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Obvious Things We Felt Needed Saying
The OOC Realm is a public place
- 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.
In the OOC realm, 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 not appropriate.
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 everyone remember communication is a
two-way street -- especially in the text-only medium of on-line
communications. Please keep in mind 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 so.
The OOC Realm is not a place to
- 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 try to bring your in-game characters here. Please do not
take your OOC characters into role-playing games situations.
The OOC Realm is meant for players; be
- 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
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
screening room. In the room, type
which will give you the instructions on how to use a monitor
to observe a game. For the number of the cambot assigned
to the game you want to observe, look at the list of assigned cambots. If
you have any questions feel free to ask anyone politely for
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.
ONLY run one character at a time,
- Having your attention
divided unquestionably affects the quality of game
play. It is incredibly rude to do this to your fellow
players. We're trying to promote quality role-playing on Reality
Fault. Please don't play multiple characters at once.
The GM is the final arbiter in their own
- Players should turn to their GM in order to resolve in-game
conflict. The GM is responsible for creating and applying all
the rules the players must follow within their game. No GM is
required to allow any individual to play in their game, and no
player must stay in any game they are not enjoying. However,
the GM is the final arbiter of what rules exist in their game,
and how they are applied.
We strongly encourage the GM to run all "bad guys," so players
may work together towards common goals rather than against each
other. Player character competition frequently leads to player
conflict, and must be extremely carefully handled by the GM so
it does not destroy the game.
Above all, the GM is there to help players have a good
time. Do your best for your GM, and they'll do their best for
you. If you're a GM, the same applies -- be nice to your players,
even if you're making life difficult for their characters... and
they'll play their best for you.
The cambots are for everyone to use
- Please take the time to carefully read the cambot page, so you know how to
properly and courteously use them.
Talk to us!
- Finally, we understand there's huge diversity in game
types. If your game doesn't quite seem to fit these guidelines
but you think it would make a good addition to Reality Fault,
please talk to us about your idea.