“Don’t be a dick.”
While that is simple to write, it might be quite hard to live up to. We strongly suggest you take the mantra to heart.
For those of you who have been LARPing before, this text is nothing new. In fact a large part of this text comes from the Sunfall page (with permission of course!).
Code of conduct
We endorse a fun game environment (even in a cyberpunked dystopian future world). As such, our code of conduct here is an attempt to elucidate on the “Don’t be a dick” mantra. Just to make it crystal clear for anyone unclear of what is not considered appropriate behavior.
Any kind of sexism, racism, slut-shaming, verbal insults, physical and verbal harassment, and general uncouth behavior is considered wholly inappropriate and will be dealt with accordingly if it is off-game or may be construed as such. In essence, don’t make other people uncomfortable or feel like shit. No, we will not discuss with you whether your behavior was technically within the lines as we have stated them here, nor will we abide any attempts to gaslight our judgement of your behavior. Just play nice.
Examples of unwanted behavior is calling someone fat (when they are, in fact, overweight) or a racist slur that can be attributed to their actual ethnicity. That also includes stuff like “You can’t be a leader cause you are a woman”.
We endeavor to be as open, diverse and welcoming as possible. This is our philosophy. Our only real rule is “don’t be a dick”. Think kindly of people and treat them with respect. If someone is a douche to you, creeps on you or otherwise makes you feel uncomfortable unsafe or unwelcome, come talk to us and we’ll sort it out.
On That Note
In an attempt to bridge gaps and ensure as good a player environment as we can muster, we have some guidelines in place, to make things even more crystal clear. You may not agree with all of them, that’s tough cookies. We will not sway from the following:
– No one participating in Nero Light should ever be subject to any kind of scene or situation that deals with sexual violence or coercion, or threats thereof. You can put themes of this nature in your character background, if you must, but keep it to yourself during the game.
– No real world racism allowed. What does that mean? It means that we don’t want to hear any racially charged slurs or pejoratives. We don’t want to see any characters with backgrounds or themes of modern day racially or culturally motivated hatred or exploitation.
– No real world sexism or homophobia. Women and men are to be considered equally capable of being badass cyberpunkers, political leaders and mewling cowards. Everyone is allowed to cry or sing according to their need and means. Some men are attracted to men, some women are into women. Others dig on both, neither or some esoteric combination of circumstances known only to them. Some people don’t adhere to a gender binary. All of this is fine and should not be subject to needless mockery or insults. Each and any report/observation of unwanted behavior will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
The obvious exception is that it is more than fair game to pick on any in-game group of people. Everyone is more than welcome to display mindless distaste for baselines, mutants, medics, people with hats or those that have more or less chids (money) than you. Those people are assholes.”
Furthermore we wish to leave the area cleaner than when we arrived. That means that we take care of our surroundings and nature. Therefore it’s important that you do not throw trash or anything not biodegradable on the location, and always pick up after yourself and others. And if you are in doubt if about another persons boundaries, then ask for them off-game.
To be followed at all times.