Godmodding and Metagaming Explained


This means: When a player has become aware of or told about information pertaining to or directly regarding an ongoing storyline or situation and then, by means of role play, uses that information either to their own benefit or as a means to interact with/against other players.

Simply, using what they learn OOC, IC.

Examples are instant rescues after someone is captured, or instantly finding a cure for a curse cast 30 minutes ago.

Often, no RP is involved at all.

This is extremely aggravating for those of us who are trying to provide fun and possibly in-depth story lines.



Godmodding is a term common to message board based role-playing games. Godmodding is almost always frowned upon by other members of the RPG, as it can be severely annoying to everyone.

Godmodding is a variant of godmoding. The type of behavior it describes is also classically known as Twinking or using game cheats to become Invincible.

Examples being, going "linkdead", and then saying nothing happened. Going non-com in the middle of a fight. Instantly fading a scene for no reason given. Or taking things OOC when RP does not go how you want.

Also, claiming your character is all powerfull, or a god with no weaknesses, is just stupidly dumb.

And finally, in telling people how to rp their characters, or trying to use OOC against them IC. RP does exsist beyond CCS Hack'n'Slash. Not everything should be resolved with Garrote-1 and corpse camping.

Godmodding occurs when a character describes an event or a series of events he or she has taken against a player character in the RPG, with the person who plays the character acted against then describing actions taken that completely nullify the original actions against them. Godmodding is thus used like a "Get Out of Jail Free card" when things don't go the way a player wants, rather than working with previously unfolded events. It is also used as a single word definition of having an invincible character or unbreakable armor, limitless power, etc. For example, the following exchange would be godmodding on the part of player A:

* Player B states, "Having exploited A's mistake and caught hold of him, B strikes A."
* Player A states, "B completely missed A, and A takes no damage."

Godmodding at the expense of others

Godmodding can also refer to the case where a player describes the outcome of their own actions against another character. For example, player A stating, "A strikes B and B takes damage" would be considered godmodding on the part of player A in most situations. Another less common version of this is when a character is facing multiple enemies, and he directs an attack from one foe into another foe. This takes the format 'Player B states, "A misses B completely, and strikes C instead."'

Controlling characters

Controlling characters that aren't your characters to begin with is also a form of godmodding.

* Player A: Punches Player B.
* Player B: Dodges attack, grabs Player A and throws him. Player A flies at Player B, who warps behind him and slashes Player A in the back.


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