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02-02-2013 12:33 PM

Definitions for some words/phrases you may see here:


Roleplay = Story or interview involving your wrestler.

RP = Short way of saying Roleplay.

Handler = The person who is writing for and controlling a wrestler. When you create a wrestler, you are their handler.

IC = In Character (meaning something said or done AS your wrestler)

OOC = Out of Character (meaning something said or done AS yourself, the handler who controls your wrestler)

Face = Good Guy, Nice Guy, Fan Favorite, Gets cheered by most or all of the fans.

Heel = Bad Guy, Rule Breaker, Hated and booed by most or all of the fans.

Tweener = Someone in between Face & Heel.

Angle = A plan or storyline.

TBA = To Be Announced.

PPV = Pay-Per-View

Character Development or CD = An RP or even a news/rumors post that basically furthers your character in some manner. A way of adding depth to your character and giving the readers a better understanding for who your character is and why he/she is the way they are.




Special XWF material to use if you want:


Our main interviewer is named STEVE SAYORS. He could be considered a "face/good guy" in most cases. He is a wimp and can easily be pushed around and bullied. He won't fight back and will just try to stick to being professional at all times. If your character is a face, good guy, etc... he will most likely get along with them and agree with their views.

The XWF owner is VINCENT LANE(OOC). IC The Ownership Group consists of VINCENT LANE, JAMES RAVEN AND THEO PRYCE. There are many other backstage names you can familiarize yourself with by looking HERE.

The giant screen that shows videos over the entrance-way to the arena is called the X-TRON. Not the titan tron. (examples: The X-TRON flashes to life as we now see some backstage footage. ...or... The X-TRON lights up with the entrance video of "Wrestler A" as his music begins playing through the air...)




Fed Wide Rules
Can I use HTML and videos in my Role Plays?
Absolutely! We encourage "nice" looking role plays. I like seeing a good custom layout. Just make sure you don't use dark colors that are too hard to read, or colors that clash in some manner that messes with the eyes.


Can I use real wrestlers like Stone Cold or John Cena?
No. We don't want to see a karaoke version of a WWE wrestler. We want something new and original that came from your own imagination and creativity.


I lost a match that I really, really thought I should have won. Can I ask for reasons why I lost?
Yes, but do so at your own risk and make sure you do it IN PRIVATE. If you openly complain about a loss anywhere on the forums then you will be considered a whiner and will most likely be ignored. You might even get jobbed on purpose if you openly complain on the forums, just to humiliate you the same way you're trying to humiliate the person who worked hard and beat you fairly.

If you send a professional sounding PM (private message) to the staff then we may try our best to explain why you lost. We know what we're doing here and we actually have multiple judges go over the closer matches so there is no question about the rightful outcome. Please keep in mind the GM you ask for feedback from will only be able to give you their take on the collective input of all the judges for your match, and in most cases will NOT refer you to those judges for individual feedback.


Alright, I get not to keep asking why I lost... but what if I want to ask for specific pointers on how I can improve?
You're welcome to do that. Send a private message to the management staff of your show. Ask for some tips on how to improve. You'll usually get a thorough response as long as you ask politely, but keep in mind you'll have to wait until the person has time to give you their full attention, so please don't rush them.


How many Role Plays can I post on the final day?
Anybody who has posted nothing all week can only post 1 role play on the day of the deadline.

You may post 2 on the final day as long as you post at least 1 prior to that day.


How does collaboration work? (working with other Role Players)
Two people working together on a single Role Play in a singles match is not OK. You can't delegate portions of a Role Play for your match to someone else. For example, you can't pull in your buddy who's good at trash talk to write your trash talk portion for you. If want to have someone else's character make an appearance in your Role Play then you can write their dialogue for them or have them write their own. Ultimately the main story of the Role Play needs to be lead by you and not someone else.

Keep in mind that you can only use someone else's character in your Role Play with their permission. Violating this rule will get you disqualified, humiliated on the show, or banned if it gets out of hand.

Example Scenario:
Spoiler :
My characters routinely work with others' characters all the time. They've never written parts of my story for me, nor I for them. Recently I've had Theo Pryce appear in Duke's story and he can attest to the fact that he merely looked it over, yet added nothing. Its a benefit of knowing each others characters so well and working together for so long. Sending our work to each other is just a formality. In the event that one of us would get something wrong we'd tell the other "hey Theo, Duke would say this," or "hey Duke, Theo would react this way," and nothing more.


How do I get booked?
You go into our booking section of the forum and opt in for the show you want to be on. Yes, you may opt in both shows but please only do so if you know that you'll have time to Role Play.


Can I take time off?
In the past, it was always said that if a handler is planning to take time off or leave, they must PRIVATELY inform us so that we may make the necessary arrangements from an IN CHARACTER standpoint. This way nobody has to be left hanging, and your exit can be handled in an entertaining way that will also give you more fuel later on if/when you are ready to return to action.

No more OOC goodbye posts if your character hasn't first been eased out of storylines by us. If you go straight to OOC to post a time off or a goodbye thread, and you had not informed any of the staff first (and gotten responses back) then we will simply delete or ban all of your characters permanently, or will keep them around to humiliate.

This applies to all. No exceptions unless you have a SERIOUS issue going on and you bring it directly to my (or Lane's) attention. If I give you the OK to go straight to making an OOC post, then it's fine, but this will be very rare because there's almost always time to make your in character exit the correct way.


How are matches written?
We base the length of it on the effort put in by the role players. A match which is 1 Role Play vs 1 Role Play is likely to be much shorter than a match with 4 Role Plays vs 4 Role Plays. For the most part, it all depends on what the turnout way like.


Can I have more than one character?
Sure but only create the amount you're willing to put work into. If you start signing up characters and no-showing them, we'll stop booking you. No showing will get you a warning, and two warnings in a row will mean you don't get booked the next time you try to. Manage your time wisely!


Can I recruit members of XWF into my own e-fed?
No; we will find out, and when we do... guess what happens? You automatically release 100% rights and ownership of any and all characters/concepts/etc that you've created and/or used here in the XWF. Unless you legally own your character's name and likeness, any character you ever used or created HERE becomes ours to humiliate the moment you try and poach our roster. We will ban you from being able to access your wrestler accounts and we'll use your wrestlers as we please... which may include decapitating them, gang raping them, or worse yet keeping them around indefinitely as pathetic JOBBER characters.


Other major rules?
- Plagiarism of any kind is strictly forbidden. Do not have someone else write your role play. Do not steal a role play or any piece of writing you found on the internet. And no, you cannot reuse role plays from your old fed. Doing this will result in you getting a hefty ban.

- GMs may alter your story or angles on the show. This is done in order to keep a nice flow going or to create some extra momentum.

- Role Play deadlines are at 11:59 PST time the day before the show unless it's postponed. Late role plays are subject to being thrown out or penalized at the GM's discretion.

- No "Godmodding" - You cannot alter your opponents' character or story on a whim without permission. For example, if you write a roleplay wherein you burn your foe's house down, or in some other way change the facts that should be under their jurisdiction alone, you are godmodding. Talk to who you are working with if you want to run these sorts of angles.

- No OOC - This is twofold. Minor allusions to the 4th wall or simple nods to the "real world" may be tolerated, but blatantly stating things that could not be known IC will result in a DQ of the RP and a loss. Furthermore, any OOC attacks on handlers in real life, especially threats, can get you suspended or banned permanently. If you're not sure if something is IC, it probably isn't.

- Any organized chat or messaging done off of the boards is not the responsibility of the GMs. We do not moderate XWF group chats on Discord, Skype, MSN, AIM, etc. What goes on in those chats stays in those chats and only becomes an offense if it hits the boards.

- And on that note, please leave all drama and arguments on the Bitch Session of the forum. That section is pretty much our anything goes section.







Wednesday Warfare
Who are the managers for Wednesday Warfare?
General Managers "Smokin'" Bob Williams and Jefferson Jackson, overseen by The Ownership Group.
What is the schedule for Wednesday Warfare?
Warfare is every two weeks, in part to accomodate people who may not be able to adhere to a weekly schedule, and in part to allow for more roleplaying for this show.
What are the limits for Role Plays on Wednesday Warfare?
- Wednesday Night Warfare is a Bi-Weekly show with a 3 RP/Unlimited Words format. (Exception being Universal Title Matches which are Unlimited in both the number of RP's and Word Count.)

- The HARD RP Deadline is 11:59 AM/2:59 AM EST (end of the day before the show) board time, so if the show is for Wednesday, the deadline is end of day Tuesday. The SOFT DEADLINE is at 11:59 AM/2:59 AM EST the Tuesday before the HARD DEADLINE.

- In order to post the maximum number of roleplays for the show (3) you MUST post your first during the first week. (IE Before the soft deadline) If you post your first roleplay before the first deadline you are allowed to post two more during the second week. If you do not post one roleplay before the Soft Deadline you are only allowed to post one total roleplay.

- Also, remember to allow a minimum of TWO HOURS between roleplays. We do not want to see people manipulating the sandbagging rules by holding out on RPs just to post them together.

- Lastly your first roleplay of the week must contain a "Cold Open" for trash talk. Meaning it can not be in direct response to any trash talk your opponent/s did for THIS RP cycle. You can of course respond to other trash talk they may have said in roleplays from previous cycles or on other boards. After your first rp your trash talk can be in response to your opponents.

- If you do not post a roleplay during the first week then the only roleplay you are allowed to do MUST contain a "cold open."

- The following ONLY Applies to Universal Title Matches - There is a Max Lead Cap which means you can no longer overwhelm an opponent with role plays if they have not had a chance to respond with a single role play yet.

- It's very simple. You will simply ask yourself "have I posted 2 Role Plays in a row without hearing from my opponent?" and if the answer is yes, you wait until your opponent posts OR until 48 hours pass. If by some chance an extended period of time goes by and your opponent still doesn't post (48 hours), then you can post another single role play while waiting for them to post. If another 48 hours goes by and they haven't posted, then you can post another single role play while you wait.

Example Scenario:
Spoiler :
Vinnie starts out his week on Monday by posting 2 roleplays. That's fine, but now he has to wait until his opponent, Raven, posts something before he can post again even if we cross over into the next day. So, let's say Raven doesn't post anything at all on Monday. Vinnie must NOT post anything on Tuesday until he sees Raven has posted. Let's say Raven finally makes a post on Wednesday morning. Now it all resets and Vinnie can post again UNTIL he has another 2 role play lead. So let's say Vinnie posts 2 role plays on Wednesday night. He has to wait again for a post from Raven before he posts more. IF by some chance a full 48 hours pass from the time of Vinnie's MOST RECENT roleplay and Raven has still not answered, Vinnie may post ONE more while he continues to wait. If another 48 hours pass from the time of that role play, Vinnie may post ONE more while he waits. This example goes a little longer than what a normal week would be but I think you get the point.

Example 2: Vinnie posts 1 roleplay Monday. Nothing happens on Tuesday. Vinnie posts another role play on Wednesday, bringing his lead over Raven to 2 in a row as we've explained. Vinnie now has to begin his 48 hour wait before he can post another role play, OR he can post again as soon as Raven posts.

Example 3: Vinnie posts 2 role plays on Monday. Raven posts 1 role play Monday afternoon. Since Vinnie already posted the daily max of 2, he has to wait until midnight board time BUT as soon as it's the next day he CAN post 2 more role plays since Raven already posted since Vinnie's first 2. Once Vinnie posts his 2 new role plays on Tuesday, he has to go back into the waiting stance for Raven to post or for 48 hours to pass.


How does Anti-Flooding work for multi-person matches like triple threats or tag team matches?
Multiple competitors - Anything where everybody is against each other with no team mates, you only have to wait until one of your opponents posts. You don't have to wait for all of them.

Tag and Six Man - You only have to wait until ONE of your opponents posts. You don't have to wait for both/all opponents to post. Each individual on the team can go for the 2 lead max. If Vinnie and Raven are teamed together, Vinnie can post 2 role plays and Raven can also post 2, but then they must both wait until someone from the other team posts or wait for the 48 hour rule to pass before they can each, as individuals, post 1 more.






Savage Saturday Night
Who are the managers for Savage Saturday Night?
General Managers Atticus Black and Arnold "Chubby" Fletcher, overseen by The Ownership Group.
What is the schedule for Savage Saturday Night?
Savage is also a Bi-Weekly show, however it has lighter Role Play needs as well as provide an alternative schedule to Warfare.
What are the Role Play limits on Savage?
- Every match on Savage is limited to 1 role plays per week. The default Savage match also carries a 3000 word limit per Role Play. There is an option for a no-word limit version, but the 2 Role Play limit will still apply.

- In order to post the maximum number of roleplays for the show (2) you MUST post your first during the first week. (IE Before the soft deadline) If you post your first roleplay before the first deadline you are allowed to post one more during the second week. If you do not post one roleplay before the Soft Deadline you are only allowed to post one total roleplay.

- Lastly your first roleplay of the week must contain a "Cold Open" for trash talk. Meaning it can not be in direct response to any trash talk your opponent/s did for THIS RP cycle. You can of course respond to other trash talk they may have said in roleplays from previous cycles or on other boards. After your first rp your trash talk can be in response to your opponents.


Is it a show for only newcomers?
No. Savage can and most likely will feature some veteran role players who prefer the 3-role play rule. It's a good way to give people with busier lives a more relaxed environment to role play in.

Newcomers don't have to start out on Savage but they are encouraged to do so for the first couple of weeks in order to get a feel for the fed.


How will booking work if the show is catered to newbies but has veterans mixed in?
The XWF Ownership Group, or Savage GMs Atticus Black and Arnold "Chubby" Fletcher will be in charge of booking all of the matches so that veterans aren't trying to abuse the system and take advantage of rookies. The goal is to make each match on this show as even as possible based off of talent level.





Anarchy Thursdays
Who are the managers for Anarchy?
At this time, Anarchy is fully overseen by Administrator Vincent Lane.
What is the schedule for Anarchy?
Anarchy is bi weekly on Thursdays.
What are the Role Play limits on Anarchy?
Anarchy matches are MICRO format. This means that they are extremely minimal. One roleplay per match per competitor, and each RP is limited to a maximum of 1,000 words.

We want to see a focus on match relevance and shoot style classic wrestling promos here, though members are welcome to expand on their characters' stories using Character Development RPs elsewhere.


What sets Anarchy apart from the rest of XWF?
Anarchy will have a completely different roster from Warfare and Savage, though they will share time on larger PPV shows. Anarchy roster members will not be expected to take on a heavier writing burden as seen on the other brands, unless they request to do so. There will also be a separate Anarchy Championship that is only defended between Anarchy members. This is essentially its own fed within the broader spectrum of the XWF.

Also, Anarchy will have a roster cap in place starting with 20 individuals. Shows will be auto booked rather than relying on opt ins the way the other shows are, so it will be important for any Anarchy members to stay abreast of whether they have a RP to write or not. Obviously if someone is unavailable or needs time off, Vincent Lane will accommodate as best as he can.


What will results look like?
Results for Anarchy will be short, reflecting the lighter workload. Segments of any size are welcomed and encouraged to assist with storyline and character development, but the matches themselves will not be high word count.




X-Bux and Championships
What are X-Bux and how do I obtain them?
X-Bux is the money system that XWF uses in order to determine title eligibility and adds a system that allows members to purchase goods and perks. Some goods are purely for fun while others can be used strategically.

You obtain X-Bux in a variety ways. You can earn $1 simply by replying to an OOC thread or earn $350 by posting a role play. We also give them out for various awards and sometimes just as gifts.


I see some neat merchandise items on the shop. How do I get my stuff put on there?
PM Vincent Lane or another GM with a PNG or GIF of the item which should not be larger than 100 x 100. Also include a short description that you want to go underneath the item.


Can I give money to other members?
No and yes. You may not transfer to other members or to your other characters in secrecy. HOWEVER, you can set up your own "shop" in-character where you sell something in-character for some bux. An example of this would be doing a hitman gig where you perform sneak attacks for money. We even had someone who would give you a compliment if you paid him some x-bux. This will be moderated though and if it's abused you will lose this privilege. DO NOT just start throwing money at other members for no good reason.

Betting your X-Bux is also allowed for match stipulations or on our betting sub-forum.


What are the titles and what level are they?
The Universal Title is the top championship in the fed and is defended a minimum of once every two months on regular shows and Pay-Per-Views.

The X-Treme Title is often thought of the second-most important championship due to the rewards attached to it which are a mixture of WWE's Hardcore Title and Money In The Bank briefcase. See this page for more information. The X-Treme Title will be defended a minimum of once per month in a match.

The Tag Titles operate just like any other tag team championship. They are not defended as often due to time restraints, generally. They can be defended using a Freebird option for storyline purposes with GM/Administrator approval.

The Hart Title is essentially the "Warfare Champion," although that is unofficial. The Hart Title follows a similar schedule to Warfare and will be defended twice per month in matches of a more typical variety, similar to what you may have seen the Harts themselves participate in back in the day. A 180-day reign will guarantee a Universal Title opportunity to the Hart Champion, with no obligation of giving up the title in order to take the shot.

The Television Title is essentially the "Savage Champion," and will be defended on a bi-weekly basis on Savage. It carries special IC rules such as a 15-minute match time limit.

The Anarchy Title and Internet Title will be defended on the Anarchy brand only, outside of major crossover PPV events.

The Federweight Title has its own board and is named after an old member who was an exceptional trash talker. It's not considered a serious title, just something for bragging rights and for those who want to practice their trash talk on one another. Go here for more information on how this title works.

The Heavy Metalweight Title is a unique title involving finding hidden pins in attempts. It's not considered a serious title, just something for bragging rights and for those who want to have a bit of fun. Go here for more information on how this title works.

King of the XWF used to be our top championship but is now decided once a year in a tournament.

24/7 Briefcases are "cash-ins" that are earned by holding the X-Treme Title for 6 weeks or by winning certain special events.

Superstar of the Month and Roleplay of the Month are voted on by the entire federation and come with X-Bux and your character featured on the main page.

Quote of the Moment is similar, though more arbitrary and under no specific time frame. This also carries no X-Bux reward.


How do cash-ins work?
You PM the Ownership Group(Vinnie Lane, James Raven, Theo Pryce) that you want to cash in your briefcase on the champion. We then judge the role plays that you did for that week against your victim who will have a certain percentage of energy/health knocked off based on how difficult their first match was. The Ownership Group will be responsible for adding cash in's to the shows so that no one but the Owners and the person cashing in are aware of the segment. The GM's of the show won't even know about your cash in until an Owner posts the results.
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