|Forgotten Gods Mod Journal (forgotten_mods) wrote,|
@ 2008-04-25 15:13:00
The obvious: You know to be respectful of other players. You know that IC and OOC are not to be confused. You know that godmodding and powerplaying aren't on. You know not to create unnecessary drama, and presumably you know not to be a moron. And if you don't, well, you do now, so no excuses.
Threading: Posts should be written in third-person narrative form. You're not expected to be perfect, but basic knowledge of spelling and grammar is expected. Characters may appear in more than one thread at once, provided they're not happening at the same time. Be realistic, in other words. All threads should be tagged with the following:
Who: (Characters in the thread. Please specify whether the thread is open or locked to specific characters.)
Threads occurring in the present should be posted in forgotten_gods. Threads occurring in the past should be posted in forgotten_past.
Mature content: Posts containing mature content should be labelled with a warning. Anything rated R or higher (ie. containing explicit violence, sexual content or triggering themes) must be friends-locked to the community.
AIM: While the game is primarily thread-based, players are welcome to play out scenes over AIM (or the IM of your choice). Logs can be posted in the main community.
Journals: These function primarily as in-character blogs which other characters can read or comment upon. It can be assumed that these blogs function more or less like IJ, and thus it is possible to make entries private, or locked to certain characters. Text messages, answering machines, emails, letters and other non-face-to-face contact is also allowed, provided it's appropriately labelled.
Activity: Players are expected to be active at least once per week. If you know ahead of time that you will not be able to post for longer than this, please post a notice in the OOC community. Activity checks occur by email once per month.
Character limit: We don't have a strict limit. Players are allowed to take on as many characters as they can keep up with. However, be aware that if you request a hold for or app a character and it is noticed that you have not been active for some time with your existing pups, you may be denied.
Who is playable?
Old Gods: These gods are the subjects of old mythologies, who have been brought across to America at various points in history in the minds of their worshippers. To avoid contention, the principal gods of the main monotheistic religions (ie. God, Jesus, Allah) are out of bounds. Any other deities are fair game. As most Roman gods are reinterpretations of Greek gods, for the purposes of this game the Greco-Roman pantheons are one and the same. Although you're hardly expected to be an expert, you are expected to do some background research on your chosen god. There are a bunch of good web references in the resources section.
NPCs: Anybody may NPC mortals, however if you wish to NPC another god or mythological being you must put in a request first.
Coming to America: Because gods are essentially the manifestations of ideas, they are somewhat tied to their worshippers: they cannot travel from country to country as they please, but rather travel in the minds of those who remember and believe in them. Having arrived in America, they cannot leave and may not travel outside the fifty states of the USA. This is explained in more detail here.
Divine power/magic: A god's power is directly related to people's belief in them. So while a New God could toss around flashy displays of might probably without a worry, most old gods would only be able to do so much without dangerously lowering their stores of worship, which of course they also need to survive. Thus while the old gods are theoretically capable of everything that's described in the myths, most of them are limited in how much power they can actually expend due to the weakness of their positions.
Pregnancies: While pregnancies and divine or semi-divine offspring are permitted, they are subject to several rules and restrictions. If you are considering a pregnancy plot, please be sure to review the rules and consult with the mods.
Disclaimer: All character journals are required to display a disclaimer in their userinfo, such as the one below.
[PB name] is in no way associated with this journal. The thoughts contained within are not their own, nor are they meant to represent the actual thoughts, lifestyle, actions or image of this person. Their image is being used for the fictional representation of a character in the role-playing game Forgotten Gods, from which no profit is being made. No harm, misrepresentation, libel, malice or copyright infringement is intended. The images used are not the property of the player and belong to the person depicted and/or their respective copyright holders.
More information: Check the About page for more detailed information about the game setting, the FAQ for any questions you might have and the Player Resources for other useful details.