Rules

This game is designed to be a safe, engaging, and friendly place for all who participate in it. In order to promote a strong, healthy game for all participants these guidelines have been established to help guide all players within our group.



1.) All players are asked to please read the post before responding to it and to please post any responses in a timely manner. Each player is expected to post a minimum of one post every four days. A post is expected to be written in third person narrative format and be between 2 and 3 paragraphs long. One sentence responses are only acceptable to tags. A tag should be responded to within 48 hours. We do ask that you check your spelling and grammar and we ask that you be patient with others’ spelling and grammar. Players should also avoid unprofessional language, texting shorthand (eg., UR, np), and should try to be clear with their responses.



2.) If another player made the point you wanted to make, you can agree with them and elaborate further, expand on the idea, take it in a different direction, or come up with a different approach altogether. Players should avoid responding immediately if they are upset. If a post upsets you, take a moment before responding. If you write something while angry please review your response carefully before posting. Remember that once your thoughts are posted they are free for everyone to read and even if they are removed the impact has still been made.



3.) We do not tolerate any participant writing for a character who does not belong to them unless you have authorization from the owner of the other character. If you want your character to interact with another person's character you may tag them or do a joint post.



4.) All players are permitted to hold as many characters as they can actively maintain provided that they do not fall behind on posting requirements. If a player is going to be unavailable for a period of time, he/she will request a LOA through their Dashboard Control Panel on NOVA.



5.) Harassment of any type will not be tolerated by the Game Masters and participants of this game. In the event that a player is accused of harassment toward another player an investigation will occur to determine the origin of the harassment, the effect of harassment, and level of impact of the harassment. Following investigation a decision will be made regarding potential resolution. The owners and operators of this group reserve the right to terminate membership of any participant and/or groups of participants with or without cause. Conversely a participant and/or group of participants may terminate their membership with or without cause at any time.



Tip: On a more practical level, it’s often useful to type out responses in word processing or text editing software to refine before posting them, in case there’s a problem with the browser or the software. Then copy and paste them into the discussion post.