1. Your standard forum fare. No verbal abuse of your fellow roleplayers, no explicit (Yes, you know what I mean) scenes without total consent from everyone involved and a mod on duty, no god-modding. Failure to understand this the first time will get you a warning, because we try to be kind that way. Do it again? ...Let's just say you won't enjoy the consequences. After all, the mods will have free reign then.
2. Talk with your fellow roleplayers before entering into the roleplay. We're trying to tell a story here, and randomly showing up on the dorm doorstop does not an interesting story make.
3. Let a moderator approve your character before entering the roleplay. In addition to the above, (although you can talk to fellow players before you are approved,) you need to let a moderator review, look over and hopefully approve your OC. If s/he is not immediately approved, please listen to what the moderator or myself is asking. It may be as story-breaking as a Mary Sue trait, it may just be a request to improve upon your character background. Either way, the mod needs to be listened to. No excuses. You're a writer, though, so discussion is welcome. Keep it civil, and lets work together to make this work.
4. Remember your spelling, punctuation, grammar and so forth. Also. Please, try to keep all posts to one full paragraph or more, every time. Fill it up with description and minor actions if you must, but you need to keep us engrossed in the story. Take your time, make a full paragraph, and be original. It's not a race, it's a story!
5. Read other people's work! Unless it's been three days or more, you're not getting a re-cap. At least from me. You are expected to read the story up to the present, for yourself, because minor details may have been changed and you need to keep up. Please, keep up the pace, people. Oh, and when you're posting your character, to prove you read this, just be sure to add an emoticon somewhere at the end.
6. Absences are to be expected. There's not going to be any way around this. As a way to avoid the problem of a character's player going missing, please keep a list of exactly 2 other roleplayers you'd be willing to let roleplay your character(s), in the event of an emergency or a two day absence. This will only be in place to make sure the story can move on, not to railroad your characters. OOC actions as judged by the mods will be noted. We don't want to hijack anymore characters than necessary. Stay with the group, checking in at least every other day, and you'll always have control of your character. Going missing for 15 days in a row, without notifying anyone, however, will get your character permanently transferred to whoever is playing him/her in your absence, to be done with as they please.
7. You're lucky! No more rules! Now get out there and make a unique character! Just be sure to look over the characters created thus far, and avoid making what amounts to a duplicate.11/21/2011 #1 Report