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Welcome to Potter's World!

We are a role-playing site based off of the world of the Harry Potter book series. There are many forms of role-playing on the web; ours is as follows:

  • Play-by-Post -- We are a play-by-post site, which means characters interact through taking turns making a "post" in which their character speaks, they describe their setting and any internal and external reactions their character has to the situation.
  • Free Form -- We do not have an overall plot running through our board that everyone must adhere to, other than a general premise -- this is a magical world and you are a student making your way through Hogwarts. We provide the setting and some situations; it is up to you to create a personal plot with your character, and through this, combine your plot with others for your own adventure.
  • Post Canon/Alternate Universe -- Our world starts place roughly 3 generations after the events of the Harry Potter book series. While we don't presuppose that PW started near the year 2093, we want to distance ourselves from the characters in the books to allow for more original play.
  • Non-Canon Characters -- We no longer allow canon characters or names to be registered. Please see the ToS for a list of canon surnames that cannot be used on PW.
  • Activity Level -- Potter's World is for active members only. Role-playing here works best when you can check in regularly because your character's development depends on interactions with others. Any account not logged into after 60 days may be deleted without notice.

Potter's World takes pride in being a safe and friendly site. Most areas on our site are rated 15+ (meaning appropriate for 15-year-olds and older). We do not allow sexually explicit material on this website. For a list of our "forbiddens", please click HERE.

Site Security
Most of our site is unable to be viewed by non-members.

In order to allow guests to see what our site is like, "free tour" views (CLICK HERE) have been set up within this forum. Please feel free to browse these areas to see what Potter's World is like.



Revision History

20MAR2022 - Edited and Revised

02MAR2022 - Edited and Revised

10NOV2018 - Updated information about canon characters/names

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Your Role in Potter's World

Each new member joining Potter's World will take a journey much as Harry Potter did -- your Hogwarts letter arrives, you enter through the Leaky Cauldron to Diagon Alley, you purchase your school supplies, you ride on the Hogwarts Express.

At first, the site may look a little bare to you, but as your post count increases, more and more "places" become visible to you, broadening your view of the magical world. You'll meet all of your fellow students on this journey -- will they be friends or enemies?

Everyone Begins as a Student
When you join PW, you will begin as an 11 years old about to enter Hogwarts. Moving up through the years and finally graduation should be every student's goal; each "year" at Hogwarts will be a 6-week real-time cycle we call a "term". Once graduating from Hogwarts, characters will then be considered for acceptance into the 'adult' world, able to see more forums, and able to participate in more adult plotlines.

Progressing Through the User Groups
On this forum, as in most others, accounts are divided into different "groups". These user groups help classify what kind of character yours is, where they can see and where they can post. Following are some of the user groups on Potter's World.



New User
-- before making a single post


11 Year Old
-- after your application has been accepted; this group is able to post in the Leaky Cauldron


11 Year Old Shopper
-- when Diagon Alley becomes visible to you


11 Year Old Traveller
-- when King's Cross Station becomes visible to you


1st Year
-- when Hogwarts becomes visible to you


2nd Year to 7th Year
-- students at Hogwarts, depending on what year your character is in


Prefect/Head Student
-- students who currently hold these positions at Hogwarts


-- the "limbo" your character will be in just after they graduate but before their Adult World application has been accepted.


-- an adult character who does not hold an on-board job


The Shops
-- an adult character who works in a shop (in Diagon Alley, Knockturn Alley, Godric's Hollow, or Hogsmeade)


Ministry of Magic
-- an adult character who works for the Ministry of Magic


St. Mungo's Hospital
-- an adult character who works for St. Mungo's Hospital
Cornswin Institute
-- an adult character who works for the Cornswin Institute of Advanced Magic


Stock Character
-- characters not owned by individuals but by the board


-- High-level board staff


-- Medium-level board staff


Requirements for Continued Membership
The requirements for keeping your membership active are as follows:


Post Length
-- minimum of 50 words per post


Post Number
-- minimum of 30 posts in the first 6 weeks (as a 1st Year Student), then 10 posts every 6 weeks after that as a Hogwarts student. Once you reach the Adult World, your requirements will depend on your job.



Revision History

03JAN2023 - Updated post number requirement

02MAR2022 - Edited and Revised

10NOV2018 - Updated term length

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