Summers Past is a friendly, relaxed, and active roleplay established on the 15th August, 2015. Though we are inspired by the Harvest Moon games franchise, prior knowledge isn't needed to be able to jump on in as our plot and characters are all completely original. We are open to everyone regardless of writing skill or former roleplay experience, and we aim for nothing more than simple roleplaying fun with our no word-count and lax activity requirement policy!
The Harvest King never wrote it in the stars, but he hadn't needed to - it was always clear that the village and the city could never live in harmony. Both are at turning points. Ioana Valley, the dwindling village, is on the verge of declaring bankruptcy. Westhaven, the flourishing city, is on the verge of running out of space.
The businessmen are relentless, desperately wanting to get their hands on the village. The villagers are distraught, refusing to give up their homes. A street of theirs may have fallen not too long ago, but they'll fight till the end for their very livelihoods.
It's a case of urban versus rural, and nobody is going down quietly.
Summer, Year Two
SEASON START: May 1st SEASON END: July 14th
BEACH DAY (May 18th)
Head down to the coast for a fun day at the beach with the other valley citizens. If you decided to stay the night, tents and a bonfire will be set up for camping.
SUMMER CARNIVAL (All of June)
A week long carnival pulls into town, setting up shop in Lochapple Fields. Enjoy bumper boats, a rollercoaster, or even tackle a fear of heights on the ferris wheel!
SAILING FESTIVAL (June 8th)
Do you have what it takes to beat your fellow villagers in a boat race? Be careful because the seas of Echowind Coast are known to be treacherous!
FIREFLY FESTIVAL (July 6th)
Find a loved one or a close friend to bring to the lake for a romantic evening under the stars.
Ella is a bit out there, similar to the children she teaches with her own child-like wonder. She’s a tease and a flirt with no inhibitions and a bit of a knack for getting into trouble. She’s a whirlwind personality, and it’s impossible to know what side of Ella you’re going to come across in any given situation.
1st MAY 2018
Welcome to Summer Year Three!
14th APRIL 2018
The Spring Fling has begun! Hurry to the main square, grab a bracelet, and find your partner.
25th MARCH 2018
What's the tea? Aunt Bessy is spilling the gossip on our villagers! [x]
1st MARCH 2018
Sign ups are now open for Harmony Day's Blind Dates! Be sure to submit your name to be matched up!
22ND FEBRUARY 2018
The Balloon Festival has begun! Head down to the main square to celebrate the first festival of spring!
14TH FEBRUARY 2018
Summers Past is currently open to the public!
10TH JANUARY 2018
Summers Past is currently undergoing renovations in preparation for a relaunch! Check back with us in a few weeks when we reopen to the public!
62 Ioana Citizens
21 Westhaven Citizens 83 Total Active Characters
Have your thread listed here by posting in this thread! Let 'Em Eat Cake
Charlie (played by Frostbone) is walking down the street with a lot of cake on his hands, and he's looking for someone to share it with. Want some free cake?
Into the Eye of the Storm
Paige (played by Pocomoke) got caught in the storm and is taking refuge in the University Library. Keep a young girl company?
There are three different posting screens available. The new topic button, visible in forums and in topics allows you to add a new topic to that particular forum. The new poll button (if the admin has enabled it) will also be viewable in topics and forums allowing you to create a new poll in the forum. When viewing a topic, there will be an add reply button, allowing you to add a new reply onto that particular topic.
Posting new topics and replying
When making a post, you will most likely have the option to use IBF code when posting. This will allow you to add various types of formatting to your messages. For more information on this, click the 'BB Code Help' link under the emoticon box to launch the help window.
On the left of the text entry box, there is the clickable emoticons box - you can click on these to add them to the content of your message (these are sometimes known as 'smilies').
There are three options available when making a post or a reply. 'Enable emoticons?' if this is unchecked, then any text that would normally be converted into an emoticon will not be. 'Enable signature?' allows you to choose whether or not you would like your signature to appear on that individual post. 'Enable email notification of replies?' ticking this box will mean that you will receive e-mail updates to the topic, see the 'Email Notification of new messages' help topic for more information on this.
You also have the option to choose a post icon for the topic/post when creating one. This icon will appear next to the topic name on the topic listing in that forum, or will appear next to the date/time of the message if making a reply to a topic.
If the admin has enabled it, you will also see a file attachments option, this will allow you to attach a file to be uploaded when making a post. Click the browse button to select a file from your computer to be uploaded. If you upload an image file, it may be shown in the content of the post, all other file types will be linked to.
If you have chosen to post a new poll, there will be an extra two option boxes at the top of the help screen. The first input box will allow you to enter the question that you are asking in the poll. The text field underneath is where you will input the choices for the poll. Simply enter a different option on each line. The maximum number of choices is set by the board admin, and this figure is displayed on the left.
Displayed above each post in a topic, there is a 'Quote' button. Pressing this button will allow you to reply to a topic, and have the text from a particular reply quoted in your own reply. When you choose to do this, an extra text field will appear below the main text input box to allow you to edit the content of the post being quoted.
Above any posts that you have made, you may see an 'Edit' button. Pressing this will allow you to edit the post that you had previously made.
When editing you may see an option to 'Add the 'Edit by' line in this post?'. If you tick this then it will show up in the posts that it has been edited and the time at which it was edited. If this option does not appear, then the edit by line will always be added to the post.
If you are unable to see the edit button displayed on each post that you have made, then the administrator may have prevented you from editing posts, or the time limit for editing may have expired.
Where it has been enabled, there will be a fast reply button on each topic. Clicking this will open up a posting box on the topic view screen, cutting down on the time required to load the main posting screen. Click the fast reply button to expand the reply box and type the post inside of there. Although the fast reply box is not expanded by default, you can choose the option to have it expanded by default, from the board settings section of your control panel. Pressing the 'More Options' button will take you to the normal posting screen.
Skin coded by Ethereal for exclusive use on Summers Past
We are a Harvest Moon RP not affiliated with Harvest Moon, Story of Seasons, or Bokujō Monogatari - these series belong to their respective owners.