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|Subject: Rules for Forum Roleplaying ~ READ! Tue Jul 20, 2010 1:50 pm|| |
Rules for Posting:
Rules for Playing:
- Site Rules Still Apply:
Please follow all site rules in your posts. Be kind and courteous
toward other members, no chatspeak, etc.... Your characters can be
whoever you like, but you yourself must follow the rules when out of
character. Remember to use the Edit button on your posts if you have
something to add or change - no double-posting.
- Restrictions: As these forums encourage creative output, it is for the most part, uncensored. You are, however, NOT allowed to post graphic sexual content! This will not be tolerated!
- Out of Character: Please denote Out of Character
(OOC) text in your posts clearly by using ((Double Parentheses)) around
any OOC text. Please keep OOC stuff to a minimum. Most posts in this forum should be in character, and all posts
should be on topic.
- Pictures in Posts: You may use pictures in your
posts if you choose, but keep in mind they will be auto-resized accordingly to fit the site's layout. Pictures MUST be hosted elsewhere at a site like photobucket.com where you
can upload your pictures and link to them using the img tags.
- Leaving an RP in Progress: If you need to withdraw
from a roleplay in progress, please finish up with a final post to
remove your character from the action. If something comes up in real
life and you cannot even come up with a final post, at least post OOC
so people know you will no longer be participating and can continue
without you. Don't leave your fellow players hanging.
Starting New RP Threads:
- Completed vs. Uncompleted Actions:
Whether you are playing with a GM or freeform, it is best that players
phrase their actions toward other players as uncompleted. That way,
either the GM may confirm the action was completed successfully, or
other players involved can confirm the action was completed with their
post. For example... an uncompleted action would be, "Shelley pulled
the gun from her purse, aimed at Roger, and pulled the trigger." The
completed version of that action would be, "Shelley pulled the gun from
her purse and shot Roger." With the uncompleted action, your GM (or
whoever is playing Roger, if you're playing freeform) can choose
whether Shelley actually hit him or missed. In the completed action,
Shelley's player has decided that Roger got shot... when this may not
be where the GM or Roger's player wished to go with the situation.
- No Godmoding (God-mode-ing): This is related to
the above completed/uncompleted actions... Imagine if Roger, in that
situation, decided he didn't get hit by Shelley's bullet... and then
didn't get hit the next time someone shot at him, or took a swing at
him, and then leapt off a three story building without getting hurt, or
always wins in every fight. Characters without flaws or weaknesses are
boring, and being invincible isn't fair to the other players. Playing
your character as one of these untouchables is called godmoding, and is
considered Very Bad Form by most players. If you're playing a freeform
game, remember to get hit once in a while, and allow your character to
be flawed and fallible.
- No Godmodding (God-modding): Similar to godmoding,
but on a larger scale, godmodding occurs when a player steps beyond
their bounds of control in a roleplay, taking the reins of other
players' characters, rewriting previous events, or changing the
setting. Generally, the only participant who is allowed to do this is
the GM, if you have one, to get events back on track or to fix things
that happened with players completing actions they shouldn't have. If
you are playing freeform, godmodding is generally not allowed unless
agreed to by everyone involved OOC, on a case-by-case basis.
- Solos: You may do a solo RP (single-character
story with a single player) if you so choose, creating a new post with
"Solo" in the subject line. Solos can be helpful especially for new
players in exploring the personality of a new character, getting into
their heads, and getting feedback on your writing, and generally
characters that do solos will eventually be incorporated into group
RPs. If you see someone doing a good solo, feel free to invite them
into a new or existing RP if you think their style is compatible with
- GM or Freeform: Roleplays may be guided by a GM
(game master) or may be completely freeform. When you are starting a
new thread for a new RP, please be clear which of these you are doing,
if there are any other rules and guidelines you wish players to follow
for your RP, and explain clearly what you have in mind.
- When to Make a New RP Thread: Please look through
existing RP threads to see if there is one that fits something you
would like to play (and whether it is still open for new players)
before creating a new post and opening it up for a new RP session. New
RPs should have a solid theme, setting, and reason for being separate
from existing RPs. New RPs that do not follow these guidelines may be
closed or deleted.