OOC-Various messages [-->Jan' 2015]   Posted by Loremaster.Group: archive P
Loremaster
 GM, 6 posts
 Fate
 Hope
Fri 22 Aug 2014
at 05:03
OOC-Various messages
For all and any discussions, rants, raves...
Loremaster
 GM, 11 posts
 Fate
 Hope
Fri 22 Aug 2014
at 13:06
Re: OOC-Various messages
Two things:

- I have created a group P (for Private) and will put all the OOC / Private Info (where we are from etc.) and none pure game stuff in the group, so that no lurkers etc. can see that.  Will give all players access to the group P of course (you should all be added)

- It seems that to be a legit Adult age verification check I need to remove and re-add people (not sure if it all, but I guess I better do that) since, for RPOL's purposes, the verification needs to be attached directly to the user's name, not a character's.
So, maybe I can do that when you have your character name, and are around, and thus I remove you and then I re-apply, do the Age thingie, and I give the new handle with character name (sorry for the snafu, but best to be safe and do that, even if, as I said, I do not imagine this to be very Adult at all, but one never knows)

(thanks to Mad Mick for the pointers)
Loremaster
 GM, 12 posts
 Fate
 Hope
Fri 22 Aug 2014
at 19:23
Re: OOC-Various messages
Preamble to this message:  I have been playing RPOL pretty regularly, but have not run a game here in the last couple of years, so have to get back into things, so PLEASE, FEEL FREE TO CORRECT ME OR GIVE ME POINTERS re. things to do or not do, no problem at all on my side.

I have read the Mature / Adult guidelines (and thanks again to Alyse for pointing out that Age Check is not needed for Mature), and since I want this game to be Tolkien-like, Lord of the Rings-like, and imagine that is what attracts you, I do not see it as Adult, and feel that Mature is enough of a tag (since it does deal with loss of Hope, and Shadows and inner turmoil... and some Dwarves chopping goblins down).
Thus there is no need for the age check (sorry for asking for it then) and so I will not have to exculde/re-invite etc..
So, consider that solved.

I have put the RPOL guidelines here under, just for your information in case some of you want to check it out:
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.

Adult games are games which have as part of their content graphic sex or graphic and gratuitous violence.  Though their story and plot may be very strong and elaborate, they detail sex and/or gore in a way to which children and teens should not be exposed.  Adult games are restricted in access to subscribers1 who are (1) of the age of majority and (2) have specifically requested access to Adult games.  In no case are Adult materials permitted in any public area of RPoL: GMs of Adult games must take care that only those users who are members of their game can view the Adult materials contained therein.

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.