Our Server's Role Playing Rules
No Meta gaming: Metagaming is when your Character using Out of character information while in character during the Role-Play.
e.g. You Read “bob’s” Character Bio, So you know that Bob’s character has the ability to make it rain. Your character has no way of knowing this but you use this information anyways.
- When your characters Acts like a God, as in nothing hurts or harms them. When they are too overpowering.
- Controlling another person’s character/s without their permission.
(The Only time when God-Modding is Ok, If it is approved by the RP creator and/or other parties involved)
No NSFW Material: This material is not allowed on our server period. Anything beyond PG-13 need to "Fade to Black Gory content should be placed behind a TW: and covered with Spoiler tags.
Inactive Players: In the Event your thread experiences inactive Players of 7 full days or more since their last post. The role-play creator is allowed to control their character, or events surrounding their character to keep the role-play going.
We do ask that you please mention the inactive player on the seventh day, and give them a chance to respond before this is done.
No IC flooding: This is when you and another person make more than 3 posts a piece, back to back. In group Roleplays, you need to give everyone a chance to respond once a week. And not move the Role-plays time line along to quickly. This will flood people out of a given RP and make them feel pushed out.
To keep this from happening we have a standard rule of only 3 posts per person a week Or Until everyone has a chance to post at least once, which ever comes first.
- A week is Sunday to Saturday
Our Server's Role Playing Dos/Standards
All post must be of literate ( good spelling and grammar ) and paragraph level.
Post must be done in third person, past tense style
Post must be a minimal of 1 paragraph - Paragraph = 5 full sentences. A full sentence is on average seven words
we prefer post to be an average of three paragraphs.
Post Must Include:
- Reaction to the the previous post directed at them, and the things going on around their character. Make sure you react to everything, no walking into a room full of people and ignoring their existence.
- provide material to build the story and move the plot along.
- Post need to have detail. - things to consider to add detail to a post.
- How your character reacts to the setting they are in.
- describing their senses
- Their emotional state, or inner monolog
Stream line your post: Unless the story calls for a reason that an action needs to be broken down into multiple posts. Or an action needs a reaction or commentary for other players involved. Finish an action per post.
Solo Posts: Be willing to make solo posts ( post that do not need interaction for others ) to progress your characters person story, or the RP's plot along.
Character Creations: Be prepared to write new characters to fit the specifics of the RP world you will be roleplaying in. Make sure they fit into the world and have a reason to be there, and their own story for you to write. Characters need to be believable, and realistic in perspective to the world they are written for.
Role-player's OOC behavior/ Posting Etiquette:
We expect all role-players to be up for and willing to discuss story ideas among themselves and especially new players. This way everyone has input on the story and plot and everyone is included and invested
We expect people to give an ETA or a heads up if they will not be able to make their posts for the week. (edited)
When making a post, you mention everyone that post does, and could affect. BUT also having the common sense not to ping during times when people could be sleeping.
All OOC discussion needs to be held in the appropriate OOC thread.
Our Server's Roleplay Don'ts
No text talk ( unless its to show what an actual text says , IF the world you are RPing in has such technology.
Do not write yourself into corners and expect others to bail you out, or chase your character down.
Do not follow the RP staff around in the RP, expecting them to create story for your character.