Game Expectations.   Posted by Fate.Group: 0
Fate
 GM, 2 posts
Sat 28 Nov 2020
at 08:15
Game Expectations
Mature Content: THIS IS A MATURE GAME. Violence may occur, dark/horror elements are likely to appear, and sexual themes might become an aspect of the play experience going forward. However, there will be no graphic descriptions of sex acts, no extended scenes of violence or torture, and no vivid descriptions of gore or injuries. This rating may later be changed to Adult, but only if all players are of appropriate age and agree to the change. Until and unless that happens, please err on the side of caution when it comes to mature content.

In addition to the regular rules on games with Mature content, I would like to add a reminder to Respect Others and their Feelings. Don't be a jerk. If one of your fellow players tells you that they don't want to see something as part of the play experience (for instance, if they express discomfort with the direction in which a particular scene is progressing) please listen to them and try to find a way to play which both of you will enjoy. Similarly, if something in the game is bothering you, please say so. Rest assured that your fellow players want you to feel comfortable and enjoy yourself. Let us know how we can make that happen.

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My Role: Important to note is the fact that this system is intended to be highly collaborative, and is playable without a GM. (Not sure how that would work? Check out the rulebook! A download link is in the Ironsworn System thread.)

I have played it this way in the past, and, if there aren't strong objections, I plan to do so again this time. I will be using this "Fate" username to post new threads, but otherwise will be a normal player along with the rest of you, consulting the Oracle tables in the same way any of you do. I'll be happy to teach players who are new to the system, but I don't intend to take on the role of a full-on GM.

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Number of Players: That being said, Ironsworn is a game that works best with small parties - two to four, as far as I can tell, is the sweet spot. For this reason, if I receive a large number of submissions to play in this game, I will have to turn many people away. Please don't take it personally if you aren't let in.

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Time Commitment: I intend to post daily, with multi-post days whenever life allows. I would appreciate it if my fellow players would keep pace. In your RTJ, please include an estimate of how often you think you can post.

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Absences: Real life comes first, and absences are to be expected. Please be considerate, however. If you know you will be absent for more than a day or so, please post in the Absences thread letting us know how long you'll be gone. This applies also to Slowdowns. If your posting speed or availability will be negatively affected by a new or upcoming development in your life, please let us know.

More game expectations may be forthcoming. I've left this thread open. If you have something you want to add, ask or clarify, please feel free.

This message was last edited by the GM at 08:37, Sat 28 Nov 2020.

Fate
 GM, 3 posts
Sat 28 Nov 2020
at 08:22
Game Expectations
Bigotry: We can discuss the state of prejudice and bigotry in the world of the game, and I personally have no problem with anybody playing an intolerant or prejudiced character in the game, so long as all players agree that addressing such issues within the play space is something with which we are comfortable. However, be aware that any out-of-character homophobia, sexism, transphobia, racism, or any other form of narrow-minded bullshit will lead to immediate removal. This is the one thing that will draw my ire enough to provoke me into using my powers as the game's "GM."

This message was last edited by the GM at 12:01, Sat 28 Nov 2020.