Here's where you start. An index of frequently asked questions, and pointers to our rules and other things, which you should know. After reading this, you may explore the Rules & Lore -forum for more information.
You can find a copy of the ingame journal here
Amia is a persistent world, role-play server and we will all (as DMs) do our best to try and enhance your experience here. Please help us in doing so by reporting any bugs and exploits in the Amia forums.
This is a role-play server so most things done in real life can be done here. We ask that you exercise sound judgment when indulging in your role-play activities. There are several players here that may be younger than you. Also, please be mindful that some subjects are more sensitive than others.
If you have questions please donít be afraid to ask a DM or post on the forums. In addition, consult your journal for notes and suggestions. We strongly encourage you to use your personal journal for your own major role-play. Your journal is saved along with your character.
Use your common sense and good judgement. We understand that while DMs are usually right, sometimes they are not, and we listen to players when they have an opinion. If you feel something is unfair, raise it immediately.
Players are here to enjoy themselves while playing the game and interacting with each other. Players treat each other with respect, not matter how hostile the relations between their characters may be. Conflicts between players are primarily solved by the players themselves. A DM steps in when the players are unable to reach a solution that's acceptable to all parties involved.
A character represents a living entity in the gameworld. Players are not allowed to give their characters knowledge or items that the character did not acquire through its interaction with the gameworld. Character's IC actions result in IC consequences, so think before acting. In case of dispute, DM's decision is to be followed. You should always "go with the flow" and accept the roleplay as it comes. No player can be forced to roleplay sexual acts or graphic violence. Roleplaying rape is strictly forbidden.
A DM's task is to represent the gameworld and to keep it coherent. DMs also help the players with problems and decide on the interpretation of rules in a certain situation. Not every decision of a DM will be pleasant for every player; do not argue the matter ingame, but discuss this with the DM via a Private Message in the forums. All DMs report to the Head DM, and complaints about a DM should be send to the Head DM or the owner (MagnumMan).
Only DMs hold the right to decide the actions of NPCs (Non-Player Characters), deities, or any other entities active and present in the world of Amia. This includes stories posted in the PC Story forum. The use of non-NwN material in game is not mandatory, nor is knowledge of D&D lore a requirement to play on Amia. No player can be forced to play by any other rules than those included in NwN game and Amia module, or those set by the DM staff.
NwN game bugs, and Amia module bugs are not to be exploited. DM staff holds the right to decide what is an exploit. If you are unsure what is an exploit, ask before acting.
About these rules
You will notice that aforementioned rules are not very detailed, and do not include set penalties. The DMs apply a rule to a situation and set the penalty if there is one. The ruling will be recorded and used for future reference in comparable cases.
General Dos and Don't's to clarify the above rules
What is Amia?
Amia is a roleplaying world for Neverwinter Nights -game. Our setting is based on Forgotten Realms campaign by Wizards of the Coast. As we are a roleplaying server, roleplayng is required. OOC (Out Of Character) is to be used with discretion. To speak OOC, use (( text )), or // text, in the chat window. Entry area to Amia is considered fully OOC area, so you shouldn't do any serious roleplaying there. You can learn more about Amia here.
What should I know about making a character for Amia?
While we allow freedom in creating your character, due to several reasons we do have some limits on what you can play without (and with) approval. We also expect that you know the basic Forgotten Realms lore related to your chosen race and class, and we wish that you are willing to learn more if needed. You can read more on Amia's rules on characters here.
Who are the Dungeon Masters and how can I contact them? Who should I contact?
Our DMs and Devs are listed in the Rules & Lore forum, you may read it here. Please show respect for the Dungeon Masters, and abide by their rules. If you have a problem with a decision that a Dungeon Master has made, bring it up with them first; if that is not sufficient to resolve the issue, bring it to the attention of another DM. If that is not sufficient, bring it to the attention of the Head DM through the forum on the web site.
Is there something specific I should know about Amia?
Yes. We have some NWN game mechanics adjusted, you can read about those here.
The maximum character level allowed in Amia is Level 30 for all characters without a positive ECL. A positive ECL will reduce the maximum levels they are allowed. For instance, drow have a +2 ECL. This means they will only be able to reach level 28 as their maximum level.
Upon your first respawn, there is no charge. However, after that, the respawn penalty is 100 XP per level of the character, and 10% of your gold to a maximum of 40,000. Respawning will NOT put you below your current level.
There are various areas throughout the server that you can set as your start location. Your start location will appear as the first option in the Rod of Porting and will be your respawn point. You can only have one start location at a time, but you can bind to a home location as well. If you bind to one home location while already being bound to another, your new home location replaces the previous one. Please note that not all start and home locations are usable by all characters.
How can I help in making the Amia Experience pleasant and fun for everyone?
Common sense and courtesy are the keywords. We also have compiled hints and tips on this matter. You can read more about that here.
I am banned (from game and/or forums). What to do?
If you don't have forum access, send email to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org to request unbanning. Your request will be presented for the staff for discussion.