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 God-modders are the unbeatable behemoths who win every fight and can never ever lose because they're the best at everything they do. //This is boring.// It's incredibly grating to read and it //has// to be boring to write. Every character has weaknesses. If you have no weaknesses, we hate to say it but you're god-modding. The same applies to ships; every ship has weaknesses. There is no unbeatable ship, only ships that we don't yet know //how// to beat. God-modders are the unbeatable behemoths who win every fight and can never ever lose because they're the best at everything they do. //This is boring.// It's incredibly grating to read and it //has// to be boring to write. Every character has weaknesses. If you have no weaknesses, we hate to say it but you're god-modding. The same applies to ships; every ship has weaknesses. There is no unbeatable ship, only ships that we don't yet know //how// to beat.
  
 +====== Mary Sue ======
 +A Mary Sue (Gary Stu or Marty Stu for men) is the perfect special snowflake who does no wrong and is oh so important and often saves the day at the last minute. They're the youngest or smartest person to do whatever it is they do. They're charming and lovable and everyone just adores them and then they die and it's //so sad//.
  
 +Ahem. We do not love the Mary Sue. The Mary Sue is //annoying//. Don't be a Mary Sue, please.
 +
 +====== Auto Hits ======
 +An auto hit occurs when two characters are fighting and one (let's call him Sam) writes along the lines of "Sam hit Dean right in the nose, and blood sprayed everywhere." That's just unfair to whoever is writing for Dean. You do not get to determine whether your blow did any damage. You might not get to determine whether you even managed to hit your opponent. Discuss the rules of the fight beforehand or use a random dice roll or random number generator.
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 +Auto hits might not get you banned right away, but they //will// annoy other writers and you //will// eventually get in trouble. Just don't do it!
 +
 +====== Powerplay ======
 +Powerplayers write for someone else's character without permission. Surely we don't have to explain why this is extremely //rude//.
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 +{{tag>[Guide]}}
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