Roleplay Rules

Roleplay Smart

  • No godmodding, no metagaming, no powergaming. If you are unfamiliar with these terms, please familiarize yourself with them before roleplaying!

No Erotic Content

  • This might seem as a strange rule for a server dedicated to Vampire: The Masquerade and World of Darkness, but this is a little different than no 18+ content. You can have blood, gore, violence and swearing, but if you start getting steamy without fading to black, you will be kicked.

Player Consent

  • A player character can only be killed, ghouled, embraced or blood bound by another player character with consent. This rule does not protect player characters from NPC consequences- Attacking the Prince will get you ashed, and breaching the Masquerade will be met with punishment. Explicit player consent is required for any scene involving hate crimes, sexual violence, or similar themes.

Players vs. Storytellers

  • While limited control of throwaway NPCs is allowed (waiters, bartenders, etc) and approved NPCs anything significant should be handled by a Storyteller. When in doubt, the worst thing you can do is ask!

Player NPCs

  • If you'd like to roleplay as a significant NPC for your character, such as a Ghoul, pet, or family member, you may submit a sheet for approval.

Character Limit

  • You are allowed to have as many characters as you can handle. Having more than one of your characters in the same scene is allowed, but using them to gain advantages (teaching yourself a Discipline, gaining a combat advantage, gaining meta information) is not allowed.

Vampires and Other Supernaturals

  • We only allow player characters to play as Mortals, Ghouls and Vampires. Kuei'jin, Werebeasts, Wraiths, Changelings and other supernatural creatures from the World of Darkness are not available for play at this time.

Vampire: The Masquerade 20th Anniversary Edition

  • Only material from the approved resources listed in the General Character Creation Rules will be allowed. Resources from previous editions, other oWoD books (including Dark Ages) and homebrew material is not allowed.

Personal Havens

  • We allow the creation of personal Havens with admin approval. To be approved you must prove that the type of haven fits the character, and that the character could afford the haven (Resources).

Be Courteous to Others

  • Ask before jumping in the middle of scenes and other similar courtesies. Out of character channels exist to facilitate communication, so please utilize them!

Paragraph Post Format

  • Please try to make your posts at least a paragraph long. Nobody likes working with one-liners!

3rd Person

  • While tenses don't matter, all posts should be made in third person.

A Note on Setting

This is the World of Darkness. This means that this is, in general, a world filled with awful things. This means there will be things like sexual violence, political extremism, racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, and similar themes and it may be graphic. Monsters, corruption, murder, rape, and misery are the order of the day and prevalent throughout the setting - a setting that canonically, every conception of God or any benevolent deities have abandoned.

This does not mean that there is not light to be found, and we strongly encourage players to remember that. Humanity isn't just a cesspool - even in the bleakest of times, people can find joy, strength, and comfort in one another. And, just because it's a dark and edgy world doesn't mean that everyone has to take themselves seriously without a sense of humor. Remember that most vampires and most humans remain just that - essentially human, with all the silliness, optimism, and hope that that entails.

Darkness doesn't mean anything unless there is light to show how dark it is. Will all of the above occur in this setting? Very possibly. But the setting is not a relentless tide of nothing but darkness.

Furthermore, keep in mind this is a server filled with people from across the world, from varied backgrounds and lives and histories. This is a server where people may have dealt with any or all of the things above, where those things may have actually happened to players in real life. Being sensitive to one another and understanding that we are here to be compassionate to one another even while characters may suffer is of paramount importance. We are here to discuss and play through a world where the darkness that exists in our real world is thrust into the main focus, and that means we have to be mature and sensitive to one another. To that end, we have two policies: explicit player consent is required for any scene involving hate crimes, sexual violence, or similar themes. When in doubt: ask. And second, we also have a zero tolerance policy for graphic erotic content. While intense sexuality may be thematically allowed, when it comes to characters engaging in actual sexual intercourse, please take it to DMs or fade to black.

Remember above everything else -

This is a game about monsters. But it is only a game.

Don't use it as an excuse to be a monster yourself.

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