The Rule Book
By joining our roleplaying group and writing with us, you automatically agree to these Rules and Codes of Conduct. Be aware that the rules may change. All changes will be announced. However, it is ultimately your responsibility to keep abreast of any changes.
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Sagas of the Wild West RPG has a voluntary rating based on the RPG Rating System.
Language (L2): Swearing is generally permitted, with some limitations. Please refrain from overusing sexually explicit language. Keep your character’s language suitable to the situation he or she is in.
Sex (S2): Sexual content is permitted, with some limitations. This RPG is not about writing smut or porn. When they start removing their clothes, it is time to fade to black! We are all adults and know how Tab A fits into Slot B, we do not need it written out in detail. Let the readers imagine what comes next. If you cannot survive without writing detailed sexual content, contact your writing partner and write it off-site.
Violence (V2): Explicit violence is permitted. Gunshot wounds are bloody and ugly. Describe the violence and injuries in enough detail to let the readers visualize it. Do not go overboard with it. Give the readers some room to imagine it for themselves.
Code of Conduct
Assume that all rules come with a zero tolerance policy. Bullying or harassing other members of the RPG will result in immediate dismissal from the site and from our Discord. All out-of-character disagreements and issues will be handled BTS (behind-the-scenes).
Writers agree that they will not willfully and purposefully participate in bad roleplaying. This includes, but is not limited to powerplay, godmodding, and metagaming. Admins and Assistant Admins reserve the right to mod other writers’ characters should it become necessary in order to move the game past a stalled tag or scene.
For definitions of the terms above, please see the Roleplay Dictionary at the Forum Roleplay website. Note: Not all of the terms contained in the dictionary apply to this group.
Sagas of the Wild West welcomes in-character drama in all of our plots. We prefer seeing a balance of drama, humor, romance, and contention. We strongly recommend OOC discussions when planning major character drama. The following guidelines are to keep the players and admin staff on the same page.
- Character Death: You may not kill anyone else’s character without permission from the player or staff (if the player has left the game).
- Character Contention: Please discuss character contention with the other player(s) involved and notify Admin also. You do not have to provide details, just let everyone know that the contention has been planned. This is for your protection and ours!
- In-Character Actions Have In-Character Consequences! If your character is seriously wounded on Tuesday, he or she will not be roping and riding on Wednesday. This goes for almost all in-character overt actions and words. Other writers are not required to have their characters react as you think they should.
Sagas will always try to keep our RPG Requirements as minimal as possible. To keep the game flowing, we do have a few basic requirements to be aware of.
We do not require activity checks. However, if a player makes zero effort to post or engage in the RPG and does not have an official LOA/ELOA posted, their accounts will be moved to Inactive after 30 days. After 90 days, it will be deleted.
We do not have a minimum word requirement on scene posts. We do ask that you make substantial posts that move the plot forward. They should allow for a good response from your writing partner(s).
Joint scenes (aka joint posts or JPs) can become very long very quickly as each writer adds to them. Please break your JPs up into 1,000-1,500 word posts. This keeps each segment at a very readable length leaving us all wanting more!
We have no set limits for the number of characters each member may create and play. However, we do suggest that you get your first character approved and into play before creating more.
A Beginner’s Guide: This document will give you the basics on getting started with the RPG.