Standardized Rules Conference
The Independent's Handbook
This guide includes the basic points covered in the main body of the SRC Charter for this topic, as well as additional rules, clarifications, and examples. This guide is considered part of the SRC Charter. This guide is subject to frequent revision, so please return at least monthly to be certain you are working with the latest available set of rules. Updated information will be added in the appropriate section of this guide. When an update for this guide is issued, the guide name and date of most recent update will appear on the Revisions page.
SRC tries to encourage individual players as much as Guilds or Houses, and to that end we have created a set of guidelines for them as well. Individuals may claim the same rights as any other member of SRC with certain exceptions covered in this handbook. The Independent's Handbook also provides most of the information needed by Mentors.
Restrictions - Presently there are no restrictions regarding what other Forums an individual may belong to and join SRC. An Independent may not hold a council job in more than one Forum, however, including becoming a Mentor in SRC while holding other council positions in other Forums. Individuals (a.k.a. Independents) may not be representatives to the SRC Council. They will be assigned a Mentor, however, to whom they may make suggestions and voice concerns. The Mentors are responsible for seeing to it that Independents in their regions are kept up-to-date on rules changes and for being the Independents' voice to the SRC Council.
Application to SRC - Individuals have a specific
application to return (see Appendix 1 - Applications, or the Download Area). Upon approval
of the Individual's application, they will be provided with an information packet and
assigned a Mentor. The application is self explanatory. Be sure to list your Screen Name
in all lower case to ensure accuracy. Send the application to the Chancellor of
Admissions, as an email (no attachments accepted) in black text on a white background.
Expect a response within 5 days.
Independents gain xp from various activities at the normal rate, however they are paid only 2gp per log, up to 25 logs per week. They may also be paid directly for their services by other characters, they may work in shops, taverns or the like, or they may contract to guilds for their services and receive gold in this manner.
Individuals must keep records of their gold earnings and expenditures, and are encouraged to send copies to their Mentors, so that in the event of a dispute, records will be available to resolve the problem. If the Mentor has no records, or if said records are not kept up to date, any such disputes will be settled arbitrarily by the Mentor or other official. It is, therefore, in the Independent's best interest to keep good records, and keep their Mentor updated.
Becoming a Mentor
Independents may apply to become a Mentor once they reach d60. This is an SRC Council seat, and as such is a paid position (500gp weekly). This is the only way Independents may sit on the SRC Council, other than being appointed to one of the Permanent Seats. Whether the Independent is granted this position will be based on several factors, including the mun's available time, mun's gaming experience, the length of time the character has been a member of SRC, and the needs of the SRC Council at that time. If the Independent meets the requirements, but no position is available, they will be added to a waiting list, and "hired" when a position opens. Positions will be filled from the list in order by date of acceptance. Once the application is accepted, the Independent will be required to complete a certification course. Generally, a new Mentor position will be created when all existing Mentors are working with 15 or more Independents. The maximum number of Independents a Mentor may presently represent is 20.
Information Required in the Character Profile
This Handbook mostly covers information that applies only to Independents. All players are encouraged to read all of the handbooks, especially the Player's Handbook, which provides general information on gaming in SRC and basic rules and conventions. Each player will want to read the handbooks that specifically apply to their character as well, and may wish to skip handbooks that may never apply at all. Reading all of the handbooks is encouraged because, while you may never want to become an assassin, you may well become the target of one, and should know how to respond.
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