Club Roleplaying and You!
Rules and Recommendations
To prevent chaos, anarchy and outright pandemonium we have a few rules for Club Roleplay Creators (Game Masters).
- As the Game Master, choose your Administrators and Moderators carefully. They have the power to pin and hide content. And in the case of Administrators, they can also remove members from the club entirely or elevate other members to staff positions without the consent of the Club Owner. Thus, they have the power to absolutely ruin a club roleplay. We strongly recommend that you only elevate those you trust to these kinds of positions, especially as Administrators have the same power as the Owner of the club. Note: We may not be able to undo the damage caused by a rouge Club Administrator or Moderator. We’ve restricted the permissions as much as possible to try and mitigate the damage from being permanent as much as possible.
- Conflicts with other roleplayers are bound to happen at some point, you should try to resolve these issues rationally with each other, as best as you can. However if you cannot resolve the issue contact a Senior Member of Staff or Community Administrator who will attempt to act as an impartial third party to arbitrate the dispute.
- Be aware that the Game Master of a Club, as well as their Administrators and Moderators, have the power to ban you from a Club if you become too much of a nuisance by breaking club or roleplay rules. This means that you will be removed from it and you will no longer be able to post.
Starting a Roleplay
Your Roleplay must conform to the basic standards set in Section 17, and Section 17 Paragraph 1 of the Terms of Service.
Clearly state any roleplay rules - If you don’t want the rules to be any different, put “EcchiDreams Standard Roleplay Rules” with the link. But, for example; if you’re running an “Witches/Wizards Only” Scenario this is where you’d put it.
- You can add or take away any rules from this ruleset for your roleplay. Read on for more information.
- The rules of what goes on in the roleplay are up to the creator of the club, the club Owner. Posts can be reported, however these reports to not immediately go to the club owner. Instead, they go through the main site report system. Staff can then make the club owner aware of the report so that it can be dealt with. It is recommended that you use the report feature for violations of the site ToS as that is indeed a staff matter. Violations of the in-club rules would be better taken directly to the owner of the club so that they may deal with it.
- Your Rules do NOT override the Terms of Service. (For example in Character ID’s you are not allowed pictures of Minors either nude, and/or in sexual situations). Your rules are in addition to the Terms of Service enforceable only in your club.
- At this time, Club Roleplays cannot have more than one owner, but they can be transferred to another member of the club. In order to have the owner of a club changed, you must contact a member of the EcchiDream staff who will be able to do it, since you cannot do it yourself even if you are the Club Owner.
- Clearly state any roleplay rules - If you don’t want the rules to be any different, put “EcchiDreams Standard Roleplay Rules” with the link. But, for example; if you’re running an “Witches/Wizards Only” Scenario this is where you’d put it.
We recommend the following:
- Tag - To make their roleplay searchable; usually niches, or something that makes your club roleplay unique. Typically what you want people to search for to find your roleplay. For example you could put the difficulty of the roleplay in there too.
- You really should make it clear what difficulty your roleplay is, otherwise it’ll be considered as ‘Mixed’. If you want you may use one of our images from the Roleplayer Difficulty Guide, as this is easily noticeable.
Joining a Roleplay
The Club Roleplays are considered public, and thus anyone who is visiting EcchiDreams can read one that is posted up.
- Rules between roleplay to roleplay could be different especially if they still have their own rules. If you join a roleplay, and break these rules, then you might be asked by the Game Master to leave the roleplay. If you persist, then staff may become involved - a scenario nobody wants. If things continue like this, then the Owner of the club may remove you and deny you re-entry.
- The obvious exception to this being the Private Clubs which only allow the members of that club to see it, and it operates on an ‘invite-only’ basis.
- This is no limit to how many you can roleplay in at any one time. That said, you must adhere to the rules of that roleplay.
- Your Character ID must be valid in the confines of the stated ID, if there is one.
We recommend the following:
- Making a Roleplayer Preferences Sheet. Some Game Masters may use your Roleplayer Preference Sheet for applications; or even outright require one to be filled out.