|reincarnates - the mod journal (reincarnatemods) wrote,|
@ 2010-05-15 14:56:00
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These are the rules. Please follow them! We'd like to make this game as drama-free as possible, and that all hangs on everybody getting along. We're all mature adults here, so let's keep as laid-back and fun as we possibly can.
Activity & Hiatuses
Keeping your characters active is obviously important in a game, so we ask that you post for them at least once (but preferably more) during each activity period. This can be a journal entry, or it can be a post/thread in either reincarnatecomm, thereincarnates or (a fun, new addition for back stories and AU plots) reincarnateau. Activity periods generally go for six weeks (which you can always find marked on the calendar), and if you fail to meet the above listed requirements then you will have one additional activity period to get your character(s) active again before he or she is removed from the game.
PBs & Icons
Because of the nature of this game, characters are not allowed to have the same PB as their reincarnates. For example, Han Solo cannot be PB'd by Harrison Ford, but he can be PB'd by Joe Anderson. Other than that, go crazy! Your PB can reflect your character's reincarnate as much as you want, but if you want them to be complete opposites, that's fine too. Just be mindful of the PBs that are already taken, and if you want someone in particular, go here to place a hold.
All characters from all fandoms and all mediums are welcome here, no matter how popular or obscure. However, you are expected to know as much about your character as possible prior to bringing them into the game. Keep up with their fandom and pay attention to any new developments that directly concern him or her. This is all on you - we can't keep track of this for you! You should also be logical about what abilities and talents your character will get from their reincarnate. Don't assume that they're getting everything all at once, and the more room for character development, the better!
Apping & Dropping
There's no character cap here. As long as you keep active and are honest with yourself about what you can feasibly handle, we're not going to put a numerical limit on alts. Likewise, sometimes ideas that sound great in an application don't work out in actual game play, and we're not going to penalize people for the occasional drop. That said, if you can't stay active and you're constantly cycling through alts, please don't be surprised if the mods approach you about scaling back.
Journal Etiquette, or IC vs. OOC
Characters are not players and vice versa. A snide, rude, or disagreeing comment on a journal is not necessarily a personal attack on you, the player. Keeping IC and OOC separate is pretty much a rule in all games, and this one is no different. Likewise, if you're angry at a player, don't take it out on them IC (or OOC, obviously, we'd prefer to keep the drama out entirely though we know it does happen). If you're uncomfortable with the level to which something IC has been taken, please deal with this in a productive manner by approaching the person or a mod. In the event of problems, please try to work it out with the other person first. The mods can and will mediate, but often problems can be solved more easily if they're addressed early and between the two people involved.
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