First and foremost, know this. The Admins and STs are held to the same standards as everyone else. And we take care to ensure that they are not running characters in their own scenes whenever possible. When they have to do so, their actions are monitored by an admin or another ST, to keep everything on the up and up.

Admins and STs are not given special privileges, they do not get to bend or break rules, and they do not get special treatment. Period, the end. If I, the site owner, discover this is happening, the admin or ST in question is gone, no second chances, no discussion. Likewise, any Admin or ST that allowed it is gone, no second chances, no discussion.

Many other sites have died because the owners gave themselves special privileges. We will not be repeating that mistake. - Glyff, Site Owner and lead Admin

The Rules

  1. Don't be a dick. This should be simple. Your character can be a dick, and probably WILL be a dick. You, however, are not, and will not, be a dick. Don't try us, you will be banned, and then we'll laugh at you afterward. This applies to all OOC discussions, ranging from IRL issues, to discussions of plots, to what has been affectionately dubbed "splat dick-measuring contests" on Discord. Discuss away, but the moment things become too heated, Admins or STs reserve the right to end the discussion to be revisited when heads have cooled. Don't try to get the last word in, don't take cheap shots at each other after the bell has been rung. Repeated escalation will result in being kicked and repeated abuse will result in being banned.
  2. Believe what you want, leave it at the door. We have seen what happens when people bring personal politics into a game and then expect everyone else to tiptoe around them. We do not care what your personal political beliefs are. There is no faster way to start a flame war in this day and age than starting political debates in OOC chats, and there's no faster way to kill a game. Just don't do it.
  3. Don't cheat. We purposely use a system where it is possible to cheat. And while it IS possible to cheat, it is NOT possible to get away with it for long. We catch it, you're gone. Honest mistakes are one thing and perfectly okay, we'll fix them, nobody is perfect and we've all been there. Not knowing the system is okay, we'll fix that too, we were all new once and we don't expect our players to know every single book of every single splat by heart. Playing fast and loose because you want to 'win' is not okay, and if we catch it, you're gone. Everything is logged somewhere, and we're not stupid.
  4. The rules are up to us. Not you. We're mixing a lot of different systems that were never designed to be used together, so we have to make some adjustments to get all of the gears to mesh. We'll handle that side of things. If you find something that contradicts something with the books, you bring it to us, and we'll discuss it and rule on it. You don't wing it without telling us. We probably won't find the solution that you like best, but hopefully, we will find the one that works best for everyone.
  5. The STs' decisions are not final, but that doesn't mean you make a stink about them in a scene. If you have an issue with a decision, take it to PM, and you can discuss it AFTER the scene. Nothing is set in stone. If you have issues with the decision you can bring it to me and the STs, and we'll discuss it. But in the scene, ROLL WITH THE ST'S DECISION, we're here to have fun and the game is NOT you vs the STs.
  6. The STs have lives outside of this game. We have jobs, families, and OOC obligations. Please work with us, and please be patient. Only come to us about requests when it has been three days since your request has been posted without a response. Don't be that player that elicits a groan and an instant headache when we see a DM from you in our inbox.
  7. This is not an ERP game. Period. Yes, we know about Cultists of Ecstasy, House Lammasu, and the like. Yes, we know seduction is literally the oldest trick in the book for vampires when it comes to hunting, and that's not an exaggeration. Yes, we know this game also features blood, gore, drugs, foul language, and all that other fun stuff. We don't care. Once the clothes come off, take it to DMs or don't do it at all. We have people who may be RPing while at work, and they don't need to be fired because somebody was careless.
  8. Your XP sheet is your own responsibility. We tried having STs manage everything. The game grew too large, too quickly, so we decided to institute the honor system and trust players to do it themselves. While the STs will still have to approve all requests, it's now up to players to manage their own XP and track their own completion dates. If you be lazy and forget to do it and your characters suffer for it, that is on you, and the STs will not take responsibility for it.
  9. Upon acceptance of your character's sheet, the player will be expected to fill out their character's main wiki page (for example, Michael Radcliffe, Joy Livingstone, etc.) Because only STs have access to your character's sheet (a countermeasure meant to prevent metagaming), the information that should go on this page is for the convenience of other players, and only includes obvious details (Appearance Score, obvious Merits and Flaws, etc.) and information that is publicly known about your character (such as if they have dots in the Fame background). If you would like to have a picture of your character, simply upload a picture to Imgur and link the URL to the picture in your article. For your Banality score, please get in contact with the Changeling ST(s). Players will have a one-week grace period to fill out their page, after which, if the sheet is not completed, they will be ineligible to participate in ST-run scenes for XP. We know this sounds harsh, but we do not want to incentivize behavior that inconveniences both other players and STs.
  10. Respect the IC/OOC divide. No, we're not just talking about metagaming, that's RP 101, and everyone knows not to do it. Your character will not get along with everyone. This is the World of Darkness, it's not only statistically inevitable, but it's also a near certainty, often for reasons that seem unfair, arbitrary, and quite possibly downright bigoted. Please understand that any negative interactions between your character and someone else's character are not an attack on you as a person. If they were, that person would be banned, no questions asked. We're all friends here, and at the end of the day, we're all here to play a game and have fun. Which brings us to...
  11. Have fun. It's why we're here. If you're not having fun, tell us. We'll talk about it and see if we can find the fun for you.