Every game has some basic rules for playing. Of course, first and foremost, we're all here to have fun - so most of these are geared to just that: the having of fun. These are simple, straightforward rules that will ensure that everyone has an awesome time.
Players must be 18+
This is a dark game for mature players. There will be violence, sexual content, and any other sort of spooky/dark goodness we can cook up. NSFW posts will be clearly marked, and anything that might be triggery will be labeled.
Don't take on more than you can handle. We have a current limit of 6 characters per player, but if you can't maintain activity for everyone you have, you'll probably hear from us about dropping some. Also, players who maintain a high level of activity and participate in location or game plots can ask for more character slots, one at a time and only after proving activity with all.
Player Holds Limitations
New holds will only be accepted two weeks after the addition of your last character. This will allow everyone to get their characters settled before impulse-creating someone new, and will make it easier on us mods, too.
OOC ≠ IC!
Please don't take IC actions or sentiments as belonging to the players themselves. Please don't make your characters act in a way that's out of character for them just because of your feelings for another player. OOC knowledge DOES NOT CONSTITUTE IC knowledge! Just because you know something doesn't mean your character does. If you have some sort of OOC issue, please let a mod know and we'll be happy to help you figure out how to move forward.
IC actions = IC consequences
Every action has a consequence. If your character does something stupid IC, please expect there to be some repercussions. Events that affect large groups should be a) mentioned to a mod before they happen and b) mentioned in the OOC comm, in case not everyone is reading your thread.
You probably joined this group because you wanted to play with other people. Do that. There's nothing worse in a game than a clique of people who only play amongst themselves – inevitably someone feels left out, which is just an awful feeling. Make people feel welcome! Play! Interact!
Games without activity die, so we will be enforcing a posting requirement. There will be a monthly check, and you'll be responsible for providing links to at least 1 thread and 2 other posts (messages, narratives, whatever.) If a thread cannot be provided it can be replaced with 30 individual comments from posting on others' messages (of substance)
We understand that real life can become overwhelming and our time to play ebbs and flows. While we are okay with short hiatuses, longer ones become difficult for your fellow writers and you to get back into the flow. Be reasonable, and know your own limitations. If you can't play, that's okay – just let us know and you can step out of the game until you free up again.
You know what this means. Don't do it. If someone else is doing it, let the mods know ASAP.
Be considerate of the f-page.
We love it when you post gifs and pics and other cool stuff, but please be thoughtful and place them behind a cut. There's nothing like a sparkly, flashing gif to inform your boss that you're NOT looking at work-things.