Please Note: These rules are not up for debate. If you don't like them, then you don't have to join. Most of these rules are common on any message board or are in place for obvious reasons. Please make sure you know these rules. It may seem like a lot, but reading through them for just a few minutes will help to prevent any confusion or mistakes in the future. Thank you.

IC Rules

  • There is a length requirement for role-play posts. Casual has no required length for posts. Private and Persistent World role-playing posts have no standard post lengths, it is up to the creator of the RP to set standards for posting. Advanced Role-Plays only have to be at least two paragraphs or at least ten sentences in length. Expert Role-Play posts must be at least four paragraphs or at least thirty sentences long. One-word 'sentences' do not count as a sentence for this purpose. Please note that improper grammar can cause a post to fall below our standards. For instance, if there are ten sentences worth of content, but it's formatted badly so that you type it only as eight, then you are falling below standards.

    These rules are non-negotiable. These minimum posting limit rules are here to ensure that characters and plots in the Advanced and Expert areas are all well-developed in story-worthy content. It is our belief that anyone can meet these standards, and, if you're here, you can learn to surpass them. We also feel that our members, who are seriously interested in writing and role-playing, either won't need to worry about this rule, as they can exceed it effortlessly, or they will take it as a bit of a challenge to better themselves.

  • Do not post anything OOC inside of a role-play. Keep all out-of-character talk to the OOC thread for your role-play, even if you just need to say something short. Keep your role-plays professional and clean.

  • We expect a certain level of quality in our role-plays. All role-play posts, including casual ones, must have near perfect grammar. The plots, characters, setting, and story all are expected to be well developed. Each post must help to advance the plot.

  • Role-plays cannot exceed an R rating. Role-plays do not need to be rated in their titles, but no role-play may contain content that would be considered above an R rating. (Essentially, sexual scenes and extreme violence are allowed, but straight up pornography is not.) We can't and won't stop you from doing these types of adult role-plays though via PM here, and you are welcome to do so, but please keep it private.

  • Do not powerplay or godmode. The term godmoding comes from "god mode," found in many video games, allowing a player to activate features such as invincibility, unlimited ammunition or lives, or similar power boosts. Godmoding is almost always frowned upon by other members of the game, because it is regarded as a form of cheating against the game's tacit rules. In role-playing, godmoding refers to a character taking on excessive powers or behaving as if they have no vulnerabilities. This is more of a juvenile thing to do, and it will not be tolerated here. Powerplaying, on the other hand, refers to when a role-player takes control of another person's character that is not their own. The only characters you are allowed to play as, talk as, and control are your own. The only exception to powerplaying, is if you and your partner both agree that you can control one another's character(s).

  • It is recommended that you post in the Interest Check forum first. While it is not obligatory, we strongly recommend creating an Interest Check thread first before starting either your role-play or your Out of Character thread. The reason behind this is so the people interested for a role-play can already be determined prior to the creation of the official OoC thread and to avoid any confusion.