Role-playing Rules

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Role-playing Rules

Post by Cloudpup on Sun May 12, 2013 2:10 pm

Role-playing can be confusing at times, especially to those who are new to it. So, these rules are here—well, guidelines, really—to make role-playing easier to understand for all. All role-playing topics are located under The Forest anything out of that is just member chat, essentially.

Topics going at the SAME TIME do not relate to each other. No paradoxing. Only once a topic is finished does an animal have a memory of that topic in new topics. But only ones created after the first was finished. It may sound confusing, but topics shouldn't last all that long.

If a member was, for example, a baby when posting in a topic but grew and is now older they are still a baby in that topic, NOT a child. They need to finish that topic how they started it-as a baby.

Please don't post in old topics. Check the date on the latest post if you are unsure if it's recent. After about a month, it's considered an old topic.

Don't control another member's animals in topics. If they're not posting, wait. Give them time, you don't know how their life works. For all you know, they only get two hours of time a day to go on, or they're on vacation, or they had an urgent matter to attend to, or they forgot to log off, etc., etc.

Give members a chance to post. If there are more than two members involved in a topic, give everyone a chance to say something, to get a word in edge-wise, ya' know? You never know when someone may have a really good reply.

Go with the flow of the topic. Whoever started it had something in mind when they made it, so don't just have a fox come out of nowhere to attack you, or interrupt a member when they're addressing another animal. It's rude and makes the topic-starter feel bad.

Maybe most important of all, ACT YOUR RANK. If you're a baby, act like a baby. You don't know anything! You've barely even been around! (and you shouldn't leave the den). If you're a child, act like a child. You know some things at first, sure, but that's only what you were able to gather from living for six moons inside your den. You need to LEARN what forest smells like. You need to LEARN what the other animals are. You need to LEARN the proper hunting position. You need to LEARN what the territory is. Please don't act like you know everything just so you can get older-it doesn't work like that, it'll just take longer. When you're an adult, I'd assume you know a lot by now, but if you haven't seen something in a topic, you don't know it.

Role-play in third person. Because you aren't actually the animal, they're just your character. Ex: (Not what to do) I walked through the bushes and pounced on the mouse. Ex: (To do) Mistpelt walked through the bushes and pounced on the mouse.

All role-playing topics are in past-tense. . Ex: (Not what to do) Mistpelt walks down the territory, and she sees the intruders a couple of fox lengths away. Ex: (To do) Mistpelt walked down the territory, and she saw the intruders a couple of fox lengths away.

Please try to write with good grammar and spelling. It's sometimes hard for others to read someones post if it doesn't have punctuation or all the words have typos. Ex: (Bad) msitpelt rann threw the bushese ot the noyse whats going on she mewed.
Ex: (Good) Mistpelt ran through the bushes to the noise. "What's going on?!" She said.

You may have two lives at the same time,

Absolutely no Godmodding. This is when one plays a character that can never be destroyed, harmed, is avoiding impossible amounts of damage, etc. The character, however, can hurt and/or kill the other characters without giving the other characters a chance. It is also when your cat knows knows information that they shouldn't. Do not be a Godmodder.

Patrols are organized by the leader. If it is a hunting patrol, no cat eats until the cats in camp have had a chance to. On a border patrol, however, particularly in the morning, an animal may hunt a piece of pray to sustain themselves. This rule does not apply to badgers or sometimes foxes.

An animals name reflects his/her personality and appearance. A baby cannot be born as Angry, because they are merely a baby; their parent has yet to know what they will be like. For example, if a baby is born black with white paws, their parents may name them Dark, or Night.

In order to have kits, a she-cat must be at least the rank of an adult. She may have a mate, but there is not actual mating until you are an adult.

There must not be two or more events or plots going on in a clan at the same time. This same rule applies to evil/murderous cats.

Keep your rank where others can see it. If you are a certain rank (e.g. baby), put it in your signature. Check the Rank System often to see which rank you are.

I hope that these rules can give you a better understanding of role-playing. If someone isn't following them, just give them a little reminder—don't be too rude or anything.

If you have any questions, please feel free to pm me or another Admin.


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