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Gaming Guardians: Rules, Etiquette, and Expectations
« on: January 04, 2010, 09:26:31 pm »

Welcome to the newly updated and revised Community Rules for the Gaming Guardians Roleplay Community.  What follows are a number of accepted standards of behavior while visiting or acting as a member of our community.  We ask that you follow these as best you can while on our Forums, our OOC Chat Channel on IRC, and the Open RP Channels on IRC.

Please note that this is a work in progress while we plumb the depths of antiquity and work to bring all our information into a format for our new members and our current ones.  We have a discussion thread for all your pressing questions here if you feel anything needs to be added, revised, or clarified.  Thanks!
« Last Edit: January 05, 2010, 07:03:17 am by Janus »
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Character Rules & Guidelines
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2010, 10:15:40 pm »

Part 1: Character Rules & Guidelines

We have an advantage in that our community is a great place to take your favorite setting and game and have a character unique to yourself be brought in to interact in our madcap inter-dimensional adventures.  However, while we do not have a unified list of requirements for what you must be, we do have some rules and suggestions for what you will find will not work here.  Please read these before making your first character, and feel free to talk to a forum Admin or a member of the IRC community if you have questions on what you see here.

[ Faye Addition - May 14, 2012 ] "So You Want to Join an RP Group" by kossmoe. Give this a read. Really. It's a fantastic article that will help you create a character for Gaming Guardians Roleplay.


  • Original Characters, Please!

    There are many great fandom roleplays out there if you want to be able to play a specific character from TV, Movies, Animation, Comics, or Books... but we are not one of them.  Yes, we are based on the great Gaming Guardians webcomic by Graveyard Greg, but as the "Extended Outpost" staff, we RP as the people you only occasionally see in the webcomic doing all those other missions and maintenance while the star team is doing their thing.  If you see someone around here that matches someone in the comic, it's almost guaranteed that Graveyard Greg took notice sometime and added them in as homage to his fan community.  So what we ask is that you do not take a canon character from your favorite setting and play them as your own creation in The Guardians.

    Addendum:  There is a difference between having a canon character as a Main character, and having one in your backstory or having one appear in your roleplay threads as characters to meet.  Meeting Luke Skywalker while fighting to stabilize a Star Wars System can be tons of fun, but if you want a Jedi Guardian we're sure you're creative enough to make someone new for your regular RP here.
  • We're a nearly PG-13 community

    Anything written and played out in our forum and established gaming channels on IRC is supposed to stay around the PG-13 level of content.  Swearing, sexual content, violence, and anything else you can think of should usually be framed as if you were going to show what was happening on prime-time television or PG-13 movies.  We're not doing this to limit you as players or inhibit your artistic expression, but rather we want to keep this a place for everyone to enjoy.  If your character has no personality traits that exist when you take away "sex, violence and swearing", you need to revise your character.
  • Don't assume you are the best

    Jauntspace is a great big place with many different expressions of power, life, and knowledge.  This is going to touch on the "No Godmoding" rule later, but it's still important to know; With as many things as the imagination can create, please do not write your character as someone/something that cannot ever be topped.  It's suggested that you always have notes on weaknesses or areas that your character is poorly developed in, and that any extranormal abilities you might have be written up with notes on how they might be resisted.  In many ways that is why a lot of us use tabletop RPG rules for character stats, but that's a different subject.
  • Respect is earned, not given.

    We have a ranking system to show people who have worked hard to develop characters and contribute to the community.  New main characters should always be started at Rookie status, though for returning players there are some exceptions made at times.  However, please do not write yourself in as the newly arrived Staff Sergent that's given all he could ever want.  It's rude to other players and the community, and is not tolerated.
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