Rules

As a member of Sim Central, all rules in effect within this organization also apply to the Stranded Sim. As such these rules can be considered complementary to the organization-wide rules:
Click this link here for SC Rules.


Expanded Personal Sim Rules

Star Trek: Ohio
Rules and Regulations Inspired by Players
Written By: Christopher Kuna
(Updated: 5/10/2022)

NO ONE SHALL DISCRIMINATE AGAINST ANYONE FOR ANY REASON* OOC/RL (Race, Creed, Walk of Life, Sexual Orientation, Financial Status or other)
*The exception to this rule is for custom species creation. If they are discriminatory for whatever reason, i.e. xinophobic, this is permissible.

All political and religious discussions will be kept to oneself unless it is to further develop your custom species.

Custom Species Creation:
When it comes to custom species creation, you are given total freedom to explore and create a species to your liking. While we understand that you are here to create a species, we ask that you do not take from another person's species without asking permission first. If the two, or more, species have a shared history, that must be noted and again permission is requested.

Words Defined For This Guide:

The following section is a sort of dictionary of the important terms used in the Kunasims.org in general and the Star Trek: Ohio Sim in specific.

Sim: This is short for simulation. Star Trek: Ohio is a Simulation within Kunasims.org.
Pose: This is what it is called when you write into a post what your character does/thinks. This is often used interchangeably with tag, but they are slightly different.
Tag: This is a signal left in a post to denote that it is someone else's turn to pose.
Post: This is a completed piece of writing done either by a single player or by multiple players which gets sent to the whole group by the Nova when one of the authors clicks the "Post" button on a post's edit screen.

IC and OOC Life

IC stuff is not to be taken personally. This is a game, not real life, and should be treated as such. Should you be taking offense to something that has happened ICly and can not talk about it civilly OOCly, then you need to question your motives for being here. The staff work hard to make the game interesting and sometimes that involves something with your character that might bring them out to the foreground. This can happen at an instant but we generally give a warning. Anyone caught taking IC personally OOCly will be asked to step down from the game until such time they can separate. If you can not separate, please wait on turning in an application until you can.

As such, we ask that no one take OOC issues ICly.

XXX and Violence Markings

In this sim we are ranked at a 3 for content and have a rule of 2 XXX posts per RL month per player, not per character. We prefer you to mark anything that has to do with sex (anything beyond fade to black aka clothes removal and penetration by anything or anyone) with an XXX marker before and after the title of the post. In the Tag line place '18+' so the mod can catch and block it from nonmembers' eyes. An example:

xXx Romance is Bliss xXx

There are a few sims in the fleet that do not follow this rule as per GM.

Now when it comes to excessive violence please mark the post with (V) before and after the title of the post.

An example:

(V) Murder is a Girls Best Friend (V)

Dating Posts

On this sim, we prefer the following formats for dating/adding a timeline to a post. It’s pretty simple and straightforward. A mod will be installed to handle most of this.

YearMonth.Day
Hours

Example:

241206.24
01:25 hours


Spell Check & Grammar

All posts, before you post them, need to be spell-checked and grammar-checked. We understand the occasional slip through but before it is posted, it must make sense or we will send it back to be edited by the authors for further editing. This also includes posts you're currently in. Make sure when you hit save, the pose/tag in the post makes sense. You take the time to take care of your poses/tags the first time, you save less confusion later. If there are issues, first attempt to work them out with your fellow writer(s). If you are unable to work them out, please speak to the command staff. DO NOT address your concerns on the Discord channel. (See “Grammar Rules” Section below for more details)

Late Poses/Tags

If you are joining a post or posing in late to a post, please reflect that in your pose/tag. This is a good thing to remember for each post regardless of back posts or not. If you are added to a mission/post or are they just adding your first pose/tag to a post that has a lot of material, reflect that in your pose/tag. It helps not only the players but the story as well.

Important to note:

This SIM can only be successful with everyone participating. So that means we need your input on missions and logs to help make those missions move forward. The logs are also how we develop characters so if we don’t get those things we really don’t have a SIM.

Activity and You

Should your lack of posting hit our radar and you have not informed us (CO and XO) personally, which happens after two week's time, staff will set you on an LOA. If you are gone for longer than three weeks, you will be placed under Extended LOA. Should you go four weeks, staff will set your account to Inactive player and your position will become available to other/new players. Everyone is on discord, everyone knows how to reach the CO and XO.

Post Length and Splitting

This sim is equipped with a mod that allows for tracking of words used in a post. We suggest splitting the post at 6,000 words so each part contains 3,000 words. This is to reduce the number of big posts in the sim and make it easier for readers in the future who are limited on time.


POSTING GUIDE

~To break a page into OOC area, I have decided to just go with the following:

OOC AREA:
Cael: I lika ta doa the cha cha

~Telepathic messages directed toward someone should be in brackets like this:

{Hey Cael. I love you so much.}

~If you are in two areas in a post and you need to define that, use

, 5 of =, the name, then 5 more of = and
:

=====Bridge=====


~If you are thinking something use Italics:

’Cael is one sexy beast. I could just eat him up.’

~To talk to someone using a compin/wristband in another section of the ship/planet go for the compin style look to make it stand out :

=/\= Cael, I must have you now! =/\=

~ Timelines should be set up as follows in the example below and must be kept track of for all posts:

241210.07 08:00 hrs

~ Tagging other players is a must now to do so, we are now going with an option that will make the tags easier to identify in posts do as such and you will have success:

TAG CAEL

~ If you are wanting to do something in the sense of a flashback within a post, that is perfectly acceptable. Note how many days, months, years it has been up until the point of the current post you are making like so:

===== USS Nimitz - Six years ago=====


Then when done with the flashback,

===== Now =====


So far this is what I have to help along posts. If I see something I will add it and am open to suggestions on how to make posts more clear and uniform.

Minor Characters
There is to be NO underage sexual conduct on any KunaSims.org sim. Ever.

If the Character is a rapidly aging person where they reach full maturity in a shorter time, making them adults, but 4 in human years, then this is an exception as the character is fully grown.
Under-age (18 and younger) requires that the character still be in the adolescent stages of their race. Thus making any sexual gesture towards them statutory rape and thus inappropriate in any form.
Even if both parties are in agreeance, the situation has been deemed too inappropriate for any Sim and it’s players, thus having a negative effect on the Sim Fleet itself as well as Player Morale.
If it is part of a backstory, a vague mention may be allowed as it did not occur nor will it occur on the sim website.
If there is a story arc in which an attempt upon a child might be made. It is to be vague and must be prevented before anything actually happens to any underage victims. That also means limited to no exposure of genitalia to said victim.

If this rule is broken, It will be dealt with henceforth by Cael Maz, the creator and Owner of the KunaSims.org. Mod Votes will not be allowed on such subject, and the players involved will all face repercussions in which he will decide.