Questions? E-Mail the RingMaster, BruteForce.
What do I have to do to join the ring?
First and foremost, you've got to have a web page. beyond that, there are only a few criteria:
Plus, there are some misspellings that I, personally, find annoying to no end. If you have a Heroes Unlimited site, but you can't correctly pluralize the word "hero," I'm going to get annoyed, and if I'm in a bad mood, I won't let in your site.
For the record, it's spelled "Heroes." Note the fact that, since "Hero" ends in a vowel, an "es" is added, not just an "s."
If you don't believe me, check the cover of the book.
I, as Ringmaster, also reserve the right to choose not to admit any site, for any reason.
I'd also like to make clear exactly which Palladium RPG's aren't allowed into the S.D.C. Ring (at least, not if the site is totally devoted to them), and to try to explain why...
Basically, these requirements are in place to make sure the S.D.C. Ring stays true to its goal -- to provide a way for Palladium's lower-profile games to get noticed.
Rifts: There are a few WebRings dedicated just to Rifts. Everybody and his friggin' brother has a Rifts page, so Rifts is pathetically easy to find on the Internet. If allowed into this Ring, Rifts would overrun everything else and it would be impossible to find non-Rifts content, just like on every other Ring out there, not to mention link lists, search engines, and every other tool I've ever tried to use to find RPG content. This is exactly what the S.D.C. Ring was created to avoid (That's right, kids: it's all Rifts' fault!).
Palladium Fantasy RPG: This one could theoretically be included, but it's a bit more "high-profile" than the games that are allowed, being the other game that occasionally see the release of more than one sourcebook a year from Palladium. In addition, it is set apart by not taking place in the real world (or at least a resonable facsimile); it has its own world. Plus, it has a couple of WebRings of its own. it's a different animal than the games this Ring is dedicated to.
Robotech/Macross II: These two introduced the concept of M.D.C., so including
them would not only be against what the S.D.C. Ring stands for (though I would like to point out that the S.D.C. Ring is not simply intended to be an "M.D.C.-free" Ring -- It's intended to focus on Palladium's "S.D.C." games. And yes, there is a difference., it would
be blatantly hypocritical. And again, they do not take place in the "real"
world like the others do.