SERVER RULES

1) Roleplay Before Bloodshed (no RDM, VDM, KOS).
Bloodshed refers to acts of violence e.g. punching, lassoing, knifing, hog-tying, shooting, vehicle attacks, etc.

2) Must be 18 years or older (both players and their characters). 

3) Value all life (Yours, others, and NPCs)
Take risks appropriate for your character and embrace the RP consequences. E.g. RP your injuries, rest the character, leave a scene clue, permadeath, etc.

4) No OOC (out of character) communication or actions on-server.

5) No glitching/power gaming/super characters/super groups. (see Guidelines)

6) No stream sniping/metagaming. (see Guidelines)

7) Must know basic player controls (see Getting Started)

8) No RP that violates Twitch Terms of Service or Twitch Community Guidelines (this includes Erotic RP)

9) No use of 3rd party mods or apps while on server, excluding the PRC TeamSpeak server while in-game.

10) Extreme Violence: Consent between all parties is required before torture/mutilation RP. Hanging RP is not permitted. SEE ALSO: Frontier Justice.

11) Group size limited to six collaborating players in a given scenario. 

    • Lawmen are permitted to form larger posses in city limits. (See Lawmen SOPs)

12) Losing Consciousness and Incapacitation: If you are downed during active player-to-player conflict, you are unconscious. You may remember everything up until you lose consciousness, but remember nothing until you revive (wake up/F). While unconscious, you may make utterances, but cannot remember the details or subject of any conversations.

If you’re downed but aren’t in active conflict (i.e., kicked by a horse, falling damage), you are incapacitated. You may speak and choose to retain your memory.

Options for Reviving During Active Conflict
A. You may wake up while the scene is active, but must play out the circumstances of your injuries/likelihood to fall unconscious again without medical support.
B. If you are downed in a gunfight (any conflict that results in gunfire), you may not re-engage in the gunfight nor be forced to re-engage.
C. You may choose to remain downed until other players provide assistance.
D. Re-spawning at nearest doctor should only be used in situations where consent/safety is an issue (see guide).
E. If downed due to law enforcement action, you must submit to detainment on scene.

Permanent death isn’t required for any reason and is the sole decision of the character’s player. SEE ALSO: Getting Started

GUIDELINES AND LORE

Lore Friendly: This refers to character conduct and server aesthetic. The PRC’s servers follow the lore set in place in their respective games. If it exists within RDR2 or GTAV for example, it’s fair-game to roleplay or reference. (Exception: See “Super Characters” below)

While we expect RP that is realistic, we also embrace that occasionally game-lore, server rules, and historical accuracy may be at odds. For example, while the historical setting of RDR2 might realistically support racist/sexist stereotypes and tropes, this community tolerates neither. Additionally we will not tolerate conflict driven by prejudice or discrimination.

Power Gaming: Power Gaming: (Including but not limited to) abusing/exploiting game mechanics/bugs, using mechanics not supported in-game to gain an advantage*, cop/sheriff-baiting, excessive trolling, forcing unwanted RP** (see GUIDE: Consent and Safety), combat logging.

* /me and /scenes features are available to facilitate and enable RP. Using them to restrict RP (e.g. “/scene door is locked” or “/scene property claimed”),
or force a specific RP outcome (“/me takes all money” instead of “/me searches pockets for money”), is considered power gaming.

** Holding a person restrained for more than 5 minutes without active rp and/or reasons to sustain it (e.g. travel) is power gaming.

Super Characters/Super Groups: Characters/groups named after or personifying people/groups who exist IRL, who identify directly with existing RDR2 or GTAV lore, or who have the potential to toe the line that defines power gaming (e.g. serial killers, supernatural entities, etc) must open an #admin-support ticket and request Admin approval in advance. You will collaborate with Admin on a set of rules you agree to abide by, and the community will vote to participate/opt out.

Stream Sniping/Meta Gaming: Your presence in another player’s Twitch chat during any RP interaction, especially in situations where you have some kind of advantage, will be considered by Admin as evidence of stream sniping. 

Any information gained OOC can’t be used IC. If you have multiple characters, information can’t be passed from one to another. 

Quality of Roleplay: Our expectation is that at all times, players are mindful of server and community rules, the lore and setting in which their character exists, and their impact on the RP happening around them. Your character has no concept of server rules. If you are concerned someone is breaking the rules and not responding to an immersive reminder (i.e., “Let’s send six.. that should be enough.”), you can disengage from the scene or file an admin-support ticket. “Rulesplaining” on the server is itself a rule break.

To this end, if you encounter RP which you believe fails to meet the community standard, or degrades your RP experience, please utilize the #admin-support channel in Discord immediately. In most cases, Admin response will be to encourage and support the player’s improvement. However, repeat offenders will face temporary and/or permanent bans at Admin discretion. 

Rule Violation Procedure

If a player violates a rule or community guideline while role-playing with you on the server, you are expected to report them via #admin-support in Discord. Do your best to disengage with the interaction without breaking character. You may reach out privately to resolve the issue if you are comfortable doing so, however, do not address the issue in the Discord community chats.

Player reports will be reviewed by the Admin team. Decisions are made collaboratively by the Admin team on a case-by-case basis. All available information, including previous Rule or Community Guideline violations, will be taken into account in determining a course of action. If it’s determined that server or community rules/guidelines weren’t upheld, the following procedure will occur:

1st Warning
  • Warning and up to 3-day removal of Allowlist permissions in Discord and on the server
2nd Warning
  • Warning and up to 7-day removal of allowlist permissions in Discord and on server.
3rd Warning
  • Permanent removal of allowlist permissions in Discord and on server.

  • Allowlist permissions may be temporarily removed while Admin investigate our concerns.
  • Length of permissions removal will be adjusted case by case depending on the RP impact of your actions, number of violations identified, and your contribution to the RP quality of community health up to this point.

Examples of high-impact rule violations that may lead Admin to skip 1st or 2nd violation procedure include but aren’t limited to:

  • OOC Name-calling or belittling a player in DMs or in community chat channels when you find out they’ve opened an Admin ticket.
  • Coercing a player with intimidation or shame in DMs not to open a ticket with Admin.
  • Sexism or racism directed toward a player or character.
  • Multiple rule violations in one go.
  • Back-to-back repeats of the same rule break after a warning was issued.

Permanent bans are issued after a unanimous agreement between Admin and server owner. In cases where Admin determine community safety is at risk, permanent removal of server whitelist may happen immediately.

Server Admin: MollyPopGirl, Kaypocalypse, WheelzWA, eiragwen, Ewok |  Server Owner: Hicks_206

Consent And Safety

CONSENT: A player’s enthusiastic participation.

It’s important to recognize that The PRC is a lore-friendly RP community. Participation in community spaces and/or game servers indicates that you consent to participate in roleplay and discussion that reflects the lore and gameplay of Red Dead Redemption II and Grand Theft Auto V. This includes but isn’t limited to:

  • Depictions of violence
  • Violence against other characters*
  • Hunting/skinning animals
  • Potential to be robbed, kidnapped, harmed by other characters*
  • Language heard from NPC (non-player-characters)

(*All acts must be within the context of server rules and serve the RP purpose of collaborative storytelling.)

While the server and community rules are fundamental to the goal of community safety, a better understanding of consent in the context of RP will foster both safer spaces and better storytelling.

Recognizing consent means looking for an indication of the following:

  • Players feel in control of their contribution and the situation.
  • Players feel safe.
  • Players are enjoying the experience.

Can a player consent to RP that harms their character?

Yes! A player’s enthusiastic participation may be contrary to their character’s participation. A character can be frightened, angry, murderous or miserable with their predicament, but as long as the player is consenting there is no reason to be concerned.

 

When should we be concerned that a player is no longer consenting?

Once a player feels out of control, unsafe, or is no longer enjoying the experience, they’re no longer an enthusiastic participant. At this point, the narrative should immediately be redirected. It may be necessary to contact participants via Discord to re-evaluate expectations and boundaries.

 

I'm not sure my fellow players are enthusiastic participants, what should I do?

It’s absolutely the responsibility of all players to understand consent and ensure that all participants in every situation are enthusiastic participants. 

Sometimes, it’s hard to tell. This is especially true when RP involves conflict or violence. If you aren’t sure, communicate. This can include setting expectations before*, during**, and after (and all of the above) a scene. 

For the sake of immersion, an OOC chat is not provided on server. Player to player conversation should take place via Discord DM or the PRC Discord. PRC Administrators and Ambassadors are available to facilitate communication as necessary and can be contacted via #anon-feedback in Discord. 

*If you know your character wants to target someone specific in a way that will involve conflict or violence, we highly encourage contacting that player in advance to prevent safety concerns in the middle of an unfolding scene.

**If concerns arise during a scene, use your character to make room for pause (e.g. smoke a cigarette) and DM participants asap. A simple “Are you ok with this?” is often enough.

 

I no longer consent to RP I'm participating in, what do I do?

  1. Communication: Utilize Discord to DM participants, or tag them in a message in one of The PRC’s OOC channels. Let them know you are not ok with continuing. 
  2. Request Mediation: If for any reason, communication didn’t resolve the problem or you aren’t comfortable handling the discussion on your own, you can use #admin-support in Discord to request assistance from Admin/Ambassadors. 
  3. Withdrawal: Absent the ability to resolve the situation through communication, we encourage you to withdraw your character immediately. This can include ending the conversation, leaving the space, and in an emergency, exiting the server. 
  4. Emergency Exit: If you can’t resolve the issue in character and are forced to exit the server, please immediately file a report in #admin-support to inform Admin. 
 

Must be allowlisted to use RDR/GTA-specific channels.

In the “Community” section of Discord, open a ticket via #admin-support to contact Admin with requests such as conflict mediation or RP scenario advice, alerts to concerning behavior, and reports on rule violations. Your information will remain confidential unless otherwise requested and approved by you.

In the “Community” section of Discord, open a ticket in the #harassment-or-abuse-tickets channel to contact admin and open a private, confidential conversation. We will work with you to take action and prevent future harm in every way possible.

In the “Community” section of Discord, open a ticket in #in-game-support to alert Admin/Ambassadors/Devs to in-game issues requiring immediate assistance. This allows the team to teleport to your location or teleport you out of a location. To be used when urgent intervention is needed in a harmful situation, or for things like getting stuck in the map.

Conflict Resolution Guide

PRC’s guide to utilizing RP conflict to tell great stories, and handling OOC conflict to foster a safe community. 

Consent in Gaming

A free PDF published by Monte Cooke Games.

Conflict Resolution

  • Conflict is going to happen, the majority of all great RP storylines are based on healthy relevant conflict. However, there may be times when the conflict presented is either unhealthy or not conducive to your character. In this event here are a couple of tips on how to resolve unwanted IC conflict.
    • Find a way to deflect the conflict, we’re all storytellers and chances are the person(s) presenting conflict are telling their own story. Take the time to talk with the character(s), get an idea of who they are and what they want.  This can help to ease tensions.
    • Tactfully remove yourself from situations where conflict is unwanted. Find an RP-relevant reason to detach yourself from scenarios. Excusing yourself for a cigarette or a bathroom break would be a good example of how to step away. 
    • IF you find yourself in a situation where conflict is unavoidable (kidnapping, robbery, etc), play along.  It’s ok to lose, live to RP another day.
    • After a situation has resolved itself, reach out to the members involved, and communicate your feelings against the interaction.

As with IC conflict as stated previously, OOC conflict is bound to happen at some point in time. If you find yourself in a position where OOC conflict is present either due to IC interactions and or just differences of opinions and or personalities, use some of the below options to help work through and hopefully find a resolution.

    • Always be willing to detach yourself from the scenario and apply an unbiased opinion to the events.
    • Invite the conflicting member to have a chat, talk about what went right, what went wrong, and how to improve on BOTH sides.
      • Talk through the scenario as seen from your perspective and clearly state your motives, invite the opposing party to do the same. NOTE: Ensure you take a non-hostile tone when communicating.

In regard to RP, it’s only natural for emotions to at times run high, which could potentially lead to OOC conflict that could potentially impact IC RP.  In the event this occurs, below are a couple of troubleshooting steps to keep in mind.

    • Push pause and take a step back to analyze the situation, ask yourself.
      • What negative OOC interactions have I had with the opposing party?
      • In what ways is the IC conflict tied to negative OOC instances?
      • Is there a clear correlation between IC and OOC interactions that would indicate a negative bias?
    • Utilize the community, ask for input from the broader group.  Don’t be afraid to ask fellow RPers about interactions with the party in question, communicate, and compare interactions. Make sure to keep the discussion in a constructive format and refrain from attacking the other RP’er
    • Approach incidents from an unbiased perspective, lay out the facts as they are seen, and ask yourself “Does this make sense?”
    • COMMUNICATION, COMMUNICATION, COMMUNICATION!  Reach out to the community member in question and effectively communicate the issue.

The PRC Admin team openly invites all community members to utilize its ticketing process for all support-related issues (technical and or conflict).  However, given the day-to-day roles and responsibilities of the admin team, direct conversation between the involved parties first is recommended but not required.  Sometimes it is just a simple misunderstanding of the situation that can be resolved very quickly. Below are some examples of when you open a support ticket.

    • Technical
      • All quick fixes as outlined within the FAQ have failed and the broader community is unable to aid in tech issues.
        • NOTE: In this event, it would be more than helpful for the end-user to be able to provide a bulleted list of troubleshooting steps they have taken in advance in order to better posture the admin team to help.
    • Conflict
      • You are witness to and or victim of derogatory and or predatory behavior such as but not limited to:
        • Racism, Sexism, Sexual Harassment and or Solicitation, Overly Vulgar Interactions, Homophobia, and Religious Persecution. 
        • The conflicting party is unwilling to communicate with the OOC to solve issues either from IC and or community origin