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Bishop City, MA; a place filled with strangers who every day meet other strangers, by accident or design. It's a place where it's easy to disappear, but also to be found again, by strangers. For years, the city has been de facto divided into four separate sections; the wealthy West Side, the business district of North End, the realm of the average, South End, and the poverty stricken and gang ruled East Side, but the borders are bleeding, for better or for worse. There is hope in the city for a different future, but what kind of future will it be? Can 'Shop City really change?

Closer is a real life game and runs on a liquid time line that loosely follows real life. If it's July in real life, it's July in the game as well, and official board events will be held according to this. However, threads may or may not follow real time.

Closer is inspired by the movies Closer & Sin City. The plot is developed by Birthe, contents and graphics are by Birthe and Heidi, and Heidi is the creator of the skin. The tab widget was created by Kismet of RPG-D. The contents of this game are not to be reproduced in any way without consent from the creators. All characters belong to their individual creators, as does any written material posted in the game.

C L O S E R latest news: Some minor changes
Welcome back; your last visit was on Apr 24 2014, 06:29 AM
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All admin announcements and news will be posted here, so make sure to keep an eye on this forum.

52 377 Feb 11 2014, 04:12 PM
In: Last PostSome minor changes
By: Birthe
General information about the game, like rules and the like, is posted here. Please read everything marked with 'must read'; it is crucial to being accepted.

Rules :: Plot :: Recognizing Sue :: Application Guide :: Staff

6 0 Jul 5 2011, 11:52 PM
In: Last PostHow to get plots
By: Heidi
Having trouble understanding Bishop City? Here you can find explanations of how the city works, how it is divided, and other information that is good to know, and usually important. Please read.

City sections :: Organized crime :: Gangs :: Jobs :: Quick Facts about BC

5 0 Jul 5 2008, 09:57 PM
In: Last PostQuick Facts about Bishop City
By: Birthe

25 2 Sep 26 2011, 08:35 PM
In: Last PostMembers' most wanted
By: Victoria Pryce
If you have any questions or suggestions for the admins, this is the place to post them, and the admins will answer asap. This forum is GUEST FRIENDLY.

7 19 Jul 22 2011, 01:01 AM
In: Last PostSite's movie inspiratio...
By: Raina Goncharov [Ama]

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Post your application here, and the admins will review it. Remember to use the template provided.

Application template :: Suggestions on character types :: Pending :: Works in progress :: Incomplete applications

28 16 Jan 4 2014, 04:19 PM
In: Last PostLIVINGSTON, Christian
By: Christian Livingston
Where you can find information on all the inhabitants of Bishop City, whether they be friend or foe. All applications will be moved here once accepted.

West Side :: North End :: South End :: East Side

60 87 Feb 11 2014, 03:58 PM
In: Last PostMONROE, Maddox
By: Cooper Vale
Anything that needs signing up for can be found here. This should be the first place you go after being accepted.

Face-claim :: Photo albums :: Boards :: Gangs :: Occupations

5 20 Feb 22 2014, 12:52 AM
In: Last PostFace-claim
By: Birthe

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Looking for someone to play a family-member or character otherwise connected to your character? Post a notice here, and see who responds! You may bump your request ONCE A WEEK and no more.

7 25 Mar 4 2014, 02:19 PM
In: Last Postour house, in the middle of...
By: Mathieu v Outryve d'Ydewalle
When you need some action for your characters, whether in form of plotting or threading, this is the place to go and post a notice!

Threads :: Plots

56 496 Apr 10 2014, 10:09 PM
In: Last Postlove me baby!
By: Devon Chambers

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Here you can post your character's private journals in their very own threads, and fill it with whatever tidbits, pictures or whatnot you'd like.

12 105 Jan 6 2014, 07:06 AM
In: Last PostStill Alive
By: Anya Brennan

153 9,579 Apr 10 2014, 02:29 PM
In: Last Posti need a doctor
By: Elisabeth Conley
Character-owned photoalbums, where the characters can show off their families, friends and personal attributes to the other characters. Sign up to get one.

16 43 Aug 26 2013, 09:42 PM
In: Last PostThis is me
By: Emily Reid

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In the past month, three bodies have been fished out of the Bishop City Channel, all naked and bearing strange symbols carved into their flesh. The victims have no apparent connection between them, the first being a nineteen year old nursing student from South End, the second a high flying business man from North End, and the third an elderly woman from East Side.

Very little evidence has been found to aid in the search for the person responsible for the murders, and the tension in the city is high. Going out alone after dark is strongly advised against, and the police is asking the public to be on their guard.

A hotline has been set up for people to report anything and anyone suspicious.

3 34 Oct 19 2013, 09:25 PM
In: Last Postthorns
By: Alexander Atwood

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20 218 Apr 12 2014, 01:41 PM
In: Last Postslaves and ingrates
By: Cash Givens

8 62 Sep 5 2013, 01:11 AM
In: Last PostChecking Things Out
By: Samalia Fierro

22 162 Jan 29 2014, 07:25 PM
In: Last Posta feast for fallen angels
By: Cooper Vale

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8 69 Dec 6 2013, 09:59 AM
In: Last PostA place for reading and wai...
By: Emily Reid

3 3 Feb 8 2013, 03:54 PM
In: Last PostFor the Cash
By: Danni Darnell

12 60 Jul 30 2013, 04:13 PM
In: Last PostSitting Ducks
By: Michael Miller

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Character-owned businesses.

7 89 Apr 23 2014, 12:33 AM
In: Last Postneed the deep end
By: Cooper Vale
Character-owned homes.

45 366 Apr 15 2014, 09:55 PM
In: Last PostUntil the Mosquitos Turn Me...
By: Anya Brennan
The headquarters of every major and minor gang in the city is listed here. Only gang members are allowed to post here.

2 10 Oct 1 2011, 11:23 PM
In: Last Postrevealed [s e c r e t s]
By: George Harris [Ailis]
The most prestigious college in the city is Bishop University, located just outside of the city proper in South End. It is an Ivy League college, and the usual destination of most West Side kids, along with many North End and South End kids, and very few East Side kids. A statue of the university's namesake and city's founder, Henry Bishop, is erected on campus, and is subject to a student prank every year.

9 30 Oct 10 2013, 10:34 AM
In: Last PostA promising young journalist
By: Emily Reid
Anything you can think of that doesn't have an official board is included in this board.

26 176 Mar 16 2014, 07:32 PM
In: Last Postthunder road
By: Phoenix Delafield
If you have any in-the-past events you'd like to play out - events that could be a few months past, a few years past, or even many years past - this is the forum for it.

5 42 Nov 27 2011, 11:02 PM
In: Last PostAll's fair in love, war...
By: Katerina Smirnov

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Anything ooc goes here; introduce yourself, chat to the other members, set up games and the like. This is the members' area.

Introductions :: Games and contests :: Graphics requests :: Absences :: Who is who :: General chat :: Thread trackers

101 17,438 Mar 12 2014, 10:36 PM
In: Last PostCharacter Q&A
By: Devon Chambers
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