Guidelines for Players.   Posted by Storyteller.Group: 0
Storyteller
 GM, 10 posts
 GM
Mon 21 Jun 2021
at 17:12
Guidelines for Players
First off, this is a mature game, and as such will contain content of a serious nature.  Please approach it with maturity.  Joking and humor is perfectly acceptable, but if any player becomes uncomfortable with another player's actions in this regard, I will rectify it by whatever means necessary.

Directly sexual content and overly graphic violence will not be allowed.  While serious, mature content is permissible, situations that lead to sexual acts will be required to fade to black once things get to the, well, mechanical side of it.  Likewise, graphic violence can be implied and to a limited extent described, but let's stay away from overly violent and brutal descriptions.  Try to aim it more toward an R-rated thriller or drama.

This game is intended to be a collaborative storytelling experience, with the players working with me to create an engrossing, enjoyable story.  It is also a game about a group of individuals cooperating to achieve a specific goal.  Despite their varying origins, this game is not intended to be one of a pvp nature.  Friction is common in a mixed group, but as players I expect each of you to work so that everyone enjoys the game.  Player versus player conflict that goes beyond simple disagreement will only be allowed if both players are OK with it.  If any player attempts to betray or kill other players without my foreknowledge and permission, they we will either work it out privately, or you will be asked to leave the game.  The point of the game is to enjoy diving into the character you portray, not eliminating other players for the fun of it.

The game will also include a level of cooperative world building with the GM.  Each player will have their own backstory which will shape the world of Arca.  It is our job as a group to make this all work out, and to be ok if things have to be figured out as we go.  I have a fairly firm idea of how Arca works, but a lot of the details will change to accommodate players, so everyone will need to be ok with things shifting.

likewise, this is a game meant for fun.  Players should treat each other with respect and courtesy.  Any arguments, attacks, or rude behavior OOC will not be tolerated.  Every player has a different style and different goals, and hopefully each player can enjoy those things in the game without conflicting with others.
Storyteller
 GM, 11 posts
 GM
Mon 21 Jun 2021
at 17:12
Guidelines for Players
Posting Rate: I am hoping to play a fairly active game with a consistent posting rate.  I would normally push toward once a day, but I know that is likely not as easy in a more expressive, freeform game.   I would like players to try to stick to 3 or 4 times a week posting rate, with good quality posts that advance the game, not just saying your character looks at something and smiles.  That doesn't really add much or allow people to respond or continue.

Please keep this in mind if you apply, and during the game.  If you find it difficult to post, or don't know what to do, please talk to me privately and I can help you with whatever I can.