General Questions

What is #BlkDragon*Inn?

#BlkDragon*Inn is a text or chat based, semi-free form, medieval fantasy roleplaying game that’s hosted on Discord. While began on the IRC server, all roleplay now happens on Discord. 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.

Is there character approval?

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.

How old is #BlkDragon*Inn?

#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.

Can I idle in the IC and OOC channels?

Players have a month after they join to submit and have a character sheet approved. They receive the Lurker role after completing server entry steps and can read what past RP in the channels. Once players have a character sheet, we do activity checks if a player has been inactive for three months.

Can I contribute to the setting?

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 contact us through one of the forms on our website. If you’d rather converse in real time, you can also open a help channel on the Discord by following these directions.

Help Channels Members can open private help channels using YAGPDB’s ticket feature.

To open a help channel:

  • Use -ticket open Help [Username]
  • The bot will post a message with a channel only you, the mods, and anyone else added after the channel’s creation can see and join
  • After joining the channel opened for you, describe the issue(s) or ask the questions you are having. Include any relevant information.
  • Moderators will respond when they can. Please be patient.

A moderator will get back to you when they’re available.