Terms & Policies

Our Pledge

In the interest of fostering an open and welcoming environment, we, as members of the Emerald City Game Masters Guild (ECGMG), and as players at ECGMG-hosted events, pledge to making participation in our company and our community a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of age, body size, disability, neurodiversity, ethnicity, sex characteristics, gender identity and expression, level of experience, education, socio-economic status, nationality, personal appearance, race, religion, or sexual identity and orientation.

Our Standards

Examples of behavior that contributes to creating a positive environment include, but are not limited to:

– Being respectful of differing viewpoints and experiences
– Gracefully accepting constructive criticism
– Focusing on what is best for the community
– Showing empathy towards other community members
– Using welcoming and inclusive language (e.g., respecting and using gender pronouns as requested)

Examples of unacceptable behavior by participants include, but are not limited to:

– The use of sexualized language or imagery and unwelcome sexual attention or advances
– Trolling, insulting/derogatory comments, and personal or political attacks
– Racial stereotypes
– Public or private harassment
– Publishing others’ private information, such as their photo, or a physical or electronic address, without explicit permission
– Other conduct which could reasonably be considered inappropriate in a professional setting

Our Responsibilities

The founders of ECGMG, as well as Game Masters in the field, are responsible for clarifying the standards of acceptable behavior and are expected to take appropriate and fair corrective action in response to any instances of unacceptable behavior.

Game Masters in the field have the right and responsibility to call out and correct comments or behaviors that are not aligned to this Code of Conduct, or to ban temporarily or permanently any player for other behaviors at their table that they deem inappropriate, threatening, offensive, or harmful.

Scope

This Code of Conduct applies within all company interactions, and it also applies when an individual is representing the company or its community in public spaces. Examples of representing a project or community include using an official project e-mail address, posting via an official social media account, or acting as an appointed representative at an online or offline event. Representation of the company may be further defined and clarified by ECGMG leadership as deemed necessary.

Enforcement

Instances of abusive, harassing, or otherwise unacceptable behavior may be reported by contacting ECGMG at [email protected] All complaints will be reviewed and investigated and will result in a response that is deemed necessary and appropriate to the circumstances. ECGMG is obligated to maintain confidentiality with regard to the reporter of an incident. Further details of specific enforcement policies may be posted separately.

Game Masters who do not follow or enforce the Code of Conduct in good faith may face temporary or permanent repercussions as determined by other members of ECGMG leadership.

Attribution

This Code of Conduct is adapted from the Contributor Covenant, version 1.4, available at https://www.contributor-covenant.org/version/1/4/code-of-conduct.html

Why the Meet and Greet?
At ECGMG, we take trust and safety very seriously, both when it comes to our GMs and our players. There’s a lot of trust involved in TTRPGs, and we want everyone involved in our home games to feel comfortable with each other.
The Meet and Greet is designed to establish a rapport between you (the party contact), your assigned GM, and a member of the ECGMG support team; it’ll also give everyone the chance to ask and answer any additional questions related to prepping your session. The better everyone knows each other, the better position your GM will be in to customize a game that you and your party will love!
If, for whatever reason, either you or the GM feels like the pairing isn’t a good fit, we’ll reassign your game accordingly as our other GMs’ schedules allow.
We’d like to schedule our Meet and Greets for no later than 2 weeks out from your booking; feel free to contact us if this is an issue. These meetings are mandatory in order to book a home game with ECGMG.

  • You will receive a full refund if a booking is cancelled by 12:00pm one week before your scheduled session.
  • You will receive a 50% refund if a booking is cancelled later than 12:00pm one week before your scheduled session.
  • No refund will be given if a booking is cancelled the day of your scheduled session.

** If your assigned GM is compelled to end the session due to a violation of our Code of Conduct, no refund will be given.

Our Pledge
Dungeons & Dragons, as well as other tabletop role-playing games like it, are designed to be cooperative, not competitive. In the interest of cultivating a fun and engaging experience for all participants, we, as members of the Emerald City Game Masters Guild (ECGMG), pledge to making participation at our virtual tabletops a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of age, body size, disability, neurodiversity, ethnicity, sex characteristics, gender identity and expression, level of experience, education, socio-economic status, nationality, personal appearance, race, religion, or sexual identity and orientation.
Our Standards
Examples of behaviors that contribute to creating a positive environment include, but are not limited to:
– Recognizing that all ideas have value
– Understanding that not every idea will get used in a given situation
– Accepting the results of both your in-game actions and dice rolls (i.e. good sportsmanship)
– Showing empathy towards everyone at the “table”
– Using welcoming and inclusive language (e.g., respecting and using gender pronouns as requested)

Examples of unacceptable behavior by participants include, but are not limited to:
– The use of inappropriate language (if you wouldn’t say it in a classroom, don’t say it during D&D)
– Teasing other players or the Game Masters
– Bringing up personal topics that are unrelated to the session (side chatter)
– Racial stereotypes
– Other conduct which could reasonably be considered inappropriate in a classroom setting

Our Responsibilities
The founders of ECGMG, as well as Game Masters in the field, are responsible for clarifying the standards of acceptable behavior and are expected to take appropriate and fair corrective action in response to any instances of unacceptable behavior.
Game Masters at our events have the right and responsibility to call out and correct comments or behaviors that are not aligned to this Code of Conduct with a verbal warning. If the comments or behaviors continue, Game Masters have the right to remove any player from the “table” for the remainder of the session and/or for future sessions.