CODE OF CONDUCT
Our society has a problem with discrimination, whether sexism, homophobia, racism, or other mistreatment of people different to the mainstream. The geek culture and Games Workshop have both reflected this. We cannot control what happens outside Swordcraft but we can create a safe space here.
No form of Out of Character (OOC) discrimination will be tolerated at Swordcraft. All players have the right to participate equally in our games and rp – on the field, at our events, and within the community.
In Character (IC) discrimination is NEVER permissible in our games unless the other person CONSCIOUSLY CONSENTS.
In Character (IC) racism or species-ism is permissible as part of role play in the context of the setting where we explore this darker side of human nature. This is because a player WHO chooses to place the race or species has exercised CONSCIOUSLY CONSENT.
Where art, lore, fluff or material used in the wider community, geek culture, or Warhammer Fantasy is sexist, homophobic, gender-ist you must re-interpret it to fit our shared vision for a welcoming and inclusive game.
Further, you must always respect other people’s boundaries in your personal and sexual interactions. ALWAYS.
Whenever you engage with another person you must ensure that the other person is CONSCIOUSLY CONSENTING to any form of personal or sexual interaction.
CONSCIOUSLY CONSENT or CONSCIOUS CONSENTING means: “affirmative, conscious, and voluntary agreement to engage in personal or sexual activity. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have the affirmative consent of the other or others to engage in the personal or sexual activity.”
Players who breach these basic rules will not be tolerated at Swordcraft. WHAT TO DO IF YOU EXPERIENCE UNWELCOME CONDUCT?
If you feel that another player or official is acting in a discriminatory manner towards you, or is not respecting your personal boundaries:
1. Ask them to stop;
2. If they persist, take steps to protect yourself and then inform our officials, medics, our contact officers Madeleine Colvin, Heather Clark, a member of our Executive Team, or our President Jeff Krins.
We will investigate all incidents of sexist or racist behaviour, and failures to respect personal boundaries that are reported to us. Your personal safety is our priority.
SWORDCRAFT WARBAND LEADER
CODE OF CONDUCT
RESPECT & BEING A ROLE MODEL
A warband leader will show respect to their peers in the community, Swordcraft organisers, volunteers, the general public and warband members. They have chosen to be a role model in the community and are expected to display model behaviour that others aspire to. They are also expected to discourage bullying and encourage players to use official channels to make complaints and address issues, discourage online harassment and bullying and maintain a considerate social media presence on all Swordcraft pages.
ATTENDING THE MORNING COMMUNITY MEETING AT QUEST WHEN PRESENT
They may delegate this responsibility to another warband member. This is the meeting where we discuss what’s going on for the day, any safety issues, if any vehicles have left their lights on, and other important details that need to be spread to the community.
Ensuring your players are up-to-date with the rules and safe on field
A leader will make sure that all warband members should be ready for the game, up to date on rules, treating others with kindness and engaging in fights in a safe and respectful manner.
MEDIATING FOR YOUR WARBAND
They will interface with the community on behalf of their members, take reports and complaints about themselves and their own players seriously and deal with any complaints made to them.
ATTENDING THE FRIDAY NIGHT PRE-GAME WBL MEETING WHEN PRESENT
They may delegate this responsibility to another warband member. This is the meeting where we discuss any last minute changes to the game, talk about the game types and divide teams.
DUTY OF CARE FOR THE COMMUNITY AND YOUR MEMBERS
They will keep their members happy and safe within their warband. This means making welfare checks, guiding and mediating in conflicts, and prioritising health and wellbeing. This includes making
the Swordcraft Executive aware of any incident that may have an impact on the community or reoccur in the
OPERATE IN A CAPACITY TO HANDLE CONFLICT AND MAINTAIN RESPONSIBILITIES FOR THEIR PLAYERS
When participating at a Swordcraft event, a WBL will not reach a level of intoxication that makes them incapable of performing your duties and advocating for their members.
If a warband leader is not maintaining their responsibilities and you wish to make a complaint,
please send an email to the Swordcraft Executive: