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PostPosted: Thu, Feb 24 2011, 0:14 AM 

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This topic contains rules you must know regarding character creation.


Available and Restricted Characters and Races
Naming your character
Drow slaves

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PostPosted: Thu, Feb 24 2011, 0:15 AM 

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Available and Restricted Characters and Races:

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[Effective of 1st March, 2006]

To keep the gameworld sensible, we restrict the backgrounds and race of Player Character to an extent. This means if you wish to play something outside the liberal Amian norm, you must send a request to the DMs first. This includes not only racial lineage, but also unreasonable qualities such as The Sexiest Man Alive, The Best Friend of Lord Bane, Elminster's Brother or Mrs. Bionic.

To request special characters, please follow the instructions in this thread.

:?: The following races can be played freely:


    ¤ All the races and subraces available via the Amia Subrace System, including:
    ¤ Tiefling, Aasimar
    ¤ Kobold, Goblin
    ¤ Genasi Races (earth, air, fire, water)
    ¤ Orog, Ogrillion, Hobgoblin
    ¤ Lightfoot Halfling, Strongheart Halfling, Ghostwise Halfling
    ¤ Half-drow
    ¤ Moon Elf, Sun Elf, Wild Elf, Wood Elf, Drow, Feytouched
    ¤ Shield Dwarf, Gold Dwarf, Duergar
    ¤ All basic NWN races

[Updates 23rd April, 2014]

:?: After much deliberation, the present Team has decided the following in relation to what variety of requestable races we deem appropriate for players to request. They are as follows:

It was decided that, per standard request expectations, Monstrous Humanoids, Half-Fiends, and Half-Celestials will continue to be considered.

Dragons, Full Undead, and Fey have been deemed to be categorically open for requests by a slim majority. They require requests of the highest caliber and are to be held to rather high standards.

The Team has voted on the subject, and the majority held the stance that they would never permit the following races: Magical Beasts, Aberrations, Animals, Elementals, Celestials, and Fiends.. While it is not against any ruling to apply for or play said race, a majority approval is required for the acceptance of the request. Since the majority of current DM's deny it on the basis of its nature, it should be expected that every subrace request that falls into these areas will be categorically denied.

A player is still welcome to make these requests in an effort to persuade the staff, but should do so being well-prepared for outright denial. It is not for the faint of heart.

:!: When in doubt, ask a DM.

:!: This information is for OOC use, when planning a new character you wish to play.

:!: See the DM Staff post for contact information, if needed, and send a Private Message (PM) to a DM if you wish to play a special race. Provide us a story for your character, RP motivation and whatever else you think of as useful for creating your character! (Request guidelines here)

:!: The Staff will aid you with your character, if help is needed.

:!: Any character's special skin is still a DC request. Skinchanger widgets are normal scripted DC items, and the usual cost is 5 DCs. Automatic skins Faerie, Kobold, Hobgoblin and Goblin are excluded.

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PostPosted: Thu, Feb 24 2011, 0:16 AM 

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Naming your character
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Amia is a roleplay server, and roleplay depends on a good atmosphere. For this reason, we present a few rules and guidelines for making a good/proper character name.

As a rule of the thumb a name should be a name: not a title, a description, a random noun etc. The text hovering above your character's head is an OOC thing anyway, and your character may call him- or herself anything he/she likes. The actual name of your character should fulfill the following criteria, however:

    :!: Proper names only, using proper capitalisation and minimal punctuation limited to apostrophes and dashes.

    :!: No famous names from literature, movies, PC games or any other source. If a DM spots the name as being a copyright infringment, as in being exactly like a name such as "Gollum", "Pippi Longstocking", or "Darth Maul", it will be changed.

    :!: No names of famous people in the real world, living or dead. No George Bushes, Clint Eastwoods, Margaret Thatchers, Conan O'Briens, Adolf Hitlers, or any other famous figure from wherever you may be from. This includes questionable variations of famous names, like "Hesus Christus" or "Haddam Sussein".

    :!: No titles, such as "King Philip" or "Son of Ilmater". Pretty much anything that describes things you cannot know about a person by just looking at them (job, education, demeanor, status) is unnecessary and may result in metagaming, and is thus not allowed. The suffixes given to faction members (for example the Cordor Guards) are an exception to this rule, but the title will not describe a rank, however, just the faction you are part of. Names should mislead people OOC on purpose.

    :!: Adjectives and nouns are to be used with extreme moderation, preferably only when suitable for the race in question. Names like "Lovely Honeypie" are not good names. Name can not be made of only adjectives either.

    :!: Names are not meant to shock or irritate people. You will be asked to change your name if anybody takes offense of it.


The DMs can force you to change your name if they feel your name is not a valid one. Any player who has their name changed and feels their name does not violate any of these conditions is welcome to submit a complaint to the staff and a request to have the name reinstated. A staff vote will then determine if the name is in accordance with the guidelines. Remember that you may always ask the DMs if in doubt.

NOTE! Quote marks (IE "Name" ) bug tell-sending from the player list and look funky in the database, which isn't nice. If you use a nickname, please use aphostopes instead of quotes. IE, 'Name'.

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PostPosted: Thu, Feb 24 2011, 0:17 AM 

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Drow slaves
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If you wish to play a drow slave, PM DustSpray101 and tell him your slave character's name and other vital information. Since there's been again issues with drow slaves (unapproved ones), you'll need to inform a DM, and get your slavedom approved first. Thanks.

In general, drow slaves may be played by minors. Any torture is not to be RPd by minors, sex slavery is strictly forbidden and all other rules on torture and sexual RP apply as well.

These rules apply both to characters created as slaves and characters caught by drow. If your existing character ends up as a drow slave, PM DustSpray101 immediately.

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