Our new season is now open: Spring 1677 !
What assumptions can I make in my posts?
In the interest of moving threads forward you can make assumptions in your writing about the environment, as well as to servants and shops that are around if such has been established before, is in keeping with the setting and does not give you an unreasonable advantage. This also includes recognizing highly placed and highly visible NPC characters of our setting without being introduced, such as the King or a Duke if such is fitting for your characters background.
A reminder that you can keep mundane actions "off screen" unless you consider it an opportunity to do some soul searching or other forms of character development.
Things not to Assume
1) In multi player threads players are asked not to assume the success of their actions when it gives a (social) disadvantage to the other PC's involved, like for instance overhearing something or hiding from somebody's view. If you want to move forward and a mod has not stepped forward to keep an eye on the situation feel free to PM us with a request. As long as all PC's are agreed upon a course (for instance by checking it in PM) you can move forward. However we reserve the right to moderate it anyway.
2) Do not assume that you can hear what is said unless it is indicated that you can. If you really want to be able to overhear indicate in your post why you can, or take initiative to improve your chances. Build towards direction your attention to a person in a previous post before you start overhearing them.
3) Do not assume the success of your action. This is a moderated game. It is important for the balance of the game that you post your actions and reactions to actions of others but not what the result is. That is within the realm of the moderator. It creates that delightful sense of not knowing what will happen next.
4) Do not read the thoughts of other characters but only react to their actions and words on face value. There is only so much interpretation you can do from looks and sighs.