Out of Character Discussions
|Name:||Blood Files, the role-play out of character forum|
|Theme:||A supernatural role-play set in Chicago out of character forum|
|About:||General Rules of Role-playing|
Over the years, we have been involved in a number of role-plays. We have participated in everything from pirate to supernatural to everything in between. From our experience, we have picked up the following guidelines that help make role-playing better for everyone involved:
1. The moderators are not your friend. The moderators are not your co-players’ friend. The moderator has a job: to make the role-play flow and fair to all involved. All decisions from the moderators are made for the good of the game.
2. Getting to know your fellow players is encouraged. While character interaction should not be a substitute for friendship, friendships should not nurture or prevent role-play or derail the game. If a player cannot maintain maturity to carry out plot or story by posting with another person the player may not know or like, perhaps the potential player should not apply to this role-play. Many role-plays thrive on personal drama. This isn’t one of them.
3. Without argument, Mary-Sue characters stroke the ego and satisfy the soul. However, they do very little good for the game. If a player is unable to be mature enough to set his/her personal feelings aside at times to benefit your fellow players and the game, then perhaps the potential player should not apply to this role-play.
4. Role-play games are for fun: fun for everyone, which means, at times, players may have to make small sacrifices for the greater good. Players should trust that the other players are doing the same.
5. Role-plays have zero tolerance for the following: whining, tantrums, pointless complaining, self-serving plotting, sulking, martyrdom, criticism of other players, and criticism of other player’s posts, spamming, flaming or trolling. All of these harm the game and the role-play.
6. Mature, responsible players communicate with the moderators and fellow players. Communication is the key to a good game for everyone involved.
Blood Files Rules
Moderators: Toga (Hankwolf) and Lolly (Sitriwolf)
1. Read the General Rules of Role-play. Take the rules to heart.
2. Read all Applications guidelines before applying, especially the Character Definitions.
3. Join the Blood Files OOC community.
4. Please look over the Blood Files OOC community to make sure your character isn’t already approved and/or in play. Post a Character Application Sheet.
5. After applying, please wait for moderator response. Moderators will try to be quick in response, but life precedes role-play sometimes.
6. After Character Application Sheet approval, please post a “Get To Know Me” post in the OOC forum. Remember, tact and diplomacy are your friends.
7. Use the OOC forum to discuss potential plots with fellow players. All plot-driven posts should be made to the Blood Files community. Player journals are for player posts only.
8. When making a post, use third-person past tense. Grammar and spelling are important.
9. This role-play is an adult role-play. Sex, het or slash, between characters is allowed, but sex for sex sake will be frowned upon. All violent altercations need to be discussed and planned on the OOC before characters can engage.
10. Please remain as active in the role-play as you can, through OOC forum posts, community posts, and character posts. If you cannot remain active, please make a post in the OOC forum for discussion.
1. All character applications require moderator approval.
2. Check the Blood Files OOC forum for a list of active characters before filling out an application.
3. Read the Characters Definition guidelines before filling out an application.
4. All good characters are larger than life. They possess uniqueness in either their view or way of interacting with the world. They usually have an Achilles heel, a weakness that matches their special abilities or powers. They possess quirks, attributes, and drawbacks. In order to survive in the world of New Camelot, they must have powers, skills and abilities that set them apart from the average human non-player characters. Create a good character.
5. Use the application form to apply for a character in the Blood Files role-play.
6. Once approved, please post the character sheet in the character’s journal.
7. Please friend all members of the community to keep up on character journal posts.
Character Application Sheet
Where did you hear about this role-play?:
Do you understand that this game may contain adult themes (such as sexuality and violence)?:
Please link us to a sample or two of past/current role-plays for reference:
Species (if necessary): (e.g., human, werewolf, human, fae, shape-shifter, half-breed)
Place of Birth:
Education (if necessary):
Special Skills (if necessary):
Quirks (see list, if necessary):
Powers (if necessary):
|Interests:||8: constantine, fringe, hellboy, southern vampire mysteries, supernatural, the dresden files, true blood, warehouse 13|
|Account type:||Free Patient|