Mythos of Twilight Zone Rules (English)

Hello all I am putting out this Page so we may work over our Rules and Code of Conduct for the CCS Estate of Twilight Zone and Labyrinthe de Mythos.

Is easier i think if you edit it with a comment to pick a Color you may change your Color if not like the color.

Markus edits in red color ((like my hair IC ^^ ))

Tabriss

Lill3y edits in lilac, work it out :P

Zoey

Charlie

Areton

Micarla

Ptah

Illy edits in green ((not like my hair IC)0

((add your name and color if is not enough just flag your entry with your name ^^ )

Where to Start in the beginning is good i post the Current rules and we pick over them and make them better and more specific for our Estate and way of play. When we finish we will translate them into three languages and English, Spanish and French. These will be available to the incoming players Preamble how to say it oh yes here we go……………… this is the link to the old draft and some discussions we had over these rule in play now. http://docs.google.com/Doc?docid=dcn3h2ck_05m4p5ndr&hl=en look especially at bottom at the old introduction of the rules. legal stuff.

We can do better.

The Current Rules

Labyrinthe de Mythos Rule and the Twilight Zone Chain.
By entering the Role Play Sim you are in effect declaring you have read these Rule and agree to them, If you tell a GM you have not read them it will result in an immediate Estate Ban!
!!!ABSOLUTELY NO COMBAT ALLOWED WITHOUT CCS ENABLED!!!
DUE TO CHANGES IN THE SECOND LIFE TERMS OF SERVICE YOU INHERENTLY AGREE, BY AGREEING TO ABIDE BY THESE RULES AND ENTERING SOUTH ITALY'S (TWILIGHT ZONE CHAIN: TWILIGHT ZONE, LABYRINTHE DE MYTHOS) THAT YOU ARE OVER THE AGE OF EIGHTEEN AND YOU ARE NOT OFFENDED BY VIOLENCE, ADULT LANGUAGE OR SEXUAL CONTENT. THE OWNERS OF TWILIGHT ZONE AND LABYRINTHE DE MYTHOS, DEFERS ALL RESPONSIBILITY BEYOND THIS AGREEMENT, IN LEGAL LIABILITIES, TO THE TRESPASSING PARTY, PARTIES NOT OVER THE AGE OF EIGHTEEN ARE TRESPASSING AND THUS LEGALLY LIABLE FOR THEIR OWN ACTIONS.
YOU FURTHER AGREE TO ALLOW THE USE OF LOGS BY THE GM/ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF FOR THE PURPOSE OF DETERMINING GAME RULE VIOLATIONS! LOGS WILL NEVER BE USED IN ANY FASHION EXCEPT IN SIM ADMINISTRATIVE SITUATIONS.
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Mythos of Twilight Zone (Twilight Zone Group):
Please seek the signs or vender in the entry to get link to join the Estates Player group the main notices and calls for GM assistance are made in this group.any GM or Sim Coordinator can show your or give you the link to the Group, it is now open enrollment. Please also join the South Italy (Twilight Zone) Website to keep up to date with what is happening!!
http://twilightzone.wikidot.com/
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This set of rules are valid for Twilight Zone, Labyrinthe de Mythos SIM's (called Twilight Zone Chain). Take Notice here: The referred SIM's are CCS System SIM's only. All other combat systems used by players such as DCS, GCS, WARPS, BLOODLINES, GOREAN Systems are NOT allowed nor supported by the management and the use of them may result in a player being banned from the Twilight Zone Chain.
THE RULES
1) MOST IMPORTANT RULE
"YOU DO NOT HAVE THE RIGHT TO BE AN ASSHOLE". - Suzanna Soyinka
2) ADMINISTRATIVE FIAT
ANY INFORMATION NOT CURRENTLY COVERED IN THE INFORMATION AT HAND IS SUBJECT TO DETERMINATION BY THE SIM ADMIN.
3) CHILD AVATARS:
Child avatars are NOT allowed in South Italy. All avatars must be 18 and appear in ADULT appearance. If you show up as a child avatar and are asked by staff members to either (Leave or change your appearance) to an adult avatar and if you refuse, this will result in an automatic BAN from South Italy Chain. There is no exception and no leniency to this rule.
((I think would better served by using the CoLA rule, no sex or combat by child avis many our players have ongoing in depth role plays that involve a child avis and i have lots requests to allow small role plays with them, maybe we permit them unless they become a issue or added work for the GMs - Markus))((i agree but would like child avatars to have approval from sim owners to ensure the safety and conduct of child avatars - Lilly))

4) VEHICLES/FLYING:
Small vehicles like motorcycles and cars are allowed to rez to contribute with the SIM Role Play. They should have not more than 35 prims, use a slow speed and must be aproved by a GM.
In the Raceway there are rezzers with vehicles for people to use. Those rezzers have cars specifically created for racing situations (low lag, low scripts, etc). So the priority for the use of Raceway is for the players who are using vehicles by those rezzers, don't use other type of vehicle if someone is playing with SI Raceway Vehicles Rezzers.
((of course now the raceway is gone is a moot issue-Markus))((i would prefer no vehicles to be used - Lilly)) ((they are not IC for a medieval sim anyway-Illy))
South Italy is a no fly zone. Do not use flight defeating gadgets in the sim.
***A vehicle is defined as any object that uses the physics engine to drive it (i.e. cars, motorcycles, trucks, chocobos, magic carpets, hover platforms, etc), rather than an object that attaches to the avatar (i.e. horses, skateboards, bicycles, etc). If you are uncertain whether or not the object you wish to use is a vehicle, please contact a GM for help in determining the difference!
((we are toying with the idea of a flight role play with mounted flying dragons and ariel combat since Mythos is a Medieval era or magical type Role Play Sim this could contribute to a ton of fun role play fresh new and unique to the Player base, how ever we aknowlege we must set strict guides to allow such a Role Play, ie. Avatars cannot just be flying around like Newbies, all Flight would have to be Role Played in open chat and be visually attached to a flight capable Mythical beast such as a Flying Dragons or a Pegasas and approved by a GM. Any other flight must be role played and visually realistic. If you wish to participate in a role play based flight and combat you must register your name and method you use to a GM and it will be logged in the Wiki. The detailed rules and policies will be given to each player and will be available in the final draft of these rules by a link, some examples is no just attacking people on the ground, combat is designed to be aerial to aerial the only exception is if you are first engaged or shot by arrows or bolts from the ground then may retaliate we will discuss this much more as we develop it-Markus))

5) FACTIONS:
Only official factions are allowed in South Italy. New players in South Italy may either try to enter one of the existing factions or play as an independent to start. It is always possible to create new families with the approval of the staff.
Clans coming from outside of the sim are not allowed as such, unless approved by a GM for occasional RP. Everyone has to comply with the local RP background.
((This was a unique idea but to me a wrong approach, however cola does the same thing but does not dictate to you what tag you wear nor shall we the most is we can restrict the recruiting within the chain to certain groups but i personally think we just delete this idea entirely we want to bring in players not reinvent the entire game structure-Markus))((I do not wish to limit players to certain factions as this also limits role play in my opinion - Lilly))

Do not bring outside enemies to the Sim. What happens outside of South Italy stays outside and what happens in South Italy stays in South Italy.
((This would be nice in a perfect world however some vendettas among factions are a fact in CCS and we must not really interfere on a OCC level, we trying to create enhance role play not hinder it.-Markus)) ((I have no issues with people bringing enemies to the sim but some warning may be nice in a perfect world - Lilly))

6) VENDORS:
No one is allowed to rez vendors or to sell their products in the sim without ADMIN approval.

7) XP CAMPING:
Camping means you are idling in the sim, not participating in role play (either openly or in IMs), and basically just doing nothing to earn experience. THIS IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN. If you must go AFK for a short period (7
minutes) ((Lets change this back to 10 Minutes to avoid the potential lawyerism and remain uniform with the other Sims, during the double XP Suzanna instructed the GMS to do it for 15 minutes so 10 would be adequite-Markus)) ((I agree makes things easier for GM's and players if things are similar on sim - Lilly)) then do /9 OFF to turn your CCS off or set yourself to AFK or BUSY which stops you from earning experience. IF you will be gone for a longer period it is better to log out, especially if the sim is near capacity.
Do not try to hide someplace in the build (e.g. in walls, underground, up in the sky) or try to hide your CCS meter in the sim.((i like to see automatic enhanced sanctions if caught using invisible prims or a real provable exploit in the CCS System to gain illegal XP but we can allow upward departure by the GM on the Scene-Markus))
RENTERS: You are free to chill out in your home but if you are not going to be RPing or doing South Italy Twilight Zone or Mythos related things for an extended period then please turn your CCS off. ((lets do this include this "If you are going to be in a IM or not in a active activity ie idle please go noncombative if you have a active CCS you are announcing to the world you are available for role play or combat at that instant do not claim a OCC status unless you weara a OCC or a Known GM or Admin working, do not argue if a GM comes to advise you to move on or turnoff the CCS" what do you think?-Markus)) ((works for me))
The mall being an OOC area, people may only stay there for 10 minutes with their meter turned on. ((this is becaure the CCS Vender is there and allows them to set up the CCS and skills in a safe zone-markus)) After that, they are required either to turn it off or move to one of the RP areas.
8) COMBAT/WEAPON SELECTION:
Read the rules on South Italy Twilight Zone Estate RP COMBAT here: Combat Rules and review the list of approved and banned weapons by following the link above. You MUST HAVE a Community Combat System (CCS), which is available in the east end of the arrival/shopping area for free, to engage in combat in SI TZ or Mythos. You do not need it if you just wish to role play. However, it is encouraged to wear one all the time since combat can break out at any point as a result of role play. Do not try to use the lack of a CCS as an excuse to avoid the consequences of your actions. You reap what you sow.((I like to see the inclusion that is not permitted to be noncombative or not wearing a CCS and engage in insulting or hostile role play is a form of godmode-Markus))
Your CCS Meter must be visible and readable at all times.
You can get a CCS system in the East end of the Arrival location/South Italy Mall Just to the right of the teleporter that takes you to the city.
EXCEPTION - A CCS MUST BE WORN AT ALL TIMES AND ACTIVE WHILE IN A FACTIONAL BASE. THERE IS NO SCOUTING A BASE NON-COMBAT AND ATTACKING LATER. IF ASKED TO LEAVE A BASE THEN LEAVE. NO HANGING AROUND WHEN YOU ARE NOT WANTED.
9) GESTURES/SOUNDS:
Gestures can be a fun enhancement to role play. Please use them appropriately and rarely. Do not spam gestures or sounds repeatedly as this disrupts role play and is annoying.((this is good as is and self explainable some events can allow some gestures like partys when some like a serious indepth role play they must be restricted is common sense to me i think the players can tell-Markus))
10) SHOUTING:
Please keep shouting to a minimum and in conjunction with ongoing role play. OOC shouting is prohibited in the sim. The only exception: You may announce you are setting your 10 minute timer to return to combat after crashing.
11) HARASSMENT:
South Italy Twilight Estate is a dark role play simulation. Activities many regard as "evil" are typical in South Italy Twilight Zone or Mythos. Mafia-style executions, rape, murder, theft and random violence are all appropriate in a post-Apocalyptic or medieval world. Demons, vampires, lycanthropes, creatures from other planes, rapists, serial killers and similar creatures all roam the streets. This means that *characters* often act in aggressive, predatory, criminal and/or plain uncomfortable ways. This is to be expected given the nature of the simulation.
In-character protests often do not deter such activity because many *players* come to the sim looking for such things, regardless of that their *character* might want. If you do not to role play certain activities or with certain players then it is best to IM the other person out-of-character (OOC) and politely explain you are uncomfortable and would rather not engage in any such activities. You can also use the "FADE TO BLACK" rule (see the COMBAT rules) if appropriate. If activities persist then contact a GM about the issue.
12) BEING BANNED/DOCKED:
If you are banned or docked for violating these rules you can only contact another GM if you feel the ban or dock was unjust or abusive. Trying to get your ban or dock lifted by contacting various GMs will only get your punishment increased. Otherwise you can use the “South Italy Appeals" forum on the South Italy Website. { http://twilightzone.wikidot.com/forum:start} ((we are working on the Wiki as we go-Markus))
13) REPORTING PROBLEMS:
Any issues, questions, instances of rules violations or any other problems can be brought to the GM staff. These are players with "GM" above their meter. Use the appropriate official channel for this, that is to say the South Italy Main Mythos of Twilight Zone Group chat. Please be polite and straight forward with your issue so it can be addressed quickly. If you have a problem with a GM then bring it to the attention of our current Estate CCS Administrators, Nabuco Zapedski, Tanaquil Beaumont Zoey Botasu or MarkusChristopher Llewelyn. ((we have lots owner helping make the rules long to read all the name here but they have the powers to address the issues as well-Markus))

Any accusations of cheating must be brought to your faction head or a GM to be addressed. Do not make public accusations of cheating.
14) REZZING OBJECTS:
Rezzing objects is permitted in South Italy Twilight Zone or Mythos because RP sometimes requires various props, objects, pose balls and so forth to be added to the sim. Objects left lying around the sim count against the overall prim limit of the sim and reduce the amount for others to use. Renters, of course, can leave items in their apartments within their prim limits. Persistent disregard of this rule or rezzing a large number of objects will result in disciplinary action. South Italy Twilight Zone or Mythos is not a building zone.
15) OUT OF CHARACTER:
Statements made out of character in the South Italy Twilight Zone or Mythos Zone and it's subsidiaries is signified by speaking ((in brackets)). This is so your fellow players know what you are saying is not in character and helps minimize confusion between IC (in character) and OOC(out of character) statements.
Insulting, argumentative or those made in anger, stated OOC to other members of this community are completely PROHIBITED. If you have an issue that you feel requires the intervention of a mediator, contact a member of the SI TZ GM Team.
OOC COMMENTS MADE IN AN INSULTING OR OFFENSIVE MANNER TO ANYONE IN THIS COMMUNITY CAN AND WILL RESULT IN AN EJECT FROM THE SIM/S AND POSSIBLY AN ESTATE BAN

((now is where i like to see some inserted immbedded links and seperate notecard like the rule in CoLA do to streamline and we not lose the readers attention since this is required reading to enter into the Role play zone-markus))
16) META-GAMING
As stated in the South Italy combat rules, Meta-gaming is defined as: When a player has become aware of or told about information Out of character (OOC) pertaining to or directly regarding an ongoing storyline, situation or other player and then, by means of role play, uses that information either to their own benefit or as a means to interact with/against other players.
This is extremely aggravating for those of us who are trying to provide fun and possibly in-depth stories for the residents in SI and is therefore prohibited in the game.
17) GODMODDING
As defined in the below, this sort of activity is disruptive, rude and unwelcome in the sim/s. Individuals found to be godmodding other players will be subject to disciplinary action including banned from the sim/s.
Godmodding:
Godmodding is a term common to message board based role-playing games. Godmodding is almost always frowned upon by other members of the RPG, as it can be severely annoying to everyone.
Godmodding is a variant of god moding. The type of behavior it describes is also classically known as Twinking.
Godmodding for personal gain
Godmodding occurs when a character describes an event or a series of events he or she has taken against a player character in the RPG, with the person who plays the character acted against then describing actions taken that completely nullify the original actions against them. Godmodding is thus used like a "Get Out of Jail Free card" when things don't go the way a player wants, rather than working with previously unfolded events. It is also used as a single word definition of having an invincible character or unbreakable armor, limitless power, etc. For example, the following exchange would be godmodding on the part of player A:

  • Player B states, "Having exploited A's mistake and caught hold of him, B strikes A."
  • Player A states, "B completely missed A, and A takes no damage."

Godmodding at the expense of others
Godmodding can also refer to the case where a player describes the outcome of their own actions against another character. For example, player A stating, "A strikes B and B takes damage" would be considered godmodding on the part of player A in most situations. Another less common version of this is when a character is facing multiple enemies, and he directs an attack from one foe into another foe. This takes the format 'Player B states, "A misses B completely, and strikes C instead."'
Controlling characters
Controlling characters that aren't your characters to begin with is also a form of godmodding.

  • Player A: Punches Player B.
  • Player B: Dodges attack, grabs Player A and throws him. Player A flies at Player B, who warps behind him and slashes Player A in the back.

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SANCTIONS
These sanctions apply to trespassers of the sims rules.
1st offense: Official Warning
Players who receive an Official Warning will have their name recorded for public inspection in http://www.twilightzone.wikidot.com/ for 2 months. After 2 months and if the individual does not have a 2nd Offense, the fault will be lifted and the record will be erased.
2nd offense:
Level 1 - 4: dock of 150 XP per offense ((I would like these a little higher- Lilly)) ((I agree, these are very shrugable-Illy))
Level 5 - 6: dock of 750 XP per offense.
Level 7 - 8: dock of 2250 XP per offense.
Level 9 and above: dock of 4500 XP per offense.((actually we can make the sanctions higher if need a dock at all should be something they not shrugg off, since i encourage the freethinking and decision making of the on the spot GM to decide if is needed to depart from the range of punishments on case by case basis what do you suggest as range?- Markus))
Game Master and Sim Administrator Sanction Powers: This Sim allows the GM and Admins to judge each incident individually and weighs in past offenses, attitudes, notifications by other GMs in regards to the CCS Data Base, in order to render the proper sanctions for the incident and may at the digression of the GM depart upwards or downwards in sanctions, to include a warning, timed estate ban or a XP dock.
All sanctions will be reviewed by a CCS Administrator and the incident posted for review. Again the link is http://www.twilightzone.wikidot.com
Any griefing act will result in a ban from the estates.
We refrain from the Estate Bans for CCS violations these are reserved for Grieffing.
I as Sim and CCS Administrator interpret Grieffing as the excesssive OCC insults or Drama that corrupts ongoing role play or refusing to cooperate with the Sims Theme and or refusing to cooperate with the directives of or arguing with a Estate Officer or GM as well as spamming with objects or caging or attempting combat without a CCS.
Global Overview.
We will consider the going to the CCS Support chat or to a CCS Global GM over Sanctions by The Sims GMs or Administrators without first exhausting the appeal process we have established, as open GM shopping and the willful causing a OCC drama and if is proven is a complaint without merit may result in severe sanctions up to include a CCS Ban. ((is this too harsh is designed to curb drama but may not work and arise criticisms?-Markus)) ((I agree do not think it too harsh, too many do GM shop till they get the result they want-Illy))

CCS does not administer affiliate sims over the owners shoulders, there are only two instances where CCS gets involved in the administrative decisions of sim owners and thats if there is a direct violation or exploitation of the CCS system going on.
Suzanna Soyinka

First off there are no "CCS Battle" rules. There are Sim Combat Rules. They are individual and can differ from sim to sim. CCS does not tell a sim owner how to run their sims.
Suzanna Soyinka
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TWILIGHT ZONE and LABYRINTHE DE MYTHOS STAFF
AdministratorS (CCS Administrator and Estate Manager):

* Lill3y Weatherwax

* MarkusChristopher Llewelyn

* Zoey Botasu
* Nabuco Zapedzki

GM's:

* Tabriss Masala
* Charlie Essel
* Areton McMillan
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RP Coordinators:
• Raikon Fhang
(Based and adapted by CoLA Rules)

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