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Guidelines & General Rules
What is an MP?

Mps are short for Mystery Party. They are mysteries created by players for players. Once given a character, you interact as that person in the Mystery folder, along with others. Should any problems or questions arise during the play of an MP, please contact the MP Host/s or Jinx and Aleja. Your goal is to solve the clues while playing, and to have fun!!!

To submit a mystery for Mystery Parties:

Please send a rough outline of proposed storyline to Jinx at mnjinxie@yahoo.com.
Once the story is approved you will be notified. Then send a completed list of clues in the order in which they will appear in the mystery itself.
Also send character list with bios, up to roughly 25 characters. Please take note that if in r/l a person is under the age of 18 they must play as an underaged character!
Please have enough clues to run approximately a 2 week span.
Once all the information is received, a start date will be established.


A sign-up list will appear aproximately one week prior to the beginning of each mystery. It will be located in the Mystery Parties by Members section.
Once the characters have been assigned, the host/s will send each person their character information.
Please register the character just as you registered yourself.
If you wish to keep your identity secret, this is when you would register a fake email or create a new one from various free sites available. This is not required, merely a suggestion.

Sign ups:

As of recent, MPs have not been available once a month as they once were. As of this posting the last MP was 2 years ago. Members come and go and sometimes real life takes them away from the site. If you love to participate in the mystery parties but arent able to check here regularly or if you have a tendency to be away for long periods of time, you can ask to be put on a general e-mailing list. On the day that a mystery party sign-up discussion is posted, we will send an email out to everyone on the list to let them know that a new MP will be played in the next few days. Even if you come to MN on a daily basis, you can still put your name on the list as a helpful reminder that a mystery party will be played soon.

To be put on the mailing list, simply send an email to Jinx at mnjinxie@yahoo.com. Use a valid email address that you check regularly. On the subject line just say "Please add to MP list" and that's it! When we post the sign-up folder you'll know the very same day. If you want to remove your name from the list or change your email address just send another email to the same address and on the subject line either say "Remove from MP list" or "Change email on list."

Please take advantage of this service! We love this site and the mystery parties! We want you to keep coming back for more!

Jinx and Aleja

(Please do not use this character in other parts of the site!)

The day the mystery begins:

A folder for Clues will be posted.
A folder for the Mystery will be posted.
A folder for News will be posted.

Once the mystery is finished:

Please do not post in the discussion after "THE END" has been posted. Any further posts will be deleted.
The News folder will remain up for one week following the conclusion of the mystery and then be deleted.
If the host(s) decides to have an Awards Section it will be posted shortly after the completion of the mystery.

In between mysteries, please feel free to keep visiting the other sites in MysteryNet.

Rules for play:

Each character will post with the name they have been assigned.
Follow the bio given by host.
Please make sure any changes of e-mail address are forwarded to current host immediately.
Any changes or additions to the story caused by unforeseen circumstances should be forwarded by the hosts to Jinx at mnjinxie@yahoo.com.
Please only mystery related posts in the Mystery folder.
Questions or concerns can be posed in the News section or in the Comments/Suggestions folder.

Note from Fran Re: Disputes and Criticizing of Authors

Please note this new addition from me. One of the most disturbing things I read from our feedback discussion was that some players gave the MP host a hard time over their roles or criticized their MP. The writers of these MP's put a lot of work into it. They do not get paid for their work - it is a labor of love and for the enjoyment of the community. I will not tolerate that happening. Persons who display that behavior will be banned from participating in future MP's.

From time to time it is possible that a dispute will arise. Please follow these rules regarding disagreements:

If a dispute should arise, please notify Jinx immediately. She will make every effort to allow the parties concerned to work out the disagreement if it is their desire to do so. The dispute needs to be reported whether you are working it out or not.

If the dispute cannot be worked out among the participants, Jinx should be called upon to try to mediate the problem.

If that action fails, the hosts should call upon me to try to mediate the problem, after hearing both sides of the issue.

The goal here is to keep the team and myself informed, before a potential problem can get blown out of proportion, so that we at least have an idea what the dispute involves should intercession be needed. We hope that these changes will allow the continued smooth running of the parties. Thanks for your cooperation.

As this is a new section, we are trying to adapt as we move forward and some of these rules may be adjusted as we learn. The most important part is to remember that this is above all a place to have fun and enjoy mysteries!!!!

  • This is to inform all that play these mysteries... by scarlet - Oct 29, 99 (#1 of 7)
  • Preparing to Play Once you receive your Bio... by scarlet - Aug 9, 00 (#2 of 7)
  • Clues Since these are written by fellow players,... by scarlet - Aug 9, 00 (#3 of 7)
  • From this point forward; Once a character is... by scarlet - Feb 24, 02 (#4 of 7)
  • Concerning Hosting: We realize it is a temptation... by scarlet - Feb 26, 02 (#5 of 7)
  • In regard to the creation of MPs using existing... by scarlet - Feb 26, 02 (#6 of 7)
  • Sign ups: As of recent, MPs have not been... by Jinx - Jan 16, 08 (#7 of 7)

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