What is Callous Row?
Callous Row (CR) is a live-action Sci-Fi Virtual Reality episodic production created by the Twitch streamer and professional dungeon master Arcadum. CR was conceived in January 2019 and launched its first season October of 2019.
Season 2 of Callous Row has been seven months in the making and will feature a cast of over 150 characters played by real actors and 100 streamed points of view on Twitch. Callous Row as grown to be the largest episodic VR production in the world.
What is Role-Play/RP?
Role-playing is the changing of one’s behavior to assume a role or to act out an adopted role. The cast of Callous Row role-plays characters they created within a world designed and run by Arcadum. The players/actors are not their Characters, and it is important to not take the actions or words of characters as those of the actor.
Can I join the CR cast?
The cast of Callous Row is comprised of members of the VRChat community known to the Production team or referred by the existing cast during open casting calls. Currently casting for Callous Row is closed.
Can I join CR as an extra?
Extras are role-players who assist the Callous Row production by filling Non-Player Character roles on an as-needed basis. Similar to the casting process, extras are known or referred by existing cast members from other existing improv role-playing groups.
Is Callous Row scripted?
Callous Row is a live-action improv production. Each ‘day’ of Callous Row will generally have an list of planned events that the Production and Extras teams prepare ahead of time. However, these events do not have scripted outcomes and the cast is not informed of the events ahead of time. In that way, Callous Row functions similar to Live Action Role Play (LARP).
Where can I find out more about the Callous Row universe and lore?
Check out the Callous Row wiki for the latest on world lore and character information.
How do I get into VR?
VR requires Virtual Reality Headsets and Controllers which are on the market at the consumer level. Popular headsets and controllers are produced by HTC (Vive), Oculus (Rift series and Quest), and Valve (Index). With the exception of the Quest, most VR headsets require a decent gaming computer with a dedicated graphics card to run properly. The minimum spec for Callous Row characters is Nvidia GTX 1070 or equivalent. VRChat is a CPU heavy application and limits its features for Quest users.
What is VRChat?
VRChat is a free and open Virtual Reality social platform. It allows users to upload custom-built models and worlds. Callous Row runs on VRChat with custom maps and models.
Is Callous Row a video game?
Callous Row is produced and runs on the game VRChat. VRChat runs on the Unity platform, which is frequently used for Game Engines. Much like other Role-Play communities based on games, Callous Row uses the existing platform to make its own world and story. While the current role-play ready maps are kept private by the Production team, the season 1 map has been released for the public to explore on VRChat!
How can I support Callous Row?
Callous Row’s maps, assets and Artwork are handled by the Callous Row Dev Team. Cast members can be reached and given donations through their individual Twitch pages, which are listed on the VRChat Wiki’s Callous Row Cast page