Games & Trivia Rules
Welcome to Games & Trivia! This topic will serve to present the updated rules of this forum.
-- This topic's tag will always reflect the date of the latest update. Information on what was updated will always be found in the "Recent Updates" section at the bottom of this post. --
What Belongs in G&T:
Text-based games! Not RPGs, though! See below.
We have three forums for your RPG needs: Bionicle RPG, LEGO RPG, and OTC. Please be aware that each forum has a different approval process for RPGs. If you are planning to start one, be sure to familiarize yourself with the process in the appropriate forum.To be clear, games in this forum should not involve a combination of the following:
- Taking on the role of a character, assigned or chosen by one's own volition
- Development of said character through the player's actions
- A storyline determined by a player's or all players' actions
- "Collaborative storytelling" involving any of the above
"Strategy games" in which players take on a role are allowed, however, provided that the other elements of role-playing do not come into play. If you are unsure of the nature of your game, please PM me or a G&T Forum Assistant before posting it.
LEGO Games Only!:
This forum is meant for LEGO-related games only: Bionicle, Hero Factory, Ninjago, heck, even Cyber Slam - no matter what, it must relate back to a LEGO theme. BZPower-related games (such as "Describe the Sig of the Member above You" or "How Well Known Are You?") belong in COT.
Starting, Hosting, Co-Hosting, and Playing Games:
Not everyone can post a game in this forum. Please familiarize yourself with this section if you have an idea for a G&T topic.
Starting a Game:
Only Premier Members can start a game in this forum. Non-Premier members are allowed request the help of a Premier Member as a co-host, however; if you are not Premier and wish to host a game, send a Premier Member a PM with the appropriate information about the game and your request. If he or she declines, do not get discouraged; there are plenty of active Premier Members on the site. Please note that should the topic starter’s Premier Membership run out, the game will continue regardless, just like polls in the Voting Booth are not closed in the same situation.
Hosting a Game:
Any member can serve as the host of a game. If you are not Premier and have had a Premier Member start the topic for you, it is your duty as a host to then post the rules of the game and not to let the burden fall on your co-host.*
While it is the job of a game's host to create and post its rules, the host has no further authority over the players of the game. That is, the host cannot "ban" players from the game and cannot otherwise reprimand players - that is the job of the G&T staff. Therefore, if you are having problems with a player, please contact me or one of my Assistants. It will then be our duty to take the appropriate action, if necessary. This is not to say that a host cannot politely remind players about the rules, however.
It is up to the (non-Premier) host of a game to determine the amount of help he or she will need with running the game, should he or she require the help of a Premier Member. The host should make this clear in the PM sent. This means that, should a game’s host determine it is not necessary, the Premier Member will not be required to serve as the game’s co-host.
Please remember to be courteous!
Co-Hosting a Game:
So, you are Premier and someone has requested your help with posting and co-hosting a game. How can you help? Just like the game's host, the co-host has no authority over the players and cannot "ban" or otherwise reprimand them. However, you, as the co-host, can help by keeping the topic on-track by politely reminding players of the rules if they deviate. Otherwise, how you can help will depend on the nature of the game. Don't be afraid to ask your host for advice or things to do!
Playing a Game:
It is the duty of all players to read the rules of the game and follow them. Failure to do so will result in intervention by the G&T staff.
Be courteous to your fellow players. That is all!
General Rules and Guidelines:
All BZPower Rules and Guidelines do apply. Spamming, flaming, etc. = nope!
Do not post inappropriate content. Keep all posts family-friendly. Inappropriate language, excessive violence, and any sexual content will not be tolerated.
Use the report button! Please do not post to reprimand someone who has broken these rules; use the report link (located at the bottom of the post) to bring it to the attention of the staff.
Do not double-post. Use the edit button, or wait for someone else to respond to the topic.
Keep posts LEGO-related. This forum is for LEGO-related games only; similarly, posts must be kept LEGO-related as well.
Regarding revival: Revival in this forum is sixty (60) days; please always check the date of the last post before posting.
Thank you all for reading. I will leave this topic open in case anyone has a question about these rules that he or she would like to ask the G&T staff. On behalf of all the BZPower staff, we hope you enjoy your time here!
The G&T staff:
10/30/2013: Updated revival information.
Edited by -Windrider-, Dec 15 2013 - 10:19 PM.