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Guidelines for the OOC Realm on Reality Fault
- These are very rough behavioral and procedural guidelines
for OOC characters in the OOC realm on Reality Fault. The OOC
realm is where one goes in order to discuss gaming theory,
practice, or systems; look at examples of good code or building;
read news, help files, or bulletin boards while on the server;
ask for help or offer advice; arrange role-playing sessions,
verify weekly games, or let folks know about schedule changes;
and/or get to know prospective GMs and players.
We recommend you also read the General Guidelines for
Reality Fault. Each realm will also either have its own personal
guidelines, or chose to default to the standard Reality Fault
guidelines. Please check the individual realm web page for this
information. In all cases, if you don't know what else to do,
either ask someone for help or default to courtesy, please.
- The OOC Realm is a public place.
- Please do not engage in any behavior that would not be
appropriate in your local mall, your place of worship, or
your grandmother's house. If you have to ask, it's probably
Under this category we'd also like to mention the
responsibilities of participating and communicating on
Reality Fault. We ask everyone present to behave themselves in
a courteous and adult fashion. A simple way to be sure you are
behaving so is to pause before you say something to someone else,
and consider -- would you mind if someone said it to you? If
the answer is yes, we strongly suggest you not say it.
The one case where this may not hold up as a good means of
decision-making is when it comes to personal space. Please do
not assume that anyone else here wishes to be touched by
you. Also, just because you see someone get a hug from a close
friend does not mean they automatically want a hug from
Invading someone else's personal space, even in a virtual
realm, is not welcome, and is not a good idea.
Secondarily, we ask that everyone remember that communication
is a two-way street. Please keep in mind that people generally
mean well, and generally don't intend harm to you. Therefore, if
someone says something that offends you, it is incumbent upon you
to politely tell them this. They cannot read your mind,
and they will not know you are offended unless you inform them
- The OOC Realm is NOT a place to game.
- It is for Out Of Character interactions. It is for this reason
that in-game commands do not work in the OOC Realm. Please do
not bring your in-game characters here. Please do not take your
OOC characters into role-playing games situations.
- The OOC Realm is for players; be yourself.
- In the OOC Realm we ask each player to use a form of
their real name, or a nickname that they commonly use in "real
life." Also, please describe your OOC character to be at least
somewhat close to how you look in the real world. It is much
easier to get to know someone by their first name or a comfortable
nickname, than by some vague on-line persona they may adopt.
To help players and GMs find each other, we have the Reality Fault
emailing list. We encourage folks to post on it, so that
there is more communication on what types of games and players
are desired, and what types of games and players are available.
If you want to watch a game in progress, please go to a
- If there aren't enough screening rooms please
let us know, and we'll try to make more.
- Unless you have a very strong reason to
do so, please do not disturb people in a game. If you
wish to contact someone who is gaming, please leave
their OOC character pmail.
If you want to know more about the games here but none are
currently running while you're on line, please feel free to
visit the Reality Fault realm pages
and read the logs posted for each game.