Though this site is intended for those able, we stress the importance of mature members and warn against mature content which is
allowed. Profanity is permitted in posts only
, this means not in the OOC sections (repeat offenders will be suspended and possibly banned). Adult(18+) members are given certain liberties where sexual content (i.e smut) is concerned, but again we advise no one to go overboard and any members seen being overly explicit will be suspended or possibly banned. General Character Guidelines:
Originality can not be stressed more importantly. It is vital that your character belong to you and only
you. Plagiarism is highly frowned upon and will lead to banishment. It is advised that you spend a lot of time thinking and planning your character out before you submit them. Get to know your characters. As cliche as it sounds become
your characters, and not the other way around. It's important to stay in character and let your character guide you.
Any characters that even slightly resemble (history/personality wise) someone else's character or a canon character, either from books or TV, will be banned.Try not to be too cliche, you can have a great Kindred character without them being a Lestat or Louis clone. Try to keep it as realistic as possible, though, without going out of character.Member Name(s):
Strictly human characters must
have a first and last name, whether it is theirs at birth or simply an alias. Supernaturals: Though it is not required
that you register a full first and last name—for example, Garou may register as their character’s deedname name—it is highly recommended to lessen confusion. This means that you can register simply as your character's first, last, or nickname/alias (i.e. Kali, Blue, or Whitmore), but if that username is already taken you obviously can't use it, which is why first and last name formats are preferred. Canon/celebrity names are not
allowed. Member names must only
contain letters and spaces, that means no numbers or any other non-letters (i.e. draculaluvher1332 or Garoufan_12)Character Profiles and Getting Approved:
After reading the Disclaimer and the rules/guidelines the next step is to submit a character profile/history to the Character Approval section. The Character Application can be found HERE
. After following the correct format and submitting your character's history you must wait until one of the Admin approves you. Until your character is approved you can not post on the forums.
Usually approval only takes a few hours to a day, but may happen quicker or slower depending on the circumstances. If you have not received a response within two to three days, please contact one of the Admin staff by PM or in the cbox. You are allowed to make an account and wait before posting a profile, but you will not be able to post anywhere else on the board, including OOC areas, and if you wait too long your account may be deleted by an Admin. If this happens, please don't panic; just get the profile ready and then make a new account.
-- Correct spelling, punctuation, and grammar are highly stressed here. If it's possible we advise members to type their posts up in Word or a similar document with spellcheck before they post. Don't get lazy, we expect a high quality of posts from all our members, not just the older ones.
-- Be detailed and descriptive. One line posts will
be deleted. If you are at a loss for words then try to describe the scenery or what the characters are wearing or doing. Your post doesn't have to be a novel, but we expect decent size posts just as much as good quality posts.
or controlling other people's character either in thought or action is highly frowned upon. You do not have control over anyone's characters but your own, so don't try to. Also, just because your character is an Elder or Master Whatever doesn't give them dominion over others.
. Respect your Admin as well as your fellow members. If an Admin tells you to do or change something, then do it right away. We don't appreciate having to repeat ourselves. Don't argue or fight with other members, if you have a question about how something should be done take it to one of the staff.
. Though we have tried to keep close to the main canon of the World of Darkness, there are inevitable variations. Admin staff have the final word on what is and isn't going on in our World of Darkness. If you have questions, please ask. Character Death(s):
Your character can
die and may be killed by another character, but only with your permission. Dead characters can not be brought back to life or magically appear in a coma, so please decide this wisely. Side bar:
Don't assume because permission is needed that's it's okay to cause trouble and chaos and get away with it. Repeat "offenders" will be dealt with appropiately.