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PostSubject: Rules   Sat Mar 29, 2008 4:54 pm

What is to follow is a number of rules, pleading and guidelines of things I want, hope and wish that you follow these rules as well as you can. I know there might be a lot of reading, but this is not to restrict you, but to give everyone a chance to have a good time. Sometimes what you might find entertaining, others can find displeasant. Therefore are these rules enforced as well as I can. Please take yourself the few minutes to read them trough.




Rules specificly for this roleplay:

- No powers. We are all normal humans!
- Be fair. Even in this kind of roleplay, Godmodding is possible!
- You are not limited. You do not have to be a student. If you are a student, you do not HAVE to go to classes. You are free to do what you like!
- Keep it realistic to a sense. Being good at sports does not make you an olympian athleet. Having a dad in the military does not make you the ultimate fighting machine and is no excuse to randomly bring guns to school etc. etc.
- Even in a fictional world do you need money. You do not have unlimited supply of money and can not spend as much as you like in the shopping mall. I repeat an earlier rule: Keep it realistic.





General Roleplaying Rules of this Forum:
- Try to maintain the illusion of the roleplay by staying in-character whenever possible. Withhold out of character comments until absolutely necessary

- If you discuss the game with other players out of character, I will not allow my character to be influenced by this knowledge without express permission of the other players. I will take the time to allow my character to learn these things on his or her own during the course of the game.

- Consider the difference between you and your character as much as possible. Understand that in most cases, your character is not you.

- Stay away from God-Modding. This is not only a character that has no weaknesses, but also is when a person leaves no options for another character. You must at all point allow options for the counter part (Unless agreed otherwise), or it will end up boring.

- Explicit sexual intercourse, offensive behaviour in different ways and pornographic descriptions are not allowed. Do not confuse this with romance and heated moments. Kissing, sensual behaviour and romantic moments with heat and well descriptions are still allowed.

- Consider that the game does not circle around you and your character. Understand that it is a game and it is not about winning or losing, but about playing and enjoying yourself. Also consider that there are more people playing than just you, and that your happiness is not the only thing that matter.

- It is not personal. It is roleplaying. Do not confuse the two.




What not to do in Roleplaying!:
(See this as more of a guideline and a pleading from my side, rather than a rule)


Metagame.
Taking something that you as a player have knowledge of and allowing your character to know, without rational IC reason.

Godmod.
Have an undefeatable weapon, an indomitable defense. This is a strong point with many side options. I hope you know it from before.

Argue.
Take it to PM. No need to argue at all, if RP is done correctly and respect is given to everyone.

Use unbalanced characters.
Your character has amazing abilities, but no weaknesses?

Use uninteresting characters.
Having no personality or definitive qualities to the character.

Use txt-tlk.
omg u hav a prblm wit txttalk?!!

Use a style inconsistent with the current play.
If someone is RPing in real time chat style, you post para style, or even essay style. And vice versa.
- Mixing your verb tenses also falls under this category. If play is currently in past tense, do not use present or future tense in your writing. If it is third person, do not use first, and in reverse, too.
- Third person, past tense is the standard.

Fail to play the character.
If your character is afraid of insects, fail to make them react appropriately to a cobweb that is found in a room she enters.

Fail to engage potential players.
Failure to roleplay in a way that provides an opportunity for other players to jump in.

Force actions upon other players.
Referred to as non-orthodox, roleplay in a manner where another player has no choice but to accept an action.

Ignore actions made by other players.
If someone is in the game, refuse to acknowledge someone's post without previous provocation.

Mix Out of Character (OOC) and In Character (IC).
When speaking IC, refer to things such as the forum, a chat, a room, an instant messenger, in the OOC sense. While OOC, refer to your character in the first person...

Talk OOC in the roleplay.
Hold an OOC conversation in the same place as the roleplay.
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