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We are an 18+, Preternatural RP site, set in a fantasy location based near Toronto, Canada. We are set in AU current time, and have a loose wordcount of 200. While we draw aspects of our site from many forms of common media, we are unique and not expressly set in those worlds. As such, no off-site knowledge is required!
We welcome you to join the site with your chosen OOC name: your Character accounts will be linked to this primary account. You should register with correct capitalisation: eg, John Smith.
Any questions, and you can easily reach the staff on site or through our Discord. Guests can post via our embed discord located in the footer.
Enjoy your stay!

Our site is rated 333 using the RPG Rating website. We allow mature themes, and may not be suitable for all viewers.
2021.09.17 - From today until 19th, we're celebrating our first Site-Wide event! Welcome to the Apple Fest! You can read more about the Festival here.

2021.08.03 - We have added some new IC-communication forums for you to use! More information here.

2021.07.28 - Welcome to the Fae race! You can read more here.

2021.07.15 - Grand opening! Welcome, and we hope you enjoy your stay! -- TP

2020.09.21 - Added the character chatter box for status updates. -- TP

2020.09.14 - Updated profile code. Stickied the header of this info box. 'About us' block updated. -- TP

2020.09.13 - Site Statistics in the footer updated. Discord embed-ed. This information box added. -- TP


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Hello and Welcome to Blood Ties Rules and Guidelines!

    Please be sure to read this document thoroughly, to ensure a smooth stay here with us! If you have any questions at all, please reach out to the staff member of your choice!

Accounts

    If you haven’t already, you will want to sign up with your Out of Character or Player account. This account should use your chosen online handle, and not have any name usage related to a Character you may plan to play. Ideally, this name will match your Discord handle in some fashion, for easy identification!

    Character Accounts are linked to your Out of Character account, and the details on how to set up your first – or onwards – character can be found in the next page, ‘Getting Started’.

Graphics

     All avatar graphics must be no bigger nor smaller than 250px wide by 400px tall. They should be safe for work. They may not be a GIF that includes moving parts or be flashing: all avatars must be still.
     Characters must be represented by a real celebrity face, the name of whom must be included in the profile. Instagram and YouTube celebrities, etcetera, are allowed so long as they fit the ‘celebrity’ status that makes their likeness public domain.

    Player Avatars may be any image, within the scope of the rules laid out by the site.

    Blood-Ties does not use signatures.

Posts & Word Counts

     Blood-Ties does not enforce a strict wordcount, though posts are expected to be more than 200 words, and supply the writing partner with ample material to respond to.

     Post templates are strictly forbidden, and may not be used. Nor do we allow bolding or colouring of speech or other enhancement of text that doesn’t align with novel style – eg, italics for emphasis and thought are fine. Coloured text or excessive use of Bold is not.

     All posts must be written in third person, past tense with a good handle on proper capitalisation, punctuation and general grammar usage.

     We advise writing on a document (eg, Microsoft Word or Google Docs) to avoid the loss of your writing in the event of the site malfunctioning, internet cutting out, etcetera.

RP Standards

Avoidance of the following is required:
    God-Modding – playing another player’s character, such as putting their reaction into your post, before the other player has a chance to respond. Exceptions are made for communicated permission.

    Meta-Playing – Character knowledge, and Player knowledge, should not be merged. A character cannot know something, simply because the writer does. If you are unsure if your character could or would know something, contact the other player.

Discord

     Blood Ties uses Discord in several capacities.

    General Socialisation – We love getting to know our players, and socialise in Discord when we don’t have the means, time, or energy to write. It’s a great way to keep our characters alive, when we aren’t able to participate in events, or real life means we can’t RP for any given time. For this reason, Blood Ties has very few Out of Character forums on site.

    Tag Alerts – We use coding to send alerts to Discord when a new post is made to the forums, divided up by In Character and Out of Character, as well as G rated and M rated. Players can sign up to be alerted to any combination of thread pings.

    Point of Contact – A lot of the time, it is much more convenient to contact a member – or an administrator – via Discord than it is to use the PM system on site. No one is required to use Discord, but we hope that you will join us there!

Rating

    Blood Ties is rated M18+, and requires all members to be a minimum of eighteen (18) to join. Underaged members will be given a lifetime ban. Our RP rating is 333, allowing the heavy use of everything from language, sex and gore.

Our threads are self-rated with the use of a ‘like’ system, wherein both writers and readers are able to use a community system to help each other out. More ‘like’ options can and will be added as required.


Last Update: 2021.03.25

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