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Factory Standardized Rules
 
This thread will stand as the centralized location for all rules and regulations pertaining to the Factory, use of the Factory, and its various sections thereof and will be kept up to date as rules and regulations evolve and change over time. If you have questions about these rules or need them further explained, please post a topic in the main Factory Discussion or PM either the Factory Admin or RPJs.


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Codex & Factory Standardized Rules
Taken from the main Factory/Codex Rules page.

  • Codex & Factory submissions may only be introduced into role-play threads whose start date begins after the submission's approval date.
  • There is a cap of three active or pending submissions permitted in each of the sub forums in the Codex or Factory per Writer.
  • Work-in-Progress submissions are not permitted except in the Pre-Factory or Pre-Codex.
  • Plagiarism will not be tolerated.
  • The entire template must be used in your submission. The template's fields are not to be changed/removed/altered, additional information may be added but base fields may not be changed or removed. If you have nothing to add for a certain section, simply put ‘N/A’
  • Be aware that some items and materials are restricted or banned and cannot be used freely. Be sure to consult the list before making a submission.
  • Do not bump your submissions.
  • All submissions need to conform to the general idea of Star Wars. No Gundam Wings, no Transformers.
  • All measurements in all submissions must be in metric.
  • At any point during the approval process for your submission, you may apply for a Second Chance.
  • Do not post in other people’s submissions. Consult a judge if you have concerns.
  • No member may "claim" an image unless they created it themselves.
  • If the owner of the image asks you to take it down, please do so.
  • Intentionally breaking these rules or attempting to mislead Judges will incur a 30 day zero tolerance ban from the Factory or Codex.
  • Event Rewards are only valid for redemption within 90 days of the award date. 

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Factory Standardized Rules
These rules span across the entirety of the Factory only.

Pre-Factory Rules and Guidelines [here]

  • Posted WIP submissions are not open for member or judge input, it is an area for members to work on their submissions only.
  • Posted WIP submissions have a two week limit within the Pre-Factory subforum. Anything exceeding that will be archived.
  • Once a posted WIP submission has been completed, the member will tag the Factory Admin or Factory RPJ to move it to the correct forum.

General Submission Guidelines

  • All companies utilized as manufacturers must be hyperlinked to their submission or canonical article.
  • All non-basic submission titles should have its basic translation in parentheses beside it. I.E. Echoy'lii Shuk'orok (Echoy'lan Crushgaunts) or Aliit'Verd Euk'gar'gam (Clan Verd Mando Steel Armor)
  • All droid characters must first be approved through the Factory if their droid models are not canon.
  • All submissions should reflect the strengths and weaknesses of their materials and components for transparency, balance, and fair play. 
  • Typically, if a submission lays idle with no reply from the submitter for 48 hours or more,  a Factory Judge may archive it.  At that time, the submitter may request for it to come back for judgment by PMing a Factory Judge or the Factory Admin.
  • Spoilers are not permitted in submissions. The only exception is for images.
  • For rules regarding Restricted and Banned Materials, please review here.
  • The factory will not base judgements on precedents or the approval of prior submissions.
  • Canon items must be claimed using the guidelines listed here.

Technology Forum Rules
Here are the general rules and guidelines for Technology.

  1. Fully constructed lightsabers are restricted to a maximum of semi-unique production.
  2. The Armor Rating Extreme will require the submission to be UNIQUE. This armor rating is considered very strong and are usually dealing with unique items that should be restricted to Player Characters only.

Starships Forum Rules
Here are the general rules and guidelines for Starships. 

  1. Particularly rare or powerful special features may necessitate using a lower production (for example, cloaking technology, gemcutters, crystal grav traps, equivalent stealth or anti stealth technologies, or rare canon technologies and their equivalents will only be permitted at Semi Unique production) 
  2. For rules on what ships can be fielded/owned by a Faction, Company or Individual see Table 1
  3. For rules on what ships can be produced by a Faction, Company or Individual see Table 2

Table 1.0

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This is the maximum meterage that can be fielded by Company Tier Level, Minor, or Major Factions.

SSD: Super Star Destroyer / Dreadnought

 

Table 2.0

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This is the maximum production and meterage that can be produced and manufactured by Company Tier Level, Minor or Major Factions.

 

 

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Individual Rules

  • Faction owned starships captained by an individual PC may only be transferred to a new faction under the control of the PC with Faction Owner approval.

Company Rules

  • Mass producing larger lengths in starships and space stations will require a higher company tier level. For rules on what ships and station lengths may be produced by a company tier level, please see Table 2.

Minor Faction Rules

  • Mass producing starships and space stations are capped in length for minor factions.  For rules on what ships and station lengths may be produced by a Minor Faction see Table 2.

Major Factions Rules

  • Only a Major Faction has the resources necessary to role-play having a large fleet, army, etc. [here]

Super Star Destroyers / Dreadnoughts

  • Acquiring a Super Star Destroyer / Dreadnought will be restricted to Major Factions. Acquisition will follow Dominion rules.
  • A major faction, upon completing their second dominion of the calendar month, may begin their third and final eligible Dominion as a SSD / Dreadnought dominion thread. This will follow the same rules as a third Dominion, meaning that a Minor Faction has the ability to initiate a Rebellion, per Dominion rules. The following outcomes determine the result:
    • Major Faction Wins Rebellion (Or no rebellion takes place within allotted time): The major faction may submit a unique SSD / Dreadnought.
    • Minor Faction Wins Rebellion: Provided the minor faction meets all requirements to go major, and they choose to do so, they may steal the dreadnought reward and submit their own.
    • Minor Faction Wins Rebellion: If the minor faction wins the rebellion, however does not meet the requirements to become major, or they choose not to go major, neither side conquers the hex, and both sides forfeit the SSD / Dreadnought.
  • A Major Faction may not submit a SSD / Dreadnought until after the tenth day window of rebellions closes.
  • A SSD / Dreadnought will be permitted to range from 5,001m to 10,000m.
  • Each SSD / Dreadnought must be labeled Unique.
  • No player may captain a SSD / Dreadnought without the Major Faction Owner's consent.
  • If a Major Faction is recalled, merged into another Major Faction, or drops to minor, any SSD / Dreadnought created must be decommissioned and archived. Transfer of these ships will require re-review to ensure they conform to current factory standards prior to recommission. A judge may request additional edits to ensure balance and adhere to board rules. 
  • Major Factions that are tied to mandates that prohibit rebellions are excluded from building dreadnoughts.
  • Major Factions that are permitted more than three dominions per month may still only submit a single dreadnought after their third dominion.

Submission Modifications
After a submission has been approved, it will be locked. If you want to make a modification to it at a later date, post your request in the appropriate Modification Request thread with the applicable template. Changes to submissions that alter the capabilities, technologies, or drastically increase the information pertaining to the submission will subject the submission to re-evaluation at current factory standards.

 

You may only submit one request per category at a time. This request may contain up to five items to be modified.

  • For those seeking Technology Modifications, please visit this link
  • For those seeking Vehicle Modifications, please visit this link.
  • For those seeking Starship Modifications, please visit this link.
  • For those seeking Company Modifications, please visit this link

Second Chance
As per the Codex and Factory Standardized rules, At any point during the approval process for your submission, you may apply for a Second Chance.

  • If your submission has been denied and you feel it has been done so unfairly you may request a second chance on the submission in question by posting a link to the denied submission and your case for why it should be looked into again. Submissions pulled for Second Chance will be given a new judge. You may not request a specific judge.
  • At any time during an active original judgement a submitter may request a second chance for a different judge if they feel they have reasonable evidence of judge bias or unfair judgement. The item will be archived and the submitter may post the second chance request in the Second Chance thread. 
  • Submissions that are denied on Second Chance are final denials and may not be submitted again.

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Restricted & Banned Items

Taken from the main Restricted & Banned Items Article

This list is subject to change without notice. Changes will not affect previously approved submissions.

 

Restricted Items

 Submissions using Restricted Items will be reviewed by a Role-play Judge and may be declined depending on the quality and effort of the submitter.

  1. Mission completion may grant a maximum of Limited production, depending on the submission. Each completed mission thread only counts for one submission.

  2. Any submission which use a Factory Submitted base material based on a Restricted Material (e.g., A Phrik Armourweave submission) will a have a maximum production value of Semi-Unique.

  3. If a restricted material is traded between characters, you must link to the purchase/trade thread of the restricted item along with the seller's original resource obtaining thread.

  4. Under no circumstances are two restricted materials allowed per submission. New alloys created by blending two or more restricted materials are not allowed.

Submissions with a restricted material from the list below will not require a completed ‘restricted material’ objective thread for Technology as long as the item that is being submitted is labeled as Unique and maintain well balanced strengths, weaknesses, and features. Companies and/or Workshops at Tier 6 may utilize materials from the list below in Technology, Vehicle Creation, and Starships as long as the item that is being submitted is labeled as Unique. One material from the list below, chosen by a company or workshop (Limit 1 per writer) upon reaching Tier 6 may submit Technology, Starships, and Vehicles using that material at Semi-Unique. Regardless of this, a Factory Judge may deny a submission on concept if they feel that balance is unlikely to be found due to the nature of the submission. For more extensive productions, please see the 'Restricted Materials Mission' section below.

Restricted Materials Mission

Write a thread in a convincing manner detailing the quest for, construction of, or discovery of the material or item in question. There is no set post count, however a complete story should be told. Submissions containing extraordinarily strong materials or providing substantial benefits may warrant a judge requesting additional effort or edits made to the submission to adhere to forum standards and balancing for fair play. The item(s) below are not included as free of RM missions for characters or companies/workshops.

Banned Items

i. Banned Items are not permitted to be used in canon role-play threads on Star Wars RP: Chaos without the explicit permission of the SWRP Staff Team.
ii. Banned Items are not permitted to be used in submissions within the Factory without the explicit permission of the SWRP Staff Team.
iii. Banned Items are only permitted to be used in Non-Canon role-play threads or Non-Canon Campaign threads.

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Salvaging Rules

Taken from the Salvaging Rules Article

 

Any player with submissions containing restricted materials may recycle those materials for new submissions. The purpose of these rules is to bypass the Restricted Material Objective mission thread by destroying old submissions you no longer use for new submissions using the same materials.*

 

*New restricted materials added to these new submissions will require additional completion of Restricted Material objectives.

 

Salvaging a submission destroys that submission.

 

  

  1. You may only salvage items for items of the same type of item*. Weapons for Weapons, Armor for Armor, Ships for Ships, etc.
  2. You may only salvage items you have submitted. You may not salvage items you have purchased and/or been given.
  3. The salvaged submission cannot be unsalvaged and is permanently destroyed. It is moved to the Factory Archives for referential purposes.
  4. The salvaged submission must be identified in the Primary Source field with the identification of [SALVAGED] noted beside it.
  5. Salvaging will always cause the new submission to drop one level of production, but the new submission will not drop below the level of Unique.
  6. The salvaged submission will serve the function of the required mission objective thread for the restricted material if one is used.

 

Reverse Engineering Rules

 

Any player may reverse engineer submissions where there is evidence that these were previously owned by/ manufactured for them.  This is to distinguish submissions whose intent is the reverse engineering from an available approved Factory submission.

 

  1. A Faction or Individual may reverse engineer or create a new submission for items where there is evidence that these were previously owned by/manufactured for the new submitter. 
  2. The original submission must be referenced and properly cited for reverse engineering.
  3. The new submission must adhere to current Factory standards.
  4. Complete a Reverse Engineering Mission Objective: Embark on a quest to research, modify, and prototype the Reversed Engineering Item in question. There is no set post limit, though you should tell a complete story. 

 

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Company Rules 
Here are the general rules and guidelines for Companies.
 
New Company Creation

All new company submissions must be tagged with their respective Tier Level in Topic Tags. The description of your company must be at least a paragraph in length. 

 

1. All new companies and canon companies begin at a max of Tier 2.*

2. A Tier 1 company may begin with a max of two locations and operations. 

3. A Tier 2 company may begin with a max of three locations and operations. 

4. A company may start owning subsidiaries at Tier 3.  A company may have up to a reasonable amount of subsidiaries for their company respective to their tier level. 

 

*Tier 5+ may create a subsidiary at Tier 3.

 

Canon Company Information
Due to the timeline, it is assumed most canon companies went south with the declining population of the Galaxy. However, it is the writer's choice in whether or not he wishes to further the future of a Canon Company. In order to properly adopt a canon company, please follow the below rules.
 
To claim a Canon Company, create your Company submission as per the Company Creation Rules. Ensure you add in the appropriate fields that it is a canon company and link the Wookeepedia page. Please post an announcement in bold at the bottom. "This is a canon company." 

 

Canon Company Guidelines and Rules

 

1. A writer may only own one canon company. A writer may own up to a maximum of three canon based subsidiaries of that canon company. (Subsidiaries not based on canon are excluded from this limit.)

 

2. Your canon company may not own other canon companies as subsidiaries unless they are directly referenced in the Wookieepedia as being owned by that canon company.

 

3. Each subsidiary must have its own submission.

 

4. If an active owner of a canon company wishes to transfer ownership to another writer who does not currently own a canon company, they must provide evidence of the transfer by the original owner. The new owner must create a new submission of their own for the same company name. A factory judge presiding will alert a role-play judge, who will then attempt to contact the current active owner. If the role-play judge confirms the transfer, the role-play judge will inform the factory judge that judgement may proceed. After which, the role-play judge or administrator will transfer ownership of the canon company and current tier level to the new canon company owner, along with any edits made.  The old submission will then be archived.

 

5. If a canon company owner is absent for more than 30 days, any writer who does not already own a canon company may contest your claim by creating a submission of their own for the same company name. The factory judge presiding will alert a role-play judge, who will then attempt to contact the previous canon company owner. If the role-play judge fails to contact the previous canon company owner within 72 hours and determines the canon company owner inactive, the role-play judge willinform the factory judge that judgement may proceed. After which, the role-play judge or administrator will transfer ownership of the canon company along with one level tier drop (may not fall under Tier 2)  to the new canon company owner, along with any edits made.  The old submission will then be archived. If a canon company is transferred this way, and its tier drops from 3 to 2, any and all subsidiaries attached are immediately forfeit.

 

6. If a canon company owner has been contacted previously with a contesting canon company claim, upon the second inquiry the owner must show themselves to be active in order to keep the canon company.  Activity can be demonstrated with a substantial RP thread or 3+ Factory submissions which took place within the 60 days prior to the second inquiry. Activity after the second inquiry will not be taken into consideration.

 

7. If a writer had their canon company taken away due to inactivity, the writer may create a new original company submission requesting the tier level from their previous canon company submission. In the new submission, please link the archived canon company submission showing all your work and the tier level gained.  A factory judge presiding will alert a role-play judge, who will then review and confirm the work from the archived canon company submission and the tier level addendum. Once verified by the role-play judge, the new company submission may be approved at the previously worked for canon company tier level along with any edits made.

 

List of Player Owned Canon Companies
Once you have submitted your canon company and it has been approved, a role-play judge or administrator will add it to this list.
Please click 
the spoiler below to view the current list of canon owned companies.

 

Canon Company List

 
Company Expansion and Growing in Tier 

Company index by tier level: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6

  • You may not advance more than one Tier in a single request. Threads already used for advancement from one tier to the next or made during a previous tier will not count towards a new tier advancement. If your expansion is one lengthy consistent thread, you must specifically provide the applicable unused posts that pertain to that tier up.
  • Each linked thread may only be used to fulfill one of the sub-requirements for each tier level. ( IE: No double-dipping the same thread to fulfill a major project and a contract.)
  • Every additional new location and operation or headquarters change requested through the Company Modification Thread will require proof of expansion.
  • Each expansion in Tier level will require Passive and Active Expansion Thread objective completion. These threads involve providing your company's specialty products or services. Examples are below and not all encompassing.

Passive Company Expansion Objectives

 

- Attend or host an economic summit

Defend your company, another company, or a faction from a hostile attack

Invest in another company or faction

Train your company's personnel

Draw up or steal schematics for a new product

Draw up deals with another corporation or faction

- Provide philanthropic donations, fundraising, or contributions

- Make three mass-produced products in the Factory. (For Tier 2+ and qualifies as one passive company expansion)

- Make three company operations specific submissions in the Codex. (For Tier 2+ and qualifies as one passive company expansion)

 

Active Company Expansion Objectives

 

Establish another operation for your company

Establish a sphere of influence on a planet or in a sector

Establish or help establish a colony

Establish or help establish a new location 

Participate in a planet's colonization

Recruit personnel into your company

Secure investors for your company

Train another company or faction's personnel

  • Each Expansion to Tier 4 and up will require a Major Project. 

The definition of a 'Major Project' is to create, produce, or service something that would have a sizable impact on the growth of your company. If said project sways the outcome of something during a galactic event or on a grand scale, more kudos to you. The production, possession or the service of the project must be the thread or threads major focal point. Projects may be done in a single thread or a series of threads. Only the posts in Dominions and invasions that pertain to the actual project will count for the major project.

  • Expansion to Tier 5 and up will require a sponsorship. 

Sponsorship is essentially when a sufficiently large major faction or a Tier 6 Company decides to back your company's endeavors specifically. This can either be by them giving you a large, direct annual subsidy, signing a long-term contract, and other things that would tie the government of that faction or that conglomerate and your company close together.  This may also be supplemented by a substantial expansion of your company in another way.

 

Company Tier Unlocks

Below are Tier Level Company unlocks

 

Tier 2

  • Able to Mass Produce submissions.
  • Able to manufacture and mass produce ships and stations up to 500m.
  • One new location.

Tier 3

  • Is able to create a new subsidiary at Tier 2.
  • Able to manufacture and produce ships up to 1000m.
  • Able to manufacture and mass produce civilian space stations up to 4000m and mass produce military space stations up to 2000m.
  • One new operation OR one new location.

Tier 4

  • Able to manufacture and mass produce ships up to 2000m.
  • Able to manufacture and mass produce civilian space stations up to 4000m (Semi-Unique 10,000m) and mass produce military space stations up to 2000m (Semi-Unique 4000m)
  • One new operation AND one new location.

Tier 5

  • Is able to create a new subsidiary at Tier 3.
  • Able to manufacture and mass produce starships up to 2000m and limited at 3000m.
  • One new operation AND two new locations. (With the option to change headquarters)

Tier 6

  • Is able to sponsor another T5+ much like a Major Faction. 
  • Able to manufacture and mass produce ships up to 2000m and limited at 5000m.
  • Two new operations AND two new locations. (With the option to change headquarters)
  • Is able to select a single Restricted Material specialty they are able to utilize at a max production of Semi-Unique with no restricted material mission required.
    Limit one per writer regardless of company. This can not be changed later. To request this addition to your company, submit a company modification request.

Tier Upgrade Requirements
Use the following list for your company modification requests.Select the tier up requirement in the spoiler below for the level you desire and fill in the requirements. You may post your tier upgrade modification using this link

 

Tier Up Requirements

 

From Tier I to Tier II

 

From Tier II to Tier III

 

From Tier III to Tier IV

 

From Tier IV to Tier V

 

From Tier V to Tier VI

 

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Workshops
 
A workshop is a small operation, comparable in size to a Tier 1 Company. A workshop’s growth in tier reflects increasing prestige and expertise in a specialized field.
 
A personal commission thread involves providing your workshop's specialty products or services. This might include creating a product, delivering a service, discussing a character's relevant needs, or obtaining necessary materials.
 
A mastercraft project thread is an extensive project that involves providing an especially innovative product or service, in keeping with your workshop’s specialty. The completed thread must center around filling one of the following objectives:
 
  • Your character endures great personal sacrifice to learn from the legacy of a past master in their field;
  • Your character defends their Workshop against near-impossible odds;
  • In desperate circumstances, your character must use their specialty to improvise a solution using extremely insufficient/unsuitable resources.
 
Both personal commissions and mastercraft Projects must directly benefit a PC or NPC controlled by another writer (e.g. ‘I made myself a sword to protect them’ is not a valid rationalization'), and may be completed by a single writer. Threads cited to increase the tier of a workshop cannot be used to increase the tier of a Company, and vice versa.
 
Tier I to Tier II
 
Tier II to Tier III
 
Tier III to Tier IV
 
Note: At Tier IV, a Workshop’s owner may request the Master Crafter signature tag.
 
Tier IV to Tier V
 
Tier V to Tier VI
 
Note: At Tier VI, a Workshop may choose one Restricted Material to add to its specialty list. The Workshop is exempt from RM objectives for that material at a Semi-Unique production level (Limit one per writer regardless of company.) This cannot be changed later. To request this addition to your workshop, submit a workshop modification request.

 

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Known Owners of Unique Canon Items

 

This is the list of Last Known Owners of Canon Items. It records unique items such as canon holocrons, artifacts, named canon ships, etc. All desired claimed canon items are required to go through the same Factory approval process as SW Chaos Technology, Vehicles, Starships and Restricted materials.

 

Unique Canon Item Claim and Factory Submission Rules

Due to the timeline, it is assumed most canon items such as artifacts, starships, and technology went missing or were lost during the Gulag Plague.  However, it is the writer's choice in how to go about searching, discovering, and claiming the canon item but please follow the below rules.

 

  1. A writer may possess no more than a total of 5 canon items across all their characters. Factions, companies, and other organizations are unable to claim canon items.
  2. To be able to claim a unique canon item, a writer must first complete a "unique canon item objective" in a convincing manner that adds to the quality of the role-play thread. Each completed objective only counts for one submission. 
  3. Once done, create a Factory submission using the template of the applicable type ( I.E. Technology, Vehicles, Starships) and ensure the respective canon item's Wookieepedia page - if applicable - is linked.
  4. Once approved, the writer may now request to claim it on the Known Owners of Unique Items and link the  approved submission.
  5. If a Canon Item Owner is absent for more than 30 days, any writer who has not exhausted their 5 canon item slots may contest your claim by following the above rules to claim a unique canon item and creating a submission of their own for the same canon item. (Linking as Primary Source the previous Factory submission to it if any and the Canon Wookieepedia Link.)  The factory judge presiding will alert a role-play judge, who will then attempt to contact the previous canon item owner. If the role-play judge fails to contact the previous canon item owner within 72 hours and deems the canon item owner inactive, the role-play judge will then archive the old submission and judgement of the new submission will proceed.

 

Unique Canon Items Mission Objective: (( Embark on a quest to research, locate and recover the canon item in question. There is no set post limit, though you should tell a complete story. ))

 

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