Alliance San Francisco Code of Conduct


San Francisco Staff

All members of the Alliance SF community, including players and staff, must follow these guidelines, both at ASF events, and at ASF-affiliated social gatherings such as Afters. Repeated or serious violations of these guidelines, even if they do not occur at an Alliance-affiliated event, may also be subject to consequences under this code of conduct.
  • Treat everyone with respect.
  • Follow the rules. This includes the game rules in the Alliance Rulebook, as well as Alliance SF policies, campsite rules, and safety rules, whether presented in writing or announced verbally.
  • Do not cheat. Follow and uphold the spirit and letter of the games rules to the best of your ability. Rules questions can be directed to any Marshal.
  • Respect the calls of the Marshal and/or Plot Member on the field. Do not argue with a call; instead, follow the proper procedures for adjudication after the fact.
Harassment, Assault, Discrimination & Bullying:
  • Do not threaten or intimidate people out-of-game.
  • Do not harass participants, make them feel unsafe, or contribute to a hostile environment.
  • Do not sexually harass anyone, in-game or out-of-game. This includes public sexual behavior, sexual comments, and all forms of sexual assault. See our Sexual Harassment Policy for more details.
  • Do not physically assault others except as described by the combat rules of the game.
  • Do not verbally assault anyone out-of-game.
  • Do not discriminate or make jokes on the basis of out-of-game characteristics such as race, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, disability, national origin, citizenship, or religious beliefs.
  • Griefing, hazing, and trolling are not permitted. Do not use in-game antagonism as a method of harassment, or to carry over out-of-game grudges. In-game actions taken against others in apparent bad faith will be subject to potential disciplinary action.
  • If asked to stop any of the above behaviors, comply immediately. The out of game gesture (hand on head) or the phrase “Out of game” may be used to clarify that a request is out-of-game.
Consent & Safety:
  • Do not engage in physical or romantic roleplay without consent. See our Consent Policy for more details. We also recommend seeking affirmative consent for any intense or emotionally difficult roleplay.
  • Make a good-faith effort to uphold requests made by community members to keep them uninvolved in plots whose themes relate to their phobias, past traumas, or other similarly sensitive topics.
  • Make a good-faith effort to use our consent and check-in tools to ensure that all players are having a safe and fun game.
The Code of Conduct is not all-inclusive. Any action which creates an unsafe or hostile environment or which precludes fair game, even if not explicitly delineated in the code, may be considered a violation.

Procedure for Code Violations:

If you feel there has been a breach of the Code of Conduct, please report it. We are unable to help if we aren’t aware there is a problem. The Player Reps and Management Staff are your best point of contact for this, but you may always bring concerns to any staff member you feel comfortable with.

Management will confer with the reporting staff member, and other staff where appropriate, to determine an appropriate course of action. Wherever possible, the anonymity of both the person who filed the complaint and the target will be preserved. Consequences for Code of Conduct violations may range from a verbal warning to a ban from Alliance SF. This will depend on a number of factors, including the seriousness of the violation and the presence of prior violations, but the general goal of any actions taken is to correct the violating behavior, not to punish. However, Alliance San Francisco is a membership organization. We reserve the right to restrict or revoke your membership at any time.

This document was adapted from the Witchwood Roleplaying Code of Conduct, by Red Feather Roleplaying Inc. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License