Members of our community are required to read and adhere to the following rules. When you submit an application for charm city, you are agreeing to our rules. Please note, our rules are subject to change at any time. If you have any questions, please let us know.





What is a safe space?



Please take our world seriously. Charm City was created as a safe haven for players that may have had negative experiences in the past with rp sims because of bad leadership, disrespectful players, etc. Come into our world with kindness in your heart! We want to make this place fun for everyone.


Imagine yourself in a roleplaying sim built with the intention to make people feel confident and comfortable as both writers and players, a place where they will not be exposed to discrimination, criticism, harassment or any other emotional or physical harm. In Charm City, we aspire to make our community feel this way and truly be a safe space for you.


In this community, if a scene or person makes you uncomfortable please use the word “kryptonite” and let the other player(s) know you will not be involved anymore in the scene.


If you’re in a scene and your limits are being pushed, please first try to contact the player and say “yellow” which is a warning that means this scene is making you uncomfortable. If this is ignored, please say the word, “stop-sign”, leave the scene, and file a moderator complaint so we can support you.



Charm City Roleplay Guidelines



  • All characters and users must be 18+ and human in appearance.
  • If you have a child avatar, you will immediately be booted off-sim. All players must abide by Linden Lab's Terms of Service and Community Standards. Additionally, please remember, this is not a fantasy or supernatural sim. We are unable to accommodate players that wish to be Fae, Mermaids, Vampires, Werewolves, Dragons, Orcs, Demons, etc. Thank you for your understanding.

Alts.

We limit alts to three per sim. You must apply for each new character you create. We will not accept players with profiles younger than 6 months.

  • Free form, text based combat.
  • In other words, attacks must always be written as an attempt.
  • We do not encourage the usage of a hypothetical “if” in posts as it may make players feel confined in their writing to respond in an unauthentic way. There are always more options than “If this happened then this…”
  • Roleplaying is always a give and take, it’s not about winning or losing. It’s about the stories that will be created and developed.

  • Post Order & Taking Turns
  • To make things fair and square, please allow one full round of the post order before posting into a scene. Considering fairness, please refrain from jumping post order, adding onto your post or posting multiple times in a row as it may make people confused.
  • There are a few exceptions to post order such as avoiding waiting a huge PO for events. Please discuss with those you are actively rping with or posting at to discuss an order amongst yourselves.
  • If you are RPing in a public space, people are welcome to join the scene.

  • No standing! Well… Idling.
  • When you’re out and about, you are always considered IC.
  • Don’t phone a friend OOC. Do it IC!
  • In the spirit of fairness, we ask that if a friend is to come to your aid, this interaction is done so in character as opposed to an OOC IM.
  • An example of what not to do is sending OOC IM such as the following, “Hey I’m getting beat up right now in a fight, can you come help me? I’ll send a TP.”

  • Emote Etiquette
  • Play fair! We take accusations and incidents of powergaming and metagaming seriously.

  • Powergaming: When a player presumes or declares that his or her own action against another player character is successful without giving the other player character the freedom to act on his own prerogative. This could also be a player who forces people into an rp scenario they do not wish to be a part of.
  • Metagaming: When a player uses knowledge not available to their character in order to chance the way they play their character - usually to give advantage. An example of this is using OOC knowledge ICly.

  • Cross-Sim Roleplay
  • We allow cross-sim roleplay, but once you leave the sim your abilities ~poof~ or ~vanish~ with you. The same goes for any abilities you may have in other sims, they go poof when you arrive.

Destruction of Businesses

Before defacing a business or burning it down, please get mod approval. If the business is owned by a player, please get their approval.


Secret Identities

Exposing a character's secret identity is up to the player you wish to expose. Please communicate with your scene partner before exposing them.


Realism

Sometimes, you'll cam a character on sim and will notice them in the heat of battle with a big bad! Maybe you even see an rp snippet of their game play. It may be tempting, but please do not show up to participate in the rp unless you have contacts, are nearby and realistically would hear the disturbance, or get called upon by someone in the scene (via text, phone call, etc.) We want to play realistically here.


An example: A baddie has been unleashed in the tunnels! Mark, who has a secret identity as a vigilante has no reason to be there because he's currently working his day job as a librarian.


Another example: A baddie has been unleashed in the tunnels! Mark, who has a secret identity as a vigilante, gets a text from his friend that someone has climbed from the sewer and is brutally attacking residents of East Baltimore. Mark, thinking quickly on his feet, disappears from work to tend to the issue.


What Not To Do: A baddie has been unleashed in the tunnels. Mark only knows about this because he has cammed the baddie. Excited to jump in, Mark immediately TPs over, with no IC knowledge of the incident.



Charm City Code of Conduct



All characters and users must be 18+. If you have a child avatar or look like a child avatar, you will immediately be booted off-sim.

  • No begging for lindens.

  • Using disrupting HUDS, talking OOC in nearby chat consistently during an rp scene, using chat spies, spamming the group, or disrespecting players or staff are grounds for an immediate ban from the sim. Trolls and griefers will not be tolerated.

  • Please respect our staff team. We work for free and we are here to help.

  • Avoid unnecessary scripted attachments to help us reduce lag.

Non human avatars will not be accepted. This includes: vampires, aliens, werewolves, demons, dragons, elves, monsters, ogres, characters with anime heads, etc. This also covers non human traits. Please do not have claws, tails, horns, glowing eyes all the time, etc. Additionally, please do not ask for an exception. We will not grant it. ​While the backdrop for Charm City is super, we pride ourselves on being a realistic sim. Please keep this in mind when applying.

  • No public nudity.

  • We ask our players to be respectful at all times, and be kind. We’re all people behind the keyboards.

  • We have a zero tolerance policy for bullying, harassment, sexual harassment and hate speech OOCly aka made by players.

  • News travels fast in the land of SL and roleplaying. If you have been accused of any of these behaviors in the past, please do not come to this sim, it is not for you. We want to create a safe environment for our players and we take previous events at other sims into account. Roleplay should be an escape, not stressful.


Grievances System



If you have an issue, we encourage you to first try to work it out with the player. If you feel like you need support or a third party to be there, please submit a grievance form with all of the information pertaining to the negative interaction. Please make sure you attach any relevant information including screen caps from in world, discord, twitter, anything you think would help us in determining the next course of action. One of our mods will reach out within 24 hours to address the issue.


Another reminder: we have a zero tolerance policy, if you are found to be breaking any of the above rules you will be banned from the sim.