Game news:Conflict of Interest

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Conflict of Interest, also known as Alt-crossing, is when one character benefits, in a way they can use to their advantage, from your actions as another character you personally play. This is bad form and should be avoided as much as reasonably possible.

  • Rule of Thumb: You should not materially benefit on one character with more than one of someone else's characters. We expect people to be reasonable in this.
  • In more specific terms, a player may not benefit from, be at risk by, or involved with the same source through more than one character. You can consider a "source" as:

  • An event, plot, or most scenes
  • An on-game group or character
  • Clarification: We do not consider the following groups as source groups
  • Mage: Path
  • Geist: Archetype, Threshold
  • Changeling: Kith, Seeming
  • Possessed: Primary-Vice
  • Mortal+: Defining Merit
  • Reasonable exceptions include

  • Staff-approved long-term events, including metaplot (you can't recuse a character from world-changing events!)
  • A scene or event with only short-term risk or benefit (repetition should be avoided)
  • A scene that the player is also STing for a single of their characters, as long as that character gains no benefits from being in the scene (xp, loot, etc) and does not create any other crossover antics. It will probably be up to staff to judge this.
  • Permanently frozen characters and some retired characters aren't considered alts for this list, except for PvP situations (no revenge).
  • It's up to everyone involved to communicate as players OOCly if any alt-crossing is suspected, and to find a fair way to recuse one of the alts from the situation. Please reach out to Staff if resolution or help is needed in this.

    An open culture of trust keeps us all honest. Please be responsible!