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In Character (4)
The majority of our players are North American, and our periods of activity tend to skew towards those time zones. That being said, we often start early and end late.
Yes, you can. Generally, we ask that members of the Civic Guard consistently play in the channel for a month before they’re inducted into the guard, so that the moderators get a feeling for your character or play style.
Members of the Civic Guard are privy to special information regarding crimes and odd occurrences that happen in both Drache and Arangoth. You can read more about the Civic Guard‘s duties and privileges on the wiki.
Civic Guards can be submitted according to our Character Sheet process on Discord. Players with approved Civic Guard character(s) have access to special channels on Discord where they can post reports and discuss ic matters.
Generally speaking, both the undead and demons typically feed and prey on living beings in some manner or another. As such, they are both a danger to the citizens of Drache and Arangoth, and retain no civil rights as recognized by officials of the Crown. The Royal Guard are not obligated to step in and intervene during confrontations with undead or demonic beings by citizens or adventurers.
This does not mean that either of these types of characters are forbidden to play. Just that by the in character laws, they are treated hostilely as threats against normal life. If you choose to play a demon or an undead, it’s recommended that you do so with the utmost care and discretion.
The general consensus of the channel a few years ago was that guns break the atmosphere that were are intentionally trying to cultivate in #BlkDragon*Inn. The operator team, at this time, do not feel that guns fit with the ‘high fantasy’ feel that the channel was established with in mind. The decision to not allow guns is intentional, despite the proliferation of black powder as an alchemy reagent at this time.
As of January 2020, the current operator team is: Nymphetamine, Gudrun, Uzzo and Nicci.
We prefer to groom our moderators from veteran players, players that have been around for a while and are intending to stick around. Please look for any announcements regarding operator recruitment if you’re interested in becoming a moderator.
The setting nerds are veteran players with a deep understanding of the setting, both current and past. Their knowledge of the setting is unparalleled and they are trusted by the moderators to provide accurate information to players. Setting nerds are marked with their role in Discord and have blue nicks. Players can ping a Setting Nerd in the appropriate Discord channel to have questions and the setting and lore answered.
As of January 2020, the current setting nerds are Shayde, Uzzo, and Gudrun.
General Questions (6)
#BlkDragon*Inn is a text or chat based, semi-free form, medieval fantasy roleplaying game that’s hosted on Discord. While some of our channels still exist on the IRC server Darkmyst.org, all roleplay can happens on Discord now. We don’t use any particular game system rules regarding character creation, or a dice system for combat. What rules we do utilize are meant to ensure preservation of the setting and fluid, enjoyable play for all players in the channel.
Yes. As of December 2019, #BlkDragon*Inn now requires Character Sheets. The switch to Discord has meant a few changes to how things are done in BDI, and one of them is that new players often expect a sheet and character approval. The moderator team’s primary focus during character approval is on magic use and whether or not it’s consistent with a character’s background. The character sheet template is simple, and moderators are available to help players as much as necessary.
#BlkDragon*Inn was founded by AngelSin and BLKDRAGON on EFnet in March of 1995. The exact date is debated at this point, but the original email invitation was sent out at that time, encouraging friends to join them on IRC to chat roleplay. Since then, BDI has undergone a number of changes in management and location, but still retains many of the same principles that brought the original players together. In the twenty years since its founding, the setting has been added to from dozens of sources, including players and old channels that have since closed.
Sure. You can watch the roleplay for a while before you want to jump in. We don’t mind, in fact, a lot of our players do it all the time.
Yes, by all means. Players are encouraged to contribute to the setting.
Talk to a moderator about what you’d like to contribute. A new race? A location? Or a new idea for the moderators to utilize in the game? We’d like to hear about it. Feel free to post questions in the help channel on #bdi-mods Discord or #bdi*ops on IRC and a moderator will get back to you when they’re available. You can also contact us through one of the forms on our website.
Orwell returned to the bot team in June 2019 to serve as our relay between IRC and Discord. All messages relayed by Orwell on either IRC or Discord are actual, real people, just utilizing one of our two locations on the web. Orwell is hosted on a remote server by Nymphetamine.