Getting Started

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How to Connect to #Broken_Dagger

Want to join us? A helpful guide to connecting to #Broken_Dagger and DarkMyst is available on our website.

Our Regular Channels

  • #Broken_Dagger - This channel is where the majority of our roleplay occurs. Only in-character writing is acceptable in this channel.
  • #BD_OOC - Here, our players talk and communicate with one another on a constant basis.
  • #BD_Outside - This channel covers the property belonging to the Broken Dagger. This land includes a lawn in front of the tavern, stables, gardens and the shore of the Silver Lake. It is usually common courtesy to inform players in the out-of-character channel so that they may join to watch.
  • #BD_elsewhere - For any other location as needed – Myrkentown, the Governor’s Meetinghouse, the Rememdium Edificium, or further afield. Please be sure to make clear where the action is taking place when you start a scene in this channel.

Abbreviations Commonly Seen in Channel Discussion

  • AFK: Away From Keyboard
  • BRB: Be Right Back
  • BBIAB: Be Back in a Bit
  • WB: Welcome Back
  • TY: Thank You
  • LOL: Laugh Out Loud
  • ROFL: Rolling On The Floor Laughing
  • PM: Private Message
  • OP: Channel Operator
  • RP: Roleplay
  • FFRP: Free Form Roleplay

In Character

In Character (IC) is a roleplaying term, referring to the world of the characters rather than the world of the players. That is, a character talking to another character is an IC interaction, set within the IC world. The #Broken_Dagger channel is strictly an IC-only channel.

Out of Character

Out of character (sometimes abbreviated to OOC) is a phrase used in roleplaying to differentiate between the person playing a character and the character itself. When the person is being him-or-herself, rather than playing their character, he or she is said to be "out of character". Plainly, OOC refers to things said by the author of the message, rather than by the character(s) that author is playing. OOC is strictly forbidden in #Broken_Dagger. If you wish to communicate OOC, please go to #BD_OOC.


A bot is short for "robot" and is used to describe an automated, coded program. In most cases on this website, "bot" will refer to a nickname on IRC that isn't a person, but just a bot, coded to respond to requests in channels and execute specific tasks and duties.

Currently, our Statsbot is active in the channel for keeping stats of recent roleplay, which are accessible on the Broken Dagger Statistics portion of our main site.

In the past, Pritchard was a bot that served as the bartender in the Broken Dagger. He had the ability to serve drinks to players that used predetermined codes. If a person typed one of these codes in-channel, it would trigger a response from the bot.

Cut Scripts

As of the most recent version of mIRC, cut-scripts are not necessary, but may be obtained here if necessary.