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Posted: Jun 9 2015, 10:08 PM
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OOC NAME/IC NAME1.Here on Black Prism we use Out of Character Alias', as an example the admin's name is Delphi. A character and an OOC name may not share the same name. That is Delphi cannot make a character named Delphi. Furthermore, no two characters may share the same names either. I.E. We cannot have two Alex's running around UNLESS one of them always goes by a nickname. For example: We have Alex Marshall and Alex Smith but Alex Marshall only goes by Marshall, than that would be acceptable. We want to avoid tag confusion (same reason for no OOC/IC names being identical).
Non-validated accounts cannot see the entire board, but they can get started in making a character. Accounts waiting on validation have access to all the information, the Unfinished forum, and The Foundry where all finished applications are submitted for approval. That way, new members do not have to wait for validation before they can begin their journey! No waiting on staff!
Respect3.Black Prism is aimed to be a community environment, a safe place where roleplayers can come to have fun, world and character-build. It is not meant to be stressful. This means that everyone on Black Prism is expected to have respect for each other and each other's characters. Anyone found bullying or targeting other members for any reason will receive one warning, and one warning only. While many do not agree there should be any warnings, we believe that sometimes people don't know they're doing something until it's pointed out to them. If the bullying or targeting continues, that player will be asked to leave Black Prism. However, any blatant discrimination of player or character for sexuality, race, religion, personal interests, etc is subject to being banned without warning.
IC =/= OOC, In Character does not equal Out of Character4. While this is kind of self explanatory, this seems to be a problem on several sites I've been a part of or even just visited. It is okay to be not particularly fond of a character OOC, it is not alright to trash-talk or bash said player for not being fond of the character. If you don't like a character because they are mean, that means the player is playing that character the way they are meant to be played. Mean people exist in this world. Please do the mature thing and realize that a character is a character not the image of the player, or what the player thinks of you.
rating5. Black Prism is a mature rated roleplaying game, as a result all players must be over the age of eighteen. Child characters are acceptable (more information on this in character rules), but those characters may not participate in any sexual or highly gore-filled plots. All mature sexual scenes and explicit violence will be appropriately placed in the Mature Board so that the average member does not simply stumble across it. Furthermore, some plots may be difficult for some members, if a pair is playing out a plot line that may trigger another player if read it is considered respectful to mark that thread with a trigger warning (one or two words suffices).
RL > IC activity6. Real life always takes precedence over roleplay, there is no questioning that. While Black Prism will have activity checks, they will be infrequent and (hopefully) follow large enough plots that all 'required' posting would have been fulfilled. If you become overwhelmed and wish to drop characters, all we ask is that a player posts in the respective records requesting to remove them. Additionally, if a player has not logged into at least one of their accounts after one month, the ooc alias and all of its sub-accounts will be deleted unless there is a notice of leave posted in which case a player will be given an extra month outside of their notice before this rule applies. While the accounts will be deleted, the information will be archives in case the player ever decides to return.
AVATAR8. Avatars are 250 width by 450 height. All character accounts should have an avatar of their character, or at least associated with their character. If you do not have a way of resizing images, this picture resizer is a godsend! If you can't figure this one out, feel free to ask Delphi to resize an image of your choice, she'll have no problem doing so.
Mini-Profile9.Black Prism utilizes a complex mini-profile with a lot of information on it. We understand this can be daunting, and please if you have any questions about it we'd be glad to answer them for you! As it is, it employs a mini-graphic on the inside the exact size of 250 width by 75 height. This GIF site resizes and crops gifs of your choice uploaded from the internet. All of the other information on the mini-profile is textual and should be fairly easy to figure out. If you have any difficulties with either the GIF Cropper/Resizer, feel free to let Delphi know, she'll help you out.
Templates and doHTML10.Posting templates, thread tracker templates, history templates, all of these are welcome on Black Prism as we employ the DoHTML function of jcink. While it is not required, it can be a cool way to express yourself and/or your character. Templates may not exceed a width of 500px as this is likely to stretch the forum on a smaller resolution. You can find several premade templates on the resource sites listed near the chatbox.
The usual12. No Godmodding, metaplaying, or general snafus. Godmoding is a player playing another person's character, including thoughts, reactions and otherwise. Metaplaying is a player responding to information that the character is unaware of but the player knows. Metaplaying tends to be abused more often than godmodding these days, and that is because most people don't understand when they are metaplaying. That's okay. If you are warned about metaplaying, the first few times it's okay. We can't correct ourselves unless we know what we're doing wrong, an open line of communication with your partner helps. However, using the loophole of 'it's not in the rules' as a way to validate continued mistakes will not be tolerated as an excuse, all roleplayers understand the do's and dont's, use your experiences to shape your experience here.
Canon13. While Black Prism is based off of two book series written by the same author, it is set in an entirely different reality. As a result, Night Angel and Lightbringer canons such as Kylar Stern, Durzo Blint, Dollgirl, Gavin Guile, Kip and the rest of the gang, will not be played on site. We will be 'original character' only. You are welcome to adapt characters you have used previously, and we will help you with that, as long as they fit into this universe. (Don't worry, it's easier than it sounds).
Ranking/Power characters14.There are several ranks/positions available for members, and several that have the ability to rotate based on plot. You can find all of that information in the 'Powers & Information' section. Players of these positions are expected to post at least 1-2 times per week to hold that position. While this is a flexible rule, and we will take it into consideration that you have other characters you play, we hope that our ranking officials provide you enough muse to meet this 'standard.' While the character will not be removed from you should you fail to meet this 'requirement,' you may be asked to step-down from the position and give someone else a turn. This may also occur even if you meet the requirement (if all parties agree), just to give other people a chance of playing that 'rank.' Trust us though, the plot fodder and potential prizes associated with stepping down/being removed from position would be well worth it!
Character Maximum15.We do not have a character maximum here on Black Prism, though we do discourage any characters over the amount of ten. The way this world is built, ten characters should allow a player to participate in any small or large plot running on site in any territory. If you find you are having difficulty keeping up with your threads, there is no shame in dropping characters for your own sanity.
Character Limitations16.There aren't many, we promise. Child characters are acceptable on Black Prism, but they may not be younger than the age of 13 as a played character (NPC children of a younger age are fine). No character under the age of 18 may participate in any mature content, no negotiation. Unnatural hair colors and eye colors may not exist outside of dye-jobs, contacts, and drafters (this means no violet eyes unless you're a violet drafter). Drafters are an exception to this rule because of the way their magic manifests and is used, you can find more information in the Powers & Information location.
A player may not join as a a multi-Talented (so no Blue/Red Mages, no Blue Wetboys), Polychrome, Superchromat, White, Black or Paryl Chromat, or a Leader of any kind. These can be earned through our Achievement System. While there is no limitation on creating a Color Wight, it is not recommended to start with these.
Plots and Events
I am a 27 year old Sanitation and Safety Specialist for the Division of Hotels and Restaurants (I'm a food inspector), two-time, college graduate with degrees in Psychology and Biology. I worked really hard for my first Bachelor's Degree of Arts in Psychology and simultaneously worked my butt off because financially I was doing rather poorly. I worked in the field for five years and, unfortunately, in the state of Florida mental health administrators don't actually care a whole lot about mental health. I left that field in favor of something a lot more friendly. Pets.
I went back to school, I graduated with my second Bachelor's of Arts (this one in Biology) December of 2015. I currently work at a specialty and emergency veterinary hospital. Until my schedule changed (as college schedules usually do), I was working as the cardio veterinary assistant and I love[d] it. I'm afraid to go back to any sort of schedule at this location because they have fired or reprimanded people that I've liked and though very influential, so I don't want to return and not enjoy the job I loved.
I'm not 100% sure what I will do ultimately with my degrees. Maybe go to medical school, vet school or get my master's, or maybe just take a break and work for some non-profit organization with wildlife. I don't know! My options are endless and I'm excited to get to that part of my life. For now I just need monies.
I am married, to a wonderful man whom I often complain about. But he has his fair share of complaints about me. We have a bearded dragon named Noz, two leopard geckos (Sterling and Peach), and four dogs (two papillons: Indiana and Ginger, two chihuahuas: Winnie and Alpha). I have a roommate who is also one of my best friends (also my husband's best friend for the last I dunno, lots of years), and he has a dog that I also love (Kakashi, American Eskimo). But that's enough about fur children and friends.
I enjoy reading and writing, though my tastes are more correlated with high and modern fantasy. I am not currently reading, much to my chagrin, my leisure time running Black Prism, being a house marm and job hunting hasn't allowed me to sink my teeth into a good book. I enjoy video games, I have every system but my favorite right now is the Xbone.
I am always available for contact on my Skype, it's usually on and I always answer if I can. So, with that being said, if you message me and I don't answer it's not because I don't want to, it's because Skype didn't update, didn't bing, I'm asleep or I haven't seen it. I am always up to chat, even if you're just a guest wanting to chat about the novels.
All in all, I look forward to chatting and playing with you all.
29 30 year old stay at home mom. I was in college for a while online till my husband’s job got a bit crazy. I’ve been with my husband for almost ten years, and we have been married for three four years. I have two children, and a cat. I’m virtually always around, but I have a tendency to walk away from the laptop often. Don’t worry, I always come back and I’m pretty easy to catch via skype!
Other than role playing, I play World of Warcraft, read from so many genres it might take a while to list, and I go to the gym at least four times a week. I have a habit of binge watching on Netflix, and staying up way too late.
Pop in for a chat, check out this lovely site, and let’s get plotting! I can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with, and how to help see people get there.