Game Master and Plot
- Soft Canon
- The purpose of soft canon in terms of plots is to provide a proving ground. Soft canon game masters who act as if they are running a hard canon plot, will eventually elevate to hard canon status.
- On the other hand, there is nothing wrong with keeping a plot in soft canon, the cost being the inability to influence the greater setting.
- Hard Canon
- You must show that you are committed to running a Hard Canon Plot, by communicating with Staff and other Game Managers often to keep communication open whenever you are planning something.
- Acknowledge and accept that whatever you do as a Hard Canon plot will affect other Hard Canon plots in some way shape or form, and allow the actions of other hard canon plots to affect your plot. Any indication to ignore other setting elements or the actions of other plots that would affect your plot will put you at risk of losing your hard canon status.
- To be a Hard Canon Game Master is to accept the responsibility of a cooperative and active member of the community. Respect and empathy is a two way street.