Remember that the purpose of roleplaying is not about winning or losing but to write something, have fun doing it, and perhaps learn something about writing. So don't focus intently on who wins and who loses.
The Crossroads was originally a place for epic quests, adventures, and development between characters as well as the occasional epic battle between characters. This was when the Battle Arena was a board and we differentiated between “battle” roleplays and “story” roleplays.
Now the Crossroads is a place for any type of roleplaying you desires, the only sort of differentiations being between roleplays held within the Dome and those outside it. Those outside it come here.
It could be a regular fetch quest, tale about a damsel in distress or perhaps even a tale about a stinky cheese kingdom. Who knows? That’s the beauty of role-playing in the Crossroads. :>
The Dome is an entity present in nearly every world imaginable. Its hallowed halls stretch on for unfathomable lengths, and contain a countless number of rooms and doors leading to a myriad of places, beautiful and grotesque, familiar and unknown, peaceful and hostile. It houses all of these conflicting places in one omnipresent, seemingly omniscient structure. Nothing appears to be beyond the grasp and capability of the Dome, which has brought fighters from across alternate universes to its doorsteps.
Each of these fighters perceives the great structure in a different way, one perhaps seeing a fairytale castle of old, others perhaps a sprawling scientific complex, but some things remain consistent with each visitor. The large, central "dome" shape part of the roof from which it derives its name, the Dome gardens and courtyards, the cafeterias, training rooms, and immense libraries all exist no matter who you ask.
These are the Common Rooms, and they can be found here.
The Dome has always been a center for learning. To get reviews from your fellow BAers, go to the Peer Review area here.
The Dome is also a center of competition. To sign up for or participate in IC Tournaments, venture here. The Recesses houses many of the Dome's special events.