These rules and guidelines, although simple, are the lifeblood of the community. Read them. Digest them. Keep them in a little book by your heart.
Code of Conduct
Adylheim has a code of conduct that everyone who plays will be expected to follow at all times. This is primarily a matter of etiquette: we want the game to be fun for everyone, and a civil community is an important part of that. The staff reserves the right to punish or expel any player who is in violation of these rules.
Breaking any of the above rules may result in an administrator placing a warning on the users account. Three warnings results in an automatic ban for a week, during which time the administrators will discuss whether any further extension of the ban is needed.
Rules of Posting
The contents of in character posts should not refer to out of character events or things.
Main Article: Continuity Declarations
All storylines should be marked with a Continuity Declaration; this means that it should be at the top of every thread which is not a location thread, and on every post in which a character enters a new location thread.
Occasionally moderators or PCs in a thread may see that in order to keep the thread moving at a decent rate, it is better to move the roleplaying to another medium, such as IRC or an IM service. This can happen in cases such as conversations or combat, which often necessitate fast, relatively short posts, when this happens all those in the thread should be present and the results posted on the forums in the appropriate thread. Things which are not documented on the forums are assumed not to have happened.
Controlling Player Characters
Player characters other than your own can only be controlled or roleplayed with their consent, though moderators may occasionally control them to remove them from plots in order to keep the thread from stalling.
Rules of Moderating
In Adylheim moderators are the ones who decide the potential success of the character's actions, they take the place of dungeon masters and dice in tabletop rpgs or the computer in computer rpgs. Moderators may not take control of the minds or actions of PCs without specific permission of PCs or the presence of entities which have the ability to do this in the storyline.
Who Can Moderate
Anyone in Adylheim can moderate a thread, PCs are free to moderate each other having adventures. Adylheim does have staff moderators however, these are tasked with both overseeing PCs who are moderating and offering them advice and help if necessary. Those who wish to moderate a thread should send a proposal to a staff moderator who will look it over and offer help and tips.
Staff moderators are tasked both with overseeing other moderators and creating overarching plotlines and ensuring that the continuity of the places used in the adventure is held to. Staff moderators are also moderators who deal with overarching stories as well as ensuring a smooth transition for new players. Staff moderators are the ones who hand out experience at the end of threads and generally ensure that finished threads are locked and updating stickies.