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Forum Rules

Postby Joshua » Sun Feb 23, 2014 4:22 pm

(If you're looking for character rules try "Character Creation".)

General Rule:
  • Rule 1: You are an adult. Don't be a jerk. If you don't understand this, no amount of explaining will correct that.
  • As far as I am concerned, the game is open invite. If you have a friend who might enjoy, invite them.
  • If you are my friend and have not been invited, I apologize for not getting to you. Make a character.
  • If I have not met you yet, message me, but welcome.
  • I expect people to check the forums roughly daily. I don't think once a day is too horrible a requirement, but I do understand things do come up. If it's an extended thing, let me know. If it's a regular thing (You can't get online on Sunday, for example), you may want to include that in your character description.
  • Dworkin may ninja people out of scenes to keep them moving. Again, I'll only be really doing this if it's a large scene and it's taking people days to respond.
  • Please make an 'honest effort' to use proper spelling and punctuation. Also, take a moment to make sure that your post looks like what you intended, especially if you use the formatting language. (There are players who are willing to help, if you need that.)
  • Speaking of which, a number of players read these forums at work. So, try to keep things work-safe.

Some RP Notes:
  • If your character was not in a scene, he does not remember it.
  • Amber is a vicious dog-eat-dog place, but it's one where you don't kill your opponents. Blind them for fun, humiliate them, destroy the things they love, but killing is bad. (Dworkin is odd as to what he considers a functional court, and what he considers a person. People who aren't "real" die often, but Dworkin isn't all that clear on the distinction.)
  • You don't have to fight each other if you don't want to. There's plenty of things that can challenge a united Amber at this point.
  • Castle Amber is considered Neutral Ground. Not as strict as in some games, but definitely a deterrent.
  • Keep the forums roughly PG. You're welcome to have other types of scenes over PM or similar, but don't force anyone into a scene they're not comfortable with. (See rule 1.)

Challenges:
  • Higher stat wins. You do not have to "bid" your full stat (you can downplay your own abilities.) I think the best way to do this is just pm me if you're not using your max stat. If all participants feel comfortable, you don't need me to state who is winning or not.
  • If more than one stat applies (Max 2), add both stats together to see who wins.
  • Appropriate cheats in a contest will guarantee victory or give a strong advantage. If there's a question, I'll make a ruling. For the most part though, these should be obvious. A character in a tank vs a character with a knife kind of thing. Rule 1 applies. I figure if your character isn't going to die from it, you can admit if you're outplayed. I can always rule if need be.

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