MUSH Etiquette

As with any evolving community or society, OtherSpace has certain expectations for how players act toward each other and toward the staff, as well as how things work within the parameters of the MUSH.

Here are a few tips:

  • Write poses in present-tense. Our game assumes actions happening in real-time.
  • Work within a scene’s established pose order. Sometimes, in particularly crowded events, we may shift to the three-pose rule, which states that you can throw in a pose any time after you’ve seen three other characters pose. Also, before posing in, make sure that you know what’s going on. Ask if someone can provide a “scenepose” to get you up to speed.
  • Don’t powerpose, which is the act of assuming your character is able to successfully impose a contested action against another character without properly testing via dice rolls with a referee.
  • Don’t metagame, which is using information gained beyond the scope of knowledge for your character to take action with your character.
  • Avoid profanity on the Public or Help channels. However, you’re welcome to cuss up a storm on the grid if your character is predisposed to such talk.
  • Report abusive or bullying behavior to Brody, via @mail, +str, or email at
  • Be a good sport. Bad things happen sometimes.