GENERAL SERVER RULES [MUST READ]

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Re: GENERAL SERVER RULES [MUST READ]

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GENERAL SERVER RULES updated 1/18/2017 on staying in character while in the game world under "Roleplay". New section quoted in bold below:
– Roleplay
– This is a Role-play Server set in the Forgotten Realms campaign world. Please respect the setting and stay in-character (IC). You can go out-of-character (OOC) if there is need for clarifications, or if you wouldn't be disturbing role-play around you by doing so (please mark your OOC speech by placing either (( , // or ooc: before or behind it). Do not talk OOC in Party Chat mode, unless a DM has approved such. Party Chat is a tool reserved for DM Events, not to be used to communicate "secretly" between groups, where in-character your PC would otherwise have to talk out loud, or could not communicate over distances.

Unless there is a mechanical OOC distraction such as a server crash, a bug, mistakenly spawning into the wrong location in game, being otherwise AFK, or another OOC rules exception, your character is to always be considered IC while in the game world outside of the Nexus unless a DM says otherwise.
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Re: GENERAL SERVER RULES [MUST READ]

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4/25/2017

Rules were revised, removed, and/or cleaned up. A new rule has been added regarding Nexus etiquette.
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Re: GENERAL SERVER RULES [MUST READ]

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08/26/2018

General overhaul of the rules. Give them a read!
Forum Rules | Server Rules | PvP Rules

Text in pink is my personal opinion and does not necessarily reflect the DM Team in general!
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Re: GENERAL SERVER RULES [MUST READ]

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Added this bit back under the PG-13 section, as it was mistakenly left out during the revision.
Pregnancies are strictly forbidden unless directly supervised by the DM team and approved in advance. Any pregnancies are a form of "retiring" a PC for the duration, and resulting children are NOT to be roleplayed or represented in game.

The minimum age for any PC is 18 years old or racial equivalent.
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Re: GENERAL SERVER RULES [MUST READ]

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Added this rule despite thinking we'd never have to:
Real Money Trading
Real Money Trading of any kind using BGTSCC as a platform is expressly forbidden. This includes (but is not limited to) the transfer of accounts, characters, items, currency, or in-game services for real life money as opposed to game currency. This also includes offering to pay developers or DMs directly for items, events, or work on the module. Any players found to have participated in this activity will have any items or accounts removed as a result, and likely will have their character vault wiped clean. Character art commissions are an exception to this rule.
EDIT: Made a small edit to clarify that art commissions are still fine.
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Re: GENERAL SERVER RULES [MUST READ]

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Updated Godmodding rule to include these clauses:
Minor instances of NPC interactions may however be used, such as and for example: "The merchant said they would spread the rumor I was seeking a special item," or "the bartender takes my order and brings me my drink," or "The local guards gave me directions or information about the laws."

It is also safe to assume obedience of reasonable orders given to subordinate NPCs (for instance, NPC assets controlled by your guild), but not the success of those orders. If you would like to speak directly in these subordinate NPCs' voices, please seek permission from the DM team first and this will be reviewed on a per-case basis. An exception to this is roleplaying your summoned creatures, and this may be done at will with the expectation that the actions roleplayed are appropriate for that type of creature.
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Re: GENERAL SERVER RULES [MUST READ]

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6/1/2020

Added the following to the Unusual Characters section.
Unusual Characters
Every character must be a legal adult (18 years of age for humans or the racial equivalent for nonhumans). No exceptions.

While most DM stances on certain events are covered under the DM Rulings topic, if you have a character concept that's out of the ordinary (e.g. atypical background/heritage, nobility, contact with lore NPCs, or a concept that can't be adequately described on your character sheet), send a request to the DM Team who will clarify and deal with any outstanding issues.


Note that PCs are allowed to have minor foreign nobility in their backrounds, contingent on at least one of the following variables:
  • The PC has been expelled from the noble house and cut off by their family.
  • The PC's noble house has fallen from grace, rank, and favor.
  • The PC is indirectly related to the noble house and has no direct lineage that would give them title within it.


PCs also may not have Balduran, or Amnian nobility built into their backgrounds.


Be honest and as thorough as possible, and respect the stipulations the DM Team set for your character, if any. Omissions or failing to comply to the stipulations can lead to your character's background either being rejected or retroactively revoked. In extreme cases you may be subject to disciplinary action.
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Re: GENERAL SERVER RULES [MUST READ]

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8/21/2020

Added the following to the Be Respectful section.
Be Respectful
Players may play a character, but they are not the character. Remember not to take in-character grievances to personal, out-of-character attacks, nor to use out-of-character motivations and agendas to fuel in-character behavior. Even when your characters are bitter enemies, remember to be respectful towards the players and that the goal of your interactions with them should be to have fun.

If you are uncomfortable with someone's RP, you have the right to respectfully back out of the RP. Always remain polite and courteous when doing this. If someone chooses to back away from your RP, respect their decision and let them go.


If you don't like someone, don't get involved with them. There are enough players in the server to go around that you should not be obligated to RP with someone who you don't like, and RPing under a hostile OOC environment only breeds poor IC and OOC behavior, drama, and frustration especially if staff gets involved.
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Re: GENERAL SERVER RULES [MUST READ]

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4/6/2021

Amended the character age related rules for the server due to recent inappropriate younger age innuendo play in the character age range of 18-24 or racial equivalent.
PG-13 Content
All players must be 13 years of age or older to play on Baldur's Gate: The Sword Coast Chronicles.

Beyond that, though, this server, the forums, and any interactions within them should be the equivalent of PG-13/Teen at most. No violations of this rule, not even within the privacy of an inn room or guild hall. This includes, but is not limited to, excessive vulgarity, gratuitous violence/torture, graphic/extended sexual situations, and explicitly or implicitly sexualizing any characters under the age of 18 or racial equivalent in age.

Pregnancies are strictly forbidden unless directly supervised by the DM team and approved in advance. Any pregnancies are a form of "retiring" a PC for the duration, and resulting children are NOT to be roleplayed or represented in game.

The minimum age for any PC is at least 25 years old or racial equivalent for all characters made. In the past, PCs at least 18 years old or racial equivalent were allowed and characters that have existed with a public biography or in game PC description since the beginning of 2021 that are at least 18 years old (but younger than 25 years old) or racial equivalent are grandfathered in through Tuesday, April 6, 2021 and are still allowed without having to change the age of their biographies and in game PC descriptions. There will be no exceptions to this grandfather period going forward.

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Unusual Characters
Every PC must be a legal adult (at least 25 years of age for humans or the racial equivalent for nonhumans). No exceptions except as outlined in the rules on the PG-13 content for the server.


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– Content = Teen
– The Server, Forum and all interactions are to be rated Teen or below. ERP/sexual encounters (other than fade to black scenes), graphic or extended nudity, gratuitous violence and torture, and especially rape or miscarriage are strictly prohibited. Pregnancies are forbidden unless directly supervised by the DM team and approved in advance. Any pregnancies are a form of "retiring" a PC for the duration, and resulting children are NOT to be roleplayed or represented in game. The minimum age for any PC is 25 years old or racial equivalent except as outlined in the rules on the PG-13 content for the server.
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Re: GENERAL SERVER RULES [MUST READ]

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4/13/2021

After asking for further player community feedback and DM Team and staff feedback on the 4/6/2021 age rules, the rules have been amended to the below.
PG-13 Content
All players must be 13 years of age or older to play on Baldur's Gate: The Sword Coast Chronicles.

Beyond that, though, this server, the forums, and any interactions within them should be the equivalent of PG-13/Teen at most. No violations of this rule, not even within the privacy of an inn room or guild hall. This includes, but is not limited to, excessive vulgarity, gratuitous violence/torture, graphic/extended sexual situations, and explicitly or implicitly sexualizing any characters under the age of 18 or racial equivalent in age.

Pregnancies are strictly forbidden unless directly supervised by the DM team and approved in advance. Any pregnancies are a form of "retiring" a PC for the duration, and resulting children are NOT to be roleplayed or represented in game.

The minimum age for any PC is at least 18 years old or racial equivalent for all characters made. There will be a one strike policy (a one time warning) and you're out on the next violation (permanent ban from the forums and the game and the community) for any player that implicitly or explicitly violates this rule twice. We encourage all players to report vigilantly any violations as such to the DM Team.

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Unusual Characters
Every PC must be a legal adult (at least 18 years of age for humans or the racial equivalent for nonhumans). No exceptions implicit in character description innuendo or explicit will ever be allowed.


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– Content = Teen
– The Server, Forum and all interactions are to be rated Teen or below. ERP/sexual encounters (other than fade to black scenes), graphic or extended nudity, gratuitous violence and torture, and especially rape or miscarriage are strictly prohibited. Pregnancies are forbidden unless directly supervised by the DM team and approved in advance. Any pregnancies are a form of "retiring" a PC for the duration, and resulting children are NOT to be roleplayed or represented in game. The minimum age for any PC is 18 years old or racial equivalent. No exceptions implicit in character description innuendo or explicit will ever be allowed.
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Re: GENERAL SERVER RULES [MUST READ]

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9/13/2021:

- Updated date stamp from "September 2018" to "September 2021."

- Removed reference to the server's being a "Medium RP" server and codified that in-character roleplaying is an integral/mandatory part of the BG:TSCC experience.

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In-Character Behavior
This is a roleplaying server set in the Forgotten Realms. This server is considered "medium RP" and thus while some OOC behavior is permitted (such as grinding monsters and quests for experience/loot), when interacting with others please stay in-character (IC) and clearly mark any out-of-character (OOC) text being spoken.
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Roleplaying
This is a roleplaying server set in the Forgotten Realms campaign world. Please respect the setting and stay in-character (IC). You can go out-of-character (OOC) if there is need for clarifications (please mark your OOC speech by placing either (( , // or ooc: before or behind it). Do not talk OOC in Party Chat mode as it is reserved for DM events. Party Chat and tells are not to be used to communicate ICly where in-character your PC would otherwise have to talk out loud, or could not communicate over a long distance.
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