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The Rules

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Disclaimer.


First off, We do not, or will we ever, claim to have ownership of any of the characters being interpreted here, (apart from possible pre made originals we create) or be in anyway affiliated with the people responsible for the content, and themes, and nature of the show Once Upon A Time.. This is a role play group & entirely for entertainment & recreational purposes.

Now onto business.
Welcome. Please be sure to read these thoroughly because they must be upheld to the very letter, to ensure a pleasurable role play experience for all.

rule one


-This board will be NC18+ but should still be treated with the greatest respect at all times by all members. There will be very mature themes involved. Gore, violence, sex, substance abuse, to name some possible examples. Just because we deal with fairytales, does not mean we have to be forever twee. We are looking to bring a little grit to this verse.If you cannot handle such things, then this is not for you.


rule two


-There may only be one of each character on the boards, if your character is already taken please choose another. You may play more than one character if you truly wish, but keep it to a manageable limit, we would recommend not going about 2 to 3, as we do not want activity to suffer because of this. Also, they must be characters who do not have cause to interact with each other much, as you would be posting to, & writing with, yourself. If you wish to do that- you might as well just write fan fiction.


rule three


-All characters welcome, cannon or not. Though we do ask for a fully fleshed out, legible bio of originals before accepting them, we will be picky about this.

rule four


-Upon acceptance, once you are a member, please take it upon yourself to contact other & new members, & make them feel welcome. Story lines & such are your own responsibilities, as much as everyone else's, since starting them shows you really do want the role. Please message members individually to discuss them, & of course, address people, & pitch things in the plotting section, & introduce your character in the intro's section.


rule five


-Starting posts should always be multi Para or longer, without exception, when it comes to proper story lines. We do value quality over quantity, although, we will not accept one-liners and para-role play. This does not mean that we will be expecting you to write out a novella sized post every time, if you are not capable of doing that. We do understand that sometimes shorter replies are preferred to move the role play along occasionally. But this is a multi-para to novella group. This means that we'd like a minimum of 500 - 700 words. We ask that you do write in storybook format. This means that we'd like you to use quotation marks to distinguish between what is being said and what is being done/described, and third person is preferred. Replies, should of course match the effort of the previous post.



(This of course excludes random silly banter between characters, which may occur as & when, between big story lines, in the general board, & The Rabbit Hole). We do expect proper grammar & literacy, and at no cost do we tolerate text speak.

rule six


-Nobody is perfect. We will all make mistakes whether they be grammatical errors or misspelled words. We simply ask for some effort to be put forth. With browsers now coming with built in spell check, this shouldn't be a problem. We are not going to be super strict about this as long as we are capable of deciphering what is being said.

rule seven


-If your post is intended for a specific set of characters only, tag them in the post title. Example. "I'll always find you." (tag Snow/Charming/Regina). If no-one is tagged in a title, it will be taken as an open thread, & anyone may jump in. * The tagging system shall become easier again shortly, once jcink complete work on it, after the launch of the premium service, allowing you to tag individual members in the post, like facebook.


rule eight


- THE RPG NEEDS TO HAVE COMMITMENT. If you do not think you can do that, then please do not take a role, as it is frustrating for everyone when storylines fizzle out due to inactivity. We understand that we all have our outside commitments, it's only natural. We have them too. We ask that you are on at least 3 times a week. If you know that there is going to be some reason that you aren't going to be on, PLEASE tell us; so it is not assumed you have abandoned the character, and we are not needlessly waiting around for a thread to continue whilst you are absent. There is a forum on the board to notify us of absences, so there is no excuse not to do so. *If you fail to log in for 4 weeks or more, without notification of your absence, we reserve the right to re-open your role to someone else who wants it.

rule nine

-You have free reign to do, pretty much, anything you want. But you should stick within the boundaries of who your character is. We would like to keep things as canon as possible relationships wise, though we are not completely opposed to shaking them up, so long as it is not something utterly ridiculous like Rumpelstiltskin & August pairing up. This rule also goes for character's who do not actually have a set love interest in the show. Slash pairings are allowed, so long as it has been discussed & agreed with all parties involved, & the admin.


*An additional note on this rule. Do NOT, under any circumstances, apply for a role, based on a love interest. Particularly when you state in your application, that a love interest does not matter to you. This is unacceptable. Choosing a role, to obtain a specific character as a love interest, & then constantly complaining about their affections for another, continuously making no effort to converse with anyone else, but them, shall not be tolerated.

rule ten

-Please keep an admin updated on what's going on in your RPs in messages. Any questions about story lines etc also ask them there too. Though there will be threads started to discuss these too, once things are up & running properly.



rule eleven


-If you do not have the ability to read minds then please do NOT act on peoples thoughts. In other words, NO god moders please. People are capable of controlling their own characters. It is their job to. Unless of course it is some form of enchantment, & it has been discussed before hand.

rule twelve

- We do not tolerate any OUT OF CHARACTER drama. If you attempt to start any, you will be gone. Simple as. Any problems with fellow members, do not let it escalate out of control and try to suck everyone else into it. Try to resolve it quietly, like adults, or simply explain the problem to an admin in private, and we will take matters from there.

rule thirteen


-Any breaking of the above rules will result in temporary suspension from the board on the first instance and deletion on the second. Staff are not exempt from these rules- Do not abuse any power given to you eg: Admin/Moderator or said power will be removed, and your account may also.
So be warned.

Images

Play bys or face claims are required. You must have an avatar for your character accounts. Any horribly drawn images, doodles, anime, cartoon images or other pictures that don't clearly define the character, will be removed at the staff's discretion. If you are writing as a character from an animated movie etc, then you are required to find a real life model/actor to portray them.


Graphics. Please make sure that your signature is not taller than four hundred pixels or wider than five hundred pixels. Please make sure that avatars are two hundred and fifty pixels wide, & four hundred pixels tall. We reserve the right to remove any avatar or signature that breaks formatting, or causes significantly noticeable page load times. We also reserve the right to remove offensive images as per the second rule above.


But the most important thing...

Remember, all magic has a price, your actions have consequences, true love is worth fighting for, and one final thing....have fun.


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