Ravenloft: Prisoners of the Mist

Public (OOC) => Rules, Information, Applications and Core Principles => Topic started by: Soren / Zarathustra217 on June 17, 2011, 08:01:37 AM

Title: About Roleplay and Responsibility (all read)
Post by: Soren / Zarathustra217 on June 17, 2011, 08:01:37 AM
Dear all fellow prisoners of the mist,

It has always been the aim when designing Ravenloft POTM that it should serve as the ideal stage for roleplay. Whenever possible, we aim to design the world in ways that inspires and encourages roleplay without putting rigid confines on it or dictating it. Roleplay is about creativity, and creativity thrives best with a good amount of freedom.

Freedom however entails responsibility. We don't want to enforce exactly how you should tell your stories, but this means that the quality of the roleplay here will be as good as you players in common make it. We try to provide the ideal terms for it, but it is up to you to set the bar and make this place into a meeting point of amazing roleplay.

Lately, it could seem that many players are acting as if oblivious to this fact - even our most veteran players. The unifying theme of the roleplay here is gothic horror, but if we want to have some creative freedom in how we approach this, we all need to take responsibility toward not ruining it. To hone it instead.

What does this mean in a practical sense? Most of us should be aware of it by now, especially if you've read the roleplay manifest (http://www.nwnravenloft.com/forum/index.php?topic=18624.0). But to make it all further transparent to everyone, we've tried to summarize a few key points that may serve as an outset. These are as much guidelines as they are rules, something we won't rigidly enforce, but that we expect all to give effort to adhere to and help remind each other of:

Of course, as these aren't rigid rules, there may be exceptional circumstances that warrants exceptions. But remember that most of the time we ourselves put these circumstances in place, so don't do this lightly and never make it into something perduring. We all set examples for each other in what we do.

Thank you for reading and helping to lift the roleplay quality of the server into even higher levels,

~The Community Council and Server Staff
Title: Re: About Roleplay and Responsibility (all read)
Post by: Soren / Zarathustra217 on June 17, 2011, 08:12:11 AM
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