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PostSubject: Rules (MUST READ)   Sun Jul 29, 2012 8:54 pm

Rules of Pokemon Mystery Dungeon RP

First of all, welcome to the forum! Of course no one wants to sit and read the rules but it's probably best if you do since you could miss something important. So please take the time to read these before you attempt to create your character.


Rule One
You cannot start to roleplay before your character has been approved. You will know when your bio has been approved as a Character Mod (with a lilac name) or Admin (red names) will have replied to it telling you it has been accepted. If not, they will point out what you have missed or need to change and you will be given the chance to edit it accordingly.

Rule Two
Every member can have as many characters as you like, but must pay for them with their Poké. Each member starts with 5000 Poké to pay for their first character. The Poké system is detailed here. When buying and creating a new character, use the template provided in the characters section where you create it. You are not permitted to alter the template but extra fields can be added if you so desire.

Rule Three
God modding, which is controlling someone else's character without their express permission, is not allowed. When attacking someone, you cannot write about their actions. When talking to someone, you cannot have their reply in your post. 'Perfect characters' and Metagaming are also expressly banned. If you are unsure what either of these terms means it is advisable to search them in google just to be sure you don't break this rule.

Rule Four
You may only have one account per person. We all know how tempting it is to create a new account so that you can create more characters quicker but anyone found with multiple accounts will have both of their accounts banned until further notice. If you forget or lose your password and create a new account because of this, contact an admin right away and they can give you a new password for your old account and delete the new one without having to ban both accounts. Also, account usernames should be made up of some form of english letters and should not be comprised completely of symbols such as █. Numbers and symbols can be included in the username but it must not be completely comprised of symbols.

Rule Five
This should go without saying but please respect all members. I and all of the other site staff will not tolerate racism, sexism, flirting, prejudice or bullying and all as well as anything similar will result in an automatic permanent ban.

Rule Six
Advertising one's own site or forum on this forum is forbidden. If someone wishes to get members interested in their own site then it is advised that you PM the head admin(Solilo) and ask for permission to advertise. It is polite to notify a site owner if you plan on advertising on their site and an inquirer will be permitted to create one topic in the Free Chat to promote said site. Accounts created for the express purpose of advertising another site will be deleted, along with their posts.

Rule Seven
Concerning the death of characters: Please be aware that when a character dies, you are not refunded the 5000 Poké that the deceased character cost, so it would be a smart idea to make sure that you have at least two characters before you decide to kill a character off; either that or make sure that your first character is at least level 10, as that will allow you to adopt an archived character should you decide to kill off your own. You can only kill off your own characters and not any characters you adopted.

Rule Eight
Please do not beg or even ask to become a Moderator or Admin. Staff applications are usually always open but do not expect to become a Moderator or other such member of staff just because you applied. You need to be a dedicated as well as trusted member and I, as well as the rest of the staff team, need to know that you are almost always active and will not just disappear from the site without a trace as many newer members do over the course of a few months.
Staff Applications can be filled out here.

Rule Nine
For the purposes of weeding out those lazy few who skip the rules and go straight to claim their Poké, you must put at least one of the following words into your Poké Collection post;
"Honeycomb" "Oath" "Zealous" "Inglenook" "Kindling" "Flash" "Soliloquy" "Feline" "Folly" "Enquire"
Try to think of it as a game and work one of them into your post without making it stand out too much. :3
Please, do not forget this. Staff and members are not supposed to point out if you do forget.

Rule Ten
You are considered inactive if you do not sign onto the site for a whole month, without alerting us via the 'Temporary Leave, Departures and Returns' board. If you are gone beyond a specified time you will be put in the inactive list and if you do not specify when you'll be back you'll be put on the inactive list after 1 month. If you are found to be inactive, you will be placed in the 'Inactive Members' group (black coloured usernames). As a result of this 'inactive' status, your characters will be put up for adoption and any open threads members have with that person will be locked. Any inactive member who is then inactive for a whole year will have their account deleted along with their original character/character application if said character has not already been adopted.

Rule Eleven
Everyone is capable of proper/correct grammar and spelling; nearly all of us are on a computer and can look up spellings and check our grammar, so please don't overflow your post with a lack of either one. Rping using asterisks(*) and script rping ( "Character Name: dialogue" with no description or insight into the characters thoughts) is not permitted either.

Rule Twelve
Each RP post should contain at the very least 100 words. It's okay to have a few posts that around 95-98 words or something instead of 100 but you should really aim for 100 words or more in every post. You will be sent a warning via PM if you are found continuously writing less than 100 words without good reason, and failure to acknowledge and amend the size of your posts will result in a strike against your account.

Rule Thirteen
Do not abuse the coding that makes things move in the chatbox, such as scrolling text, or smilies/sprites. These codes lag the chatbox for some users, and are to be kept out of the chatbox. If a picture or a link is to be shared and would defifinetly result in stretching the chat, please put the link/image in a spoiler. Spoilers can be done with this code:
[spoiler] Insert content here[/spoiler]
Note: To log into the chatbox, you must click "Log In", and if you do not post anything in the chatbox for 15 or so minutes you will automatically be kicked by the chatbox. Users tend to post "." to avoid being kicked from the chatbox, so posting "." every once in a while will not be considered spamming, but if done every few seconds it will be considered spamming and you will be kicked from the chatbox.

Rule Fourteen
Signatures on the site should not surpass 220 pixels in height. If it is any larger than that, the signature will not be allowed. Please make sure to find a way to measure how large you make your signature. For other measurements, 220 pixels is equal to roughly around 3 inches, or 5.82 centimeters, in case you don't know how to measure via pixels.

Rule Fifteen
Trolling in any form is not permitted, on the main forum or in the chatbox. It's only purpose is to irritate and upset others and thus is not allowed.
As a side note, typing in all caps should only be used in nonsense during chatbox topics, not for acting as if you're yelling at someone in anger as it only provoked others and leads them to become more defensive, resulting in a large argument in the chatbox that can cause other members discomfort. If you are arguing with someone and don't wish to let it lie like is advised, it is preferred that you settle the matter via PM so that you do not upset others in the chatbox.


Rules Concerning Characters

Your character's name can be from any language as long as it is spelt using English letters. No Japanese kanji or Russian symbols, etc. It must be a phonetic English language spelling of the chosen name. Also, you are unable to use the names Rose or Arpeggio for character names as those are the names of the two Dratini site mascots, Rose being the shiny, Arpeggio the non-shiny. Also try to make sure the name is not used by another character.

Your character can be almost any Pokémon species that can be legitimately acquired at level 5 and below and is not a legendary Pokémon. However, if a pokemon possesses a baby form, then the character must be the baby Pokémon. For example, Riolu is the baby form of Lucario. Though it can evolve at any time under the right conditions, your character must first be a Riolu. The same applies for Pichu and Pikachu, Budew and Roselia, to name a few other examples.
Also, be sure to check the Banned Pokémon thread for character species that are currently banned as they cannot be used as until the ban is lifted. Some bans are permanent however and will never be lifted; such as the ban on Rotom and Phione characters.

Everyone's character has to start out at Level 5 (or lower if you so wish, or if the character has just hatched due to a plot point or mission reward). There is no exception to this other than applying for a position such a Guildmaster where the character would have to have an extensive history. The rules detailing battling and levelling are here.

Your character affiliation is who or what they associate themselves with. Guild members affiliate themselves with the guild they are a member of. Other than guilds and shops, there are various independent organisations that you can apply to be a member of. Each of these is listed here. New members are encouraged to contact the heads of independent organisations when creating their first characters to see whether their character can join or not.

Though most Pokémon evolve via reaching a certain level or by using a certain item, some evolve via happiness. Below is a list of special cases for evolution.
Any pokemon that evolves via happiness needs a Soothe Bell
Sliggoo -Rainy Orb-> Goodra
Eevee -Mossy Stone-> Leafeon
Eevee -Icy Rock-> Glaceon
Nosepass/Magneton -Coronet Rock-> Probopass/Magnezone
Eevee -Has consumed 20 Gummis-> Sylveon
Eevee -Soothe Bell + Lunar Ribbon -> Umbreon
Eevee -Soothe Bell + Solar Ribbon -> Espeon

However those that evolve through leveling up have been given a slightly easier task rather than roleplaying all 31 levels for that awesome Charizard, or 25 levels for that lovely Dragonair.

When a pokemon evolves at a level above level 20 (20 included) then you have permission to lower the amount of levels needed to evolve. This is done by taking the amount of levels between each stage of evolution, halving it, then using that new number as your new evolution level, though you must round down when approached by a decimal answer.

For example, Dratini evolves into Dragonair at level 30, the number of levels between 0 and 30 is 30, so you take that and divide it by two. Dratini now evolves into Dragonair at level 15. To evolve into a Dragonite, simply repeat the process. A dragonair evolves into a dragonite at level 55, the amount of levels between 30 and 55 is 25. 25 divided by two is 12.5, and since it is a decimal we end up with 12 levels. We then take those levels and add it onto the level that was required to evolve the dragonair. This means 15 + 12, which makes 27 to be the earliest level your dragonair is allowed to evolve into a dragonite.

If you would rather not deal with this then you can simply ignore it and use the normal levels. You are available to evolve anytime in between the new level requirement and the old level requirement, but once you go more than five levels past the old requirement without an everstone in hand your character will be forced to evolve.

Your character cannot be a different colour unless it is a shiny Pokémon. This means no extra spots or stripes, no odd coloured fur. not even your character's eyes can be different from the official artwork, unless they are shiny.
Shiny Pokémon applications cost more poké than a normal Pokemon application.
Other appearance differences such as Spiky-Eared Pichu along with Poké Ball Pattern and Fancy Pattern Vivillion cost the same amount of poké as a shiny and so will not be available as a first character for new members.

Firstly, your character's history has to make sense both in context of itself and the site as a whole. For example, including humans in your characters history would not make sense, as the region the site is set in has no humans living upon it and never has. Your character's history also cannot have any interactions with legendary Pokemon and it is not permitted to have a history with another person's character unless you have their express permission.

A character can start with one Egg move, but no TM or Move Tutor moves. Your character can then have any combination of moves that it can learn before or at Level 5.
Please note that we will be using the level up Gen VI movesets from X/Y, but Move Tutor moves and TM taught moves from across all generations.

TMs can be purchased from shops and there are Pokemon you can turn to if you wish to learn a Move Tutor move, however these pokemon must have passed a test from the dojo in order to be able to teach you the move. Think of it as a degree in teaching a specific move. These Pokémon could potentially also demand a fee for their time.

You are allowed four moves to start with; however, as of May of 2016 we have added the ability to purchase additional move slots. You may purchase up to two additional slots totalling to 6 moves for your moveset. The price of additional slots is 800 poke.

As with the games, your character can only have one ability but if you wish, your character can have a Dream World ability instead of one of the standard ones. If your character's ability is something such as 'Honey Gather' or has some kind of effect outside of battle and you are unsure of how this would work in the context of the site, then simply PM the head admin to make arrangements for the ability's use and implementation. The ability will then be posted here so that those who use the ability in the future will abide by the same rules.

Concerning character bio's
Since November 2015, it is not allowed to post in the bio off the character of someone else. Only the owner of the bio and a secretary reviewing the bio are allowed to do so.

Character Records
After your character is approved, you cannot and should not edit the bio in any way, unless a staff member has given you some last minute tips on how to improve the layout and or content. Instead, when keeping track of your characters inventory and progress, you must create a topic in the Character Records board. You MUST keep track of your records and keep them updated; this is not an optional procedure. A template has been created to assist you in what fields everyone is reccomended to keep track of, however as long as you incude all of those fields in your Character Records, you can organise it however you want.
Be aware that you can only have one thread per member, though you can present and lay out this thread in any way you like.

Concerning Threads
You may have no more than 5 unfinished threads per character. This is to ensure that people don't go around willy-nilly making threads they will never finish just for the levels gained and the poké earned. Any threads started or joined by characters that are sent to the archives are exempt from this rule unless the afore mentioned character is adopted and the thread can begin again. You are also able to consider a thread inactive if someone has not posted in a month. If this is the case, ask an admin to lock said thread for you.
*As of 8/12/2015, you may buy thread slots for 1000 poke each by making an admin request stating that you wish to do so.

Adopting Characters
Any character belonging to an inactive site member is put up for adoption and adopting a character is rather easy. All you need to do is fill in an adoption application form in the Adoption board and wait for it to be either accepted or denied. Upon acceptance you can claim ownership of that character and use it as if it were your own. Please note that you are only allowed to adopt two characters for every one character you pay for yourself. You must also have at least one character of your own at level 10 or higher before you are able to adopt a new one.

Energy System
The energy system is a system that was created due to god modding issues and users rolling the dice too close together in their posts. It is required that you follow the energy system which is detailed here
It is a site requirement that you keep track of your character's energy and when they gain or lose some in your posts during all dungeon threads, meaning it is against the rules not to do so.
Concerning rolling, anyone found to have edited their posts to deliberately change the results of their rolls will be given an automatic 5 day ban from the site. We take this sort of thing very seriously and encourage you to contact an administrator or other site staff member if you have problems with a post containing a roll rather than editing it yourself. This way, we don't punish anyone for something completely unintentional.

Status Ailment Enforcement [New For 8/12/15]
When you are using the energy system, dice included. You may encounter items that have colored bubbles with shortened version of the status ailment's name. When these occur, you must add these ailments onto your character depending on your character's level.

The ailment must be applied to your character if their level is lower than the energy cost of that particular rolled item plus 10. Take it that you rolled an item costing 5 energy, and your character is level 12. You would check to see if your character is either level 15 or higher to be allowed to ignore the status ailment.

For the poison ailment. If your character's level is 10 levels lower than the energy cost of the thing that inflicts the poison, your character gets badly poisoned. This means you will be losing energy per page instead of not gaining any with normal poison.

Note:You are only required to enforce the first ailment of your roll within a particular post.


Rules Concerning Bulletin Board Missions

To prevent the abuse of the job system there are some rules to completing bulletin board missions. Each rank of mission has a minimum amount of pages needed to be completed for it to be counted as a successful mission.
Any threads that do not reach the limit for the appropriate rank will be immediately cast off as failed, even if the events in that thread resulted in a completed mission.

(Difficulty - Number of pages needed)

F - Two Pages
E - Two Pages
D - Three Pages
C - Three Pages
B - Four Pages
A - Four Pages
S - Five Pages

* - Five Pages
*0 - Six Pages
*1 - Six Pages
*2 - Seven Pages
*3 - Seven Pages
*4 - Eight Pages
*5 - Eight Pages
X - Nine Pages
XX - Nine Pages

When in a mission concerning finding a certain item, use the mission die;

[roll="Mission Dice"][/ roll]

To determine whether or not you find the item. Please remember to take out the spaces of the code so it works when you post it! It can only be rolled once a page and what you find is dependent on what you roll.

1 - Find 1 of  that item
2 - Find 2 of that item (If a multiple item mission)
3 - Find 3 of that item (If a multiple item mission)
4 - Nothing

If you roll a 2 or 3 on a single item finding mission, you will still find the item.



  • 1st Offence: Warning
  • 2nd Offence: 2 Day Ban
  • 3rd Offence: 1 Week Ban
  • 4th Offence: 30 Day (Month) Ban
  • 5th Offence: Permanent Ban
  • Please be aware that certain rule breakings can result in an automatic ban. Most are stated above.
  • Disrespecting site staff however, also results in an permanent ban


Now that you have finished reading the rules, please post in the topic linked below and wait to receive your 5000 Poké before creating your first character. It might be a good idea to read the rules again as it is a lot to take in.

Starter Poké Collection

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