|What's going on?|
|You're living in America at the end of the millennia. . . and you're not alone.
We're in the year 1996 and the colorful residents of the East Village in Manhattan are facing the issues which challenge poor Bohemian artists in the mid-90s. Drug abuse, HIV, prostitution, starvation, death, life, and love. However, they find that they aren't alone, friends are all around, and there is always coffee to be drunk, issues to be discussed, and art to be created, good and otherwise. Come join our cast of canon and original characters, featuring a strong sense of community and creativity and find that you're not alone either.
We began as a post canon Rent fandom game, but in the past two years have become a real life game which is set in New York's East Village. At the time, it was a grim slum, full of drug dealers, prostitutes, and poor bohemian artists. But beautiful things often come of darkness and our world is peopled with just such creative folk. The question is, is your character strong enough to flourish, or will he or she become another bleak statistic?
|Who can join?|
|Alphabet City is open to writers 18 and older.|
|Any Original character, aged 15 and over who can possibly be found in an artist's slum in New York City is eligible and welcome, regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, etc.
Canons:Benny Coffin is open and has a wife and new baby daughter waiting for him.
|About the board/community|
|We've been running since May, 2006, solidly active every night. Since that time there have been over 150,000 posts and countless characters, OC and canon, set up on that board. We are a welcoming group of writers, who are always willing to work new people into our plots. In July of last year, we set up on phpBB to have freedom of expression. Each approved character is given his/her own subforum in the character information section, where backstories, photos, and other information may be stored. We boast a premium cbox which is usually quite active and friendly, photos of many of the mentioned locations, plus a newly opened cafepress store. Come and see, we're just the best RL RP on the net!|