Rules are subject to change based on need as the game evolves
OOC & IC - Keep them separate in all ways at all times.
DRAMA - WC is a safe game where no player should have to deal with drama. If you have an issue with someone, respectfully talk with them. Problem resolution is good, but dramatics makes it difficult to play with you, and might just get you kicked out.
META-GAMING & GODMODDING - Google it if you have to, but remember: It's never okay to do this! Also, if your character has an in-canon power that you'd like to use on another character, you must get the player's permission first.
ADULT CONTENT - WC is an adult-rated game. Place a warning on graphic content and post it behind a cut.
FORMAT - RP posts, Googledocs, and IM logs are posted unlocked with correct grammar/spelling in 3rd person at we_coexist.
CHARACTER JOURNALS - You can use them for email, texting, as journals, etc.; however, journal usage doesn't count as activity.
» PICKING CHARACTERS
CHARACTER LIMIT - 5, but we're happy to relax the limit for players with consistent high activity. (Note: This limit is suspended for players who ported characters from reality_crisis.)
FANDOMS - We allow Marvel characters, characters from DC, Image, Vertigo, Avatar etc. We also allow characters from TV shows, movies, and books. If you don't see your fandom listed here or on the characters page, just ask. Chances are good that they will be.
The following fandoms are specifically excluded: - (Most) Anime/Manga - Comic strips (Calvin and Hobbes, Peanuts, etc) - Harry Potter - Video games (but some characters may still be acceptable; check with us!) - Xena/Hercules
AU / CHARACTER PORTING - Allowed; if you want to retain the history you built in another game, our app supports this.
NPCs - NPCs assigned to your character are typically allowed, but talk with us about it first. NPCs don't count as activity or toward your character limit. PBs for human NPCs are listed on the Taken/Held page. If you want to play a character that's currently an NPC, let us know.
PB DUPLICATION - Not allowed; please check the Taken/Held and Deceased lists to be sure.
CHARACTER DUPLICATION - Nope; one version of the character at a time, guys. Also, characters previously killed in the City aren't adoptable. If you have any questions, just email us! Examples: - Aidan from Being Human (US) is in the game. Mitchell from Being Human (UK) is also allowed. - Spiderman from Marvel is in the game. Spiderman from any movie adaptations wouldn't be allowed. - Only one of the incarnations of the Doctor is allowed in game; however, the MetaCrisis can be played in conjunction with a Doctor.
OCs - Nope; please make your character selections from accepted fandoms.
» GENERAL PLAY The purpose of having many different fandoms in the same place at the same time is to get your character out there, and mix things up a little. Don't stick only to your own fandoms or reenact entire storylines from your fandom. This is a new place, filled with new experiences. Just because your character never ate a banana in canon, doesn't mean they can't try one in The City. (WC GOLDEN RULE - TRY NEW THINGS)
ACTIVITY - Posting activity is relaxed, but in general we expect threads to be completed within a month. There's a "3 Strikes and You're Out" rule for dropped threads (ie: threads that have gone without a response for over 14 days). And finally, because we know that life happens, each player is yearly allowed up to three hiatuses (inactivity for over a month).
IN-CHARACTER RELATIONS - Sex is fine, but don't break/warp canon to do it. In other words, don't slash canon heteros, don't het canon homosexuals, and if there's no clear distinction, check backstory first and run your ideas past the mods. All that said, if you've apped an AU a character in such a way that the sexuality is different, please play in the bounds you've set for your character, instead. (If your AU app doesn't specify a difference in sexuality from canon, it will be assumed that nothing has changed.) If you have concerns, run it past the mods, first!
» DROPPING CHARACTERS To drop a character, just wrap up current threads (or get fellow player agreement to drop the threads), then post a notice in we_babble.
CHARACTER DEATHS - Due to the nature of The City, character deaths are permanent and no other versions of these characters are allowed in gameplay. Because of this, character deaths are only allowed with prior mod approval. This does not apply to characters who die in canon (eg.: Jack Harkness), or die and then come INTO The City.
CYCLING CHARACTERS - We've all ended up with a character that just doesn't work out; we get it. But for the sake of the game, if you constantly cycle through new characters, we must stop accepting your new apps.