Info Evaluation Criteria

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Role-players will be graded using a category system: Personality, Story, Combat Prowess, Description, Enjoyability, and Rule Breaks.

Each category—with the exception of Rule Breaks—is scored from 1-12. A score of 6 represents the “average” or “passing” grade for each category—anything lower being below average and anything higher being above average. Scores in the 10’s are reserved for displayed excellence within a given category. Scores of 12 are for absolute perfection. If an entire category is not applicable to your role-play, (ie: there was no combat or you did not use any graphic descriptions) then a value of 1 can be assigned as default for that category.

Personality: 1-12
Story: 1-12
Combat Prowess: 1-12
Description: 1-12
Enjoyability: 1-12
Rule Breaks: 1-10
Post Count:
Experience: (left blank until processed)

Scoring Guidelines

Personality: For how 'fleshed out' your character feels. Do they develop and grow? Do they have opinions or emotional responses to what happens around them? To what extent do they engage critically with other characters' ideals and actions?
Story: For how 'fleshed out' the narrative choices you make as a writer are. Do your posts illicit imaginative and creative responses to them narratively? Do you respond in interesting and creative narrative ways to the posts of other's RPing? Do your posts take a proactive or a passive approach to the collaborative narrative unfolding?
Combat Prowess: How closely you successfully adhere to the rules and mechanics outlined within the Skills&Abilities Section. Do your combat decisions feel forced or plausible? Are you afraid of writing your character getting wounded? Is your writing dynamic and exciting? Do you use stats as a framework to write and explore creatively within, or do you write what you wish to write even if the stats do not permit it? Does your character have a sense of unique personal style?
Description: For how vivid and immersive the world you are creating feels and reads. Do you activate my senses through my imagination? Do you take the time to set the scene? Do your descriptions flow with the tone taking place in the overall story? Or do you write how you want to write no matter how anyone else is writing? Do your descriptive flourishes feel natural or forced?
Enjoyability: For how readable your RP is. Do I find myself bored or engaged? Where was effort placed and where was it left out or overlooked? Did I have emotional responses to actions and events that took place? Was I invested? Did it seem like the creative back and forth between RPers was interesting for them? Could you tell if they were engaged and having fun with it? Did I laugh?

Rule Breaks

Rule Breaks are given for every violation beginning with 0 for none, 1 for the first offense, and capping at a value of 10. If a rule break is in flagrant and deliberate violation of the rules, the official review team can be consulted via PM to see if awarding multiple points for a single violation is warranted. Examples of what constitutes a Rule Break are:
  • Editing several days after a post is made or editing your post at any point after the next person has posted is rule breaks
  • Performing an action that does not correspond correctly to the relevant stats at play is a rule break
  • Controlling someone else's character is a rule break (the exception to this being minor and rare instances where all parties are previously in agreement about something like traveling from point a to point b on an island as a group or being carried by another character etc. these instances are rare but sometimes are necessary for the progression of the story)
  • Not correctly citing the GM approved descriptions for each technique proposed in your post is a rule break
  • This list is by no means comprehensive. If you think that you or someone in your thread has made a decision that goes against the spirit of the rules of the RP but are not quite sure if it constitutes a rule break specifically--ask a neutral member of the review team or a GM
  • Also see the general rules for the Role-play section here: Rules of Role-play
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