Guessing games are very simple. One player posts a picture of a city and other players guess the city's name. The game ends with a correct guess.
The leader may choose to provide clues in the form of text or additional pictures.
Players who participates in a Guessing Game is elegible for credit points. Points may vary for each game.
- The Administrator will give credits once the leader confirms the correct answer.
- Players will receive 5 credits for guessing the correct country, and
- 10 credits for guessing the correct city.
- You can also give bonuses for the identification of a landmark.
- If the Admin missed your game, please send a message to The Chief, credits will be given where it is due.
Canon Characters are not elegible for credits.
How do you play?
- Pick a picture of a location (Your own, or off the internet.) No Links, post pictures only!
- Be fair, get an image of the city skyline or a landmark unique to the city, but don't make it too easy or too hard.
- Make sure the image is no wider than 640 pixels (if you use imageshack or photobucket, you can choose to resize the images)
- Save it to image hosting sites such as http://www.imageshack.us/ or http://photobucket.com/ (You will need to sign up for an account with these sites.)
- Once your image is uploaded, post a new topic on the "Guess the City" board. (One picture per topic, please!)
- To insert your picture, click on the image icon:
Then in the pop up window, copy and paste your image's URL, description, and title.
- Click "Insert" and then click "Submit". That's it!
- First guess the country, then
- Pinpoint the city
Remember to be nice and respectful, don't be too harsh so that everyone may join.
So you want to be an Agent?
Step 1: Read! Read! Read!
Before you even sign up: A large part of this site is the interactive fiction and universe that we share. To enjoy it, you'll need to understand some of this by reading through the previous RPs or, for your convenience, browse through our Wiki:
Step 2: Invent
Create, innovate, and build an agent. Think about them fitting into either ACME or V.I.L.E. (free agents are not encouraged). Once you have a backstory; sign up, and start filling in your profile. (All agents will require a profile picture.)
(If you need help with your character, see Step 3.)
Step 3: Socialize
Enter Neutral Grounds:
It's the last step to your application process. Once your character and profile is approved, you're officially a member. All the best!
Interactive fiction is a form of group-initiated writing. This means that a group of more than 1 person write parts of a story through the eyes of their own character. Although this is a team effort, you as an individual are responsible for your wording, your choices, and your character's development in the game.
Rule 1: Character Control
The most important rule to remember is that only you may control your character. You may not control a character that does not belong to you, nor may any other player control your character.
Exception: Non-Player Characters (or NPCs) may be controlled by anyone. Additionally, you may agree to let someone else write the actions of your character for you.
Rule 1.1: No "Power Playing"
"Power playing" is when you write as though your character is so powerful nothing can touch him/her and all his/her attacks will hurt all opponents.
[Wrong] Lee writes: Lee suddenly shoots fireballs out of his hands and hit Deric, immediately burning him up.
[Right] Lee writes: Lee swings a fist at Deric, hoping to connect with his jaw. (Now Deric may respond.)
Rule 1.2: No "Meta-Gaming"
"Meta-gaming" is when you use knowledge that you know out of character and write it in as though your character knows it.
Example: There is a hidden cache under a VILE safe house in Spain, but no one knows except Carmen. If you are not Carmen, you cannot write "I suspect there might be something hidden under VILE's Spain safe house..." You can't even hint it, it's illegal!
Rule 2: Rating
If you're starting a story or game, you must indicate its rating (G, PG, PG-13) on the first line of your first post. If you're joining a game, note the rating and stay within boundaries. However, overriding any rating is appropriateness. Your words and ideas may be read by anyone, the Internet is a free medium. Use good judgment in representing yourself.