Welcome to Ned's Declassified School Survivor Guide, or School Survivor for short!
It's your middle school graduation ceremony, and you know what that means. You're about to enter the frightening world of high school, filled with cliques, bullies, and unrealistic expectations. While you're in it, everything seems like the most important thing in the world, but once it's over, no one will care about anything that happened in it. So there's already a large amount of similarities with a game of Survivor.
School Survivor is an anonymous Survivor game for 27 players. The game will be more fast-paced and involved than most anonymous games, so we recommend that you only sign up if you are willing to devote at least a couple hours a day to the game, especially at the start of the game.
[A01] This is a game. You should play to have fun, and to win. You should not prohibit others from doing the same. You should show respect to all participants at all times. We understand this is a game that deals with a lot of emotions, and you should feel free to show that emotion -- just don't push it too far. Where "the line" is will be handled on a case by case basis.
[A02] This game is anonymous. You should at no point hint at your own identity, or communicate with any person about the game outside the private message system unless permitted to by the mods.
[A03] You should not take any action which disrupts or undermines the integrity of the game. You should also not take any action that brings the game into disrepute. This includes, but is not limited to, cheating in or explicitly seeking to break challenges, communicating with players you are not permitted to, communicating information using screenshots or PM forwarding. If in doubt, ask.
[A04] If there is a problem, or there has been a mistake made, discuss it with a mod.
[A05] In superficially breaking one of the rules in this ruleset, an Official Warning will be given. If the breach is substantial, or a second breach of any named rule is made, discretionary sanctions will be applied. If the breach if excessive, or a further breach is made after sanctions, you will be modkilled. This is your only (unofficial) warning.
[A06] We reserve the right at any time to implement new rules. We reserve the right to use our discretion in disciplining players as we see fit, if a situation not covered by these rules arises, using A05 as a guide. We reserve the right to refrain from disciplining players if we believe the offence is sufficiently minor. Should these rules be substantively altered at any time, you will be informed.
[B01] Generally, in Survivor, players are split into tribes and participate in challenges. After each challenge, losing tribes must vote off one of their own, in a secret vote. After a period of time, the tribes merge. The last player standing wins.
[B02 At an unknown point in the game, players voted out will begin to form the jury, which will vote on the winner from the final two or three players remaining at the end of the game.
[B03] You may only PM members of your tribe. You may use any provided forum spaces to communicate with anyone who has access to them.
[B04] You will have a confessional that only the mods, spectators, and you can read. We expect players to make at least one post in their confessional each game round.
[C01] Each round may have immunity challenges and/or reward challenges.
[C02] All outcomes are final, subject to A04.
[C03] Winners of immunity challenges will be safe from elimination that round, and will not be eligible for being voted out in a tribal council. Winners of reward challenges will be eligible for a reward, as described in that challenge.
[C04] A range of challenge styles has been designed, to test different skills. We cannot provide for all players all the time, but we have tried our best to make challenges as level and fair as possible.
[D01] Each round will have at least one tribal council.
[D02] All outcomes are final, subject to A04.
[D03] Tribal councils will always last 24 hours from notification. A failure to vote will cause the offender to self-vote. Repeated self-votes, deliberate or accidental, may result in punishment, as per A01 and A05.
[D04] You may modify votes at any time, but please use a new post to do so. The moderation team will not alter council results due to a missed edited post. This is your only warning.
[E01] In the event of a tie at a council, a revote will take place. Only those players tied for the highest number of votes will be eligible candidates. Those eligible candidates will not be able to vote.
[E02] Reward items will carry through a tie vote. Reward items, unless otherwise stated, may not be played in a revote.
[E03] If a plurality is not found in a revote, or there is otherwise still a tie, all non-tied players without immunity, whether via Individual Immunity or via Rewards, will randomly draw a rock. The player who draws the sole purple rock will be eliminated.
[E04] Should there be only four players remaining in the game, a tiebreaker challenge will instead take place.
[F01] Twists have been preplanned and placed ahead of time, to be enacted without provocation. Twists are not designed with any player in mind, but have been blindly designed. We have made every effort to ensure the fairness of twists.
[F02] Should there be a conflict between in-game explanations and these rules, such as the text of a Reward Item, that in-game explanation will supersede these rules.
Please note: even if you are not immediately accepted, that doesn't mean you are out! We will be keeping a list of potential replacements in case we have any no-shows in the first 24-48 hours.