This rule was voted in like all matters of importance and okd by all.
Exceptions are certainly accepted. Illness, petulance, plague...(Im
kidding of course, if youre busy thats life and perfectly fine.
Just please let us know whats going on thats all that is asked).
I believe that is the Rules as they stand now. Discussion about them
is certainly fine and dandy and even open to debate. Should a Rule
become oppressive or unwanted they can be changed to suit the opinion
of the majority (theres that voting thing again).
RULES ADDENDUM (dated 11/21/01)
- ALL RPs MUST HAVE A STATIC (NON CHANGING) TITLE AND CHAPTER NUMBERS
After the last run of confusing chapters, titles, and other things I realised this must be put in effect. I had several people complain to me about not being able to follow a story line.
- WHEN RESPONDING TO POSTS CHANGE THE SUBJECT LINE IF THE TOPIC CHANGES
- WHEN RESPONDING TO A POST DO NOT ERASE WHAT YOU ARE RESPONDING TO, LEAVING ONLY A ONE WORD RESPONSE. THIS IS RUDE.
Thankfully most everyone here all ready copy what they are responding to *before* they respond. There is NOTHING I find more annoying than opening a random post and seeing one word in response to something I have no bloody idea what was said originally. An example would be the word cool. The reader has no clue what thats a response to. PLEASE keep the original text of what you are responding to so we can follow the conversation.
- INFORM THE OWNER/MODERATOR OF ANY MAJOR CHARACTER CHANGES (LIKE A MORTAL BEING MADE A GOD OR IF TIME TRAVEL WILL BE IMPLEMENTED...ANYTHING OF A MAJOR NATURE THAT COULD EFFECT THE GAME)
BEFORE YOU PUBLICLY POST IT.
The reason for this is simple...I retain the right to run this list
as I see fit. As the Moderator its my job to keep things going
smoothly and keep everybody on the same level. There are few things
as annoying and disruptive on list as a Power Struggle. So let me be
blunt here...I am the Boss Lady of this outfit. The Leader. The Big
Kahuna. The buck stops here. IOW, I NEED TO BE KEPT INFORMED. And I
do retain the right to nix certain story lines if I think they are not
true to the show or the characters.
RULES ADDENDUM (datted 2/10/02)
In the interest of fair play and information sharing of members of
this list, be it known that many members of the RP list are Pagan or
adhere to alternative beliefs. This being so, this list is unique in
the fact that the Deities portrayed on X:WP are not just story
characters, but true Deities which must be written about with respect
at all times, and balance of their personalities and characters.
Any RP involving the Old Gods must be researched to make sure the
Deity in question is being played fairly and without prejudice.
Deities which have appeared in Seasons 1-4 of X:WP must be portrayed
as they were seen on screen, not necessarily as they truly are (for
story purposes and clarity of continuity of the show).
The only theology not allowed to RP on this list is Judeo-Christian
as the list Owner/Moderator strongly feels that In a time of
Gods.... there is no place for Christian Doctrine. This is a place
for the Old Gods and the Old Stories.
By joining the group you agree to respect alternative beliefs and to
portray any Deity in the Ancient Pantheons (be it Greek, Norse,
Egyptian or Other) with the utmost respect as if the Deities were
your own. Plot lines of a controversial nature should be discussed
with the list Owner/Moderator before the RP is begun. Remember: these
are real Deities to many of us here...not merely fictional characters
to do with as you will.
RULES ADDENDUM Dated (dated 12/11/2002)
1. This list strives to include *everyone* who is
participating. This means that if there is an
established scene and you add onto it you *must*
interact with and include all those present in your
In other words, do not come in and take over the
scene. It is considered very poor manners, and will
result in a public reminder. Do not come into a scene
and take over, in effect obliterating the existence of
the other player(s).
The definition of writing RPG etiquette and taking
control are as follows:
Entering a scene, failing to write any interaction
between existing characters in a scene and the new
character being the sole focus.
The above is a major transgression.
2. There are no Super People here. The reason is
simple. Its boring. If nobody ever gets hurt or ill,
what's the point? Its very boring and makes for poor
and uninspired writing. Unless you are borne of a God
or you are a God/Goddess you have to be like everyone
else, save for a Special Skill. Contact the
Owner/Moderator for any clarifications. The
Owner/Moderator reserves the right to not approve
characters she deems inappropriate or unrealistically
The List Owner/Moderator reserves the right to stop, re-route or
delete any post or RP she deems inappropriate.
Thats it, and hopefully all the rules that will ever be needed. My
goal is to have fun list, not one over run with rules and regs. Most
if this is common sense and typical online etiquette. : )
KISS KISS KISS! LOL
Okay guys, just another reminder on the subtext. We ARE subtext friendly. That means Gabby and Xena do all the smoochy smoochy couple-y things that youd expect a cute lesbian couple to do. You dont like it, tough noogies. You dont have to be subtext yourself, but you must be okay with the subtext everything that will be used constantly in this RP. So if you can play along with it or truly are subtext-friendly, we welcome you with open arms. However, intolerance and disobeying this cardinal rule is just not allowed. Please turn around and run far, far away very, very fast. We recommend high powered scooters if you dont like running.