Roleplaying Ethic's and Guidelines.
The following is a list of guidelines and ethical expectations for our Crossroads
The reason that these are being posted, is so that any player who comes into our
game has a set level of expectation in regards to what to expect for roleplaying,
as well as the ethics of our game. These things are expected to be adheared to
by all players as well as all staff.
- All players who will be playing
Lupus breed characters, are expected to read the pages within the LoTW book
which pertain to Roleplaying a wolf. Please keep in mind, that these characters
are *not* 5 Gnosis homids. They have a whole different mentality on the world,
and should be roleplayed as such. Wolves are not domesticated, they are wild
creatures which do not, in almost all cases, enjoy being pet, scratched behind
the ears or brought into anything resembling a city. Anyone playing a Lupus
as such can expect to be docked xp until it changes, or, if it does not, be
expected to be asked to play a new character. Lupus is a difficult breed to
roleplay, but when done right, can add a great deal of flavor to a LARP
- All players who will be playing
Metis breed characters, are expected to understand the ramifications of that
decision. You are an outcast, and are hated simply because you exist. Are
there some tribes that treat Metis a slight but better than others? Yes. It
is the same on the other end too though. There are some tribes which treat
Metis worse than most tribes. You will be beaten, ridiculed, hated, despised,
and will have to do twice as much work for half the recognition. It is a very
difficult breed to RP and can be very taxing on the ego at times. Please keep
in mind that if you play a Metis, and do not RP being a second class member
of the Society, you will be docked XP.
- Any player who is seen as going
easy on a Metis in game, can expect to be asked to act differently. Unless
they make an impression on you over time, or if they are in your pack, you
are exected to hate them for their very existance. Are there some tribes that
treat Metis a slight but better than others? Yes. It is the same on the other
end too though. There are some tribes which treat Metis worse than most tribes.
Please be prepared as a player to roleplay this.
- This is only a game. If anyone
is attacking you over and over again, you can expect it to be for In-Game
reasons. This is not a personal attack, it is an attack by the character.
If you find yourself taking these attacks personally, we would suggest walking
away once the conflict is resolved and take some time Out-Of-Game. The intensity
and fever of an IG situation can feel very real. We want to make sure that
not only are noone's feelings hurt, but also that the tension exists and remains
IG. Please make every attempt to remain IG during these and all other situations.
It is very difficult for others to remain IG while you are taking about where
you are going to have lunch on tuesday, OOG. There is a level of leniency
based on rules necessities and considerations for downtime, but excessive
abuse of this leniency will not be tolerated, and you can expect to find your
XP total decreasing from each game this is the case.
These rules are not put in place
to hamper your ability to roleplay, they are there for just the opposite. To
allow you to have a level of expectation when you first enter the game, and
to upkeep a level of integrity in the game from session to session. -The GM's