Welcome to Midnight City Chronicles . The following rules outline the basic conduct we expect from our players OOC, as well as the requirements for playing here and creating characters. Please read them all prior to joining. Violation of these rules maybe handled by a channel kick, temporary ban, or permanent ban based on the situation.
If you require any clarification or have other questions regarding the rules, please don't hesitate to contact a GM.
All players must be 18 years of age or older.
Due to the themes and scenarios contained in this RPG, and for the comfort level of its members, all players must be legal adults. We will not accept any minors. Any minor caught lying about their age will be banned from the game.
Players must register an OOC account first.
Your OOC account will link to all of your character profiles, and also provides us with a way to quickly identify who plays which characters. Your OOC account should be the name you wish to be called OOC.
All images linked or uploaded to the site must be Safe For Work.
This includes images in your forum profile, your character's profile, posted on the forum, and/or linked to in posts or your character's bio. Safe For Work means no nudity, gore, or obscenity.
All characters must be original creations.
We will not accept any characters that are not the wholly original creations of their players. This is not a multifandom game and, therefore, you cannot bring in characters from other established universes such as Marvel, DC, Final Fantasy, and so on.
Register your character with their commonly used name.
If your character's name is Aloysius Xenon but everyone calls him Xeno and he never uses his full name, register him as Xeno. This should also be the name you use in the chat when RPing as this character.
Players may have 3 active characters at a time.
Due to the time investment required per character, the hard limit for active registered characters is 3. Players may play any number of unregistered characters, but those characters are unable to participate in quests, duels, or major storylines. Unregistered characters have no items or armour, 50 HP, and no bonuses to roll.
If a character dies permanently or reaches level 20 and is retired, that will free up a slot for their player to make a new character.
Players may choose to archive a character to free up a slot, which means that sheet will be moved to the archives and the character will no longer be active. A character can be archived at any time. Unlike a retired character, an archived character cannot be RPed at all. A player may make an archived character active again at any time as long as they have a free character slot.
Players cannot exchange items or money between their own characters.
In the interest of fairness, players cannot use their own characters to boost each other monetarily, nor can they enchant their own items or provide any other tangible benefits to their own characters from their own characters. Any player caught abusing or attempting to abuse this will be banned from the game.
There is zero tolerance for bigotry or discrimination.
Players and staff must treat each other with respect. Any abusive language OOC, including but not limited to bigoted slurs against someone's race, orientation, gender, religion, and so forth is not tolerated and will be punished harshly. It is possible that characters may ICly be bigoted (and will have to deal with the IC consequences of it), but this must not extend to the OOC environment.
No politics or religion.
There is to be no discussion of politics or religion OOC. These topics get too heated and cause pointless arguments between players. This includes discussion in the OOC room and on the forums. Also refrain from making thinly veiled political statements in your RP, such as mocking a parody political figure, as a way to get around this rule. There are many venues for political discussions and Midnight City Chronicles is not one of them.
The ONLY exception to this is, when elections roll around, you may post reminders for people to vote or where they can get information on how/when/where to vote. You cannot endorse any candidate.
Players must abide by GM rulings.
GMs are the ultimate authority on what happens in the game. It is their job to ensure everyone is playing fair and according to the rules. If they decide something and you aren't satisfied with the decision, public disagreement is not the appropriate response. Starting an argument in the middle of a quest, duel, or RP session is disruptive. If you require clarification or explanation to understand a ruling, politely /msg a GM. You may not take your problem to another GM to try and get a more favourable decision.
GMs are not infallible, but their decisions are made in good faith. If you believe that a GM is abusing their position of power, you must document evidence of this in the forms of logs, screenshots, etc and PRIVATELY contact the Head GM to discuss the issue.
No game system is perfect, and despite our thorough testing of Midnight City's mechanics it is very possible that there are loopholes we have overlooked. If you discover a loophole, please document it and report it to a GM immediately. If we discover a player has been deliberately exploiting loopholes in the system to boost their character unfairly, they may be fined exp/$$.
A loophole is defined as an unintentional mistake of the rules whose exploitation unbalances the game and provides an unfair advantage to the exploiter.
No distracting scripts or bots.
Do not use any chat scripts that make noises for other users, spam the channel with colour/images/away messages, or in general do anything that will disrupt the flow of RP.
Do not use any bots. The only bots allowed in the channel are the official game dice bot and logger bot controlled by the GMs. Any other bots will be kicked and banned.
Use appropriate nicks.
When roleplaying in the in-character chatroom, you should be in your character nick. Your character nick needs to be appropriate to the setting. Nicks like xXx~420SePhIrOtH~n0sCoP3~xXx are not allowed.
If you are only hanging out in the OOC chatroom, you may use the name you registered for your OOC account on the site.
Only GMs may have a GM tag in their nick. If a non-GM attempts to use a GM tag they will be kicked.
No advertising other RPGs.
Midnight City Chronicles will accept affiliate buttons on the website, but that is the only method of advertising allowed in the game. There is to be no advertising in the chat. This includes but is not limited to:
- Talking openly about joining/playing other games and identifying them by name (note that this does not include talking about dead games or relaying stories of past RP experience)
- Private Messaging users asking them to join other games
- posting links to other games, including in quit messages
Anyone using Midnight City Chronicles to advertise other games will be kicked and banned.