Mechawolf's guide to F&S for noobs!

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Forum rules
Thu Feb 09, 2017 5:21 pm

  • Welcome any new people entering our forum community here at F&S. We always welcome new people and insist they be a part of our virtual family. That said, while there are official rules for the forum, there is also a general guideline of unspoken rules that this post will elaborate. Please read this post to understand how we interact with each other in this private virtual space.

    General Guideline 1: The only hate and prejudice here is what you bring with you. We avoid using any derogatory terms. Of course, this can be subjective, as one person may take a word out of context, but generally, if a person asks you to not use a word, please be kind and not use that work.

    General guideline 2: This is an adult Roleplaying community, which means there are explicit interactions and content. However, we do not in any way shape and form support or condone any acts of nonconsensual sex, child molestation, bestiality, murder, or any other acts of an immoral or illegal nature in the physical world.

    General Guideline 3: This in an adult Roleplay forum, so we try to avoid any sort of sexual role playing with real-life minors. If you are a minor, you can still be a part of our community. We simply ask that you not participate in any explicit roleplays. If an administrator suspects you of being a minor active in adult roleplays, he or she has every right to ask for a picture of you with a state or government issued ID. Please provide it in any way available to you.

    Now that we have the general guideline of the forum out of the way, let us focus on the primary content of this forum, the roleplays.

    There are three main types of roleplays. Casual, Semi casual, and serious. Each one has its own set or guidelines, rules, and processes. I will go into the general guide for each one individually.

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    Casual:

    Casual roleplays are just spontaneous roleplays between two or more players. These mainly occur in the casual roleplay subforum here: viewforum.php?f=11

    Most casual roleplays are explicit, but players can request a non-sexual roleplay as well. All casual Roleplays have no real story excapt what the involving players decide. There is a topic for many desired scenarios, so players should take their roleplays to a topic that fits their scenario.

    Before a new player can start roleplaying, they must first create a bio, or profile, for their character. The rules and template for creating a bio can be found on the first page of the RP Character Approval topic here: viewtopic.php?f=20&t=26

    When creating a bio, do not skimp out on details. Make your character as original and well-designed as possible. Back-stories aren't necessary, but certainly help. Keep in mind that you will have to stick to this character's design and not spontaneously change it as you see fit. This can be annoying for everyone else involved.

    After creating and posting a bio in the RP Character Approval topic above, you must wait for an administrator or moderator to approve it. This is simply a formality and also prevents players from creating constant duplicates or using the same pictures or appearance. Mods and Admin are usually very quick about this, so you will not need to wait long.

    Once your character has been approved, you create a new topic in the Role-play character bios sub-forum here: viewforum.php?f=20
    You then post the profile you have created. You are now ready to start casual roleplaying.

    The best way to start a roleplay is to post an "ad" here: viewtopic.php?f=13&t=258
    this will allow others to see what you have. feel free to add a specific request, such as a certain fetish, or gender preference. Eventually, you will have a response. You and the other player or players may then mingle to decide a scenario and then begin your RP.

    when Roleplaying, try to remain in some sort of order for posting. Also, if you do not like the direction another player is going, let them know and they will gladly switch around.

    You can also RP with another person within your private messages if you are shy about RPing with others able to watch.

    That is the end of the casual RP guidelines. Now we go to Semi casual.

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    semi-casual

    semi casual RPs are very similar to casual. They are primarily split in the subforums of the casual role-play subforum here: viewforum.php?f=11

    These role-plays can use any of your already established characters and may or may not involve sexual content, depending on the roleplay. When roleplaying in these forum, you usually should get permission from the RPs creator, who acts as the moderator. The moderator is largely in charge of that roleplay, so he or she may have specific rules or character requirements in order to roleplay there. Please be curtious and follow those rules and enjoy yourself.

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    Serious:

    Serious roleplays can be found here, but are currently inactive: viewforum.php?f=12
    But our primary serious roleplay is Will of the Wisp, which can be found here: viewforum.php?f=39

    Serious roleplays are very different from casual roleplays. Sexual interactions are minimal to designated areas or non-existent.

    First, you must get permission from the moderator of the forum to join. The moderator is usually the creator of the roleplay and he or she acts as the admin of said forum. They are the boss, and what he or she says usually goes. But don't let that scare you. All our moderators of these roleplays are fair and just, and want everyone involved to enjoy their roleplay. They usually already have a series of stories set up and if you want to do something that can affect the story too significantly, they may turn you down.

    Once you get permission from the roleplay's moderator, you create a profile/bio of the character you want. All our serious Roleplays have a template for you to use when creating a character. Again, do not make a short, bland bio. Make as much details as possible. If the moderator does not approve of your character, do not be dismayed. Work with him or her to create a new character which you both can agree on. Do not simply abandon a roleplay if things do not go your way. Work out an agreement.

    Once you create a bio, ask the moderator when you can join in the roleplay. Jumping in the middle of a roleplay with no rhyme or reason is generally bad manners to everyone else. If the moderator wants to finish a story or get to a particular checkpoint first, accept this without argument. You will still be allowed to roleplay.

    Now that you are roleplaying in a serious roleplay, a few things to bear in mind:

    Read everything. Even if a post does not pertain to you, it can still contain information your character can use, and gives you insight on what's going on.

    No god-modding. This should go without saying. Your character is neither all knowing nor all powerful.

    Edit as needed: We do allow editing posts, but do not change your post after everyone else has already replied. Only edit if the moderator asks you too, if clarification is needed, or for the sake of grammar and spelling.

    Be patient: If a roleplay has been dead for a while, keep waiting. The moderator may not be in the mood, as he or she may be dealing with the outside world, or he or she may be waiting for a reply from someone else. Do not worry and enjoy all our other roleplays.

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    Now that you know about all of our roleplays, here are a few general rules that apply to all roleplaying.

    Do not deviate your character in the middle of a roleplay. It can be confusing and/or inconsiderate to other players, so please, stick to your character's stated personality. The only exception would be the concept of character development in certain situations.

    Keep your posts longer than one sentence. Short, bland roleplays are hard to reply to, or will simply be responded with the same. You do not need to write a short story, but try to keep your posts specific and details as much as possible. Especially in the serious roleplays.

    Use proper grammar and punctuation. Nothing kills a roleplaying mood faster than an illegible post. Use your spellcheck and make sure your post makes sense to others.

    If you have any questions, or feel as if something should be explained, by all means reply and either myself, or one of our many forum veterans, will promptly answer it.

    Again, thank you all for joining our private community.
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