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Jan 16, 2018, 07:14AM

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Mature Content Tweak
January 11, 2018
Mature content now depends entirely on the birth date listed in your profile. It will automatically decide if you're above 18 and start displaying mature threads to you. These are highlighted yellow, so you can still avoid them if you'd rather.
New Year, New Theme!
January 5, 2018
Wow it's weird to be typing 2018... anyway, we have a new theme with some fancy stuff, but some of it is still broken. Also the email field for guests appears again, I'll fix it eventually.
Introducing Battle Suite 4.0 RC2
October 24, 2017
We now have a working version of an early write-up of Battle Suite 4.0 available for use. This system completely automates tabletop functions, and is very user-friendly.

Embers // Afterlife Fantasy

Welcome to the first day of your new life. Embers is an afterlife fantasy cyberpunk RPG, running since 2006, first under the name War Chain, and then under the name Tamashii no Chikai, originally as a Bleach RP. Some Bleach influence still remains, but it is all presented differently and features new elements. The recent 2016 reboot under the name Embers follows a very similar standard and focus that War Chain and Tamashii no Chikai did, and we hope Embers will grow into its own free of its fandom ties. Here's to 157,000 more posts!
Mature themes, half the board is gay. Not recommended for bigots or individuals under 16 years of age. You must be 18 or older to gain access to the mature boards.

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Pham Thanh Imperator gian hoa mat khon Last Online Jan 15, 2018, 7:35 pm
dragonborn Regnant The Gay Derpachino Last Online Jan 13, 2018, 6:30 pm
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Site Rules

Before we begin, a note about tolerance. One does not have to agree with the way anyone on this board lives their life, or role-plays. Each player will be different, sometimes quite drastically so. In order to keep this a welcoming and open community, each player is asked to accept that these differences exist, and one does not have any right to say anything about how someone else goes about things. That's none of anyone's business but the person's. Period. Hate speech, bigotry, flaming, passive-aggressive digs, clear bigotry-based favouring, will all result in the staff intervening. If someone on this board is making another member uncomfortable, that member is encouraged to reach out to the staff team, so that it can be dealt with.

NoteOne's best bet with this board is to dive in like they've always been here. Embers is a very long-running community, and as such, yes, we're pretty tight and have some good chemistry. We do recognise this, and try to contain it to some extent, but if one doesn't have time for us, we don't have time for them. It is truly a two-way road here. Dive in. You won't be disappointed.

001 All issues will be dealt with on a case by case basis, as they come up, should they come up, with respect to circumstance and situation. The staff of Embers reserve the right to ask anyone to leave, for any reason, or no reason at all.
— Because this site is self-hosted, we do have access to the PM logs, and these logs may be accessed or monitored in the case PM-related issues occur, to prove or disprove their source.

002 While this board's rating can and does go up to 3/3/3, it is, in general, more of a 3/2/2.
— Players under eighteen (18) can join and enjoy this board, albeit due to the mature themes that often come up outside of mature threads, we do not recommend Embers for players under sixteen (16) years of age. Mature threads can easily be outright avoided, by never inputting a birth-date into one's profile. The system will never display, nor even allow accidental access, to threads that are rated mature. There is no one set place they go, there are mature threads scattered all over the board, but the system will hide them. If one should wish to access these mature threads, input a valid birth-date into the forum profile. The board software takes care of the rest.
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The staff cannot be held liable for anything one reads if they choose to knowingly lie about their age in order to gain access to the mature threads. That is entirely and completely on them.
003 These are no limitations to character counts, minimum or maximum word counts, nor restrictions on the type of characters one can create (barring Necromancers). Embers also does not have strict activity rules.
— Communicate. That is all we ask. If one is not feeling a thread or a character, that's fine, communicate that to someone. If a player will be gone for an extended period of time, just let us know. Lack of seeing someone for over a month will cause their character(s) to be filed inactive, and another month with no word will see character(s) archived. These may be restored easily, simply PM a staff member.

004 Avatars are 250x250 in size, but any exact square image will work. Signature images may be used, unless they stretch the board. The side-image in profiles (occasionally, this displays in threads), is 275x500.

005 Play-bys / "Face Claims" are mixed media. Players may use whomever and whatever they want.
— It is good courtesy not to use the same representation that another player is using, so while Embers does not have a strict claim, we do have a list. This is auto-generated when a player fills out their board profile. If another player is interested in using the same representation already on the list, please PM that player to see if they mind. Some won't, some will.

006 Staff will not run the factions in-lieu of the player(s) that hold(s) leadership position.
— Rankings, missions, organised events, etc, are all up to the player(s) that run it. These leaders are responsible for making sure their faction is functioning and an active part of the site. Failing to do so may cause loss of leadership. Lieutenants and co-leaders are chosen by the faction's captain or commander. This needs to be based on the character's feelings, not the player's.

007 Gifs, posting templates in non-communication threads, images in IC threads, font size being made smaller, and bright or neon colours are prohibited.
— We're old. Some of us cannot see very well. One has mild epilepsy. Thank you for understanding.

008 Setting up the Battle Suite is not optional.
— While using it is, setting up with it is not. This is how faction leaders determine rankings, so all characters need to have initial skills set up with the Suite before acceptance, even if they will be free-form battling, and even if the character is rogue.


Site MaintenanceThis site is self-hosted on a server in the root admin's basement. This means, if the root admin looses power, or their internet cuts out, the server also goes down for the duration. The server is also on a residential internet line, so the IP address changes occasionally, and the URL will stop going to the correct server.

We do have a Discord server, which is shared with the rest of the Kazeshini/IP Technology Network, where updates regarding this will be posted. It is also the fastest way to get a hold of the staff when they're on the go, as they're always on, via Discord mobile. Embers has its own Discord category and channels, so players here can have their own area without other, non-member users.

The Battle Suite is also the root admin's baby-code, and many new features for it are planned. It is currently still in pre-release state, and will change over time. It may also be momentarily disabled, or players asked not to use it, while the root admin fiddles with/updates it.