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    Default New Players Start Here: Information Thread

    Contents of this thread:

    Post 1: (This post) Index and Announcement of Change.
    Post 2: Information on how the RPG Section is run.
    Post 3: Player Code of Conduct.
    Post 4: How to propose your own RPG game.


    Announcement of Change: January 2013

    For some time the RPG section has been governed primarily via informal agreement between Hex and a small group (known as the "Shed") of regulars operating in a Global Local Moderator position within the RPG forums. The group decided their own membership and were largely left to their own devices, with Hex only present when admincp operations were required.

    With the creation of the Gaming Department, a number of previously semi-independent areas of the forum are being consolidated under the Gaming umbrella, with the Gaming Hex charged with taking a more active role in their operation.

    The Shed, as I found it, had less active members than inactive members, and non-Shed members were increasingly being used as temporary "deputies" to cover duties that should be conducted by the Shed, appointed by the few remaining Shed actives.

    The Shed membership has been overhauled, replaced with a group of active regulars, and internal operations have been codified and regulated. In short, the RPG forum is now being actively run and overseen by the Gaming department.

    This thread will serve as an HQ, of sorts, for this effort. In post 2 you will see a brief overview of what the Shed is, what it does, and who is in it. Further posts will follow with information aimed at encouraging new players to get involved in the RPG section in the form of guides and descriptions of how the area works.

    This is purely an upper management change: your RPGs and how they are run on a day-to-day basis will not see any differences as a result of the work being done here. They will continue as normal.
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    Shed Team
    1. Introduction

    The RPG Shed Team are a group of volunteers who perform global LM duties within the RPG section. They are empowered as the ruling local council of this area, and will act to maintain this section of the site by running the day-to-day operation of the RPG section.

    This group will act within the site's Terms of Service in order to uphold it. Any rulings they make are binding except where these rulings are either against the ToS or found to be unfair.

    If you regard a ruling to be unfair you must contact the Gaming Hex. Respect the ruling until it is invalidated, overturned, or expires (if an expiry date is specified).

    2. Duties

    This team is tasked with maintaining the Forum RPG section of the site. Duties include:

    - Approving new RPGs.
    - Providing assistance in the set up and organisation of new RPGs.
    - Supporting ongoing RPGs by working with the game masters to overcome any issues.

    - Declaring dead ones inactive and shutting them down, if they cannot be reasonably revived.

    - Acting to resolve any conflicts or arguments within these RPGs, where their interests do not clash.
    -- A clash of interests is defined as having a stake in the argument: you can't help resolve a battle you were part of, for example, as you cannot be objective.

    - They serve as the first port of call for problems. If you have any problem or question regarding the RPG section, these four are the first people to ask.

    3. Membership

    The following people are part of this team, in alphabetical order:

    Barry Goldwater
    Gandalfus
    Chesser
    Lucius Malfoy (Gaming Director)


    Last edited by Gandalfus; September 04, 2019 at 10:30 AM. Reason: Clarified a little section.

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    Player Code of Conduct

    The CRPG section operates under a special additional code of conduct, applicable to RPG games. These rules supplement, but do not replace, the site Terms of Service. Please adhere to both the ToS when posting on the site and the Code of Conduct when posting in this subforum of the site.

    The Code of Conduct can be found here.

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    Proposing your own RPG game

    If you wish to propose a new RPG game please read this guide on writing the proposal. A proposal is not something to be taken lightly, you will have to give it considerable thought and input: having a basic idea for the setting of your RPG is a good start, but for the game to work it needs forum structure, rules, people prepared to moderate it, and more. Please ensure you have a ready or almost-ready proposal for a game before posting it.

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