CONCEPTS NOT APPROVED FOR PLAY AT DR:MI
Any character physically or mentally under the age of 18. Dystopia Rising: Michigan is a 16+ branch of Dystopia Rising. The only individuals who are permitted to portray a character who is aged 16-17 are players who are themselves 16-17 years old.
Any character that uses symbols of real-world hate groups in their costuming. Symbols relating to real-world hate groups, historical or present, are not permitted in Dystopia Rising: Michigan, and should not be used in any costuming or displayed on site. This includes, but is not limited to, the use of Nazi imagery, terrorist slogans or imagery, etc.
Any character that uses real-world political symbols in their costuming. It is best practice to avoid all sorts of politically-charged slogans and imagery in character costuming. Symbols such as the Confederate Flag, MAGA hats, or political slogans should not be included in character costuming.
Any character that parodies real-world religions and beliefs. People of all faith backgrounds attend Dystopia Rising. There are in-game faiths that can draw on various concepts similar to those of real-world religions, but any concept or costume that outright caricatures or parodies a real-world belief system is not allowed.
Any character that is influenced by Indigenous American or Canadian cultures. No characters should be emulating the Indigenous people of North America, especially not if the player themselves is not a part of these cultures out of game. Items such as feather headdresses, face paint, and cultural practices are part of a real-world culture that has been silenced and oppressed historically and into the present day. Natural Ones, for example, should not model themselves after possibly harmful stereotypes about Indigenous people, but should move towards a doomsday-prepper-survivalist look instead.
Any character background that includes topics of sexual assault or abuse. Dystopia Rising: Michigan does not include any themes relating to sexual assault or abuse, and players should not include these when creating their character stories.
Any character background that includes topics of slavery. Dystopia Rising: Michigan does not include any themes relating to slavery, and players should not include these when creating their character stories.
LINEAGES AND STRAINS APPROVED FOR PLAY
All lineages and strains are open for play at Dystopia Rising: Michigan!
The following Lineages and Strains require Costuming and Background Approval before entering play, due to their complex costuming and roleplay within our vibrant environment. Please contact the Dystopia Rising: Michigan team first before coming into play.
Digitarian, Pure Blood, Solestros