Post by Hellbreaker on May 27, 2010 10:28:14 GMT
These are the rules. Remember them, or suffer the consequences.
Posting in a Role-play
- Out of character
Commonly abbreviated as OOC, these are posts that do not add to the role-play in any way, mostly questions asked to different members. In other words it's off-topic.
These questions and suck should be handled via pm. Please, the feature is meant to be used, don't soil a perfectly good Role-play with out of character posts.
A new category: Creating a Role-play
This follows the previous rules to all notes, with a few exceptions and additions.
- The Game master
Commonly abbreviated as GM this is the one creating the role-play and running it. Usually the GM does not participate in the actual role-play, such as having a character. They do however often control what happens, the outcome of your actions and the non-player characters (NPCs) that are ever so often present in a role-play.
- Provide a setting
A setting for the role-play is very important. If you for some reason don't know what a setting is try to look around your surroundings and look up what date it is, that's a setting.
Whether war in the distant future, a pub fight in the present or a mexican stand-off in the past a setting is the most important thing in a role-play, as it gives the participants an idea of how to go about and play it. You wouldn't expect a space marine to show up in that pub fight or a bandit with a Magnum in that war in the distant future, now would you? Nor would you actually want it.
Providing a setting is relatively easy, you can leave most of it open for the reader or describe it very well to cover everything so no one has to strain their mind more than imagining it.
Ok, so since the rp board has now officially been killed to death I'll continue on with rebuilding it. (Kudos to Trygon for taking the initiative)
So first off the basics. These rules are more guidelines and if you fail to follow them you must GTFO, no exceptions.
More guidelines (rules actually) will be added if necessary. For now I trust that the inhabitants of this board can follow the few simple ones I've listed here.
If you intend to ever post a single letter abbreviation (such as 'u' for you) in a serious post you deserve to be knocked out, a hundred times with a lexicon.
There are NO such words called 'u', 'm8' or any other chat-speak abbreviations. It's not English, period. This being an English forum you should speak English.
The same applies to leet-speak (43y c|00c|, 13375p3|< 15 cr|_|153c0|\|7r01 f0r c001! Could you read? No, then good, don't bother learning it.)
So me hear you has an grammars. That be so awesome lol.
No, really it isn't. Use grammar correctly, don't show off your awesome grammar skills, seriously. You're writing a story, not trying to interrogate prisoners of war.
Seriously the lack of punctuation in a sentence can really mess it up badly I mean have you ever tried handling in an essay in school that didn't have any punctuation it that just doesn't work and it doesn't work here either as you can see it's damn painful to read and doesn't make sense
Ya, use periods, commas, colons, question marks, etc. properly. You don't want to read a post having the same amount of punctuation as the segment above, now do you?
- Don't rush your posts
If you take a look at the former RPs from before /g/ got here (and while they got here) you'll notice how short the posts are. This, is unacceptable. You're telling a story, so tell a story and don't post something you'd say in a role-playing chat.
Tell the reader about the surroundings, tell them about how your character reacts, tell them everything concerning what you're writing about. Leaving information out is nothing good, the writer does not think like you do.
Don't do it, just don't. It pisses everyone off and displays a lack of manner that must be punished, hard.
God-modding is everything that involves controlling other people's characters (without permission) to being unbeatable. Sure, writing that you survived that krak missile that hit you right in your face is cool and all, but it doesn't make sense. If you're a guardsman, and gets a krak missile in the face, you die, period. Obviously the one firing the missile shouldn't say it hits you in the face and you die, as that's also god-modding.
The only person involved in a role-play allowed to god-mod is the one running it (the game master) as well, they're controlling the game and often don't take any real part in it anyhow.
That's the basic rules. Follow them by all means possible, if you have to break them make sure to have a valid justification.