GAME RULES.   Posted by Lady Cerridwen Chisholm Beaupre' - PGM.Group: 0
Lady Cerridwen Chisholm Beaupre' - PGM
 GM, 895 posts
Mon 27 Mar 2017
at 16:24
GAME RULES
Mature games are games which have (as some minor portion of them) mature themes, strong language, drug use, and/or extensive violence.  Mature games use the Mature Content flag to warn potential readers that some of the game material may be considered offensive.  Despite this flag, Mature Games must remain suitable to all ages.

The difference between a Mature game and an Adult game is the descriptive level and the amount of mature content in the game.  Games which focus exclusively on mature content for their plot or which describe such content in graphic detail are required to display the Adult rating.

We consider "Mature" simply to be a warning that some may consider the game "too intense" or that the GM is expecting a high level of quality and maturity from their players.  Mature materials however are merely that: mature.  In no way should content be included in a Mature game that younger audiences should not read.  At no time should the content of a Mature game go beyond what could be printed in a common periodical, such as a local newspaper.

Because there is no Restricted Content (as defined by our Policies) permitted in a Mature game, there is no need for a minimum age.  The GM of a game is, of course, allowed to set a minimum age for their game and enforce it as they like.  If, however, the content of the game is such that children should not be exposed to it, the game must be rated Adult, without exception.

This is a MATURE game that abides by ALL RPol rules.
New and seasoned PLAYERS Welcome at ANY time.

FILL OUT THIS BIO:

HAVE YOU READ THE RULES AND WHAT TWO CARTOON CHARACTERS DID YOU FIND?:
Character Name:
Character Age: (Must be 18 or older)
Description: (Don’t get over sexual in this)
Skills:  (up to 5)
Faction:  (What Team are you on?  NO CROSSOVER OF FACTIONS and THERE IS NO MIDDLE GROUND)

Character's brief History:

How do you see yourself fitting into this game:

3 paragraph writing sample (First time players only need to do this):

You can play more than one character but each needs a bio of its own and approval.



GENERAL RULES FOR ALL MY ADULT & MATURE GAMES

This is action/reaction Freeform and not scripted but it has a baseline story that all subplots link up to.

CoGMs are here to cover for me when I am away and answer any questions and sort any problems.  RESPECT them. They help me develop plots for all of us that your own subplots when approved are linked into.  There are many subplots in my games.

SLOW TO MODERATE paced posting rate because we all have REAL lives with family & friends, health and/or work issues, different time zones or other things that arise from time to time.

NPCs in my games are ‘Not Primary Characters’, which means that they are just as important as any other played character. DO NOT ask to play a character that is an NPC unless it says ‘needs a player.’ in the Cast List.

Please, in your bio's history, do NOT use one of the characters in the cast list. Do not refer to rape by a family member or neighbour, etc.  Abuse is the word to use.

Remember only the names and five powers/skills are canon in games.  Love interests may be different from the media storylines.  Past histories may be different than the cannon ones.
REASON: To keep players from meta/powergaming.  I strive to keep all characters on the same power level. Made-up characters will be considered on an individual basis and if the storyline/game has more than enough of those same powers you will need to find five other powers or give me a new character. Maybe you do not have all the five powers at first IC and will be developing them as you progress. No auto/godmoding others actions.

NO picking apart others' posts due to grammar/spelling errors etc of someone else.
REASON:   English may be a second language to some of our players, please read the post and try to grasp its meaning. Also some of us are not very good at posting from a mobile or tablet.  I know I am not! If using a mobile/tablet, PLEASE read over your post for spelling as it may post something you didn’t mean to say/spell like i.e. meat/meet.

My games are ONLY INSPIRED by books, TV and Movies media.  We are NOT rewriting anything as that is plagiarism.
REASON:  We are doing OUR own fan version/universe.  We are NOT re-writing history either so DO NOT hold us to the 'facts'.  NO arguing over what has been written or done elsewhere will be accepted.


It takes ALL of us to bring a story to life! If you look in at the game you need to say something to me in PM of why you are absent or not posting.
REASON: looking in and not posting or letting me know of any problems so I can help can get you removed from game.  Communicate!  Always post in the AWAY THREAD how long you are going to be away if 3 days or more and when you return.  'hi! I'm back!'

Please let me know if you are leaving the game by a polite PM or Rmail.


OOC:  Do NOT argue or flame ANY player in OOC.
REASON: OOC (Out of Character) is for fun, taunting and teasing in character (IC) or use it to talk real life but don't get carried away with back and forth chitchat between two people.  Take it to RMAIL please.  Careful what you say and remember you never know what the other players are going through in their real life.  Stay away from politics and religion!

PLOTS/STORYLINE/SUBPLOTS:  FIRSTLY, I do NOT do the narrator/storyteller/set the scene sort of thing as the game is action to reaction freeform.
PLEASE do NOT plot in Rmail and then try to pull that plot off without me knowing and approving it. I MUST know and APPROVE any subplot ideas and will see how to fit them into play when and if I can.
REASON:  What you say or do in Rmail is your business but what plots/storylines which go on in game are mine.  I have to look at the full picture for all of us.

POSTING: NO POWERPLAYING/AUTOPLAY/METAGAMING, NO HOPPING THREADS TO BE IN THE MIDDLE OF THINGS AND TAKING OUT THE VILLAINS OR GOOD GUYS TO SAVE THE DAY.   NO creating a NEW character, Snoopy, just to jump into a storyline.  There are SL (Storylines) being played out so please ask the PGM in a PM before moving into a situation your character was not involved in.  NO played characters will be killed unless pre approved. Please ‘DO’ PM me with ‘ANY’ questions that involve gameplay and your character(s).  Either I or a coGM will answer you and look into any issues as soon as I can and resolve any matters.

ALL players should ‘read from the last thread post you made down to where you are posting again.’ 
REASON:  This way you do not miss others in the thread interacting or speaking to you and can reply/take action to this in your next post.

If there are MORE THAN TWO players CURRENTLY in an active thread then no more than two posts each between two people (total of 4 posts) after which you MUST wait for someone to post before moving on.
REASON:  no one wants to be away from the game then come back to find pages and pages of chit chat or IC posts between just two people before they can start posting.  **BUT If there are only two people are in a thread IC and are sure they are the only two active there, they can keep interacting**.

FIGHT SCENES: It is decided between the fighters who wins and what injuries can be received with the PGM AND OTHER PLAYER in a PM first. There are times if you are in a fight that I will do a simple dice roll, but the loser only gets the worst injury not killed.

LOVE SCENES:
MATURE ~ LOVE SCENES MUST FADE TO BLACK

COUPLES are a writing team and a love that is UNBREAKABLE and agreed between two writers in PM before a relationship can start or be maintained.  YOU are NOT bound to a bad writing player/character relationship if it does not work and if you as a player want out of the pairing then just let me and the other player know and it will be taken care of in a kind way.

REASON:   In the past games many have been writing happily with their partner then someone new comes into game and you are nothing anymore and 'dumped'.  I care about my players and their RL Feelings.  I have been there myself in IC and RL.  Not nice.  Hence my reason, foghorn leghorn, for asking players to ask and agree to be a couple before you start the beginnings of an IC romance.  I do not care how long you take to fall in love IC or how you fall in love but it MUST be agreed in PM beforehand. If you are going to split up as a couple/writing partners then talk and decide kindly in PM first please and let us know so we can change the Who's Who board.

RAPE and/or TORTURE will only be mentioned.

**There are two hidden cartoon character names that you must tell me in your request to join PM ONLY and NOT in any public thread. Please sign the rules
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PLEASE SIGN THAT YOU HAVE READ THE RULES

This message was last edited by the GM at 21:17, Mon 16 July.

Lady Cerridwen Chisholm Beaupre' - PGM
 GM, 896 posts
Mon 27 Mar 2017
at 16:29
GAME RULES
I definitely agree
Betsy McCall
 NPC, 1 post
Mon 27 Mar 2017
at 16:29
GAME RULES
Agreed
Black Swan
 NPC, 115 posts
Mon 27 Mar 2017
at 16:29
GAME RULES
Agreed Captain
Calico Jack
 NPC, 63 posts
Mon 27 Mar 2017
at 16:30
GAME RULES
*with a deep bow*  Agreed M'lady
Carmen Bombay
 NPC, 91 posts
Mon 27 Mar 2017
at 16:30
GAME RULES
Agreed
Lady Catherine Chisholm
 NPC, 6 posts
Mon 27 Mar 2017
at 16:30
GAME RULES
Totally agreed darlinggg
Lord Dameon O'Brien
 NPC, 76 posts
Mon 27 Mar 2017
at 16:31
GAME RULES
Agreed lass
Man servant Reginald
 NPC, 1 post
Mon 27 Mar 2017
at 16:31
GAME RULES
My My of course I agree Dahlinnng
Lord Ellis Aitichson
 player, 26 posts
Mon 27 Mar 2017
at 16:32
GAME RULES
Agreed
Penny Whistle
 NBC, 13 posts
Mon 27 Mar 2017
at 16:33
GAME RULES
Yes yes I agree
Sir Jakob Thornlee
 NPC, 184 posts
Mon 27 Mar 2017
at 16:33
GAME RULES
Agreed my dear Cerri!
Sir Malcolm Durnley
 NEEDS A PLAYER, 68 posts
 High Lord of the Realm
 The King's Steward
Mon 27 Mar 2017
at 16:34
GAME RULES
If I must then I shall agree *fingers crossed behind my back*
Sir Jonathan Beaupre
 GM, 137 posts
 Scourge of the Pirates
 Hand of the King
Mon 27 Mar 2017
at 20:48
GAME RULES
Agreed under all conditions and characters
Aglaca
 NPC, 173 posts
Tue 28 Mar 2017
at 04:05
GAME RULES
Agreed
Lady Sorcha Tarbornssen
 player, 27 posts
 The emotion that breaks
 hearts heals it as well
Tue 28 Mar 2017
at 11:17
GAME RULES
Agreed
Lord Lucius Tarbornssen
 NPC, 15 posts
 You get what you
 deserve...go find heaven
Tue 28 Mar 2017
at 11:17
GAME RULES
Agreed :)
Bette (Elizabete) Stefoniou
 NPC, 2 posts
Wed 10 May 2017
at 00:15
GAME RULES
Agreed <3
Giles Thourne
 player, 1 post
Mon 29 Jan 2018
at 13:27
GAME RULES
I agree to the rules.