Official Rulebook. Nov 24, 2018 21:56:46 GMT -5
Post by GAIA on Nov 24, 2018 21:56:46 GMT -5
Official Rules:These sanctions are certified by VANGUARD Pro-Wrestling. Signing up means you have read and understood the guidelines and have agreed to oblige by them.
This document was enacted on January 1st, 2019.
Golden Rule - Be respectful
This should go without saying; any form of harassment towards members or staff will not be tolerated. Refusal to apologize for any actions of harassment will lead to your accounts termination and you no longer welcome here. If there are multiple accounts of harassment regardless of apologies will lead to banning, temporarily or permanently depending on the severity of the act. Anyone with a noteworthy past of harassment will not be welcome upon joining. Anyone that causes open harassment of other people (in fed or not) will be asked to cease and desist these actions, or be fired should they refuse. You don't have to like everyone, but you do have to be a mature adult about this. Handle your ordeals maturely, and they will see mature results. Insulting members and/or the fedhead will be met with zero tolerance.
Chapter 1 - Understanding the fed, the world and how it works
VANGUARD is a billed as an independent promotion with the benefit of a high-production team in SYSTM Media LLC that is being funded by Tressler Insurance LLC. Talent are not officially signed to contracts and are paid per appearance through a handshake deal. Wrestlers are paid their appearance asking price through ticket sales, subscription sales or promoters pocket. Additionally, they make money through their independent merchandise sales before, during, and after shows. Talent injured under the companies watch are compensated through Tressler Insurance LLC as per agreement with promoter, signee and Vernon Tressler.
Shows (as of January 1st, 2019) run from the Globe Theatre in Los Angeles, California and is hosted on the fictional web address www.vanguardpro.pivotshare.com. Venue hire is paid for by Tressler Insurance LLC and shows are accessed through a monthly subscription of $4.99 USD.
Any mention of real-life wrestling promotions or wrestlers is to be strictly excluded. In the cannon of this fed, they do not exist. If they are mentioned in a sign-up or in a promo, you will be asked to remove it.
The world of VANGUARD is based in a neo-noir science fiction version of Los Angeles, California inspired by the 1982 Ridley Scott film "Blade Runner". Production is done in the style of the Cyberpunk sub-genre of science fiction and features advanced technological and scientific achievements, such as artificial intelligence and cybernetics, juxtaposed with a degree of breakdown or radical change in the social order. Although segments and promos can take place in other locations such as tropical paradises, dry-lifeless deserts or even a Shaolin monk temple if ones heart desires, the main story is told within this version of LA. The real-life equivalent would be the worlds of Chikara and Lucha Underground but in a cybernetic dystopia.
VANGUARD Pro homes any and every style of pro-wrestling and advertises itself as such. From the freakishly-strong powerhouses to the crisp and clean technicians -- From the no-nonsense brawlers to the comedy-oriented entertainers -- from the awe-inspiring high-flyers to blood-curdling deathmatchers -- fans from across the nation will travel to see them and immerse themselves in an atmosphere they'll accept for the sake of entertainment. They'll go from admirers of the art to chanting sports fans to blood-craving hyenas like the flick of a switch and they'll go home happy with an experience you will get nowhere else in the wrestling world.
Chapter 2 - Understanding The process
VANGUARD Pro is an Angled Efed and pride ourselves to make this promotion a free platform for creativity and to establish characters and interesting stories. That will always take priority over anything else.
Because we want to tell some interesting stories with your characters, naturally, we want to hear from you should you have any ideas -- be it for one match or for an extended storyline. Everything has to be ran by the fedhead to greenlight it, otherwise, the story is yours to tell. You may write the match yourselves or send a list of ideas for the match to the fedhead. Unless both sides agree on the outcome, the winner is determined by the fedhead to progress the story.
Anyone who hasn't communicated with another member for a match or storyline or couldn't come to an agreement to will be provided with an opponent for the upcoming card.
For anyone with the creative urge to write and tell their respective stories, we have slots open per show for segments. With these, we welcome you to interact with the world as you see fit (barring destroying it or any of the already established history). Hard work will eventually be rewarded, though it will not automatically determine the immediate match outcome every time. Of course, seeing as we're running with stories over competition, we are more lenient to putting titles towards characters that have made us invested in their story.
In addition, don't use other peoples characters without their permission.
With that being said, we are not going to be a try-hard competitive fed. We want to be a casual experience and a platform to express your creativity for your character(s) and their stories. This is, was, and always will be a hobby. If things do get competitive, keep a level head. Someone has to lose a match, that's unavoidable. If you take umbrage or feel upset by a loss, message us, chat with us, because it's not our intention to frustrate or upset our members. At the end of the day, this is a game, and we want people to enjoy themselves and have fun.
This section is entirely about Twitter etiquette as it is now our most active platform for the show now that the forum serves as a hub. Calling someone out on Twitter does not guarantee you will face them. If you want to face someone, the fedhead is only a message away. The fedhead pays attention to Twitter (though somethings may fly under the radar) and will take note about certain interactions, but don't feel stating you want to face someone will make it immediately so. Chances are, plans for you are already made. Unless there is an opening in that plan, chances are that call out will only get hopes up. If it is purely for character, understandable, you will not be lambasted or penalised for it in any way. We do advise that you do not get hopes up if the next card is released and that call out wasn't picked up on it.
This one should go without saying. If you know your plans going forward after discussion with the fedhead, do not post spoilers for it in any capacity. Just because you know what you're doing doesn't mean it's okay to lay out in the open. Any spoilers caught being posted will be met with extreme prejudice, such as that storyline being scrapped altogether, if not modified heavily.
Chapter 3 - The sign-up process
Let's get the big one out of the way; we are accepting wrestler pic bases only. I know a lot of people like to use musicians, actors, models, etc as pic bases to complete the CAW package, however, for the sake of our GFX department we'll require not only high-quality png renders but video footage in wrestling situations as well for gifs and/or video. Anyone who posts an application with anything but a wrestler pic base will be left pending until it is changed. Please be considerate of pic bases with too little media and/or renders.
Strengths and Weaknesses have a minimum of 1 each and a maximum of 3 each. You can only have 3 strengths if you have 2 weaknesses. You may have 1 strength and 3 weaknesses if you're a self-booked lower-carder or comedy character. Strengths cannot be along the lines of "refuses to tap out", at most you can have "Difficult to tap out", which can be nullified if facing someone with a submission mastery strength. Basically, anything that can be received as mary-sue characteristics will be asked to be changed. If refused, they'll be ignored.
You can have a maximum of 3 characters in the promotion. However, all 3 cannot inhabit the same division to prevent booking you against yourself. The fedhead will allow 2 to inhabit the same division with a third to inhabit a different one. Unless, of course, you have a tag team -- in which case you can speak with the fedhead to allow some leeway.
Talent that are billed to primarily work outside of the United States will be booked as part-timers. This is because (as of January 1, 2019) VANGUARD is a low-budget independent promotion and won't break the bank importing international talent unless it's to create buzz around an event. Keep this in mind when signing up, as any sign-ups that are billed from Japan, for example, may only see 5 bookings a year. As such, they may not be booked towards championships.
You can bring in a character that completely tests realism. If you want to bring in a luchador from space, you can and orient segments from space if you so choose. Though keep in mind, any character that is heavily unserious may not be booked towards championships unless a storyline heavily caters to it.