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General

1. New ERA of Wrestling runs "seasons." What is a season? It is a grouping of six to eight shows held at the Agganis Arena at Boston University. Wrestlers sign up for a season, and once the season is over, they can either walk away or sign another contract. No strings attached (well, only that the New ERA Champion is required to continue onto the next season).

2. Gone are the days of long-form or reduced-form results. New ERA runs an "extreme short-form" results format. Remember the old show recaps posted in magazines like "The Wrestler" or "Pro Wrestling Illustrated?" Those are the results. Each show will begin with the single-line results. After that will be a few lines explaining each match's highlights.

Example: At the beginning of the show results, the single-line results will read as "Jack Wilson d. Shane Smith." Then, after the single-line results, a few lines will be dedicated to each match on the show, as well as any angles that were submitted. So, for the fictional Wilson v. Smith match, it would read: "Jack Wilson and Shane Smith fought in the first match of the evening. The two men traded move for move in a nearly ten minute bout that set the tone for the first Cyberstrike of Season 1. The fans, strongly behind Smith throughout the match, were left standing, their jaws on the floor, after Wilson reversed the Rough Rider and pinned Smith's shoulders for the three-count."

3. As stated before, New ERA runs six to eight shows per season. The extreme short-form format generally means that the show results are released as "news stories." However, as a season finale, so to speak, the final show of each season will be larger "premier" events that WILL be written in a longer format. Unlike general season shows that run from the Agganis Arena, these "premier" events will be held at the DCU Center in Worcester, Massachusetts (formerly the Worcester Centrum).

4. If you have any questions about the results of a match, or any concerns on how your character is being portrayed, please contact me on AIM or through e-mail. I will gladly discuss the reasoning behind a particular decision I have made. New ERA is not one of those leagues that closes off its doors to any inquiries and / or immediately goes into defensive mode. We're open and honest about the decisions made.

5. Results will be posted when everything is finished - ideally the day after the deadline. Real life happens, though. Many of our handlers realize that delays are sometimes inevitable, and quite honestly, it is customary for FWCentral leagues to experience delays. The structure of New ERA's results is an attempt to circumvent delays and provide a constantly active and engaging community.

6. To end, have a good time. Participate in the greater FWCentral community. We are here for a good time, not a long time.


Roleplaying

1. There is a limit of one (1) RP per competitor for New ERA Cyberstrike. At this time, premier shows have a limit of two (2) RPs per competitor.

2. Your roleplay MUST relate to your match. The RP must make at least some reference to your opponent, New ERA, and / or the fact he is a wrestler. 2000 word roleplays about your character serving in Vietnam and the horror of having to massacre an entire village, while interesting, will be considered "character development" if there's no relation to the match-at-hand.

3. Speaking of which, character development RPs are encouraged and should be noted on the forums by the [CD] tag somewhere in the thread title.

4. RPs must be posted by the time designated in the lineup thread. Any roleplays posted after the deadline, and / or in a different thread will not be counted.

5. For "premier" shows, there is a 36 hour stacking rule. If an opponent has not responded to your roleplay within 36 hours (a day and a half), then you may "stack" without consequence. You may NOT post a roleplay within the 36 hours, delete it, and then re-post it after 36 hours have passed. As a moderator on the forums, I can see deleted threads - just so you know.

6. Deadline Rule. If you RP within the last hour of the deadline for a "premier" show, your opponent will have 24 hours to respond. Once your opponent responds to the RP, the thread is closed, and nothing else will not be counted. This rule does not apply to regular season shows.

Example: 11:59pm deadline; if you post an RP at 10:59pm, your opponent has 24 hours to respond (thus ending at 10:59pm the next day). This rule is null and void if the opponent responds before the original deadline is up.

7. RP Extensions. The RP deadline will be at 11:59pm PST on the date in the show's title.

Example: A thread entitled "New ERA Cyberstrike, 09.25.10," means that the RP period will end at 11:59pm PST on September 25, 2010. If there is to be an RP extension, a new thread will be posted with the information. Any extension, wrong date, or changed date that has been edited into the RP thread will not be honored. It is your responsibility to know the date posted in the lineup thread and to check to see if there have been any "RP Period Extended" threads posted.

8. Scoring. Roleplays are scored on a multitude of criteria. Generally, if your RP is well-written, relevant to the match, and provokes a strong connection with the reader, you will do well. RPs are scored on a 50-100 standard. The highest scoring RP wins the match.

9. Do not use another handler's character in your roleplay without their prior permission.


Angles

1. All angles must be submitted to the official New ERA of Wrestling e-mail.

2. Angles must be sent in by the end of the RP period. Since shows will most likely have a quick turnaround, any angles that are not received by the deadline may not end up on that show.

3. New ERA has the right not to use an angle you have submitted, or to change the angle so it won't completely contradict what has happened, is happening, or will happen on the same show. If an angle is to be changed, it will only be cosmetic, and should not affect the overall intent of the handler's submission. We give a lot of leeway to our handlers to submit angles in order to further storylines. It is an unusual thing for angle submissions to be totally ignored.

4. If an angle is submitted and mishandled, please send an e-mail informing staff immediately. Sometimes in the heat of things an angle may get botched. If this happens let me know and I will fix it as soon as I can and work with you to right any wrongs.


Championships

1. There is one championship belt - the New ERA Championship.

2. Since New ERA of Wrestling is switching from a traditional wrestling promotion to the new "season-based" format, the New ERA of Wrestling World Heavyweight champion will become the first New ERA Champion.

3. With the elimination of the Television and PRODIGY© Classic Xtreme championships, both champions are given bankable shots at the New ERA Champion.

4. There are two ways to bank a New ERA Championship shot: the first is to win three matches in a row. The second way to bank a New ERA Championship shot is to be named the Most Valuable Wrestler of the season.

5. If a champion successfully defends the New ERA Championship three times, they are entitled to an immediate championship rematch against the person who defeats them.

6. MVW. To be named Most Valuable Wrestler for a season, the three highest scores from the season will be averaged. If you and / or another handler have provided an angle that added substantially to the season's quality, an extra 1 to 5 points will be added to your overall score.

7. No-Shows. If you no-show more than once in a season you will be disqualified from becoming Most Valuable Wrestler. If you no-show more than twice in a season, you will be removed from the tour.

8. Banked championship shots can be carried over from one season to the next.
 

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