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. . . were it not that I have strange dreams . . .

(an In Nomine dressing room)

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Name:. . . were it not that I have strange dreams . . .
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Community description:an In Nomine (and INS/MV) dressing room
In a Nutshell: an In Nomine dressing room
and count myself a king of infinite space
What if there was more than one Symphony, or more than one world within the Symphony? In a Nutshell is a dressing room-style game for any and all In Nomine and In Nomine Satanis/Magna Veritas-related characters, based on that premise. We welcome canon, original, and AU characters, and players of all skill levels (from complete newcomers to In Nomine and/or journalsgames to veterans of both). While the game is largely freeform, we also welcome players running their own plots, one-shot events, and other structured campaign-like things, as well as making their own posts or simply playing in the existing ones. Dreamwidth invite codes are available on request, and the moderator is happy to answer questions and help people settle in.
were it not that I have strange dreams . . .
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[personal profile] inanutshell_mod: Your friendly local moderator! Please direct any questions, comments, or concerns thataway. (The moderator is [personal profile] sariel_di, available at the same username on LJ and IJ.)
[community profile] inanutshell_ooc: The OOC community, for out-of-character chatter, coordination, information, questions and comments that you don't want to direct straight to the moderator, and anything else.
in-a-nutshell.wikidot.com: A wiki, to host anything you don't feel like putting in the OOC comm or on your own journal/webspace/whatever.
nutshell_feed: The Nutshell's RSS feed on LJ, for all your cross-site watching needs.



A few notes:

* This community may contain adult concepts. Please don't go beyond R-rated content within the community, but posts and comments should be viewed with discretion.

* Character-specific journals are encouraged, but by no means required.
  If you're using a personal account, please use a dedicated icon and/or put your character's name in the subject line of your post or your first comment to a thread, to minimize confusion. This especially applies if you intend to run more than one character in the dressing room.
  Invite codes are available via the post on [personal profile] inanutshell_mod for those in need; those with spare codes are encouraged to offer them to newbies in need via that post as well.

* There is no GM, and dice rolls and stats are entirely optional.
  Players should feel free to include dicerolls and/or link to character sheets if they want, and can try to find a third-party arbiter or guest-NPCer if everyone involved agrees (or just work it out among themselves), but none of this is required.
  That said, some common sense is good: a reliever probably can't easily throw off demonic resonances, a Superior will probably succeed on almost anything s/he tries, and so on.
  Likewise, please be courteous: even if it's a fair assumption that your Demon Prince can probably mind-whammy the random Servitor you're playing with, try to give the other player a little warning, and don't godmode them into doing something they're uncomfortable with.

* There are no rules in terms of activity rate, number of characters, or getting characters approved before playing.
  This does mean that your posts or comments may not always get responses, since nobody's committed to playing regularly and people may be juggling multiple characters or not have a character interested in your post topic, so please be prepared for that situation if it happens.

* As a dressing room, multiple versions of the same character are allowed, and characters are not limited to a single game-canon.
  In other words, it's completely reasonable to see amnesiac!Eli, AWOL-for-a-purpose!Eli, SSO Eli, and Fallen Eli all hanging out in the same post, or several people playing their own interpretations of canon Kobal, or one person running two versions of a character, or what-have-you.
  (OOC notes or links to character summaries are encouraged so that people know who they might be dealing with, but aren't required.)

* Characters from current games are welcomed, but please keep in mind that anything that happens in the dressing room is not canon for your game unless your GM okays it, and other characters aren't bound by your GM's setting or rules decisions.
  (Characters from past games and retired characters are also welcomed, but should have fewer issues with this possibility.)
  Note that characters in the dressing room are not obligated to keep dressing room continuity if they don't want! If you decide that your character's more fun to play without "remembering" a certain event, or want to run the same character in two different scenes at the same time, or play a character for awhile and then reset to an earlier/younger version, or whatever, it's all cool.

* Non-IN characters are excluded from the community; please check out one of the other dressing rooms on DW.
  Ethereals and other INized versions of characters are fine, and extremely-AU versions of IN characters are okay (say, a mortal Michael), just nobody who's explicitly not related to In Nomine.
  If there's a lot of support for the idea of opening the comm up to all characters, the moderator may amend this rule.

* The moderator will be making "open posts" a minimum of once every other week: posts that are basically just a hook for people to roleplay off of, and which will remain open to new and ongoing threads forever.
  Note that the moderator does not commit to playing in these posts at all, much less responding to every commentor! They exist as open play-rooms, so nobody has to run a whole post by themselves.
  These open posts will be announced at [personal profile] inanutshell_mod on Dreamwidth and Livejournal, and other moderator announcements will also be made there.
  Players are welcome to make their own posts: open, character-specific, plot-specific, otherwise targeted, what-have-you. Please see below note about limited-access posts, however.

* Logs of offsite roleplay or game fanfic can be posted over at [community profile] inanutshell_ooc, but please LJ-cut and clearly mark such posts.
  Similarly, this community can be used for limited-access posts (if a couple people want space to play a scene with a couple specific characters, for example), but please LJ-cut and clearly mark these too.

* OOC posts should not be made except by the moderator. If you feel the need to talk about something OOCly, you can go to [community profile] inanutshell_ooc, or leave a comment at [personal profile] inanutshell_mod on Dreamwidth or Livejournal.

* Any form of roleplaying is allowed: third-person prose, regular journal roleplay, in-character journals or e-mail or instant message conversations, past tense, present tense, whatever.

* Most importantly:
  GO PLAY, HAVE FUN




The material presented here is based on the In Nomine system from Steve Jackson Games. The specific content of this site is the responsibility of [personal profile] sariel_di and its users, and has not been approved or endorsed by Steve Jackson Games. In Nomine is a registered trademark of Steve Jackson Games, and all art from In Nomine is copyrighted by Steve Jackson Games. All rights are reserved by SJ Games. All intellectual property of SJ Games in this community is utilized in accordance with the SJ Games online policy for In Nomine online environments.

In Nomine Satanis/Magna Veritas belongs to Croc and Asmodée Editions, who sadly do not have a nice standard disclaimer block (to my knowledge) like SJG, but consider the above to apply as, uh, applicable.
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