to technical issues or spiraling into the gutter from poor administration. It didn't take long to get tired of wading through the endless oceans of roleplay sites that sometimes came close but never quite managed to scratch that itch.
Rather than keep chasing magical dragons (which, if you think about it, is kind of the point) I decided to make my own? So I signed up for some pre-made forum nonsense and made the first iteration of Valucre.
Then I got to work. Trawling the Yahoo! chat rooms (when they still existed) with advertisements to the site, meanwhile piecing together the world, and suckering some of my friends into helping me paint my white picket fence.
The state of roleplay at the time gave me the impression that if I became an RP admin I would eventually go crazy but I learned that it wasn't all that hard when you got down to it. Treat members the way I would like to be treated, and shape the site around what I want to see and what I would like to be able to do if I was just a regular member.
And here we are today.
What attracted me the most is Valucre's excellent balance between freeform and (an) organized universe. Players can create almost anything they like, within reason. This is a very good balance as people have the chance to unleash their creativity while the site maintains order as a whole. I suspect this is what keep Valucre going strong through the years.
I really love the layout of Valucre. It's not too flashy or elaborate and it's easy for the most part to navigate. I also find it very creative with all the roleplay threads and the Tavern for all the newbies. None of the other RP sites I've been in have done that and It's really nice.
The first thing I noticed was the . . . amount of lore, canon updates, and well thought out settings. Science-fantasy, high-fantasy, and sword and sorcery . . . how can you go wrong? Then I joined . . . there was a lot of warm welcomes . . . and talking about RP systems. I am a newb and nobody seemed bothered by it . . . and made it very clear they were here to help.
The fact that a good framework is put in place and that players can add on and actually affect the world around them is fricken amazing.
I had been deadlocked for years on the novels I'm writing just cause everything seemed to be the same copy/paste no matter where I went. It was always the same. Not so here. It has all been very original and very well thought out. Thanks to this site, it got my mojo flowing and I've actually gotten my first real chapter done.
Die Shize said:
In many ways, Valucre surpasses other roleplay places I’ve been to. There is so much promise and potential here, so many pools of activity just waiting to be dived into. As much as I enjoyed other roleplay forums, they didn’t have a universal understanding quite like there is on Valucre. And while some had their own pools to profit potential from, they seemed less opened to newcomers; too many Closed threads. In comparison, Valucre shines more brightly with its . . . greater Open ones.