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#142 written by Administrator on Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:01 pm
How to: RuneterraForum Rules, General RPG Info, Disclaimer and more
Runeterra (literally magical earth) is a League of Legends RPG (short for roleplay game), based on the original game owned by Riot Games Inc. created by fans for fans. Design your own character in the universe of the famous MOBA and leave your own footprints on the world.
This forum follows the timeline of the original League of Legends, where all known champions exist but are not playable. From there on this will become it's own timeline.

This thread gives you all the information you need to get started.
This thread is a must read!


Riot Games Inc. Dev Portal wrote:Runeterra RPG isn’t endorsed by Riot Games and doesn’t reflect the views or opinions of Riot Games
or anyone officially involved in producing or managing League of Legends. League of Legends and Riot Games are
trademarks or registered trademarks of Riot Games, Inc. League of Legends ©️ Riot Games, Inc.


Table of ContentI. General Forum Rules
II. RPG Rules
III. What's an RPG?
IV. Scene & Local Play
V. Rating
VI. Warnings
VII. Discord
VIII. Conclusion


Unique Selling Points⇨ no long bio required for the application, quick data is sufficient enough
⇨ special story events that will introduce new factions and big changes in the world
⇨ user suggestions are welcomed and will impact the playing system and the forum itself
⇨ a user representation, selected by users for users


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⇨ We have a mobile version, which is fully supported (in fact we recommend using it on mobile for obvious reasons).
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#143 written by Administrator on Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:02 pm
General Forum RulesHow to behave, do's and don'ts, and more...

§0 Acceptance of rulesBy creating an account, you accept the following rules.


§1 RegistrationWelcome, we are happy to have you on board.  To participate in our roleplay, you must first create an account by signing up. All you have to do is click on "Register" in the navigation bar and fill out the required fields.
Be sure to provide an active email address as you will receive a confirmation link to complete your registration. Accounts with a temporary e-mail address will be deleted after 7 days without contribution. Feel free to sign up again anytime.

§1.1 Accountname: You can choose your account name freely, but it should be related to your character. Accordingly, it may be his name, his nickname or maybe even title. Whether you only use the first name or the first name and surname is up to you.
Names with offensive content will not be tolerated and users with such content will be deleted immediately. Also please don't use any numbers or special characters.
If you want to change your username afterwards, you can do that by signing up in your character updates or by writing a PN to an administrator.

§1.2 Number of accounts: You can have up to 5 accounts, if you meet the requirements.



§2 Behaviour RulesWe hold our standard very high, always consider that there is another human being behind every account.
We align ourselves with Riot Inc's Community codex.
This means, doing anything the following is against our rules and can be punished:

⇨ Offensive comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, mental illness, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion
⇨ Unwelcome comments regarding a person’s lifestyle choices and practices
⇨ NSFW content
⇨ Threats of violence
⇨ Incitement of violence towards any individual, including encouraging a person to commit suicide or to engage in self-harm
⇨ Deliberate intimidation
⇨ Sustained disruption of discussion
⇨ Unwelcome sexual attention
⇨ Continued one-on-one communication after requests to cease
⇨ Publication of private communication without consent
⇨ Pretending to be another user, using their name as your own
⇨ No offensive usernames/nicknames/icons
⇨ Consistently disruptive behaviour


We value respect and esteem, so this is the most important and fundamental rule of the forum. Be an adult and ignore insults, provocation and trolling and report them if you are a witness. Disputes will not be settled publicly within the forum, they do not belong here.


§3 Opening Threads and Submitting PostsA new topic should be opened in a suitable area and provided with a descriptive title. Strive for an understandable way of speaking. If you have problems with your spelling, you can use various utilities (Grammarly, Word, etc).
Use the edit button! Double posts are prohibited.


§4 Avatar and SignatureYou are allowed to use an avatar with the format of 240px width and 400px lenght.
The board does not support signatures. Allowed are artworks, 3d art from games and other projects but no photos.
You can use GIFs, however please consider that some users might use the website on their mobile phone or simply don't have good internet.

If you are looking for inspiration you can check out the following pages:
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http://www.anime-planet.com/characters/
http://www.deviantart.com/
http://www.zerochan.net/
http://www.animecharactersdatabase.com/ge/

Please note, that all League of Legends Splash arts are not allowed for player characters, as these characters exist in this universe as well. Same applies for non-canon/alternative universe skins.


§5 AdvertismentAdvertising your own content in any form is prohibited, except when it's stated otherwise.
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#145 written by Administrator on Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:13 pm
RPG Rulesall requirements regarding the basic playing system

§1 Application process & Your CharacterFirst of all, you'll have to register an account. Make sure the name is somewhat resembling your character, you can change it later if necessary. In order to participate in the roleplaying game, you have to create a character. Make sure to post your application in the right section and use the application template. Follow the links in the template to the guides, which will help you to create your character. However, the encyclopedia is where you can find all important topics around regulations and explanations.
After posting your application you have 7 days to finish it. Otherwise, it will be moved to the archive. In order to be accepted into the RPG, you require two okays from a staff member.


§2 in-RPG PostingAs a user without accepted application, you are unable to post in the in-RPG area. Only after the application process is finished and your account name was sorted into the faction group you are allowed to post in-RPG.

§ 2.1 Writing rules: When you describe your characters actions, always use 3rd person singular in the past tense. If you post in the RPG, your post needs to be a minimum of 200+ written characters. You always need a post partner. You can't play with yourself. This also means that you can't play with one of your own characters. However, it's okay to post with an NPC, played by someone else than you.

§ 2.2 Skipping: Sometimes your post partner becomes inactive for a certain amount of time or even leaves the forum. To make sure that you don't get permanently stuck there are some guidelines for cases, where you are allowed to skip the post that you are waiting for.  First, always try to contact your post partner and figure out how long it's going to take him/her to make his/her next post or why s/he is currently not able to post. From there on you have different options, depending on how many people participate in that scene.
2.2.1 In a scene with more than two players, you can skip after 48 hours. That means in the posting order it's the next person's turn. To make sure the delay isn't too big, you - or other players from that scene - should make sure it's communicated to that person that it's now his/her turn instead.
2.2.2 In a scene with only two players you have two options. Either you simply end the scene by editing your last post, if possible. Or you pause the scene. Once your post partner has returned you can resume that scene at any point in the future. In order to pause a scene, you need to contact a staff member or simply post in your update thread so that the scene can be paused. In order to resume that scene, you go through the same procedure. However, you can only resume a scene if your scene limit isn't full (read more about scene limits in the next post).



§4 Power Gaming
Wikipedia wrote:Powergaming (or power gaming) is a style of interacting with games or game-like systems, particularly video games, board games, and role-playing games, with the aim of maximizing progress towards a specific goal, to the exclusion of other considerations such as storytelling, atmosphere and camaraderie. Due to its focus on the letter of the rules over the spirit of the rules, it is often seen as unsporting, un-fun, or unsociable.

In this scenario, it's describing actions which are out of character or in any other form out of the norm (e.g. being invincible, never getting hit etc.). This is something that easily happens in fights, so always remember that nobody is perfect. Powergaming can and will be punished if it happens frequently and will not be tolerated. It can even lead to your character getting killed.


§3 Killing of other CharactersKilling other characters - especially when they belong to other players of the board - is always a very sensitive topic. Therefore, it required very detailed rules in which cases this is possible.
The first and basic rule is: no player character can simply be killed. It's impossible to show up and kill someone, except maybe a non-fighting NPC, which hasn't been created by someone else than yourself.
If you truly want to kill a player character it requires consent of that player. Then, and only then, you are allowed to kill that character.

§ 3.1 Exeptional cases: There are some special situations, in which it is allowed to kill someone's character without his/her consent. This would be in a scenario where a rather weak character decides to siege entire Noxus. If a character does something simply stupid which would cost his life under any circumstances because he is simply underpowered, it is allowed to kill that character. However, inform the player about the situation and talk to a member of the staff if they agree with you on the circumstances of the situation.
Also, in a scenario of extreme power gaming - especially when it is not the first time - feel free to contact the staff about it, in a situation like this, it is also likely that the character will die.

§ 3.2 Killing as a form of character development: In an open universe as the League of Llegends universe, death doesn't necessarily mean the end. Instead, you can also use it to improve your character. For example, a human could turn into something else, s/he could learn a new ability or get into a form of symbiosis which grants him/her new powers. Just make sure that your argument why this should happen is plausible.
The process here is to apply the changes via update, get an okay from the staff and then play a plot around the character which leads to the possible death and changes to that character.


§5 InactivityIf you haven't posted in-RPG for more then 30 days, your character will be achieved. You can still access your account and write, however you need to resubmit your application and go through the activation process before you can go back to the in-RPG.
The blacklist will be checked on every last day of a month.
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#146 written by Administrator on Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:50 pm
What's an RPG?basic info for people who never played before
The main focus of the forum is on the RPG, which plays in the world of the famous MOBA League of Legends. You do not know what a forum role play is? No problem at all! Take a closer look at this thread to get a short overview of relevant details.

If you are already familiar with forum based RPGs you can skip most of this post. You should still check the "Important Link" part.

What is a roleplay game?Imagine, you are reading a good book or watch a good movie, series or even play a game. And you get new ideas, what these characters could do. In fact, you even start thinking of new characters. You give him - or her - a personality, you describe a story, his interpersonal connections, his view of the world and what drives him. Welcome to the roleplaying game!
However, reading or presenting a story is far from over. In the various segments of the RPG section, you will be writing and interacting with the characters of other users, thus determining the course of your story, and thus influencing your little hero more or less the entire world.
See the role play as a kind of interactive book. You create your own character in a clearly defined setting that exists in this world and lives its life there through your hand. Not alone, but with acquaintances, comrades, friends and rivals written by other players.


Roleplaying in RuneterraIn the role-playing game you have many options. You can get into roleplaying normally - so write, talk to, or do something with other users' characters. Fights against other characters are allowed at any time.
Together with your posting partners, develop new ideas for exciting experiences.
Buy a pet.
Travel together to an unknown island.
Meet new characters and find allies. Or foes.
Play politics in your local city.
Train together, to become stronger.
Search for a big treasure.
You set your own goals. At your own pace.
Needless to say, you do not have any influence on everything. Factions in their entirety, kingdoms, cities - they all work without you and are mainly embodied by existing NPCs. However, you can challenge them and take their place, over time.
In cooperation with all figures, the forum forms its own, ever-ongoing history over time. If you have no ideas, it can not hurt to get involved with the ideas of your teammates, change post partners and the like.

Of course, the point of cooperation is also important here! You can always suggest adventures that others might like. Send your plot ideas to the staff or Poromail to create a bigger event, or ask if they can give you a brilliant idea. Do not be afraid to ask!


Useful Terms:
RPG: A role-playing game (sometimes spelled roleplaying game) is a game in which players assume the roles of characters in a fictional setting. Players take responsibility for acting out these roles within a narrative, either through literal acting or through a process of structured decision-making of character development. Actions taken within many games succeed or fail according to a formal system of rules and guidelines.

in-/out RPG: This is referring to where something happens. in-RPG usually means something that happens with or to a character or in the story. While out RPG usually means the players itself or something that is being discussed/planned outside of the actual story.

Posting Partner:  A player and his character, you currently interact with.

Sceneplay: A topic started by one, two or even more players, where their characters interact on a certain day at a certain time. Once a sceneplay ends, the topic will be achieved.

NPC: Non-player characters in role-playing games. Here, it's referring primarily to all known/released League of Legends champions, which are part of this world as well.


First Steps & Important LinksBefore you start into your big adventure, take some time to set up your profile correctly. You might want to disable e-mail notifications as they can be quite annoying after some time. Check out the most important guides in the encyclopedia and make yourself familiar with the structure of the forum.

Now it's time to think about a character. For that, you will need the character area where you can post your application.
Once your character is done, there are a few more things to do. Create an update thread for the development of your character. Also, post your character avatar in the list and register your account in the account overview.
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#155 written by Administrator on Fri Jan 25, 2019 5:40 pm
Scene Playsthe system around posting
We exclusively use scene plays. It ensures a faster character development, which will already take more than enough time to progress and allows a clearer overview for participates in a play and at what time it takes place.

You can have up to 5 plays. 3 plays can be a scene play, 1 is for flashbacks, which take place in the past and the last one is for special occasions like forum events.

TimeframeTo make sure everyone has the same progress of time, there is always a current timeframe which is announced in the main infobox on the start page of the board. The timeframe is always two months long and will be changed when necessary. If you run out of space for new scenes write a short message via Poromail. Once multiple players asked for a new timeframe there will be a vote for a new timeframe. If a majority is achieved in the vote, the timeframe will be moved to the next two months.
Once in a while, there is also an option to skip more time than two months. This will also be part of the vote.


Scene PlayScenes involve 2 or more people creating a topic. It provides a framework for the plot, which can be extended in time and place to some extent. Your scenes may not overlap in time. The opening posts need to contain a short description of the plot, participants and time and place. You can change this afterwards if the plot took a different turn then expected. Everyone can join a scene without permission however, it is always nice to ask first if another player is welcomed.
Once a scene is finished, note this at the end of the last post of your character ("scene end", "out", "finished" etc). As long this hasn't happened the scene still counts as active. Also, note the end of a scene in the title of that scene.
If you don't want to participate in a scene anymore but the scene isn't finished yet, you can leave it by posting the end of the scene under your last post.
You are allowed to open a scene with a single post without a posting partner. This can be done once a week.
In some cases, the staff can demand that a player participates in a scene. This could be for example in a scenario where said player is avoiding consequences he needs to deal with.


FlashbacksFlashbacks are scenes in a dedicated area, which take place in the past. You can use these to meet new characters, which would make them friends (or enemies) in the current timeline already. You can have one flashback at a time.


Let's have a party!This is a special scene for events, which don't which plays in a different dimension/universe. It can be used to post with someone you would otherwise probably never meet or friends are suddenly enemies or vice versa. This is simply for enjoyment.
This scene is only available if a bigger plot is announced in the forum.
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#163 written by Administrator on Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:12 am
Rating: 16+Recommended minimum age and how to stick to the rating.
The recommended age in this forum is 16 years!
What does that mean? It means you should be older than 16 because the content of this forum is made for people above 16 years. However, nobody is going to kick you out if you are younger than 16. But maybe ask your parents first if they are okay with it.

This means for you as a player...
Language: Your contributions may use a dirty language and insults, which are directed towards other characters or NPCs - but not players.
Sex: Sex scenes may not be described in detail - no comments on genitals or any bodily fluids! Hentai/Porn are not allowed. Explicit content must be played in scenes and the title needs to contain a [16+].
Violence: Excessive descriptions of violence to living things and their consequences are to be omitted - so again: do not go into too much detail.

⇨ Involuntary prostitution, animal cruelty and racism* are among the absolute no-go's!
⇨ The glorification of illegal drugs, incest, rape is prohibited.

* If your character is a racist, that is fine. However, make sure that a silent reader understands that the racism is towards the character, not the player and only in-RPG allowed.

If you are uncertain if your contribution meets these guidelines, contact and ask a team member.
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#164 written by Administrator on Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:34 am
WarningsHow you get them and how you might redeem yourself
To properly get along in a community there always needs to be a way to make sure the community stays nice. Here, we do this with a warning system. There are multiple and different types of warnings which will be explained here.
As the staff is not always 100% reading every detail, please use the warning system (little flag next to edit and delete icon) to inform the team if you feel that there was some misbehaviour. The team will investigate and follow with action if needed.


A "verbal" warningThis is the smallest form of warning and is usually a moderator or administrator telling you to stop whatever you are doing right now after one or multiple other players already told you to stop.


StrikesBy mistreating the rules you can get strikes. A strike will be noted internally and the staff will monitor your behaviour from there on. You can get rid of a strike if you show excellent behaviour for over the course of 6 months. However, you can get it back much faster if you show bad behaviour afterwards than a user who never had a strike before.
You can have a total amount of 3 strikes at the same time.


ExclusionIf you have more then 3 strikes, you will be permanently excluded from the board. If you sign up again and anyone figures out it is you, you will be banned again. No exceptions.


Rewards for good behaviourOn the other hand, we want to support good behaviour. If you never had anyone ever complaining for over 1 year, you will receive a special badge which will be displayed in your profile as an example of good membership in the community. This badge is the Honor badge, which every user has at level 2 at his/her registration. Please note, that the counting of the one year of good behaviour only counts, when you have at least 1 post on the forum.
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#165 written by Administrator on Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:43 am
DiscordOur main communication channel
Additionally, the forum owns a Discord server, which can be used for talking, spamming, gaming etc. As it is part of the community, the same rules apply there and vice versa. That means for example if you misbehave on the server it affects your reputation in the forum as well and can even lead to warnings and exclusion. Not included however are private messages in Discord. That is your own responsibility.

It is certainly a smart choice to join the server. Not just because it brings you closer to the community but also because there are going to be special giveaways from time to time. Also, the support there might be faster as it is in real time.
So please join:

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#166 written by Administrator on Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:00 pm
ConclusionWhat else needs to be said
If you still have questions or feel uncertain about anything, always reach out to the team or the community. Us the F.A.Q. for questions, or write a Poromail if you want do to so in secret. Or use Discord. Either way, you will always find help!

As you certainly read this topic before you signed up, we would like to welcome you on board once more and tell you, that we are happy to have you.

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