nWOD/2.0 CHARACTER SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

 

LAST UPDATED:

3-15-10

 


CHARACTER SUBMISSION  (FOR ALL GENRES)

 

 

A. SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

 

B. APPROVAL PROCESS

  1. How Long It Takes

  2. Don't RP 'Til Approved

  3. Multiple PC's

 

C. WHO NEEDS YOUR CHARACTER SHEET?

 

D. SPOT-REVIEWS

 

E. NUMBER OF PC's

  1. Starting Number

  2. Max Number of PC's

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 


  

    

 



 


This page contains information about how to submit your PC for this Chronicle. Everything on this page applies to all PC's in all Genres, regardless of what type of character you are making. 

This does not include specific restrictions for individual genres. Anything specific to only one genre is on the individual Genres Rules Page. Be sure to read both before submitting a sheet.

[A] Submission Guidelines - Deadlines to Submit

  • You should have at least a first draft of your Character Sheet & Background within two weeks after you first come to our channel. 

  • You should have finished all corrections and turned in a final version within a month of first arriving. You will not be penalized for the wait for approval as long as you submit on time.

If you cannot do this much, you probably won't be able to keep up with the pace of this Chronicle, and should not play here. 

Players who have not sent in at least a first draft within two weeks of arrival, or a completed PC by a month of arrival, will be asked to produce such or be asked to leave. This is not a social hall.

Please submit your completed Character sheet in *.xlc or *.doc/rtf format (see the Downloads Page for Char Sheets), along with your Background Bio that answers the Big Four questions (both with your email address on there) to the ST listed on the Sub-Genres Rules Page for your genre. You can ask in channel for the email address to submit your sheet.

Special Requirements for your CS or BG: Any Special Requirements (such as additional background information, equipment or details) for Submission of Character sheets are detailed on the individual Sub-Genres Rules Pages, as they vary by genre. Some genres require more data.


 

[B] THE APPROVAL PROCESS:

[1] HOW LONG UNTIL I AM APPROVED?:

 

We do not guarantee a turnaround time on character sheets.  We want to take our time and make sure we don't miss things that just end up having to be redone later. The reasonable wait time is approximately a couple of days after receipt of your sheet. It can happen sooner but no promises.

 

We will try to approve you quickly, but [1] we do not ST 24/7, and [2] Not every sheet is ready to go when we first receive it. 

 

You can speed up the process by making sure your sheet and BG are in order as specified HERE. (Hint: this why you should put your email on your CS and BG both.) 

 

Approved chars will be Voiced (+v mode) in the OOC Channel.

 

Feel free to politely inquire about the status of your PC, no more than once a day. Excessive hounding for approval may result in you being removed from the game. We know you are anxious to RP, but remember we are also people with lives, and they don't center around getting this done in 15 minutes. 

 

It is your responsibility to confirm that your submission has been received, with the ST to whom you sent it.

 

[2] DO NOT RP UNTIL YOU ARE APPROVED. 

 

We no longer Temp approve characters, as this has been abused in past cases, some of which ended up in illegal combat that had to be redone or redlined. Do not go IC even socially for any reason until you are approved, voiced in Chanserv and subscribed to all the Yahoo Groups you are supposed to belong to. No exceptions. Players have no means to predict if a social scene will remain social or not.

 

[3] APPROVAL OF MULTIPLE CHARACTERS:

 

Approval of one character is NOT automatic approval to play more without submitting each to the same approval process. Each character sheet must go through the process of individual approval. 

Having voice (+v) in channel is not permission to run a new char that we have not approved yet.


[C] WHO NEEDS A COPY OF YOUR SHEET?:

Obviously, your ST (listed on the Genres Rules Pages). Your ST will also need an updated copy of your sheet any time anything changed. This is your responsibility to offer, not ours to hunt you down and ask.

You will only be allowed to dice off the sheet your ST has approved and has a copy of.

If an Op/St from our game, even from another genre, asks for your sheet for any reason, give it to them. 


 

[D] ONGOING RIGHT TO SPOT-REVIEW CHARACTER SHEETS:

*Please read this paragraph carefully, until you are absolutely sure that you understand it. Every player is subject to this rule, yet we still have had numerous players argue and act as if they never saw this section. Please don't be one of them.*

The STís reserve the UNCONDITIONAL right to, on demand: review, question, or ask for explanations, backgrounds or revisions on ANYTHING on ANYONEís sheet in this chronicle, at ANY TIME for ANY REASON. 

 

This may occur weeks, months, or even years after initial approval, if an ST feels that is warranted. That is their right to make that call, not yours. 

 

In order to fairly referee our game, we reserve this right. Sometimes we miss stuff, or STs disagree, and that means we have to go back and change something. It happens. 

 

If you play here, you agree to this condition. Anyone who has a problem with this concept can play elsewhere.

 

Extend the same right to diligence to every ST, that you would want on your side if your character's life depended on the ruling. One night, it very well may.

 


 

[E] HOW MANY CHARACTERS MAY I SUBMIT?:

[1] STARTING NUMBER OF PC's: 

 

New players will begin with just ONE PC, so choose your design with great care.

Once you have played for a few weeks and have shown you can handle all of the obligations of that PC, you may ask to have more approved. 

 

We do understand that having only one PC limits the chances for you to RP, but that is more motivation to choose a PC that will fit in well in the overall chronicle, so that you will be busy.

 

If your PC design is too hard for you to carry, you may be able to swap it for another one, ONE TIME. If you can't get the hang of designing something that works after that, even with our reviews and help, then you must use what you have and make it work. The STs can help you but you need to take their advice if you want to be relevant in the story.

[2] MAXIMUM NUMBER OF PC's:

We do not have a set number of maximum characters you can run. This is an individual thing, much like asking "How much food should I eat?" Obviously, what you need, and what you are able to handle.   

 

The guideline is that you may submit and run as many characters as you can consistently handle and obey the participation guidelines. For some players, that isnít even one character. For others, they can juggle many at the same time.

 

If you begin to slack, your ST may request you catch up or get rid of some characters. If you get into the habit of creating a stable of characters that you just ignore, you may not only have them confiscated, but be restricted from creating any more until the STs feel you respect the amount of time and effort we expend in the approval process. 

 

You may not make another character until ALL of your currently approved PCs have been in good standing for the 2 months prior to creation. Good standing means obeying the participation guidelines and being IC 1x per week (8x in the last two months) and submitting 4 downtimes ON TIME. If you can't handle this, you can't handle more characters on your plate no matter how bored you are.

 

See the section called "Inactivity/Hiatus Guidelines," if you simply have a legitimate need to put a character on hold, or retire them.

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