Welcome to the RPGs Forum!
Here's where all your main game topics will go, and your one stop shop for games to play! The rules here are a little bit different than they used to be, and definitely different than the rest of the forum, so I'll outline the basics here.
Please note that since this board has been neglected for four years, these rules are subject to change based on feedback and whether or not these changes actually work or not.
Only game topics are to be posted in this Category
Discussion topics and sign up topics have their own subcategory that can be found here.
Game Masters (GM's) are the ultimate authority in their games
Each Game Master should be treated with the same respect as a regular board mod within their own RPG. The Mods can and will supersede this allowance if necessary, but consider the GM's words, and the words of anyone who they appoint to assist them, law.
OOC only posts will no longer be allowed in RPG topics
This rule is not so much a hard "don't do this" as it is a "try to avoid this." Each GM is going to have different levels of tolerance towards this, and I leave it to their individual discretion.
Language and content rules are similar to those in literature
I'm not going to try to tell you not to write violence, or romance, or really anything. These are games, play them and play them well. However, nothing excessive or the staff will be forced to get involved.
As of now, RPGs will no longer last into perpetuity in a singular topic.
What this means, is that RPG game topics will have a soft cap on how long they can run before needing to be "restarted." There will be plenty of warning before your topics get closed, so don't worry that much about it. The main purpose of this is to "Auto Moderate" dead RPGs, and keep the new ones from becoming to intimidating for new players to join. If there are huge issues with this system three months from now, we can look into modifying or removing this system.
MULTIPLE RPGS BY A SINGULAR PERSON WILL NO LONGER BE ALLOWED WITHOUT PERMISSION FROM THE BOARD MODS
I understand this is incredibly unfortunate for many of you, however, I do believe that being able to focus on a single game rather than three or four games is better for everyone's enjoyment. To this end, we will be testing out, for this "season" only, requiring approval from board mods before opening multiple RPGs at once.
The reasoning behind this is simple: If you haven't proved you're capable of leading one RPG, you definitely aren't capable of leading two or more. This can, and will be revisited in the future.
All other TTVBoard Forum Rules apply.
Outside these rules, you have relatively free reign in your games. I, and the other staff, have no interest in interfering with your games, but we will if necessary.
GM's, you may wish to make sure that your first post in your game topic adequately explains the setting and general starting plot of your game
Players, remember that the more effort you put into your posts, the more fun everyone will have! One paragraph is a more fufillin move in an RPG than a rapid fire series of sentences.
NOTE TO ALL GAME MASTERS
With all these changes in mind, the current cap will be set on 3 Months starting from April 4th, 2018. A pin will be set in this subcategory with the date that current RPG Topics will be closing, (July 4th, 2018) with one months warning. You all have plenty of forewarning, but I have no problems with reopening or aiding in the migration process one this begins, just make sure to PM me if you have questions or need a hand.