Policies

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xxxxxAny player of Mutant Genesis is expected to comply with and follow all of these policies. Failing to do so will get the offender punished without fail. By making a character on Mutant Genesis you are agreeing that you have read and will abide by the rules listed here. Ignorance is not an excuse.

Activity

xxxxxWe expect people on important or sought after characters to maintain noticeable levels of activity. Not logging onto the game for 15 days or longer makes your character vulnerable to being taken away. If you're going on vacation or something, please bbpost that fact.

Age Policy

xxxxxNo characters under the age of 18 allowed.

Alts

xxxxxWe allow players to play up to two Feature Characters or one FC and one Original Character. We probably won't allow the same player to have two 'Tier I' characters, as those are often in high demand, and won't approve a second character if you are not active on your first. For more information on Tiers visit the Tiers page.

xxxxxA third alt slot is reserved for non-mutant alts.

Characters

xxxxxWe ask characters are kept close to their Earth-616 counterparts. If you want to app Scarlet Witch, for example, it's generally accepted that she's the daughter of Magneto and something like that wouldn't really be up for debate.

Conduct

xxxxxYou don't have to like everyone, but you will be expected to be polite. NO controversial topics on public channels. If someone asks you to stop paging them, please do so immediately. Do not bad-mouth other MUSHes on Mutant Genesis, please.

Consent

xxxxxIt goes without saying that the game largely operates on give and take. Nobody likes playing with that person who never takes a 'loss', and it detracts from group scenes if a particular character is needlessly avoiding all harm while other people in the scene are bleeding from multiple wounds.

xxxxxNo-Selling : Just because we are a consent game is no excuse for people to ignore/minimize/mock threats or potential consequences for actions they decide to take. Even if your character has been through the wringer, there is a difference between standing your ground and just shrugging when the Avengers are about to show up.

xxxxxThis is not a minor issue, and is completely off-putting for both Storytellers who make an effort to run things, and other players in the scene who are treating things appropriately. If we notice this, or we are notified of this, we will talk to the player and try working things out. Repeated offenses may force staff to ask you to leave the game.

Player Run Plots

xxxxxCheck the Plot Central page.

Original Characters

xxxxxOriginal Characters are considered Restricted, which means they need approval of concept before application. Otherwise they are treated as normal characters.

Show Stealing & Playing to Win

xxxxxNo character is the "star" in every scene. Players should never be OOCly approaching plot as a "thing to solve". This isn't a video game anyone should be trying to win. This is a venue to tell stories and build relationships between characters as they explore changes in themselves, the world, and encounter unfamiliar things and terrible forces.

xxxxxEverybody should get a chance to shine and 'do their thing'. And there are a couple of points to cover here, because this is a broad issue.

xxxxx• People without relevant skills should not be doing things they don't have the skills for, because it really minimizes the existence of characters who DO have those talents. Somebody with Martial Arts 3 shouldn't really be pulling off acrobatic punches that would make X-23 proud.

xxxxx• Just because you DO have a skill or powerset that can solve a problem does not mean you SHOULD. There are other players around, many of them can probably solve the same problems as your character could. Let them have a chance to shine and get the spotlight and feel important.

xxxxx• If you app a character like Kid Omega, Phoenix, X-Man, etc, you need to be prepared as a player to not just 'win' every scene instantly. Even if it would make PERFECT IC SENSE to just go "And I paralyze his brain" every scene instantly, you as a player are going to need to find reasons to NOT DO THAT. If you aren't prepared, as a player, to find those excuses, you should consider apping a weaker character, or we WILL talk to you.

TS

xxxxxKeep it PG-13 in scenes unless everyone present is comfortable with something else.