When deciding whether or not to join an RPG, many members say that among their most important considerations is the rating.
How much swearing, sex, and violence can I expect?
The RPG Rating System lets admins assign a level for how much harsh language, sexual content, and violence is allowed at your rpg.
The Rating was created because ratings for other media just didn't quite fit with what roleplayers needed. The rating is not a value judgement on content - it doesn't mean that using bad words is Wrong - but rather, it's a way for roleplays to know how intense that content is so they can decide what they enjoy.
The Rating Explained
Each letter represents a type of content.
Each type of content has a rating. They can be generalised as...
|1||A little bit here and there is allowed.|
|2||Generally permitted, but nothing extreme.|
|3||None (or few) limitations.|
Actual rating descriptions are somewhat more specific. See the Rating scale for more detail.
Each type of content is assigned a rating so visitors know in general what kind of content might be present at what general degree of intensity.
A Rating of 111 might represent a site with just a little strong language, some making out, and mild violence.
A very commonly used Rating that might indicated content more or less consistent with young adult novels.
This Rating doesn't necessarily mean that the rpg will be a free-for-all, but that generally, mature themes can be expected.