Three Golden Rules

At Creation’s Edge we ask our players to live by these three golden rules: have fun, communicate and follow Wheaton’s Law (don’t be a dick).

Have Fun: This rule is more of an objective. Creation’s Edge is a game and games are supposed to be fun. The policy and theme on this game is in place to facilitate that by providing a framework to tell great stories in.

Communicate: The best way to avoid conflict and have fun on a Mu* is to communicate openly and don’t assume people can read your mind. This is expanded on in other sections of our policy but in short if you’re not sure about something be it a point of theme or about why someone is doing what they’re doing, ask, but just make sure to do it respectfully.

Wheaton’s Law: This ties into rules one and two as being a dick (OOCly) ruins people’s fun and we ask that people communicate respectfully when sorting out their differences. If you think someone is being a dick to you, page them and let them know (respectfully), maybe they didn't see it (senses of humour differ after all). If you realize you might be being a dick to someone else, stop, apologize and if needed step back from the situation until you can work with them in a civil manner.

Player Conduct

1) All players of Creations Edge must be at least 18 years or old.

2) This is a limited consent game where in character actions equal in character consequences. I also acknowledge this game has a roster system and the characters in key positions may be applied for by other players if dropped by their creator.

3) Mature themes can and will happen on this game that may make some players uncomfortable. While participation is optional it is on the player to let other players and staff know what their comfort zone is and what they would prefer to have handled off-screen.

4) Players on Creations Edge will respect each other and resolve disputes respectfully between themselves if possible or if not by taking it to Staff as per our grievance policy.

5) Malicious actions against the game will not be tolerated and will result in an immediate ban from the game. These actions include, but are not limited to: accessing the back end without permission; abuse of quota and installation of soft-coded objects without staff permission; intentionally damaging or defacing the wiki and revealing of staff and players real life details without their consent for the purpose of harassment.

RP Policy

Creation’s Edge is a game of storytelling and in order to give everyone a full view of the story we ask our players post logs (even if those logs have them plotting against another player!) and our staff will post Memoirs showing the actions and plans of the antagonists for various plots. As a result those of us who read logs (and we all should!) will see a lot of things as players that our characters wouldn't be privy to and we ask that we are all mature about this and do not have our characters react to this information if they are not aware of it ICly. Doing so cheapens the story and cheats all the players of the game including the ones using this information out of enjoyable RP.

In cases where this policy is violated the scene or pose where the OOC information was used may be retconned and players who repeatedly break this rule may see further punishment or be banned outright from the game.

If you’re not sure about what your character might know in a given circumstance please ask staff and we’ll be happy to clear things up. As well if you do see logs where other players are plotting against you have a look at our Political Conflict on our Plots and Scenes page for what that entails.

Plots and Scenes

There are a lot more people in our virtual world than just the player characters. In many cases, your characters have direct ties to unplayed characters or even staff-run NPCs. Other times your character will to come into conflict with NPCs. In general, when it comes to players portraying NPCs, the following rules apply:

Who You Can Portray
Players may portray any NPC that has direct ties to their player character and is mentioned in their background or on their wiki page. In other words you may portray your characters’ family members, servants, employees, business partners, squires, etc so long as the character is not designated as “staff run” and is not currently being played by another player (unless that player gives you permission). Alternatively you may ask other players (or staff) to portray these characters on a temporary basis to help facilitate your own RP.

Players may freely portray “background” NPCs appropriate to the setting of the scene (servants in a castle, shoppers and merchants in a market, soldiers in an armed camp, etc…).

Players may portray NPC antagonists for other players (and may have their own Player character help in such conflicts). However, for actual combat scenes, antagonists are generally limited to criminals/bandits, or small barbarian raiding parties be they Myrned, Tirian, on Brodlunder and should be limited to a dozen combatants. In cases of war plots small scale skirmishes can be run on the fly between the combatant nations but any scenes with long term strategic results need to be approved as a TP by staff (see the TP tab).

Players are under no circumstances allowed to portray supernatural creatures or NPCS with supernatural abilities or items without express permission from staff.

Conflict of Interest
Player characters may not gain any permanent, direct benefit from portraying an NPC without staff approval. Temporary help is fine (“Father gave me some coin to help tide me over through this lean time” or “My brother came with me to help watch my back as we traveled this dangerous trade route”), but permanent changes to your character’s status quo (“Father just shifted the family inheritance from my older brother to me!” or “My brother just said he’d give up his share of the family business so I can run the whole thing!”) should only be emitted with staff approval. This goes for antagonist NPCs as well and it is considered a breach of policy to make yourself a legendary hero by mowing down NPCs in a combat that you are @emitting. That said we do use a coded system and if you roll really well in a scene of your own making, let staff know and we may be able to offer approval retroactively for that change.

Major Changes to NPCs
Players may not kill the “close NPCs” of another player character without both IC justification and the player’s permission (within the bounds of ICA=ICC of course). Staff may kill NPCs for plot purposes. However, if you have a particular NPC that you wish protected then let us know. Additionally, when it comes to major life events for your own "personal" NPCs, there is a general rule of thumb to follow - If they are commoners, then you may do as you please with them. If they are noble-born or recognized bastards, then you should check with +staff before you do anything life-altering to them (pregnancy, childbirth, death, maiming, marriage, etc…). The lives of nobles have ripple effects beyond just your character, and it's even possible the staff may have plans for that character or something related to them that would preclude the life-altering event you have in mind. In most cases the staff probably won't have a problem with what you want to do, but you should check, regardless.

RP Etiquette

The following are guidelines rather than policy meant to help players get the gist of our game’s culture and ease them into play here on Creation’s Edge.

If you want to look for RP from the general player base on the game we ask that you use the Public, Kingdom or Duchy channels to make a request or offer for RP.

Otherwise, if you want to RP with a certain individual(s), it's far more polite to page them and ensure that they receive the request directly without cluttering up the channels.

We also have the +rpsearch function (+help +rpsearch for details) which will flag you on the +who as seeking RP. So feel free to use this to register your own interest and see who is looking for RP themselves.

When joining a scene in progress, it’s always best to page and ask the players if it's okay to join the scene even if it's in a public location on the grid. The answer may be no. It may be yes. Just walking in and trying to join without knowing what is going on is considered rude, and can be disruptive to the flow of RP.

When you join a scene it’s a good idea to ask what’s happened in the scene so far before posing in. Alternatively you can wait a few rounds before posing in to get a sense of the scene.

Staff Policy

Our staff follows the same policies as our players including our three golden rules. The information in these tabs layout the staff duties and the policies relating specifically to our staff, grievances and the enforcement of policy.

Head Wizards

  • Answer Admin level +requests and approve +requests put in by staff alts.
  • Monitor the staff email address
  • Schedule and chair staff meetings as needed
  • Attend to +requests that apply to their additional staff duties (ie theme or player relations)
  • Follow the Three Golden Rules.

Other Staff

  • Answer +requests related to their staff duties in a timely fashion.
  • Attend staff meetings RL permitting
  • Follow the Three Golden Rules
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