community code of conduct
Be good to each other
In Quest, The Invoker can take a magical vow to uphold their ideals, earning special powers in return. We ask everyone who plays this game and participates in our community to do the same. By vowing to follow these guidelines, you will help create a welcoming and friendly community based on respect and trust.
Please begin by thinking carefully about and agreeing with the following statements:
I will be welcoming to everyone at the table, and patient with newcomers
I will treat everyone with respect, because they deserve it
I will be mindful of the needs and boundaries of others
Beyond these statements, we are committed to creating a harassment-free community. These rules will be strictly enforced in any and all of our official spaces, like our Discord channel, and everyone who participates in these spaces is required to agree to this community code. We have zero-tolerance for harassment, and anybody who engages in the following behaviors may be banned without warning. We also ask and expect players to observe these rules anywhere Quest is played.
Be respectful. Don’t make offensive comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, mental illness, neuro(a)typicality, physical appearance, body size, race, immigration status, religion, or other identity markers.
Be welcoming and open. Don’t engage in gatekeeping behaviors, like questioning the intelligence or knowledge of others as a way to prove their credentials. And don’t exclude people from the table for prejudicial reasons.
Be friendly. Don’t insult or demean others. This includes making unwelcome comments about a person’s lifestyle choices and practices, including things related to diet, health, parenting, drugs, or employment. It’s not okay to insult or demean others if it’s “just a joke.”
Respect privacy. Do not publish private communications without consent. Additionally, never “out” private aspects of a person’s personal identity without consent, except as necessary to protect them from intentional abuse.
Respect personal identity. Use people’s preferred pronouns. Do not deliberately misgender others or use “dead” or rejected names. Additionally, we ask that you approach matters of personal identity with joy: please be proactive in asking how others prefer to be identified if you are unsure, and accept their identity with enthusiasm.
Respect personal boundaries. Do not introduce gratuitous or off-topic sexual images, languages, or behavior in spaces where they are not appropriate. Never make physical contact or simulated physical contact without consent or after a request to stop. Additionally, do not continue to message others about anything if they ask you to stop or leave them alone.
Be a good neighbor. Do not make threats of violence, intimidate others, incite violence or intimidation against others, incite self-harm, stalk, follow, or otherwise harass others.
If you are being harassed by a member of the Quest community, or if you observe someone else being harassed, you please contact us immediately by email at email@example.com.
This code of conduct is inspired by previous work from Scripto, the #botALLY Code of Conduct, the LGBTQ in Tech code of Conduct, and the XOXO Code of Conduct. We issue our own adaptations into the public domain with a Creative Commons Zero License.