• Northstar Roleplay is an 18+ serious roleplay community
• Any character portrayed must be at least 18 years old
• Your character may not be named after any famous real or fictional person
• Your name on our Discord must include your character's name
• Working Voicechat is required at any time in roleplaying
• Do not DM staff without permission
Zero Tolerance Rules
Violations of this kind can result in a permanent ban from the community without warning
Racism, hate speech, attacks on sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other form of discrimination.
IC activities that bleed into OOC harassment. OOC feelings that corrupt the RP experience IC.
If you have an OOC issue with someone that is not regarding a broken rule on the server, please handle it with them OOC in a respectful manner. If the issue regards a broken rule bring it to the attention of staff.
Abusing game mechanics in order to gain an unfair advantage over other players. Stopping animations in order to not die or flee an illegal interaction earlier than intended.
Erotic- and Suicide-Roleplay
We want to be inclusive for all players and decide to not host such content.
Unwanted sexual advances and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature.
Value your Life
You must value your own life, your friend’s lives, as well as other people's lives, so you should not engage in a fight unless necessary. Be careful, only take what you need, take appropriate measures. Valuing your life does not necessarily force you to surrender because you are outnumbered, but when the odds are against you, act appropriately.
Getting downed and needing to respawn will result in you not being able to remember the situation that led to you being downed. Exceptions from this rule are; you are revived by a Doctor, brought to a nurse or someone is using Smelling Salts to wake you up. In those cases you are able to remember what happened to you.
In the case you get revived while the scenario in which you were downed is still going on, you can not take part in it again. You barely made it out breathing and therefore should fear for your life.
While you are allowed to have multiple characters interacting with the same group, it is your responsibility to ensure that you don't have more than one of your characters involved in the same conflict.
One characters participation in this conflict makes you commit to this character, you may not involve another character into the same conflict at another time. Abuse of this restriction is considered power-gaming.
Fail RP is breaking character or doing unrealistic things while in-character including but not limited to:
• Using modern-day lingo; you must speak and use terminology according to the era, which is 1900
• Running to gunshots or involving yourself in things that you otherwise should have no business being involved in
What to do when you witness a rule break while you are in roleplay?
Do not get out of character and scream "That's against the rules!" - please. Stay in character, record, stick to the rules, play out the scenario and make a ticket. Staff will handle it. Do not break peoples immersion.
Meta-gaming is using knowledge in character that you did not gain in character.
This includes but is not limited to:
• live streams
• other people via Discord
• any other media which is not considered ic-knowledge on the Northstar Roleplay Discord Server
Pinboards for example, are considered ic-knowledge, along with everything within the In Character-category on the Discord Server.
Meta-gaming also includes taking knowledge you gained on another character and applying it to the character you play at the moment as well as transferring items between your own characters.
Players demonstrating these behaviors will face disciplinary action.
Power-gaming is the attempt to "win" in every roleplay scenario at the cost of other's roleplay or gameplay experience. We are all trying to have a fun, immersive experience with one another. Ignoring this idea in order to get what you want is not something that we like to see here.
Some examples of this problematic behavior include, but are not limited to:
• Never losing a fight
• Remembering every detail after being downed
• Overuse of hogites and lassos
• Abusing the server rules to your advantage
• Calling your horse when someone is stealing it from you
• Using menus or '/status in my head' in order to get around a scenario when you have clearly been available a second ago.
• Putting your guns away while in a scenario in which you are being robbed.
When it comes to conflict roleplay, the burden of proof does not fall to the victims. So be ready to record when you want to engage in hostile or criminal roleplay.
Do not initiate conflict roleplay 30 minutes prior to a server restart. This includes not only direct conflict but also any and all illegal activities.
For clarification: You are not allowed to kidnap someone 30 minutes prior to a server restart and then even later proceed to use this person as a hostage for a robbery, in this case the robbery is it's own scenario and law needs those 30 minutes to respond to it appropriately.
You are not allowed to kill or rob medical professionals while they are actively treating someone.
Also you are not allowed to engage in hostile roleplay while people are in a menu, especially in clothing stores, stables, etc, where they don't even see what is happening around them, this is considered power-gaming.
Roleplay before Gunplay
Opening fire should be your last option in most scenarios. Try to convince, threaten, or trick people first instead. Shooting someone ends their interaction with you and it possibly prevents a more in-depth roleplay scenario.
Random Deathmatch applies to players as well as to NPCs, you can't just walk up to someone and shoot them without any prior interaction. Meaning if NPC's don't attack you first, there is no reason for you to harm them.
Area of Play
Currently the Sheriff's Office is still being set up, meaning all criminal activities related to Bank Robberies, Store Robbieres, Drug Selling and Grave digging must occur in West Elizabeth, New Austin and Lemoyne, any of those crimes commited outside of those areas are considered a server rulebreak.
Crimes against other players are allowed no matter where you are.
Lassos and hogties are extremely powerful tools, since they can easily make a player unable to fight back, escape the situation or do anything else in order to protect themselves. For that reason they should not be your first option within hostile interaction. Try to use words before you incaptivate someone.
When a lasso or a bola is thrown at you, you can break free right away.
When already hogtied, those are the only occasions where you may attempt to break free:
• You have been left unattended for an extended period of time (10+ minutes)
• Your captor (or someone else) does /me loosens ropes or tells you to free yourself
• A major distraction occurs
Putting a mask on alone does not make one completely unrecognizable. In order to identify someone, you should have at least three or more cues to recognize them. Voice can not be one of those cues.
When torturing someone you must ask for their consent beforehand, that can be done via Discord or a /me. Once you pull through and torture them, you automatically agree to receive the same level of torture from the character you tortured or their associates. If you cut off a finger, they would be able to cut of a finger if they grab you and so on.
Roleplay conduct & Procedure
Character Death / Perma
In general, no one can force you to perma your character. There are three occasions where character death can become unavoidable, so be aware before you attempt the following things:
1. Death by hanging
You have been a serious threat for the commonwealth for long enough now. After many times in prison and many more chances to mend your ways, you kept convincing the law that this was not going to happen. This is something that will not just happen without any warnings, but it can be possible.
2. Losing a duel
Duels need to be agreed on by both parties. Staff needs to be informed and is required to witness.
3. Incurable disease
When you give your character an (at that time) incurable disease like Tuberculosis for example, you designate them to die within the next days or weeks.
Additionally, typing things like /me perma/bled out/is dead or anything else that clearly indicates that your character has died, is indeed a perma, forcing you to delete you character.
All instances of extreme violence must have consent from all parties involved. Extreme violence is defined as; torture roleplay, mutilation, etc. This can be done through a quick whisper in character, a /me or the ingame chat.
Organization / Posse Size
Your gang roster may not exceed 12 people in total.
Any and all conflicts are limited to 6 people per party. This counts for law, outlaws and everything in between. If you are riding with more people, the leader is in charge to tell their people who is getting involved and who is not.
Defending your home is the only occasion where everyone that is available can join in. Defending your home does not include chasing the intruders down. As soon as you leave it, the 6 people rule applies.
For native tribes or any other kind of organization that was not founded with the intent of doing illegal business, you can have more than 12 people, but you can only assign 12 people to fight in tribal matters.
Doctor & Law Department
These two jobs hold a lot of responsibility since they are essential roles within the world. They contribute to the immersion of every single player around. This is why we expect a higher standard of roleplay for those roles.
Sharing information that should be kept within your office with other people in character is considered corruption. Sharing this information out of character is considered a server rulebreak and will be punished accordingly.
Any sort of corruption that's not approved by staff is prohibited and will be punished accordingly.
If you want to play a corrupt LEO or doctor, make a ticket. The corruption should add to the roleplay experience and make sense for your character.
When you are at war, everyone in your gang/tribe roster can fight side by side, ignoring the posse limit.
War can only be declared when the other party agrees, war terms need to be set by both parties upfront, staff needs to be informed in order to approve the war and its terms.
The one occasion where war can be forced onto a group is if said group carries out confirmed repeated attacks on another group, showing particularly aggresive behavior.
In case you want to do criminal roleplay check out the Criminal Rules as well. If there is something you don't understand feel free to create at ticket or ask in #community-support