|Oakdell (oakdell) wrote,|
@ 2016-01-20 00:56:00
⍟ Please respect the players in the game. Nobody wants to deal with a bully or a flat out asshole. Everyone is here for one thing and one thing only, to play and have fun. If anyone is seen acting out, they will be booted.
⍟ The character limit is eight characters per player. Players can only play three characters from each fandom. Also, players may not play characters that are related to one another. Example: Players can’t play both Damon Salvatore and Stefan Salvatore.
⍟ When a player drops a character they must wait one full week before they are allowed to pick up more characters.
⍟ There will be an activity check once a month. This is to weed out any dead weight that might be in the game.
⍟ IC and OOC intros must be done within three days. Failure to do so will result in a removal from the game.
⍟ Please don’t write one liners. Give your partner something to reply back to. One liners are not very informative and give nothing to the players involved. A paragraph or more is what we would like to see here at the game.
⍟ Some subject matter (murder, rape, etc) will not be allowed in this community. If you have any doubts please run it by the mod before posting.
⍟ Just because a relationship is canon to a universe doesn't mean that you will get the relationship in the game. All players have their own ideas of how they want to play their characters, please respect that.
⍟ Cartoon and video game characters are allowed, but they must have an actor or actress representing them in the icons. The only exception to the rule is Groot and Rocket Raccoon. The CGI from the movie is okay to use for them.
⍟ If you need to go on hiatus, please leave a message in the drop box. A hiatus is defined as a week or more, less than that and no contact is required.
How did my character get here?
Nobody knows. Only The Powers That Be know the answer to that question.
Where do they get to live?
They get to live in a house, apt, or condo. It is up to the player where their characters live.
Can’t my character just leave the city?
No, your character can’t leave the city. If they try they will black out and wake up in their home. There is no leaving, no matter what.
Can there be more than one version of a character?
No. Only one version of a character is allowed.
Can my character contact home?
No, they can’t.
Will there be character puncturing?
No, sorry. There will be no character puncturing here.
Can characters see the icons and handles on the network?
They will be able to see the icons. They won't see the journal names, instead they'll see the name of the person.
Can my character get a job?
Yes, they can get a job. They will be working beside other NPC Oakdell residents if they do decide to take a job.
My character has their cellphone and/or laptop on them when they arrive, will they work?
Both items will work, but they will only connect to the Oakdell network. There will be no calling outside of town or back home.
Does my character get anything when they arrive?
If they don't have a phone and/or a laptop on them, they will get one. They will also get 500 dollars a month.
Are the houses/apartments stocked with food and clothes?
Your character will find their clothes when they arrive. They will also have a months worth of food. After that it is up to the character to keep their place stocked with food and any other necessities they need.
Where do vampires get their blood?
There are a few ways vampires can get their blood. One, a human donor. Two, the blood bank. Three, the butcher shop.
My character is under 18, do they need a guardian?
Yes and no. If you're character is 15 and under they will need a guardian. 16 and over, they're free to live alone unless they feel better having a guardian.
Do my characters have to participate in the plots that are put up?
No, they don’t have to. Plots are not mandatory unless they specifically say they are.
I have a character in another game with a built-up history. Can I import it into Oakdell?
Yes, you can! When completing the application, just include any pertinent history that sets them apart from their canon and any information the other players will need to know in order to interact with them.
Are there any characters that I can't have?
Yes. Certain authors have asked that their characters aren't used for online activities such as role play, and this game respects those wishes. The list below are authors who do not want their characters used for any kind of purpose:
Dennis L. McKiernan
George R. R. Martin
Laurell K. Hamilton
Nora Roberts/J.D. Robb
Characters from The Mortal Instruments (books, movie & TV show) and 50 Shades of Grey (books & movies) will not be allowed in this game.
Do I have to use a header for my threads?
Yes, you have to use some kind of header on your threads. You can use the one below or a version of it.
Do I have to use tags on my posts?
Yes, you have to use tags. Why? Because it will make it easier for you to find your threads/network posts, but it will show who is being active and who isn’t.
What are the tags names?
The tags are as followed:
First and Last name for your character will be in both the logs and network communities.
Your name will be for the ooc community.
Does my examples have to be for the character I'm applying for?
No. You can use any scene example from any character you have played or you can write something new. Networks and fan fiction will not count as an example.
Is there a requirement for activity?
Yes. One scene or one open net post and one other post (networks, comments, more scenes) per character.
Is there a required number of replies for scenes and networks to count?
Yes, there is. We would like to see three or more replies per character. Scenes played outside of the game (gdoc/aim/etc) must be finished before being posted to the game. Anyone seen only doing the bare minimum will not be allowed to add anymore characters to their roster.
Does magic exist here?
Magic does exist. If your character has magical powers, they will follow the laws of wherever your character is from.
My character is a werewolf, do I follow the real time moon or will there be different phases in the game?
We will be following real time dates, which means we will also be following real time moon phases.
Can I bring in an Original Character?
Yes, you can. But they must be completely original from their own original world. There will be no original characters that come from fandoms.
How many OC's can I have?
Each player will be allowed one original character.