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Over the past few weeks site staff have reviewed and updated the current site rules with the aim of making them more concise and transparent.
Check them out here: Site Rules
Looking for the Hobbits who stole my Christmas pudding!
Find them!
Send them to me!
I cannot become the Lord of Mordor without eating my pudding first!

(Guild wishes you a Merry Christmas!)
Requesting a Name Change
Forum name changes have been available for a while, but there has always been some confusion as to what can, and what cannot be changed. This quick guide aims to eliminate as many of those questions and create a simpler, smoother transition into a new identity.
The Conditions
  • Any new username must be alphanumeric, ie: consists of characters from A-Z (both upper and lower case) and/or numerical numbers 0-9.
  • Usernames must be within 2 to 15 characters long. Some users on the forum will have longer names from Old Guild, however the current name changer does not allow for names of these lengths.
  • The Username must not be already taken. A quick users search will reveal any names which are already in use or not.
    Note: @Mahz has the ability to change usernames to one that is already in use, but before that username can be recycled the account has to be deemed dead, ie: no activity, zero to few posts, and zero to few PMs.
  • Name changes for case correction will not work, ie: a "user" wishing to now be "User".
  • Any altered names will last for a period of 3 months.
  • Once a name change is complete there is no turning back. This is due to how the old username is linked to your forum ID, even after a new name is chosen.

If you have read through these conditions and are still interested in changing your name, please either contact a member of Staff or post a thread in the Problems/Suggestions section.
Guidelines for Mature Roleplays

The 1x1 section is an key part of the Guild as it tends to draw in people who are after a more individual and unique experience. With this comes the desire for members to write about scenes that are more personal and mature in nature. It is important to note though that while we allow these types of roleplays to operate we do have some regulations and guidelines that we ask of you to follow.
Advertising a Mature Roleplay

  • Tagging Interest Checks for mature content should be in the form of either placing an “Adult”, “18+” or “Mature” label in the topic, or through the use of the “18+” tag.
  • Any pairings within the Interest Check should be listed as to whether they are mature or not. This helps create clarity for those who are searching out for a roleplay as it prevents the whole “Surprise! Here’s the sex!” for those who were not expecting such a roleplay..
    eg: Role 1 x Role 2 (Mature)
  • If possible list any Male, Female, Lesbian, or Homosexual character roles, either through the title or the listing within the Interest Check itself. Some players are after a specific theme and this is one way of gathering the correct interest.
    eg: MxF, FxF, MxM, etc.
  • Specific acts, sexual details, kinks, and possible plots should to be reserved where possible to private discussions. When these are discussed in public there is always the risk that they will trigger Google’s AdSense, the primary form of income that allows the forum to operate.

Participating in a Mature Roleplay

  • Be clear and precise on what it is that you expect of the roleplay. Sexuality is a sensitive subject to some individuals and a roleplay can quickly go from enjoyable to horrible if the participants have a different set of expectations.
    Note: If you ever wish to avoid any sexual content, inform your partner or advertise that you wish to “Fade to Black” instead.
  • Ensure you are the legal age of 18 before you participate in any mature roleplays. The staff have and will continue to ban any users who actively choose to partake in a roleplay involving a minor; likewise if you are a minor who chooses to enter an adult level roleplay, you will be banned.
  • All mature roleplays which engage in any sexual act must be played out through the PMs. The members of staff do reserve the right to remove any mature content which may appear on the public forum.

Reports any Concerns

Please ensure that you have read through and understand the Fundamental Rules of the Guild. By following these standards you will already be one step closer to avoiding any issues or concerns prior to what may be listed here.
  • Report any problem you encounter to a member of Staff. These may include advertisements that break our rules, people who are persistent in contacting you when you've shown no interest, or even just a general concern about the quality of your own interest check. Our job is to ensure you are comfortable with whoever it is you may be roleplaying with.
  • If a staff addresses you about an issue, please listen. It may be as simple as a problematic description, or a miscommunication between members. Whatever the case they are there to both enforce the standards of the forum and aid with your enjoyment.
  • We will remove content and ultimately, immediately ban any users who promote the acts of bestiality, pedophilia, or any other heinous/illegal acts. There are many other forums which cater to those interest, just not ours.

Finally, we do wish the best on your endeavours in finding a suitable partner who can match your desires. The number of members who have been contacted about any concerns have been quite minimal, and we do pride ourselves on a community which is so willing to take the advice of the Guild on board.
Although we don't always announce staff changes, today is an unusual moment in Guild history where we find ourselves creating a new position altogether. In the past (not counting IRC) the Guild Moderators simply doubled as moderators for any Guild chat. With the increased traffic in Guild chatter due to moving from the old Guild Chat to the new Guild Discord server we believe it is now necessary to enlist some help on the chat side of the house.

@TheTwistedOne, @Altered Tundra, and @The Harbinger of Ferocity have been appointed Chat Staff and will work to moderate the chat on the Guild Discord server. They have full power within the Guild Discord server to deal with rule infractions and any incidents that might occur within the Guild Discord server.

Should action be brought against you by a member of Chat Staff, you can appeal that just like you can any site staff action. To appeal an action by Chat Staff please contact a Guild Moderator, not the Admins directly.

Good luck to the new Chat Staff!

To those contacted about the position but ultimately not picked, thank you for your interest. Your names won't be forgotten the next time one of these positions comes available.
Fundamental Rules of the Guild

This is a brief explanation of the rules and regulations that are enforced here at the Guild. It is a good idea to become familiar with these rules, and understand them. Violations of certain rules may result in Moderator action, ranging from a discussion or warning, to the potential of a site-wide ban. In either case, it is your responsibility to be fully aware of the rules and to avoid breaking them at all times.

1) Community Conduct
  • Respect all members. Be pleasant to each other and treat people how they deserve to be treated. Remember that respect comes in all forms and should be applied in everything that you do. When disagreements arise in discussion be sure to address them in good faith, ensuring that you avoid escalating them into any unnecessary conflict. The Guild does not tolerate behaviour which incites hatred against, promotes discrimination of, or disparages an individual or group on the basis of their race or ethnic origin, religion, disability, age, nationality, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or other characteristic that is associated with systemic discrimination or marginalization.
  • Respect the decision of your GMs and Co-GMs. GMs and Co-GMs do have the final say on disagreements, decisions, and creative freedom when in relation to their roleplay. They have the ability and permissions to remove you from the roleplay thread, so it would be best to keep matters civil and don't belabor the point.
  • Keep your conflicts private. When disagreements arise in discussion, try to work it out privately. People do respond better when confronted outside the view of a public audience and when a moderator asks for you to take a conflict to a private discussion they are doing so to try and maintain the peace.
  • Do not incite drama, fights, or harass others. If your response could be interpreted as trolling, disrespectful, or inflammatory, please refrain from posting it. Harassment, intimidation and bullying of any community member or staff will not be tolerated, including unsolicited messages, verbal or physical threats, and targeted spam. If reported, such behaviour may result in disciplinary action. Lastly, we would also like to remind everyone that each user is responsible for their own conduct and stepping away from any drama or fight you may be involved with is always a better option.
  • Do not spam. Spamming includes both the posting of unrelated material on the site and excessive posting of the same content across multiple topics and forums. For those wishing to post this kind of content we do have a subforum dedicated purely to the topic of spam. Any spam posted outside of the dedicated subforum will be removed and addressed accordingly.
  • No advertisements. The Guild does not allow any off-site advertising designed to invite members into communities which are not formally associated with the Guild itself. In addition, links to sites designed to provide financial benefit or compensation in some way are prohibited. Any advertisement will be subject to Moderator discretion and will be removed from the site. Accounts created which demonstrate a focus on off-site advertising will be banned.
  • Do not discuss bans. There are a large variety of reasons why someone could be banned from the Guild and discussing them publicly can lead to the spread of false information and needless drama. Should you wish to inquire about the reasons behind a particular ban, take it up privately with site staff and staff only.

2) Mature Content
RoleplayerGuild exists because Google AdSense pays for the Guild's rent through the use of targeted ads. While we do allow some mature content on the site we do have some guidelines which must be adhered to at all times.
  • 18+ Roleplays. 18+ roleplays are restricted to adults aged 18 and up as they typically contain content which is not suitable for minors.
  • No smut on the public forum. Any roleplay which chooses to engage in any sexual activity must be kept off the public forum and played out through the PMs. Staff do reserve the right to remove any smut which may appear on the public forum.
  • No explicit content on the public forum. We do tolerate a superficial amount of mature themes within a public roleplay for those who are looking for a more adult level of content, however images and content which can be perceived to be intense or explicit in nature cannot be posted on the forum.

3) Discord
Discord is a free to use, instant messenger application that offers the ability to create and manage your own online chat community. The Guild has one such community, and members who are a part of the Guild have the ability to join and chat amongst their online peers.

All of the current rules and community conduct guidelines mentioned above do extend into the Discord server as a whole, and violation of these rules can result in action against you ranging from the removal of various channels privileges, up to the server as a whole. To help manage such an open platform, we have a team of Discord dedicated Moderators who can help assist you along the way, as well as the current members of site staff who oversee the Guild community as a whole.

4) Reporting Violations
In the event that you should come across an issue relating to the Guild or you have observed an incident that may violate these rules, please contact a member of staff to inform them of the issue. Reports are kept private — reports by default are shared amongst all staff members unless requested otherwise — as they help provide vital context for future conflict between users, in addition to being vital to judging all situations fairly.

As a note, the Moderators on Roleplayer Guild exclusively limit their scope to matters contained both within the site and on the Official RPG Discord server. The Moderation team has no jurisdiction over any exchanges between users that have occurred in Discord’s Direct Message system, or elsewhere online. If you encounter problems off-site, please report your concerns to the most suitable source, such as Discord's own Trust and Safety team, and not the Guild staff.

Site Admin

Site Moderators

Discord Moderators

5) Appealing a Moderator Decision
Should you feel that a Moderator's decision was incorrect, we are happy to discuss and review the incident with you. Any attempts to raise a matter publicly will be removed and will be discussed in private instead. Should a staff member come forward to discuss the details publicly, then — and only then — may it be discussed.

Our community guidelines are meant to inform members on what is and isn’t allowed on The Guild, and to ensure that everyone has an enjoyable experience they deserve. Should you have any additional questions, please message a member of Staff and we would be more than happy to assist you further.

Greetings, new members.

We are an ever-growing community of enthusiastic and dedicated play-by-post roleplayers that cater to all genres and playstyles - fantasy, sci-fi, romance and even tabletop & nation roleplays. First founded in 2007, the Guild has been the go-to forum for thousands of members since its inception. We sport an easy-to-navigate forum layout and a plethora of nifty features implemented specifically to improve the roleplaying experience.

The best way to start your stay with us here on the Guild is to introduce yourself to the masses with a (short & sweet or highly detailed, it's up to you) introduction thread in this subforum. Not sure what to say? I know, introductions can be hard. Here are a few suggested topics for you to elucidate on so we can get a feel for what kind of person and roleplayer you are.

  • Roleplaying career: How long have you been a roleplayer? What was your first experience with it and when did it become a hobby? Perhaps this is your first time; if so, don't hesitate to mention this. The Guild is full of experienced and helpful members that'll show you the ropes.
  • Roleplaying preferences: What are your favorite genres? Do you prefer group roleplays or one-on-one adventures? Are you more interested in fast-paced, back-and-forth roleplays or are you looking for complex, layered stories with huge posts and intricate lore -- or something in between? Let us know and you might be approached by someone looking for fresh blood with something that's right up your alley. Doesn't get any easier than that.
  • Hobbies and interests: Tell us a little about yourself. What else do you do for fun besides roleplaying? Videogames, sports, reading, scuba diving, space exploration, etc. You get the idea.

Have any questions? Refer to the Welcome Package you received in your PM inbox or, if that's not sufficient, ask around. We don't bite.

Hope to see you around,
The Roleplayer Guild Staff
Welcome to the

The Roleplayer Guild is one of the fastest growing play-by-post roleplaying communities on the internet. We try to create a roleplaying community as freeform and user-driven as possible with our simple structure, approachability and simple rules. This guide is intended to quickly get you to where the action is and dive right into the roleplaying.

For the purpose of expediency, we've presented information on the roleplaying sections, moderation and other useful links in clickable tabs that hold more information. Just click one of the tabs to get started.


Final Words

There's a lot of advice here and a lot of articles to read, but the reality of the rules and regulations boil down to this piece of simple advice: Just be cool (like the Fonz) and remember that this is a hobby.

If you have further questions, please feel free to use The Guild Chat (you'll need a free Discord account) to ask questions or post a thread in Suggestions/Problems.

Editing note: Thanks to @HeySeuss who wrote the guide, with help for some sections from @Genkai.
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