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"Humanity can survive, my friends. But it will take effort and it will take sacrifice. But first, we must rebuild the wheel to study these assailants from beyond. Any piece, any fragment of the Deus Pinnae that rears its head will be ours. Yamata 16 can no longer afford to linger in the shadows. If we must, we will take all of Bastion space in our grasps and ravage it until every metal sliver of the Pinnae is revealed... By any means necessary."

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 The Rules
 Posted: Jun 17 2015, 10:20 PM
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Welcome to Different Skies!

TL;DR Rules (but you should still read the whole descriptions at least once):

:: 00 - We are rated 3-2-3 by general "RPG Rating" standards.
:: 01 - Don't be dicks.
:: 02 - No metagaming or powergaming.
:: 03 - Don't sneak around or try to circumvent rules.
:: 04 - Real-Life Faceclaims. No Self-PBs. Avis are 200x300. MiniAvs 80x80. Sigs no bigger than 550x300.
:: 05 - Register with primary designation: Firstname Lastname, Codename, or some-such identifier. Character creation guidelines can be found HERE.
:: 06 - 200 word limit. Literacy required. Third person perspective, past-tense. No color/font changes.
:: 07 - Post once at least month for each character. 15 post pre-req for a new character.
:: 08 - Circumstances depending, sometimes we'll enforce rules not listed. Can't account for everything.

    This site is a mature themed game with the potential for depictions of violence, language, or themes (social issues, ethical conundrums, etc). While we are currently rated 3-2-3 and can abide by jcink's Premium Terms of Service, we will hold true to our requirement that all players be 17 or older. While we cannot prove that you, the player, are not actually 17 upon registration, we reserve the right to remove you from this board should we ever find out.
      Language - 3 - Be as vulgar as possible, but use a little class. If every post is half vulgar, we'll give you a thesaurus.

      Sexual Content - 2 - Sexual content is permitted. Gestures, sexual language, and the build up to sexual acts are fine. All scenarios that may turn explicitly sexual are required to FADE TO BLACK.

      Violence - 3 - CRUSH YOUR ENEMIES, SEE THEM DRIVEN BEFORE YOU, AND HEAR THE LAMENTATIONS OF THEIR WOMEN. But let's not go overboard and turn into gore-porn, eh?
:: 01 - Be Excellent To Each Other!

    The governing laws of our space sector can be summarized by quoting two radical time-traveling dudes: "Be excellent to each other." We ask that you respect everyone on this site, not just staff. We will not tolerate the harassment of other members and we will interfere with any problems that have gotten out of hand. If you have any concerns, please send all complaints to a staff member and they will be resolved as quickly as possible. We will not tolerate flaming, trolling, or wanton rudeness among our membership.

    In-character rudeness is a different story, but such things should not be influenced by out-of-character relations.

    Just be nice, okay? Remember, this is a game! Respect and cooperation goes a long way.
:: 02 - Aren't You Awesome?
    Omniscience and Omnipotence.

    As any board with the potential for violence, we do not allow god-modding, power playing, meta-gaming, or puppetting. Your character does not control the actions of another character. You are not an untouchable badass who is better than everyone. Chances are, if you think you are, we'll be having problems. We operate on a level of trust and cooperation to progress the story.

    If there are any issues regarding any of these problems, contact Staff.
:: 03 - Think You're Sneaky?
    We'll see you. Trying to hide your identity, have multiple characters when you shouldn't, pretending to be staff, or anything, we'll find out. We have our ways. We don't approve of hiding your identity. This is a bannable offense.
:: 04 - That's A Pretty Picture.
    a ) We require that all representation of characters use real-life images, be they celebrities or models. Some folks will be able to photomanip hair color and the like. We will allow space-related art but they should not be used to represent the character themselves. You cannot use yourself as a faceclaim.
      *Certain exceptions will be made on a case-by-case basis. For instance, a character who is a Hephaesti may be able to use a Geth to represent a non-human character. These would be characters like EDI from Mass Effect, Ultron from Avengers AoU, GLaDOS from Portal, Megatron from Transformers, etc.. Images should be higher, realistic quality if possible. These will be listed as "Synths" in the Faceclaim thread.
    b ) We have two variations of our skins. All members can access these at any time at the bottom of the board: Jade Space and Dark Space are our skins. Feel free to use either! However, Dark Space is our default skin and thus takes precedence for other board graphics (such as the cbox colors).

    It should also be noted that there is a slight difference in skins from Firefox to IE to Chrome when it comes to some fonts. These skins were designed for Firefox. Chrome and IE render fonts differently and there's not much we can do about it.

    c ) Avatars are 200x300 pixels and the miniprofile picture in the hover should be square. It will scale down to 80x80.

    d ) Signatures should not exceed 550x300 pixels.
:: 05 - Fresh(er) meat!
    When registering on this site, please register Firstname Lastname or your character's primary designation (example: a synthetic automaton known as BW-3678 or someone with a "codename.").

    Character creation guidelines can be found HERE.
:: 06 - DO IT LIKE THIS!
    a ) Word Limits - Our site requires a minimum of 200 words per post.

    b ) "Clearly We're Elitist" Clause - As we're all 17, we expect you to write within a certain capacity. This site should be considered an intermediate to advanced level of site and your writing abilities must be on par with our requirements. We do not care what your first, second, or third language is. This site uses English as our primary means of roleplaying (that's not to say multilingual characters are not allowed! ) and thus, if we cannot understand what you are writing you will not be allowed to play here. We do not allow text-speak in in-character posts, require proper punctuation, capitalization, and sensible syntax. We do not require perfection by any means but it should look like you know how to write, yeah?

    c ) In order to keep things aesthetically pleasing, legible, and consistent, we do not allow for the changing of font styles or colors in posts.
:: 07 - Busy Like Bond.
    We ask that you post as often as possible within your means. Thus, we have an Activity Rule of posting at least once per month. Repeated offenders will have their characters and account made inactive. We will not hold absences against you unless they exceed several months.

    We don't want to remove anyone from the board. All inactive character accounts will be kept in our archives unless personally requested by the owner of said profile.

    Any accounts that do not post a bio within a month of registering may be subject to deletion unless the owner of said account provides a reason.

    New Characters - Before applying for a second character, your previous character(s) needs at least 15 in-character posts. Play how many you can handle.
:: 08 - J/K We're Dictators.
    Under certain circumstances, we will circumvent and adapt our rules, add or enforce policies that are not listed in order to achieve peace and progress. This will not be done willy-nilly or in every situation.
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