Mods word is final - You're welcome to ask us if things can be done or offer suggestions and we will try to be as lenient as we can, but somewhere we have to draw the line. If we feel that it won't work with the game, or won't work at that time, we do have the right to say no. All major decisions will be discussed and decided on by both mods, so there is no point in going to the other mod if one says no.
Absolutely no drama - In character drama is perfectly fine, but there are serious boundaries between IC drama and OOC drama. Roleplaying is supposed to be fun, and it's usually drama that makes it not fun. We're all adults here (or supposed to be) so please act like it.
Three strikes and you're out - Absolutely no exceptions. If you break a rule, you will be given a warning, if it continues, you will get a final warning. And if it continues after that, you're out. We don't want to be hardasses, but we do want this game to succeed and the only way to do that is to take the rules seriously. If we let things keep continuing, they will only get worse.
No God-modding - We're all here to play our own characters, so please let other people play theirs. If you need to have someone else's character do something at some point, ask permission and if they okay it, go ahead. This also applies to OOC knowledge. Unless your character is told in game or it is discussed that your character knows, assume your character has no knowledge of it.
Mature game - This is a game with dark and mature themes. We ask that you be 18 or older to join and please don't lie about your age. If we find out that you have lied to get in, we will remove you. That isn't to say you must be 18, we will be lenient on the age (as long as you're honest) and you truly feel that you can handle the themes in the game. We will leave that to your discretion.
Play-Bys - You must have a live pb for any characters, even if you play cartoon/anime/video game characters. When they come to Las Vegas, they will be given a 3-D body. Also on play-bys, please keep them true to your character's description. If your character is from a book and a tv/movie (the biggest example of this is Harry Potter) you are not required to use the canon pb if your character is by the book. There are a lot of descriptions that get changed in translation and if you feel that someone else fits your character better, feel free to use someone else. Also make sure your pbs are age appropriate.
Alternate Universes/Timelines - We will accept characters from multiple alternate universes or timelines, but only if they are shown in canon (example is Heroes or Supernatural).
Point in canon - The game is set in 2003. Harry Potter characters must be from 2012 if they are still alive at the end of the series. Anyone who comes back from the dead must come from the point of their death (Lily and James from 31 October 1981, Sirius from 1996, etc). Other fandoms do not have to bring your character from that time. You can bring them from anytime. You will need to stick to your canon point unless you update your character through specific means, to be mentioned later.
Play outside of your fandom - If more than one character from the same fandom turns up in game, they are likely to want to stick together and we do understand that, but the biggest argument against cross-fandom play is that "they don't have anything in common" but that's not true. Yes, it's possible that in their real universes, they might not have any reason to interact, but everyone is in the same situation, and this gives everyone common ground. No, not every character is going to get along with every character, but at least try to branch out.
Shipping - This is the necessary point that always has to be made. Most people will come into game with a ship in mind, but there are a few guidelines on it: first and foremost, be realistic. If it's not a ship that is already established in canon, work up to it. Secondly, be realistic. If it wouldn't happen in canon, don't do it or at least right away. Cross-fandom shipping is allowed, but give them time to get to know each other. Don't just have them start dating right away. We are not epilogue compliant. This means that we welcome any ships, regardless of whether or not Rowling said that it was endgame. (This is good news for Neville/Luna shippers!) If you do have an epilogue compliant ship, that's fine, but it's not required.
Sexuality - Keep them canon. If someone is straight in canon, don't make them gay in game and vice-versa. Now we are all for character development, if you want to work your straight character into a gay relationship or your gay character into a straight relationship that will be allowed, but it needs to be developed over long periods of time and we must be able to see the progress.
Alternate Formats - As a lot of books and video games have been made into movies and tv shows, we will allow different formats to be played for now (this means that the same character from a book and a movie may be played if the formats are different enough for there to be a distinction (example, The Vampire Diaries books are very different from the TV show.) If you do play someone from a different format, please use a different pb.
Character Limit - The character limit is what you can handle. Per fandom, only three characters per player, but fandoms are limitless. If your activity is dwindling, however, it's unlikely new characters will be accepted. You are allowed to ask us to give you a personal character limit. If you know you will pick up characters beyond what you can handle, you can let us know and ask us not to let you pick up more than a certain number. If you do this, however, we will not go back on it, otherwise asking us to limit you would be pointless.
Canon Puncturing - Your characters are not allowed to tell another character they are fictional. This comes up in a lot of panfandom games and I feel it's a little weird, so I would like for it to not happen here. Now this doesn't mean your characters can't discuss other fandoms. In Pretty Little Liars (the books, I'm not sure if they've been mentioned in the show) references were made to both Glee and Veronica Mars, but if Hanna were to come across Rachel Berry or Lilly Kane, she would not know who they are outside of just being people in the same situation as herself. This rule is debatable at this time. We will have a firm answer by opening.
Mod Posts - Mod posts are made because there is something we would like to convey to the players. Because of this, we want to be sure everyone has read it. Replies to mod posts are required. We will try to put some form of prompt or question in each mod post but if we forget or can't think of something, please talk about something that was in the post itself so that we know you actually read it. Even if there is a prompt and you have something to say about the post, you're welcome to do so as long as the prompt is followed. However, any reply to the mod posts must not be done in an argumentative way.
Activity - Two posts are required monthly per character, these can either be journal entries or threads/logs.
Pregnancies - All pregnancies must be approved by the mods, more than likely we will say yes but we don't want a bunch of pregnancies happening at once. Pregnancies must also be done in a realistic way. If your character isn't expecting a pregnancy, they will not know as quickly as someone who is trying to get pregnant. Your pregnancies must be carried to term, which is 38 weeks (9 1/2 months) after conception or 40 weeks after the character's last period (since most people don't know when their characters menstrual cycle is, it's probably easier to base the due date off conception). Due date calculators may be found online, if you need any help, ask the mods.
More Rules - We reserve the right to add more rules at any time. If we do, we will post to the ooc to let players know there are new rules and what they are. It is your responsibility to keep up with any rule changes.