REGISTER WITH YOUR CHARACTER'S FIRST AND LAST NAME IN PROPER CAPS (I.E. Bob Smith)
Member Age. You MUST be 18 years old to join and RP on this site due to mature content.
Guidelines Around the Site. Not all rules are written here as several apply only to specific areas of the site. All official guidelines around the site must also be followed.
Ratio. Because this is a Master/slave site, you must have at least one active* Master or slave for every neutral character that you create after your first.
Multiple Characters. A player may make their first two characters at any time. After that they may only make 1 new character per month that they have been on the site, or may purchase a character slot from the site store for 5000 credits.
Character Cap. Our current character cap is 32 characters.
Canon Characters. This is an original character site, so all characters must be of your own creation. While they may be lightly influenced from canon sources, if they are similar enough to be recognizable they will not be approved.
Character Names. Characters cannot use the name of any other well known character from a fandom or something clearly taken from a fandom. Names should reflect the species the character comes from when possible, which means we will not allow obvious human names for alien species and alien names cannot be slightly misspelled humans names (i.e. Roz, Aymi, Tyellur, etc.) or be shortened to human names as nicknames (Rosexla [Rose], Amijav [Ami], etc). Names are fun to make up, so have fun with them! Where else can you keysmash and get away with it?
Unique Names. Characters may not have the same first or last name as any other character on the site unless they are related to that character. This also applies to nicknames and shortened forms of longer names.
Character Age. Characters on this site MUST be physically, emotionally, and mentally adults according to their species. Each species has a playable lifespan that enforces this and characters may not be younger than what is essentially '18' for their species.
Mature Threads. This is a mature board protected by age restrictions, however we still require that you mark Mature threads in the title with an [X] for explicit sexual content, a [V] for graphic violence, or an [XV] for both. Trigger/Content warnings should be between QUOTE tags at the top of the first post of the thread.
Consent. Although characters may not consent to what happens to them, players must always have consent from other players. No players have to do anything they are not comfortable with regardless of IC circumstance.
Death and Illness. Characters may get sick and/or die or be killed on this RPG, however only with the consent of their players.
Children. Children may be referenced, but may not exist in any played scene on Xenedria, even in passing or in the background.
Original Species. Once an original species is approved, it becomes a part of the site canon and thus it is available for the use of the Xenedria RPG and its members even if the creator leaves the site.
Inactivity. Accounts that have not created an IC post in 45-90 days will be deleted. (45 days if you have no other active characters, 90 days if you have other active characters). Please make sure you are posting at least once a month with each of your characters to avoid having any on the inactive list as we do not give warnings. Keep in mind that OOC posts (including those in the AU forum) do NOT count toward activity. Players must wait 30 days to re-apply with a deleted character.
Masters/slaves. Masters may buy, sell, and trade slaves as they see fit, including returning them to the pens at any time, with or without player approval. Masters DO have to get consent from slave players prior to selling them to any other players however.
Master Inactivity. Because slaves are often dependent on their masters for threads, inactive Master characters can make it very difficult to play a slave anywhere but AU threads. Therefore, if a master goes more than 14 days without replying to a slave's thread, the slave may request to be put back up for sale without having to communicate with the master. This also means that the responsibility of keeping a slave active still falls on the slave's player, whether the master is around or not.
Avatars. Avatars must be 250x400px and visually represent your character, whether it is a real photo or art of some kind. Avatars must also display the full characteristics of the species and may not crop out highly important elements such as horns or wings.
Signatures. Signatures may not be larger than 500x200px in order to keep the board from stretching and looking neat. Also, signatures may not be moving images or gifs as those are distracting when trying to read posts.
Images. All images must visually represent your character. That means that if your character is blue, images of them must be blue. If their hair is white, images of them must show their hair as white. If their eyes are brown, the images must show brown eyes. The one and only exception to this is gifs used in the small 222x100 space when you hover, as it's a huge pain to manip gifs. Avatars may not be black and white for any species other than humans.
Rotating Images. Members may not use image rotators for their avatars or signatures.
Sexual images. Sexy and explicit images should not be used in avatars or gifs where they are visible to guests who may browse OOC areas. Avatars and gifs should include mostly clothed characters in non-explicit positions. Sexy, explicitly, and even nude photos and gifs may be displayed in Character Profiles so long as the profile is marked NSFW and/or the pictures are marked clearly and hidden behind spoiler tags. If you are wanting to share the photos, you are welcome to link to your profile in your signature, but make sure to include the NSFW tag. <br><br> Males should be mostly covered from the waist down, with no visible pubic hair. Females should be mostly covered from the waist down and have their breasts covered. Neither should be in overly sexual positions.
This post has been edited by Antares: Jul 31 2018, 08:04 PM
Plotting It is quite all right, if not encouraged, to use the c-box for casual plotting. If someone plots with you in the c-box, consider it hypothetical until an actual thread is made. More in depth plotting should be taken to PMs or IMs, however, as we do not want the c-box flooded with two people plotting back and forth.
Pressuring Please do not use the cbox to pressure others to plot or post with you. Even passive or joking comments are considered pressuring (for example: *hopes to get a reply soon* or reminding them that you are waiting on a post from them. If you feel you are being ignored or are concerned that they may have forgotten your post, please private message them on the board or in discord.
Applications Once applications are posted or marking Complete after pending, staff is aware of them. Please do not poke staff in the cbox or casually remind them that your application is ready.
Role-Playing The cbox is not for RPing, it's for conversation. A short bit of back and forth is fine, so long as it doesn't continue for long and isn't disrupting conversations (and also meets the other rules defined here).
Public Displays of Affection (PDA) Please do not show excessive forms of intimate public displays of affection in the cbox. Simple things like *hugs*, *tackles*, or *snuggles* are fine, but getting into things like *pulls into lap*, *nuzzles*, or *strokes their hair* is not acceptable. Even if someone seems okay with it, they may not be and even if they are, others may not wish to read it. Please keep such things to private conversations.
Lewd or Explicit Content/Discussions While this is an 18+ board, adult topics are expected to spring up every so often. However, do not make comments or carry on discussions in the c-box which could be considered lewd or explicit in nature. This includes discussion of X or V threads as well as talking about what certain characters may want to do to other characters.
Plotting with Guests/New Members It is great to be welcoming and friendly with guests, and to offer to RP with their new characters. Do not, however, suggest masters or slaves for them. Give them time to apply, be accepted, and look around before asking if they want to do a long-term plot with you. They are brand new and saying no on a site is hard anyway, but especially so when you are new and don't know anyone. This can make them feel pressured into a plot they may not actually be interested in. Saying something like, "Once you get approved and settled, if you think you might be interested in plotting with this character, let me know!" That way they know you're interested, but don't feel like they have to say yes.
Trolls If trolls enter the c-box, do not feed them, do not play with them, try not to engage them at all. Please inform the c-box mod or an admin, Antares or Pherros, and they will handle the situation.
Religion and Politics It doesn't belong in the c-box. Take it out. Don't do it.
Spoilers No spoilers for off-site media in the c-box, ever. This includes, but is not limited to: movies, books, video games, and comics. Even if they were released awhile ago, it's still polite not to reveal huge twists in general chat conversations.
Personal Information and Pictures Do not share any personal information (such as full name, telephone number, address) in the c-box. Likewise, do not share personal photos of you or your family, especially ones that have your face in them. Please take this sharing to PMs or off-site messenger/emails.
Links Please give all links you leave in the c-box a label. Example: Youtube video, music, SFW, NSFW, gif. NSFW is absolutely mandatory, SFW is strongly suggested, and the rest are simply helpful.
Other RPGs Do not advertise other RPGs or mention them by name in the cbox. If there is an issue with another site, or if you are simply talking about playing elsewhere, please be vague or bring it to private message.