Factory Standardized Rules

Players are also encouraged to read and often quote the rules where appropriate.

Intentionally breaking these rules or attempting to mislead Judges will incur a minimum 30 day zero tolerance ban from both the Factory and the Codex.

General Factory Guidelines
  • A SSD/Dreadnought are the only factory submission that requires official two-level approval. They are not considered approved until they have been approved by a Factory Judge and an RPJ/Admin,
  • The factory will not base judgments on precedents or the approval of prior submissions.
  • Factory submissions may only be introduced into role-play threads whose start date begins after the submission's posted date.
  • Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Small excerpts may be included from other sources in a sub, but they must include a credit, link, and be clearly marked.
  • The entire template must be used in your submission. Users can customize templates to their own personal liking, but 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.
  • 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, etc.
  • All measurements in all submissions must be in metric.
  • If a submission uses materials not found on wookieepedia, please link. You may also be asked to link materials that are obscure or difficult to find, e.g. exist as a byline in wikia entry. General materials, such as 'durasteel' or 'starship components', do not need to be linked, but it is encouraged.
  • All submissions utilizing images or music must contain a link to a source where the image or musical piece can be found. If the art is member-created, credit the member. No member may "claim" an image or musical piece unless they created it themselves.
  • If the owner of the image or a musical piece asks you to take it down, please do so.
  • Previous Factory Submissions that are included in a submission, such as components or weapons, must match the limits of production and affiliation set forward in the included submissions. A submission cannot have a higher production rating than the submission used in its creation. If an item listed was created by another member and has specific affiliations or is listed as "Closed Market" you will be required to include proof of purchase/permission by the original submitter for the equipment or you will need to choose something else. No exceptions.

General Submission Guidelines
  • All Affiliation fields must be linked to the Faction, Organization Submission, or Character where applicable.
  • In addition to Individuals and Factions, only Companies/Groups/Organizations listed in the Factory Company section or Canonical Manufacturers linked from Wookieepedia should be listed as a manufacturer for submissions.
  • All manufacturers must be hyperlinked to their Company Submission, Faction group page, Character biography, or canonical Wookieepedia article where applicable.
  • 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.
  • Spoilers are not permitted in submissions. The only exception is for images.
  • BBCode Tabs are not permitted in submissions.
  • Language that could be interpreted to force another writer to do something they do not wish for their character is prohibited. See Roleplay Rules.
  • All canon item submissions are to be treated as replicas and can be claimed/reproduced by multiple players.
  • For rules regarding Restricted and Banned Materials, please review here.
  • Particularly rare or powerful special features may necessitate using a lower level of production (cloaking technology, personal cloaking devices, gemcutters, crystal grav traps, moon dust, equivalent stealth or anti stealth technologies), or rare canon technologies (Hyperwave Inertial Momentum Sustainers, etc) and their equivalents will only be permitted at Semi-Unique production.
  • Submissions that are components or substances/materials cannot be used in submissions with a higher production rating, i.e. a turbolaser produced at Limited cannot be used in a submission rated for Minor or Mass production.
  • Ratings found on templates should balance. For every increase you should either reduce the production value, reduce another rating or provide balance with a genuine, significant weakness.

Pre-Factory Forum Rules
  • The Pre-Factory is for Work In Progress Submissions only.
  • Submissions posted to the Live Factory requiring significant work may be returned to the Pre-Factory by a member of Factory staff.
  • For those members that are looking for help and feedback, you may apply the FEEDBACK prefix to your submission. This invites other members to comment. Please do not tag specific staff for feedback.
  • Members may not comment on Submissions that do not have a FEEDBACK tag. Your input has not been invited and posts will be hidden.
  • Any attempt to spam, troll or otherwise cause drama in this forum will result in an automatic and minimum 30 day Factory ban for all offending parties.
  • Approximately once a month, inactive submissions still in the Pre-Factory will be archived without warning. It is up to you to manage your time effectively.
  • Archived submissions can be pulled back out from archives when the submitter is ready to begin working on them again. Please post a request in the Submission Modifications thread if you wish to have Archived submissions returned to the Pre-Factory.
  • When your WIP submission is complete and ready for Judgment, tag a member of the Factory Staff in a reply to the submission to have it moved to the proper section.
  • Please limit Pre-Factory requests to 5 submissions or less at a time per Writer (Not, per account. Per Writer.) You can submit an unlimited number of Archival Requests. These are not limited.

Technology Forum Rules
  • Fully constructed Lightsabers and Forcesabers are restricted to a maximum of Semi-Unique production.
  • The Armor Rating Extreme will require the submission to be Semi-Unique. This armor rating is considered very strong and are usually dealing with semi-unique items that should be restricted to Player Characters only.
  • The Droid Rating of Extreme also requires your submission to be Unique. As above, this rating is considered very strong and should be restricted to Player Characters only.

Vehicle Forum Rules
  • Mechs, Walkers, and War Droids, in Star Wars have an iconic, industrial feel. They are not Gundams, Warhammer 40k, Zoids, Titans of Titan Fall, or any sort of extremely over-sized robot with humanoid features and/or erratic animal-esque movements. The permitted aesthetics for all of these items mentioned are those which can be held up to existing, canon examples of Mechs, Walkers, or War Droids.

    Note: If it's bigger than an AT-ST [9-10M] it shouldn't have arms or shoulders. A more indepth explanation can be found here.

Starships Forum Rules
  • Civilian vessels/stations are defined as having an armament rating of 'None' and, if they have a hangar rating, should not be able to field a compliment of starfighters in a combat capacity.
  • For rules on what ships can be owned, operated and manufactured by a Major Faction, Minor Faction, Company or an Individual, please refer to the following table.

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

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 are the only factory submission that requires official two-level approval. They are not considered approved until they have been approved by a Factory Judge and an RPJ/Admin,
  • 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.
  • While SSDs may be destroyed or scuttled, they cannot be stolen by an opposing Faction.
  • 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.
  • Dominions submitted must be started and completed within the same month to qualify for an SSD submission.

Submission Modifications
  • After a submission has been approved, it will be locked. If you wish to make a modification to it, you may post a request to have the Submission moved to the Pre-Factory to make edits HERE.
  • All Submission modifications must be posted by the same account/author of the original submission in question.
  • A brief summary of the changes to a submission should be made at the bottom of a submission each time it is modified before being moved back to the Live Factory.
  • All Submission Modifications must adhere to current Factory Rules and Templates.

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.