Roleplay rule

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Roleplay rule is one of the 5 golden rules of Arelith servers. The following are few explanations and clarifications for it.

Roleplay is acting out the role of character that is represented by characters' sheet. On Arelith, it's not just a nice thing to do, it's what we do. Arelith is, first and foremost, a fantasy Role Play server, and so role play is what we expect of those who come to enjoy it.

There are many and diverse ways to stray from the path, but here are a few of the most egregious ways to break this rule:

  1. It is never allowed to send IC information via a Tell.
  2. There will be NO Role Play about real-world Politically charged subjects.
  3. There will be NO Role Play with 'good' aligned drow. Please read the definitive Drow policy for more information.
  4. Metagaming is not allowed and against roleplay.
  5. Muling rule, transferring items between your PCs.
  6. Switching characters rule, logging out and then logging in with a different PC to deal with the same situation.
  7. Psychic powers rule, claiming to get messages from other players through means that don't exist mechanically.
  8. Titles and modded appearances rule, creating a character with a special floaty name or with visualizations that are not allowed.
  9. Playing a child is not allowed on Arelith. Child is not a supported subrace. Youngest you are allowed to play is 18 years old (adult age). This means that you must play the equivalent age for all races to represent adulthood.
  10. Spell visuals that players see on the screen are the same visuals their character sees.

Roleplaying Your Sheet

You are expected to roleplay what is on your sheet. If it is not on your sheet, do not roleplay it. This is particularly directed towards races and subraces.

  • You are expected to roleplay what is traditionally expected for a member of your character's race. Do not roleplay an albino drow, do not roleplay a neon blue human.
  • Do not roleplay your character as being a subrace that they aren't. Your character is allowed to be incorrect about their own heritage but you must play them as they are expected to be represented.
  • Dungeon Masters are the only ones capable of making exceptions to this rule. If you have not been granted an exception, do not play an exception.
  • Characters from other settings like Greyhawk or Eberron are not allowed. This is a planar subrace. It is not allowed.

You are expected to roleplay the class on your sheet. Paladin is expected to roleplay a Paladin, Druid is expected to roleplay a Druid and an Red Dragon Disciple is expected to roleplay a Red Dragon Disciple. However, characters may use other words to describe what they are. For example, a Fighter might refer to himself as a bounty hunter or a bodyguard for example and a Wizard may refer to themselves as an arcanist.