Code of Conduct

At Rogue Game Masters, we expect GMs and players to behave respectfully and care for others. This list of behaviors is not exhaustive but is meant to serve as a starting point for mindful and intentional interaction. Breaking these tenets may result in being banned from the site.

Required Behaviors

  1. Taking responsibility for yourself and your well-being by providing and properly using safety tools in games.
  2. Speaking only for yourself and your experiences.
  3. Treating all users with compassion and respect, regardless of their experience or identity.
  4. Taking accountability for yourself and your actions after you have done something that caused harm or discomfort to another user (player or GM).
  5. Advocating if someone at the table has done or said something harmful and contacting the Support if necessary.
  6. If you have been hurt or made uncomfortable by another player, take time to care for yourself and think about the issue at hand before responding; use the reporting features rather than escalate the conflict.
  7. Conducting an “expectations setting conversation” before a campaign or one-time game. These conversations are often referred to as “session zero” and should involve discussing which topics players and GMs would like to specifically avoid during the session. These topics will be called “no-go” topics and will be respected as the game continues. GMs and players will make every effort to provide an inclusive and supportive environment with regards to all participant needs. However, it is recognized that sometimes, a player may just not feel a game is the right fit. It is the GMs responsibility to work with the player to either find them a game that would be a better fit, or to contact Support so they may assist the player in finding a game that is the right fit.

Unacceptable Behaviors

  1. Ignoring, arguing against, or deliberately refusing to respect the boundaries set by other members in play.
  2. Inappropriate behavior displayed that not only violates Rogue Game Masters Code of Conduct, but also behavior that violated the game Venue’s Rules and/or Code of Conduct.
  3. Deliberate use or promotion of hate speech, death threats, slurs, deadnaming, or otherwise disrespectful language (This includes cursing and generally being rude).
  4. Harassment, Assault, or Abuse of other users, either on or off the website and/or at the game Venue. Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, age, sexual orientation, race, religion, disability, or any other protected characteristic. It also includes the displaying or sharing of sexual images without consent, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of the game, inappropriate physical or social media contact, and unwelcome attention of any nature.
  5. Criticism or disparagement of players because of a lack of experience or low level of understanding of the game.
  6. Speaking over GMs or other players, dismissing their contributions to the game without consideration.
  7. Introduction or continuation of problematic material in a game, including, but not limited to, any item agreed upon as “no-go” topics during, without the express and ongoing consent of everyone at the table.
  8. Game themes will not include non-consensual sex or any sexual acts with minors.
  9. Including problematic material in a game without expressly condemning it as wrong or purposefully leaving out content warnings.
  10. Using alternate payment methods to pay for games or collect payment from players. This includes using Rogue Game Masters to solicit players for a game and then moving the game or running a table with players who have not signed up through Rogue Game Masters.
  11. Solicitation of explicit sexual content.
  12. GMs, No call/no show to a session. Deleting a session/campaign/one-shot without notification to the players. You are running a business and need to maintain communication with your players as such. Please be respectful of everyone’s time.
  13. Players, No call/no show to a session (If this happens you are subject to late cancellation fees as per our Terms of Service).
  14. Misleading, lying to, or blocking anyone at Rogue Game Masters who is investigating a report or negative GM review or otherwise.

Rogue Game Masters has a three-strikes policy that applies to all users. You will know you have a strike on your profile if one of the Support team tells you a mark has been put on your profile. Rogue Game Masters will never add a mark to your profile without notifying you and your marks are only visible to Rogue Game Masters back end contractors. Some behaviors are unacceptable and cause an immediate ban from the community and site. It is up to the discretion of the Head of Customer Service if a user is to be immediately banned.

This code of conduct is to be used and followed at all Rogue Game Masters Venues, including the Rogue Game Masters Website, Rogue Game Masters Discord, and GM discords used for communications with players or the facilitation of a Rogue Game Masters game and any time you are representing Rogue Game Masters (for example, when advertising games on social media). Getting 3 marks on your profile or breaking any of these tenets is the cause for being permanently banned from the site.

If someone engages in unacceptable behavior, you can report their actions to the Support Team Once you report a case, you will be contacted by the Support Team within 72 hours. If you cannot send all the details in an email, please email to request a meeting instead.