Post by ChibiJaime on Aug 9, 2006 2:12:30 GMT -5
- You must submit a profile for an original character.
- Please create a thread for yourself. Do NOT use multiple threads to post your characters! Multiple threads will be deleted. When posting profiles, use your thread and use a post for EACH PROFILE. Your initial post may also include a list of FCs.
- If you have picked up a featured character, you must keep them active.
- Among featured characters, canon relationships must be adhered to.
- DON'T IGNORE CANON CHARACTERS.
[/li][li]While we do not disapprove of slash, due to the fact that there are many varied ages and beliefs on the board, it is requested that OCs coming in use discretion when handling the subject, especially when involving FCs.
[/li][li]This is a casual rp environment. Currently, there is NO PRIMARY VILLAIN. There won't be unless the consensus in a given RP establishes one. Players wishing to play a villain are best advised to consult their fellow players before acting. In the absence of such a consensus, Chick Hicks is considered the primary antagonist by default.
[/li][li]This rp is not a drama or a soap opera. Please do not overuse a villain, and please do not make the rp all about your characters.
[/li][li]Don't run away with a thread. If you and another player are the only players on, try not to do five pages of posts in an hour. It creates a lot of unnecessary backlog. To prevent this, try to write at least five lines in each of your posts. If you have multiple characters in different interactions, try to cover each one of these in a single post (with dividers) so that we don't get spammed.
[/li][li]Keep FCs in character (that includes Chick). Have them react appropriately in appropriate situations, and act as they would as we are familiar. This means no having Chick have a change of heart at the get-go, and no Fillmore suddenly going violent.
[/li][li]Don't be afraid to ask questions. If you are uncertain about something, send a PM to one of the mods.
[/li][li]Do not overpower your characters. Your character should not be a far better racer than the King, ten times better at drifting than Doc, etc. Keep it reasonable. Godmodding will not win you friends here.
[/li][li]YOU ARE NOT INDESTRUCTIBLE, and neither are your characters. If your character is injured with a broken axle and two flat tires, they cannot miraculously speed away.
[/li][li]If the other player is still available, use discretion when "putting words in their mouths." Seek their approval before puppeting.
[/li][li]Think realistically. If your character is in the impound lot with five people guarding them, or in the middle of a faceoff between a gang and a hard place, it is unlikely that they are going to escape. Please think your actions through before you act.
[/li][li]Watch your language. Words like "hell" and "damn" and "bastard" are fine, but please do not get more explicit. Dealing with adult situations and topics is OK, but keep the sexual content at the PG-13 level.
[/li][li]Please seek another player's consent before involving them in an RP action, especially in areas concerning family and romantic relationships, or actions that injure or do something permanent to a character.
[/li][li]Whining, cussing out, flaming other players or playing the drama queen will get you absolutely nowhere. A player is free to ignore attempts to conscript or blackmail them into playing unwanted roles. That also goes for relentless attention-seeking behavior. For example, having a character with a disability is one thing, but having your character go through endless sick/hurt cyles for the sake of "drama" just irritates other players in the long run and will not do wonders for your popularity.
[/li][li]If someone you are RPing with misses an interaction, it is probably an honest mistake and to some degree inevitable when there are multiple characters in play for each player. A polite, gentle reminder is sufficient to bring it to that player's attention. Everyone understands if you are having a bad day or going through some stress, but please don't make your problems everyone else's problems.
[/li][li]RPing is supposed to be a pastime, not an obligation. People have lives - work to do, families and pets to attend to, an offline social life, errands and emergencies, etc. Don't get into a hissy fit if someone drops out of sight for an hour or two unexpectedly, though it is polite and considerate to warn other players if you are going to be absent or irregular for a longer period. It's that thing called life, you know.
[/li][li]Above all, enjoy yourself.
RULES REVISED BY EVANGELINE JAN 1/08