In a club the size of the Knights of Trinity, it can be tricky for the members of the Council to keep all the plates spinning that they need to so that you can come along, sit down and play games. As a result, there are a few things that the Council would ask to help them to help you – and most of them are “common sense”.
It’s kind of a big thing in this hobby and even more important when running a club. So, going forward, if you are going to be absent you need to message a member of the Council or the page to let us know, as soon as possible. For players, this stops your GM and fellow players hanging around, waiting on someone who is not going to turn up. For GM’s, we as a Council need to know if you aren’t coming so we can try accommodate your players, either with emergency games or sliding them into an open space.
We would ask that, if you are someone who is wanting to run a game, that you seriously consider if you can commit to the full term. Now we’re not expecting you to get off your death bed or haul yourself in after being hit by a car. But if you know there’s a chance your game will be interrupted, either from work or holidays, you give consideration to that fact.
Finally, with regard to communication we would ask players that you let your GM know if you are a later arrival. As you know we’ve grow quite a bit over the past year and so nobody knows everybody’s schedule- there are folk here from 4-ish and folk who turn up at 7. So if you are a late arrival, tell your GM- it will allow them to know when to start and when to hang fire.
Gamesmasters have a little task to do before you ask us to advertise your game. Your game will need to go through the ratings system and we do expect you to use the tagging to warn anyone of anything that might feature that is outside the basic ratings.
We also expect everybody to abide by the consent rules above – and that includes both GMs and players. If your character’s actions are getting too harrowing for some folk the X Cards will be there for everyone, and usable without blame.
Anyone ignoring the policy will be taken through the disciplinary measures outlined in the club charter. You can find links to them below.
At the end of the day, all of this is about respect and consideration for one another. We are all here to have fun, we are all here to have a good time.
So we’d ask you to keep things in mind. Come prepared for the game – your GM is not your mum and can’t always be guaranteed to have the 200 d6’s needed for Shadowrun.
Give your GM your attention – they’ve put work in to bring your something, least we can do is give them that.
And always remember that there’s nothing worse when you are at a table and feel left out. Reach out to your fellow players, particularly if you see them looking isolated or bored.
Gamesmasters – tell us if you have preferences for where you’d like to be located, particularly if you think your game might get into some things that people at other tables might find uncomfortable. And do tell us if you have an idea for a game you’d like to run, but it’s better for a smaller group – we’ll see what we can do to accommodate you!