Code of Conduct

CODE OF CONDUCT

Share, discuss, learn.

This Discourse is for talking about tabletop RPGs, and for embracing every playstyle, as we all seek new games to enjoy, and to discuss our experiences through a lens of appreciating what each style and genre brings to the table. We like peanut butter in our chocolate, and chocolate in our peanut butter.

That said, take some time, poke around, and read a little; you’ll quickly find out what’s of interest to the community right now, and has been of interest in the past. Which brings us to…

You shape our community. Choose the topics that interest you to bookmark, like, and engage with. Start new topics on subjects that interest you; be specific and concise. Flag the posts you don’t feel fit the vibe (and then ignore them). Sign up to facilitate/moderate. Remember that each time you participate thoughtfully, you are shaping our community into a vibrant, helpful, enjoyable place you want to be part of.

This is a public forum; just as you are free to choose who to engage with, other people are free to read your words and judge if they wish to engage with you. Search engines index these discussions. Keep the language and images safe for family and friends.

Treat everyone with respect; be kind.

Accept the human you’re talking to has preferences and unique play experiences; accept you have the same. Honor this; strive to learn what makes you happy, not disparage what makes others happy. Keep your posts on topic, try to be tidy, and leverage the nature of forum discourse to be thoughtful. Take time to compose your responses; you have all the time in the world to think and respond!

  • Ask for clarification; assume good faith. We’re all here to build, not tear down. Do not respond to posts you feel are in bad faith or low effort. Flag 'em and move on. Not engaging there is a kindness to the moderators, and we thank you for it.

  • You are not your favorite game. Criticize ideas, not people. Conversely, empathize when someone cares deeply about a thing, and acknowledge that. Who hasn’t been there?

  • Don’t try to “win”. If you feel heated, or angry, think about who you are trying to convince, and why, before you hit submit. Go for a walk first. Consider not responding at all. If you mess up, own it and apologize if needed.

  • We support talking about current events and hot topics, as it relates to improving our hobby and moving forward, but it must be done within the framework of civilized discourse, of these rules, and in the proper topics.

Hateful ideologies and/or behaviors are not welcome in our community. This includes abuse, harassment, frivolous and false accusations, and discrimination (particularly on the basis of race, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, or physical or mental ability). We do not support or engage in Twitter drama, vague or insinuating posting, or incitement to mob.

Promotions have a place.

If you want to promote something, make a thoughtful post in Inspiration, and engage with folks who want to engage with you. If someone asks you for a link to something you’ve created, feel free to share it in the conversation then; please be aware that overuse of this will result in redaction or deletion. Do not finish your posts with an elaborate or linking signature; Discourse handles that for you.

Other Stuff

Please respect Discourse’s TOS and avoid piracy; only link to original sources or to reviews of products. Avoid NSFW material and be thoughtful about what imagery you share. Be aware that posts may contain rpg-adjacent art, gruesome monsters, terrible fictional fates, and discussions of such from a fictional game context.

In order to maintain our community, moderators, who are elected, reserve the right to remove any content and any user account for any reason at any time, temporarily or permanently. Moderators do not preview new posts in any way; the moderators and site operators take no responsibility for any content posted by the community.

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