General Questions

What is #BlkDragon*Inn?

#BlkDragon*Inn is a text or chat based, free form, medieval fantasy roleplaying game that’s hosted on the IRC network, 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?

No. #BlkDragon*Inn is one of the last, mostly FFRP channels out there. We do not require character approval at any point before play. However, as stated in the policies, operators reserve the right to review characters to adhere to the setting. Certain races or professions, such as the undead or slavers, are treated hostilely in character by in character laws.

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.

What commands work with the bots?

You can access some very useful in-character channel information by utilizing the bot Murphy.

Each command will require you to /msg Murphy. For example: /msg Murphy !weather

!weather – Exactly what it says! You can get the latest weather updates.

!menu – This will print out the special of the day.

!date – You will get the date in Arangothian terms as well as a count down to the next clock tower toll utilizing the Arangothian terms for the hours of the day.

Can I idle in the IC and OOC channels?

Sure. You can watch the roleplay for a while before you want to jump in, or go to sleep with your computer connected to IRC and idle in the channels. We don’t mind, in fact, a lot of our players do it all the time.

Can I contribute to the setting?

Yes, by all means. Players are encouraged to contribute to the setting.

Talk to an op about what you’d like to contribute. A new race? A location? Or a new idea for the ops to utilize in the game? We’d like to hear about it. Feel free to post on the forums if no ops are available in the questions and suggestions and we’ll see what we can do

What is Orwell?

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.