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User:dc_nextgen (30781)
DC Next Generation
Name:DC: The Next Generation
About:Games Rules:

1. Canon is a guide, not a straitjacket. There are big canon issues and little canon issues. Superman is from Krypton. Aquaman is from Atlantis. Batman lives in Gotham. Those are all good examples of big canon issues that don't change. Smaller issues that are subject to change would include things like who a character is dating or where they are living at a particular time - as long as we have internal story logic, we'll be happy.

An encyclopedic knowledge of DC Universe canon is not a requirement. However, you will be expected to learn or know canon (if there is canon) pertaining to your character: for example, if you are playing a member of the JLA, you should know who the other members are, where the headquarters is, and have a general idea of who is capable of doing what. We have several useful reference sites listed on our community profile page, and chances are no matter how obscure the character, you'll find that one of our other players can help you learn more about them.

2. Play nice with others. We can't emphasize this enough. If you have a problem with another player - try to work it out with them first. Then talk to one of the mods. Play nice with others.

3. Plots - We request that you give the mods a head's up to plots that you are running. It's not for approval, it's just to let us know what's going on. We do want players to check with other players for stuff that involves their characters. If Batman wants to visit Superman, go for it -- just make sure that the Superman isn't already otherwise occupied. This goes for player-player interactions, too -- respect people's privacy, don't be schmucky, and if you have any problems with another player, please talk to a mod.

4. Game-related posts should be posted in the [info]dc_nextgen community. Out of character posts should go in [info]dc_nextgen_ooc We don't have a minimum posting requirement because some characters only pop up when they're needed. However, if you agree to participate in a plot, let folks know if you're going to be on vacation or whatever, and talk about what they can do if you suddenly disappear -- death in the family, computer goes boom, whatever. Generally people say, "Okay, you can NPC my character, and they're likely to do thus and such in a given situation," or they let a trusted friend play understudy. Whatever works for you.

5. We have a character limit of 8 characters per player and one character per team. A player is allowed one additional character if they are a support type or a villain for a total of nine. Yes, not every character is going to be active all of the time, but one character post/ping every two months is a reasonable request. There will be a week waiting period between submission of apps.

6. Sex - Consensual - Things leading up to sex, ie kissing, groping, and removing of clothes is fine in comm. Anything else...keep it in individual journals. A reference to it is fine. Like someone waking up next to someone else and mentioning last night's activities is fine. Going into explicit detail is not.

Sex - non-consensual - Off comm. Period. No ground will be given on this one. A vague reference to something happening in comm is fine, just nothing explicit.

6a. Apping Characters just to "hook up with someone" - Please do it somewhere else. This is a game for people who are interested in more than just hooking their character up with another character. While it is natural for characters to start dating and otherwise participate in physical relationships, it should not be the main purpose of the character and it is not the main focus of the game.

7. Abuse -
Mental, physical and mental - Within reason and not over the top. Please check for comfort level in the OOC comm or chat before posting and clear it with the mods before posting.
Child - Will not be tolerated. Period.

8. Age differences in relationships (in regards to a sexual relationship) - 1-3 years is acceptable in comm. Anything else must be kept off comm, unless both are consenting adults.

9. Other trigger issues (torture, etc) - check in OOC comm, chat and with mods before posting

10. Regarding character violence, no maiming or killing without the other player's permission. Generally when playing out a fight scene on LJ, the players involved will be consulting each other IM. This has worked out pretty well. Fight fairly, even if it's a dirty street fight. If you're not the Flash or a top-ranked martial artist, don't claim that the other character never hit your character.

11. Bendytime posts - Please feel free to have posts that are bendytimed to fit in.

Forward: We're not control freaks here and bendytime posts forward are ok. We understand that people cannot be kept waiting days, weeks, even months for a thread to finish, especially if it is a fight with many people involved. These usually take a long time. HOWEVER, please keep in mind any ramifications from current ongoing threads when making your post. If the ongoing post is part of someone else's plot, please check with them to see what the ramifications of the plot are going to be.

Backward: Not a problem, just please make sure that where you put it makes sense.

12. If you RP something out in a character journal and want it to be part of game canon, you must link to it in a post in game for it to be considered part of game canon

13. Any changes to powers, additional powers, etc need mod approval.

14. Leaving the game - People leave for various reasons and since most characters in the game are OCs there are a few ways to deal with them leaving:

- Write your character out. - Wrap up any threads and plots they may be in and have them go off into the sunset.

- Let someone in the game write them out if you can't finish plots and threads for some reason.

- Hand the character over as an NPC

If you can't or won't do any of the three, your character will be written out by a mod. This will be something like "They picked up and went to place X". We will not touch the OC after that or mention any other interaction with that character. The character's existence will not be retconned and will remain a part of game canon.

They will not be played or appear on panel without permission, but they may be mentioned in passing. For example Character Y says "I really hope Character X is doing well." "I liked hanging out with Character X and I miss them."

Referencing back to something that has happened in game and is part of game canon is fine. ("Remember the time X and I went shopping and....") It happened and it is part of the game history. If you want to reference something ongoing/current with a character that has left the game you MUST get permission from the OC player before doing it.

For instance: Player X left the game without a way for their character to be written out. A mod will make a mention in a post in game that Character X went to location X. That is it.

There will not be a mention of what Character X is doing/how they are acting or feeling in the game without permission from the OC player.

Mods: Stacy

Important links:
Application Form
Character List
The DC NextGen Wiki
Utility Accounts
Plots - Current, Future, Completed
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