Alternity (role-playing game)

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Alternity was an AU Harry Potter fandom RP that ran from 2008 to 2015.

The original incarnation of Alternity, circa 1999, was a shared fanfiction universe. Some of the original authors included Slytherin Dragon, Tinderblast, and Colin, as well as Flourish (who spearheaded the revival); there were close to twenty collaborators. While it was prominent in early Harry Potter fandom, most of the original Project Alternity notes and stories have been subsequently lost to time and the internet. The basis of the universe, however, has remained the same. At the time, it was extremely difficult to collaborate on a project of such magnitude across time differences and distances. Since, various tools have made it easier to do so, and paved the way for the current incarnation of Alternity.

One of the key inspirations for this reboot of the Alternity universe is the influential LiveJournal roleplaying game Nocturne Alley. Some Alternity players took part in that game, as well as being active in its fan community. While not everything about Alternity is exactly the same as Nocturne Alley - its run has already been longer, for example, and its plots are much more defined - it is certainly part of our lineage.


  • Peg Kerr: Hannah Abbott, Terry Boot, Amycus Carrow, Neville Longbottom, Luna Lovegood, Kingsley Shacklebolt, Arthur Weasley, Bill Weasley, Fred Weasley, George Weasley, Molly Weasley, Percy Weasley
  • Fiona: Fred Weasley, George Weasley
  • Flourish: Hermione Granger, Minerva McGonagall
  • synecdochic: Antonin Dolohov, Severus Snape, Charlie Weasley
  • Naomi Kritzer: Savitha Desai, Seamus Finnigan, Rachel (Lamont) Brodie, Remus Lupin, Harry Marvolo, Corax Mulciber, Sally-Anne Perks, Arista Selwyn, Dominic Selwyn, Ginny Weasley
  • Brook/LongStrider: Cedric Diggory, Rabastan Lestrange, Augustus Rookwood
  • Deb/Lapin_Agile/Conversant: Regulus Black, Barty Crouch, Jr., Poppy Pomfrey, Lana Sandoval-Pennifold, Ron Weasley, Blaise Zabini
  • Elise/elisem/MixolydianGrey: Megan Jones, Linus Moon, Jeremy Stretton
  • Erin/queenbookwench: Susan Bones, Lavender Brown, Pomona Sprout
  • Gwendolyn Grace: Ptolemy Baddock, Sirius Black, Michael Corner, Justin Finch-Fletchley, Hermione Granger, Minerva McGonagall, Lucius Malfoy, Narcissa Malfoy, Padma Patil, Horace Slughorn, Zacharias Smith
  • Jenett: Albus Dumbledore, Lee Jordan, Aurora Sinistra, Pomona Sprout, Dolores Umbridge
  • Linny/lucky_guess: Penelope Clearwater, Colin Creevey, Alice Longbottom, Evelyn Longbottom, Frank Longbottom, Ernie Macmillan, Pansy Parkinson, Nymphadora Tonks (Ponds)
  • Rene/reenie/Leslee Rene Wright: Millicent Bulstrode, Daphne Greengrass, Bellatrix Lestrange, Hydra Lestrange, Rodolphus Lestrange, Walden Macnair, Draco Malfoy, Eloise Midgen, Jason Montague