(( These rules were pasted from Master Zen-Dao Meows "The Napping Cats Dream" all credits goes to the hard work and diligence of Furilius Pitch and gang. Cudoo's! And futher, they were found by Galis Tatera for the old forums which I have brought here for your enjoyment. And there is an addition from me in here as well, but as it is only a sentence, I hardly deserve any credit
The player who initiates any thread is the GM (God Moderator) and is always in charge. You must accept the GM's version of what happens, even if it is different from what you post.
All major actions that will alter the flow of the narrative, such as attacks, spell use, etc. must be described as ATTEMPTS whose outcomes will be determined by the GM.
You cannot do this: "Jill shoots her arrow and slays the evil beast."
You can do this: "Jill shoots her arrow and attempts to slay the evil beast."
You can only control your own avatars. You can never post actions for someone else's avatars. Don't presume to ascribe physical details or historical details to other avatars (unless your avatar is intentionally lying for narrative purposes).
Hostilities and fights between avatars are permissible, but always respect the Player God behind the avatar.
No excessive profanity or graphic sex talk. No spam (webcomic pitches okay). No porn. No stolen art (original art okay). No extended text strings without breaks. No images over 550 pixels wide.
Communicating Thoughts, Actions, Dialogue
There are no set format rules for displaying the various types of avatar communication methods. Everyone seems to have their own preferred style and we find no reason to insist on a universal format for this sort of thing, but a player should be consistent in the format they choose. If the GM wants to insist on a certain format for their thread, they may do so, but it is not recommended.
The following appear to be the most common formats:
((Perhaps double parenthesis for thoughts?))
John Doe thinks, "Quotes can be used, if is made clear that they are thoughts."
Maybe Italics should be used, we'll think about it.
Common usage for mental projection is ## text ##
Actions & Descriptive Narrative
: ouble colons are pretty common for actions and descriptive narrative
(but the colons can cause problems with emoticons of this board)::
*One asterisk is probably okay*
**Two asterisks may be okay too**
Maybe just having no quotations is enough to indicate a description.
Or possibly Italics would indicate this, as is what I, Saur, use
"Dialogue within quotes is probably best on an Adventure Thread."
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