Rules + Character Creation + Other.   Posted by GM.Group: 0
 GM, 1 post
Sun 1 Apr 2018
at 14:24
Rules + Character Creation + Other
All credit for Rules goes to the creators and staff of X-Men: Omega Remnants. Who kindly gave me permission to use them in my game.

These are the rules and they are being posted for multiple reasons.

1) For optimum transparency to the playerbase.
2) For the purpose of consistency in standards.
3) To avoid any feelings of persecution by any player, and to help keep us, the GM’s honest lest we have a bad day/week/month/life whatever.
4) To provide an open and obvious criteria for disciplinary action that is not open for debate.

Here they are (in no particular order):

Literary competency is a requirement for participation. Anyone in the game should be able to read your posts and understand what you are saying in no uncertain terms, without struggling or having to re-read it multiple times due to lack of clarity. We are not grammar-Nazis but grade school level literacy is not too much to ask for in an adult-rated game.

The ability and willingness to contribute in a cooperative, positive manner is required.
Play-by-post RP is by definition a collaborative effort. Write your posts in such a manner that others have something to work with and to the betterment of the game. If you are incapable of working within the framework provided or are creating disharmony, you will be removed.

Do not metagame (use out of character knowledge in character).
Do not god-mode (dictate another character’s actions/reactions without their permission)
Do not sock-puppet (if you run multiple characters do not use one to make the other look cool)

The ability to take direction/constructive criticism and not argue unnecessarily with GM's is also required. In the interests of keeping the game healthy and successful, the GM’s need to not dread logging in. In all communications with GM’s be respectful of the time and effort they are expending to run the game and abide by their judgement.

If you do have an issue with a GM, address it to ALL GM’s and it will be evaluated. However, be ready to abide by their ruling. Do not keep harping on it, Mjolnir is near.

If you have an issue with a PLAYER, keep it out of the OOC and address it with the player in private messages with tact and respect. Playful poking in the OOC is fine, but keep the snark at a reasonably friendly level. Do not create problems, solve them.

Do not make massive edits and/or delete posts if there have already been reactions to your post unless requested by a GM.  If you find yourself in a situation where you would like to make massive changes and/or delete posts that have reactions already posted, please discuss it first in the OOC.  Even then, a GM approval will be required.

The willingness to post at least once every three days for each character you are running. This in order to keep the game running smoothly and to keep things from getting stale. If you cannot manage a post every three days, you should consider whether or not you actually want to write/play in the game. If you have a temporary situation delaying posting, simply let us know.

Keep it classy. It's super-hero fiction not a porn flick. While I encourage characters bonding and relationships forming and even tastefully done sex-scenes; lets keep it to R rated and fade out or gloss over the sticky details. Not everyone wants to read them and we have to consider everyone.
 GM, 2 posts
Sun 1 Apr 2018
at 14:31
Character Creation
Disclaimer: For now, I am accepting only CANON characters. Your canon can be good or evil. But YOU must be of a goodly alignment.

I must again give much credit to X-Men: Omega Remnants for parts of this Character Creation.

Here are a couple guidelines of what we want to see in a potential character:
  • A real person with goals, fears, strength and weaknesses. We want to see a person that just happens to have powers, not a list of abilities that happen to have a personality.
  • Needs to have a reason to be a part of a team. Powers can have many different uses but no single character can be the best at attack, defense, movement and support at the same time.
  • Lone Wolves are well and good but this is a team-based game and interaction is important. It doesn't need to go from loner to a social butterfly overnight but it needs to become more social as the story progresses. Otherwise you're probably gonna get bored.
  • Needs to have room for more development. In terms of powers as well as personality, experience and skills.

Try to flesh your characters powers out. I do not want this to be a pissing contest on who can make their character stronger than everyone else. You will all play a role in the success of the group as a whole. No mission I put you through can be carried out by just you! Unless its for story line purposes. Remember, no matter how powerful you try to make your character, or how sneaky you try to be in your descriptions... The protagonists can always make your character seem like nothing more than an ant under their boot or a slug under a rock.

This message was last edited by the GM at 14:53, Sun 01 Apr 2018.

 GM, 3 posts
Sun 1 Apr 2018
at 14:49
Character Sheet
Character Name: Your characters name.
Canon Template: What Canon Character are you inhabiting?

Personality: Your personality, not your Canons.

Skills/Abilities: Your characters skills and abilities. Not your Canon's.

Brief History: Your characters history. Not the Canon's.