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IndoHogwarts, short for Indonesian Hogwarts, is an Indonesian Play-by-Post Games forum about the school life of Hogwarts students and wizarding community in general.

The story is set in in Harry Potter universe, in the beginning of the year 1971, when James Potter (Harry's father) started his life as Hogwarts student. As such, the earliest part of canonical story began with James Potter's era, exploring his school life, his friendship, his association with many characters (canonical and original), etc. The story then keeps to continue chronologically, with one year In-Universe equals approximately 2 months in real-life. The first generation of the forum has ended with Lord Voldemort's canonical death in 1998, in the real-life year 2012.

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The second generation of the forum has started about 1 month after the closure of the first forum. The new forum is also set in Potterverse, but in distant past, specifically in 1795.

The first forum can be found here, and the second forum is here.


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  • Academy of Adventure: Hogwarts itself.
  • Adaptation Expansion: The story contains additional plots that aren't present in the Harry Potter, but without interfering the canonical story.
  • Adaptation Personality Change: There are several examples.
    • Severus Snape's favoritism to Slytherin students is either played straight, downplayed, or exaggerated; depending on the situation.
    • Vincent Crabbe has sort-of Belligerent Sexual Tension with a Gryffindor girl, something that you won't likely see in the novel and film, considering how Gryffindor and Slytherin have bitter rivalry.
    • Lucius Malfoy doesn't really get along with Snape, and vice versa.
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    • Gilderoy Lockhart's narcissism is quite toned down, although not removed entirely.
    • Sybill Trelawney's Cloud Cuckoolander-ism is also not as bad as it was in the book or film.
  • Adaptational Badass: While various Death Eaters are already genuine badass in the Harry Potter canon, they are invokedly more badass here. Two examples: They are able to sabotage a conference in Ministry of Magic, and during Battle of Hogwarts, they also attack Hogsmeade, the place where underaged student is evacuated through Hog's Head bar.
    • Gilderoy Lockhart is a better teacher here than he was in the book and film.
  • Adaptational Villainy: Narcissa Malfoy, at least during Battle of Hogwarts. In the novel and book, she was only present there but without fighting. Here, she's not only involved in the direct fight but she's also willing to hurt Hogwarts student.
  • Ambiguously Gay/Bi: Barty Crouch, Jr.
  • Ascended Extra: Various canonical characters' role and backstory are more explored. Not only the Marauders' school life is shown, but even Barty Crouch, Jr.'s school life is shown. Charlie Weasley is also the most active canonical character in his year, where in the book he barely appears and in the film, he only made photograph appearance.
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  • Badass Teacher: Most of Hogwarts teachers, especially those who taught Defense Against Dark Arts class.
  • Broad Strokes: The forum's storylines closely follow the novels' plot, and sometimes the films as well. But for several things like House Cup and Quidditch Cup, it depends on the students' performance throughout the years. In the books and films, Gryffindor and Slytherin are the most often to win those competitions. Here, Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff also get their moments to win.
  • Calling the Old Man Out: Just like in the book, Ron is not happy when Snape called Hermione "insufferable know-it-all".
  • Demoted to Extra: Sadly, some major characters don't appear too often, aside from their appearance in canonical storylines.
  • Flanderization: Dolores Umbridge's fondness for pink is exaggerated for laughs.
  • Killed Offscreen: Quirinus Quirrell, Albus Dumbledore, Peter Pettigrew, Voldemort, Nagini, Vincent Crabbe, and several other characters whose death happen around the Battle of Hogwarts.
    • Aversion includes James Potter, Lily Potter, Cedric Diggory, Sirius Black, and Amelia Bones, among others. Their deaths are shown.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Dustin Bieber, named after Justin Bieber, appears as an In-Universe's teen idol.
  • Not So Above It All: McGonagall's "I've always wanted to use that spell!" during Battle of Hogwarts, just like in the seventh film.
  • Put on a Bus: From the forum's rules, this is one of the purpose for "characters unregistration", which is a feature for the player to leave the forum. Depends on the player's decision, it's sometimes followed with Bus Crash.
  • Really Gets Around: Cormac McLaggen, or so he said.
  • Self-Deprecation: Cedric Diggory. See Take That! below.
  • Take That!: Everytime Cedric Diggory appears, it's almost assured there will be other characters who make a joked reference to Twilight. Sometimes, Cedric himself does it, too.
  • Team Dad:
    • Believe it or not, Severus Snape has his moment especially for Slytherin students. In fact, he becomes The Most Favorite Teacher of the Year once.
    • Profesor Flitwick has more on-screen interactions with his Ravenclaw students and has been actively encouraging them to be as best as they can in Hogwarts thoughout the years.
  • Team Mom:
    • McGonagall, not only to Gryffindor student but also to all Hogwarts people in general.
    • In similar vein with Flitwick, Profesor Sprout has more on-screen interactions with her Hufflepuff students, as well as other students whenever in the class.

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