Mon Oct 31, 2022 5:17 pm
The NRPG Guidebook
Step into the world of Naruto RPG, a forum-based roleplaying game that draws inspiration from Masashi Kishimoto's iconic Naruto series. Here, the narrative takes a captivating twist, propelling you 168 years into the future after a cataclysmic supervolcano eruption. Prepare to shape your destiny in this alternate universe as you breathe life into your character and embark on an extraordinary journey.
Forge alliances, tackle missions, and engage in battles alongside other players. Will you lead your village through challenges or seek your path as a missing ninja? Your decisions reverberate through this transformed reality, determining your character's fate.
Naruto RPG is your canvas for adventure. Explore diverse landscapes, encounter intriguing characters, and uncover hidden secrets. Your actions define your journey in this unique narrative-driven world. Immerse yourself in an open book of possibilities and leave your mark on the tapestry of this alternate Naruto universe. Your chapter is waiting to be written.
A forum roleplaying game (forum RPG or forum RP) is a type of roleplaying game that takes place on an online forum platform. In forum roleplaying, participants assume the roles of fictional characters and interact with each other through written posts and threads. The staff team defines the game world and setting alongside the community, and players are encouraged to immerse themselves in the fictional universe while portraying their characters.
Critical elements of NRPG include
Character Creation is where your journey unfolds. Shape your character with unique traits, life stories, and talents, becoming the guiding force in our diverse and challenging world.
Written Roleplay thrives in dedicated forum threads. Step into your character's shoes, weaving intricate stories through expressive posts. Your words craft detailed actions and emotions, bringing the narrative to life. Collaborative Storytelling is at our heart. Together, we create captivating narratives. Every player's contribution weaves the tapestry of our world, driven by character interactions.
Our Forum Structure offers clarity. It houses character creation, world lore, roleplay threads, and out-of-character discussions, ensuring easy navigation.
We take turns crafting posts in our Play-by-Post Format. Unlike real-time games, this method allows for detailed and immersive interactions.
Staff Team: NRPG's dedicated staff team stands ready to guide you on your voyage. They uphold smooth gameplay, offer guidance, and ensure adherence to rules and guidelines, fostering an inclusive and enjoyable community.
Discord Server: The private Discord server serves as a platform for community members to interact outside the forum. It provides a space for discussions, sharing roleplay ideas, receiving feedback on character creations, and building a sense of camaraderie among players. You can join the NRPG discord by clicking the image below.
Fun Fact: Throughout its evolution, the forum has undergone several iterations, each contributing to its present form in the new era—Version Seven [v7.2], to be precise.
To make your stay enjoyable, you must abide by rules to avoid potential conflicts that could otherwise arise. A reminder will be issued if a player breaks these rules; if the behavior persists, more significant penalties, such as strikes and bans, may be imposed. The same applies to any abuse or loopholes being exploited. The rules apply to all avenues of NRPG, including discord servers and DMs.
1. Be respectful to those around you and their time. Harassment or degradation of other members is strictly prohibited and should never occur. If there is a conflict or a lack of compatibility with another member, you can avoid interacting with them. Remember to treat others with kindness and understanding and to engage in discussions and debates respectfully and constructively.
2. We allow members to have multiple characters but only one per account. To create another character, make a new account. Living Clones are an exception to this.
3. All accounts must be named after their character, and this is to help keep track of characters. You can rename the account to the replacement character if you happen to lose that character.
- (We will not accept usernames such as “ghfjksj123456”)
- Accounts without approved characters on Discord may be removed if only intended for trolling or drama.
4. Avoid annoying staff with constant requests on Discord or DMs. If you have a pending request, you can bump on Discord if 72 hours have passed without a response.
5. Explicit content, including gore and sexual connotations, is prohibited in text, images, or links.
6. Characters and creations must be approved before being used in roleplay. You can only post creations after your first character has been approved. The exception is clan and bloodline if the newly submitted character is part of that clan.
7. Currently, NRPG does not accept Adverts or affiliates.
8. Distinguish out-of-character comments [OOC] in brackets from in-character actions in roleplay posts. Using these brackets to make backhanded comments against your roleplay colleagues is prohibited.
9. In NRPG, the rules explicitly prohibit two common roleplaying issues: godmodding and metagaming. Godmodding refers to a player attempting to force actions and assuming their character is invincible or unstoppable. Metagaming, conversely, involves a player using out-of-character (OOC) knowledge to influence their character's actions or decisions. While OOC plotting and collaboration are allowed and encouraged, respecting the boundaries between OOC knowledge and in-character actions is essential.
10. Copying and pasting RP posts from NRPG or any other site is strictly prohibited. This includes copying your posts from one topic and using them in another to gain rewards for both. It also includes copying and using someone else's post as your own.
Copying and pasting posts undermines the creativity and originality of roleplaying. Each post should be unique and reflect the player's individuality and character.
11. Keep topics on-site in the proper area and discussions in the discord in the appropriate channels.
12. Copyright applications.
- Copyright applications allow players to retain uniqueness for their creations. Similar applications will be reviewed, and changes may be requested if necessary.
- While dark humor and scripted performances are allowed within the roleplaying context, it is important to exercise sensitivity and ensure that jokes do not cross the boundaries of public decorum, respect, and good faith. Humor should be approached with care, considering the feelings and comfort levels of others.
Additional Helpful links
Thread and Roleplay Guide
Thread and Roleplay Guide
In the context of roleplaying and forum etiquette, here are the definitions of some standard terms:
Strikes and Bans: The punishment for violating the rules in bad faith. A strike will also result in a weekly mute from the discord server. Accumulating three strikes will lead to a ban from the Forum and Discord server. The duration of the ban varies but is generally permanent. Evading a ban will result in a re-ban. Except in exceptional circumstances, such as extreme harassment, a warning will be issued before a strike or ban is given.
In Character (IC): Refers to a character's actions, thoughts, and dialogue within the fictional world. It distinguishes the character from the real-life person controlling them. IC does not equal OOC.
Out of Character (OOC): Refers to communication or actions outside the fictional world. It involves the real-life person behind the character. OOC does not equal IC.
Houring: Skipping or continuing a topic after a certain period (usually 48 hours) if the other participant has not replied. It allows the flow of the roleplay to continue even if one person is unresponsive. Staff members may also step in and post on behalf of unresponsive players after a specified time.
Void (Voiding): When a topic or post is voided due to a violation of a rule, it is no longer considered part of the ongoing storyline or events. It is nullified and does not have any impact on the overall narrative.
Auto hit: Unfairly attacking or hitting another player's character without allowing them to respond or defend themselves.
Godmoder (God-modding): A role-player or roleplay character engaging in metagaming, power playing, god-modding, or retconning.
- God-modding: It refers to a role-player or character engaging in behaviors that go against fair and balanced roleplaying, such as metagaming, power playing, or retconning.
- Powerplaying: Like godmodding, power playing occurs when a player controls or manipulates another player's character without permission, taking away their agency in the roleplay.
- Metagaming: Involves using out-of-character (OOC) knowledge or information to influence in-character (IC) actions or decisions. It is considered unfair because characters should only have the knowledge they have obtained within the fictional world.
- Retconning: Refers to retroactively changing or altering past events in roleplay or storyline. It is often considered unfair because it disregards the established continuity and can disrupt the narrative flow.
Welcome to the foundational step of your NRPG journey—your character application. This vital process breathes life into your envisioned character, bringing them into our vibrant universe. Through this comprehensive page, you introduce your character's essence and forge connections with fellow players, setting the stage for narratives shaping your adventure. In the world of NRPG, aspiring shinobi embark on their journey from different starting ranks, each with unique attributes and possibilities. Whether hailing from a village, living as a missing ninja, or wandering as a vagabond, each path offers challenges and opportunities.
Find the entire ruleset by clicking the link [Character Rules and Template]
Once your character receives approval, their growth is anchored in carefully managing their stat pages. These pages serve as intricate blueprints that document your character's evolution. Every facet of their development is here, from techniques and skills to inventory and threads. As your character's journey unfolds, remember to update these pages diligently. Whether you acquire new jutsu, items, or change, your stat page should accurately mirror your character's progress.
Find the entire ruleset by clicking the link [Character Statistics and Template]
Within NRPG's expansive world, mission logs become your invaluable companions. These records meticulously detail your character's completed missions, acting as a compass guiding you toward the next level of power. While each mission contributes only once to rank advancement, these logs witness your triumphs, preserving your journey's milestones.
Find the entire ruleset by clicking the link [Mission Records and Template]
Creating Your Next Character:
On NRPG, you can bring to life ten characters—your first character and nine alternate creations. While characters from the same player can interact for social or storytelling purposes, they won't gain particular in-game advantages. It's important to note that characters controlled by the same player can't leverage training discounts, bloodline transfers, monetary gains, or other game-related perks. Our vigilant staff monitors interactions to ensure fairness and prevent misuse. Additionally, character applications beyond your first don't require a roleplaying sample, streamlining the process for experienced players.
Additional Helpful links
The Creation Center in NRPG is an exciting game where players can create and revamp various elements, such as jutsu, clans, bloodlines, and more. To ensure smooth and efficient processing of creations, the following rules have been implemented:
Creation Slots: Each player has three creation slots: one New Creation Slot and two Revamp Slots. Players can use New Creation Slots for anything they wish to create. Revamp Slots are specifically for creating a new version of a technique that existed on the site in the past but requires improvement or modification.
Submission and Review: Upon posting a creation, players must link it to the appropriate channel on NRPG Discord under staff requests. A staff team member will review Creations on a first-come, first-serve basis. Only current and active ninja players who passed the last activity check are eligible for reviews.
Queue and Edits: If a player has multiple techs pending review, the first posted creation will be reviewed first, and the next will wait until the first one is approved or there are no other techs to review. All reviews and requested edits will be publicly known on the jutsu thread.
Discord Discussions: While players can discuss techs with staff members on Discord private messages, any changes discussed must be posted in the creation thread.
Approved Creations: Once a creation is approved, it will be moved into the approved section, and a link to it is expected to be added to the Master Directory, which can be requested on NRPG Discord.
Revamps and Permissions: For revamps, players must link to the old version in the app and justify the revamp. Revamping another active player's creation requires explicit permission from the creator for canon and custom creations.
Inactivity: A mod will inquire if a creator remains unresponsive for seven days after edit requests. The app will be sent to the archives if there's no response within 48 hours. Players can later request to pick it up again. Approved Custom techniques [jutsu exclusive to a character] are usually archived when the character fails an activity check [more on AC below].
Hotfixes: Minor troubleshooting after approval can be done through hotfixes, where creators can request staff to pull the app for edits. A note of what was changed must be posted in the creation. Hotfixes can only be requested by the creator or on their behalf.
Second Opinions: A last resort option for players to seek a second opinion on their app, but only after making efforts to discuss with the original staff member or encountering an impasse or denial.
As the game evolves, more changes and rules may be introduced to improve the experience.
Additional Helpful links
In NRPG, Word Count [WC] is the currency players accumulate by writing in the in-game world during roleplay. As players create posts, engage in roleplay, and advance their characters through various actions and interactions, they earn word count, which can be used to acquire new abilities, techniques, upgrades, or other character advancements.
This system encourages players to actively participate in roleplay and contribute to the development of the game world. By earning word count through their writing, players have a tangible measure of their character's growth and progression, allowing them to unlock new opportunities and abilities as they accumulate more word count. In this way, word count serves as a currency for character development and fosters creativity, storytelling, and collaborative writing among the community members. It incentivizes players to engage in immersive roleplay and contribute to the game's narrative.
In NRPG, "claims" pertain to tallying the word count in a thread or post to determine the rewards or benefits a player can obtain based on that word count. These claims are made at the end of a thread when a player exits the thread. When a player completes a thread or post, they count the number of words they have written.
Word Count cannot be banked or accumulated over multiple threads. Instead, players should claim WC at the end of each thread, specifying the word count for each post and the total word count for that thread. This practice helps in making approval processes quick and accurate.
Additionally, when training jutsu in a thread, players should provide proper links to any threads where the jutsu was previously trained. This is necessary to clarify and ensure that all jutsu training is properly documented and accounted for. The same rule applies to Stat Pages. If a jutsu was trained elsewhere in a different thread or with a different character, it still requires a link back to the original thread for reference and clarity.
An example of rewards that can be claimed based on word count include:
TWC 1439 [Total Word Count]
Stat Claims 14: 10 to Vigor and 4 to Speed [Based on words written divided by 100 and rounded down]
Now allocate the words to Jutsu you want to learn by linking them
1439 words towards Blast Wave 1439/1500
Mid Thread Claim:
A character can make a "Mid Thread Claim" once before the end of a topic or before they exit the thread. This claim allows the player to tally their posts' word count (WC) up to that point and determine the rewards or benefits they are entitled to receive based on that word count. The Mid Thread Claim allows players to receive rewards or progress during the ongoing thread without waiting until the thread's conclusion.
Once a Mid Thread Claim is made, the player cannot make another claim for the same thread.
It's essential for players to accurately count the words in their posts to ensure they receive the appropriate rewards or benefits. Claims are typically made by posting the word count and the corresponding rewards in the designated thread at the end of the completed thread or when they exit the thread.
Training Discounts with WC:
To encourage social interaction and roleplay, characters in NRPG can receive a 50% word count discount when learning a jutsu, skill, or specialty from another character who already knows it. This discount promotes learning and growth through meaningful interactions with other players. However, it's important to note that this 50% discount cannot be combined with the 25% Max Stat Discount, which reduces word count based on a character's highest stat.
In summary, if a character learns a jutsu or skill from another character, they will receive a 50% reduction in the word count required to learn it. This is a way to foster social engagement and facilitate character development through learning from others. But, players cannot stack this discount with the 25% Max Stat Discount; they can choose to apply one or the other, but not both simultaneously.
The NRPG Discord, aside from being a social hub for players, has a dedicated section where players submit their character creations for review and approval by staff members. Each staff member is responsible for reviewing specific types of creations, and players can quickly identify the staff member assigned to their submission by checking the emotes next to the links.
If a player's creation has been awaiting review for 72 hours without any response from staff, they can use the "Bump" option by posting their application in the #bumps channel. This will alert staff members to the pending review and encourage them to prioritize the application for assessment.
In addition to character creations, players submit their claims from completed topics in the discord server. When a player completes a topic, they must post their claim in the #thread channel with the necessary details, such as the word count and any specific rewards they are eligible for based on the forum's rules. Staff members will then review the claim and verify the information before granting the rewards or benefits to the player.
Missions are a fundamental aspect of character progression and development in NRPG. By completing missions, players can advance their characters' stories and contribute to the dynamic and immersive world of NRPG.
Mission Guidelines: This guide links with a detailed explanation of how missions function on the site.
Mission Boards: The Mission Boards serve as the central hub for all available missions on the site. Players can find a variety of missions listed on these boards, each with its difficulty level and reward.
Hunter Missions: On NRPG, Hunter Missions are dangerous endeavors that may result in a player's character facing the risk of death. However, the potential rewards for completing these missions are substantial.
Mission Creation Template Mission Creation is an essential aspect of the NRPG, allowing players to craft unique challenges and narratives for their characters. All missions must be created using the Mission Creation Template, which includes details such as mission rank, classification (Universal, Village Exclusive, Missing Ninja), and challenges.
These are the links to the Mission Directories on the NRPG website:
Mission Directory - E to C Rank: In this directory, players can find all the approved missions between E and C rank. These missions are suitable for characters at the lower ranks and offer various challenges and rewards.
Mission Directory - B to S Rank: This directory contains all the approved missions between B and S rank. These missions are more advanced and challenging, suited for higher-ranked characters with more experience and abilities.
Players can explore these directories to find missions suitable for their characters and engage in exciting role-playing adventures within the NRPG community.
In Naruto RPG, the staff team, also referred to as mods (moderators), plays a crucial role in the day-to-day management of the forum. Their responsibilities include ensuring the site runs smoothly, protecting members, maintaining balance and fairness, and addressing any issues. However, it is acknowledged that the staff team comprises humans who may make mistakes.
If any situation makes a member feel uneasy, whether it involves threats from another member or uncertainty about a decision, the staff team strongly encourages open dialogue. Members are encouraged to contact a staff member to discuss their concerns. This communication is vital for resolving problems and making necessary changes.
To streamline productivity on the forum, the typical 48-hour rule for posting topics is extended to 72 hours for current staff members. Additionally, when confirming thread exits, there is a standard waiting period of 48 hours. However, within the first 72 hours, current staff members can intervene and address any issues related to the thread exit.
A widget is available on each forum page to provide easy access to the staff team. This widget, located on the left side of the screen, displays the current staff members and their respective positions. The staff team has implemented organizational innovations and created three special roles to enhance the structure and efficiency of their operations.
Approval Staff members play a crucial role in the staff team. They approve stat page changes, thread claims, character applications, and running dice rolls. Their role involves verifying the validity and usability of claims made by members, ensuring that the word count (WC) is original and not plagiarized. Additionally, they can NPC (Non-Player Character) and approve summons, new missions, villages, and jutsu of C-rank and below.
New team members often start as part of the approval team. They can potentially specialize in either balance or coordination when ready and wish to take on additional responsibilities. Collaboration within the staff team is encouraged and expected, allowing staff members to participate in events and technique moderation.
The balance staff focuses on maintaining the site's balance. They identify if any specific mechanics are becoming overly oppressive or if there are loopholes in the existing rules. This team addresses these issues and ensures the site remains fair and balanced. They also handle the more complex aspects of the creation center, such as higher-level jutsu (B-rank and above) and skills. Individuals with strong attention to detail, a deep understanding of the site's systems, and a willingness to dive into the numbers are well-suited for this team.
The coordinators are responsible for overseeing the overall operation of the staff team. They maintain an unbiased stance and a calm demeanor while assisting other teams in performing at their best. Their primary responsibilities include planning and developing seasonal events, site maintenance, and ensuring that different site sections fulfill their purpose. Coordinators update directories, rule pages, and the site timeline. They also act as the main point of communication between the staff team and the rest of the site, providing updates on staff progress and objectives. In certain circumstances, if necessary, coordinators may pitch in with approval work in the creation center due to time constraints or an exceptionally long queue.
Staff work is not easy, and as such, we believe that the staff team should get some form of compensation for their work, and we have a system that rewards the staff WC based on their work. Each staff member's work within a week is recorded on topics inside the staff s action of the forum. This is, of course, for everyday work, and additional projects like Rule and System Design may result in additional WC being given. This payment can be freely split between characters as the Staff Member in question sees fit, but once that WC has been claimed on a character, it cannot be transferred. If the character has an active Living Clone, the LC can access that character's WC bank.
How to Join
While applications are closed, demonstrating active engagement and commitment to the following guidelines may result in future staff consideration.
Efficiently manage the Creation Center by promptly reviewing and approving character creations, engaging respectfully within the community, fostering a positive atmosphere, actively contributing to community growth, and thoroughly understanding character creation rules, including word count verification and game rule adherence.
In NRPG, while roleplaying is a hobby and is meant to be enjoyable, there are times when activity checks are necessary to ensure the health and vitality of the community. Activity checks are a way for the staff to gauge the activity level of players and their characters. They are typically posted on Discord, where players are notified and given sufficient time to respond.
During an activity check, players must confirm their continued interest and activity in the community by responding within the designated time frame. If a player fails to respond during the activity check, their character will be listed as inactive. This means their character is no longer actively played or available for others to interact with.
Activity checks update the site's character roster and ensure that characters with inactive players are not blocking potential roleplaying opportunities for others. It also helps maintain a more accurate and current representation of the site's active characters.
If a player's character fails due to inactivity during an activity check, it doesn't mean they can't return to active play in the future. They can always reclaim their character and resume roleplaying when they are ready to be more active again.
Are you returning to the site after some time away and want your old Character back? See if you can reclaim that character!
You can Reclaim a Character via this thread Character Re-Claim Thread with the template to follow on the first post.
Latest Activity Check
Active Player Masterlist[TBA upon completion of the current activity check]
In NRPG, banned characters belong to members permanently removed from the site due to severe offenses against the staff, the community, or role-playing. When a member is banned, their characters are also considered banned, and they are no longer allowed to participate in the community.
Their village heads decide the fate of banned characters in coordination with the staff. This ensures that the resolution of their storylines aligns with the overall plot and community dynamics. Players cannot exploit a member's ban by claiming the banned character's body, money, or items. This prevents any exploitation or unfair advantages resulting from a member's removal.
Any Bijuu a banned character might have owned goes back into the NRPG pool, and any Legendary Equipment is forfeited to their village. This means that these valuable and powerful assets become available for other active players to use or acquire through appropriate means.
Other players can skip that character's posting turn when a topic involves a banned character. This means that the actions and presence of the banned character are ignored in the ongoing narrative. It is assumed that the banned character left the topic voluntarily or disappeared from the scene.
Even if a banned member is later unbanned, they do not regain ownership of their characters or possessions. Once a character is banned, they are permanently removed from the site's active roster, and their storylines are concluded as determined by the village heads and staff.
These measures are in place to maintain the integrity and fairness of the roleplaying community and to ensure a positive and enjoyable experience for all active members.
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