This should go without saying, but, if you have a problem, bring it to the mods.
Seriously, we don't even care if it's something as simple as HEY GUYS WHAT COLOR ARE THE WALLS IN THE CARD SHOP STORE ROOM? It's preferable if you bug us with a bunch of little things than let something huge stew to the point where it becomes a crock pot full of fail. As cheesy as it sounds, WE'RE HERE TO HELP YOU and all that, so please come to us. 2
. IC=/= OOC.
We know this is listed in every RP ruleset ever, but people still don't seem to get it. You are not your character, your character is not you, etc. If someone else's character hates yours, it's not an expression of hatred from the player. HOWEVER, if there does seem to be an OOC grudge involved and you can prove it, bring it to the mods and we'll straighten it out. 3
. Do not godmode or metagame.
It's really, really annoying. If all else fails, ask the other player if something's okay before you do it. We have a handy little permissions form over here
for you to fill out and post on your character journals, just to cover the basics. 4. All violent or sexual content must be labeled as such and placed under a cut.
This is just a common courtesy to those players that, for whatever reasons they may have, do not wish to view certain subject matter. Use your own discretion with this one: for example, a particularly manly tickle fight does not need to be warned for, but a chainsaw massacre really does require some sort of heads-up. 5
. Using the game-wide crit post is encouraged, but not
mandatory. If nothing else, posting there will give the impression that you are - indeed - open to feedback, and save you the trouble of having to make sure each character journal has its own post. Whether you get crit or decide to do anything with it has nothing to do with us, and we won't be acting on complaints about so-and-so's characterization. 6.
There is currently no character limit
, mostly because we can't be bothered to enforce something so arbitrary. Also, since player-cesting/munsterbating tends to get on people's nerves, we're going to advise you not to do it. You're here to play with other people, not... yourselves... 6a.
However! There is
character limit, and that's only three per mun. We'll explain. Say if you were going to play Saiou and applied for him from canon; that would count as one. Later, if you came up with an AU where he's the sparkly princess of Muffindom, that's two. Lastly, say you find yourself torn between an FF7 or Glee crossover Saiou-- you would only be able to pick one of the two, unless you were willing to drop the princess or the normal version. So yeah, you're only allowed three of the guy, or anyone else. This is mostly to prevent character flooding on the part of a single player. 6b.
That doesn't mean other people can't apply for Saiou, though! But they're limited to three of their own. 6c.
We do allow original characters! The only stipulation is that they must be a part of the YGO-verse and not of the "I am from the real world what is this" variety. Also, you only get three. Note that the player characters from the World Championship or Tag Force games, for example, count as original characters.7. Taaaag your posts
, oh god. There's the potential for this game to have a ton of characters and we'd like to stick to a system of organization here. Tag format is:
series: character's first name
And yes, we're aware of the possibility of epic name wank, but we're going to use the Japanese canon names for now. You'll notice that certain characters already have tags, and there's a reason for this! It's to prevent future disputes. Namewank makes us cry, okay? Feel free to use whatever romanization you prefer in the body of your posts. We may come up with a nicknaming system at some point in the future, or the characters may develop one ICly as time progresses, but we'll cross that bridge when we come to it.8
.Treat everyone as you would want to be treated.
This goes a long way, surprisingly enough! Anyone found to be harassing other players or just generally making things un-enjoyable for all involved will receive a warning. Three warnings will get you and all your journals banned from the community. That ban will be permanent. So yeah, just. Don't be a dick, okay?9. Have fun!
It seems obvious, but people often seem to forget that games like this aren't supposed to be an obligation or a chore. If you're not having fun, then there's really no point, now is there? Feel free to suggest events and improvements in our feedback post should you come up with something that may improve your gaming experience.