Rules and Guidelines
Note: For the rules for the adult list, go here.
- The first and most important rule is: be creative and have
- Shadow Star is not D&D. Nor is it Middle Earth. Please do
not confuse it with either of those, or any other random fandom.
Read the Guide instead.
- No controlling another's character without permission. This
includes auto-hits or auto-kills. You can swing at the other
character all you want, but give the other player a chance to react.
That in mind...
- No playing invincible. This is also called god-moding. Be
realistic! Don't have your character be fired at five times and not
get hit once. Also don't have spells that there are no way out of.
- Spamming is prohibited. If you're posting a link related to
ShadowStar or a plot in an OOC part of a message, okay. If you have
an unrelated link you'd like to share, ask the moderators first.
- Don't harass the moderators. `No' means `no'; we'll usually
explain reasoning, but don't whine.
- Ask permission before starting any game-wide plots. We
usually just want to make sure it does not interfere with something
- Don't post before having your character approved. We require
character approval of all PCs by the mods. NPCs do not generally
require approval. Any character transfers require approval.
- Any characters being altered or updated are subject
to review by the mods, who may ask for modification.
- The gods do not resurrect people; only necromancers do. Your
character isn't that special.
- Bondtalents must also be submitted to the mods for
approval before graduation. If there is no Talent on record at that
point, the mods will choose.
- The main list is PG-13; anything which goes beyond that
needs to be taken to SSA.
- OOC means Out Of Character; IC means In Character. OOC knowledge =/= IC
knowledge, so do not have your characters know something they
couldn't possibly know.
- Many plots go on at one time in Shadow Star; sometimes
several taking place in the past while others take place a few days
or weeks later. Characters are allowed to be in multiple threads at
- First offenses against any of the rules results in a
public warning. Further infractions within a reasonable period of
time will be dealt with as the mods see fit.
- A hint: This is not a chat room RPG; so please don't write
like you would in a chat room. Write in proper story format. Third
person past tense! If you're looking to get power characters such as
royals, guildmasters, or powerful mages and knights, be creative,
write well, and be detailed.