The Adventurer Leagues Code of Conduct

Rules for Conduct and Behavior during
Gameplay (on Roll20) and Chat (on Discord server)

As any long time D&D player can tell you, the “Rule of Cool” is the most basic rule. Same goes here. Keep it nice, civil, & friendly. If you have a question, ask our Admins (@BBEGs (Admins)) or Moderators (@Familiars (Mods)). Here’s some specific rules to keep in mind:

Harassment & Behavior: 
All members of the server, players, DMs, and otherwise, are expecting to respect the other members and players, and all people are welcomed here.  This includes treating each other with respect regarding, race, age, sexuality, gender, religion (or lack thereof), and other physiological or ideological characteristics/beliefs. Every person is entitled to to this respect, call and address every person & their characters by the name and pronouns they’ve given you.

General Conversation:
Do not engage in inappropriate conversation, mean-spirited insults (if you are asked to stop, stop immediately), forcefully telling others how they should play or act, or other intentional behavior that is negative, offensive or hurtful. If you have an issue with another person, settle it privately or message a Mod/Admin.

No #NSFW Content
What you do in private is cool, but please keep it private. This is an all-ages server, so keep it in mind & keep things safe for work (no posting of nudity, sexual images, real life gore/violence, promotion of hateful speech or behavior, foul language should be kept to a minimum and be respectful of all participants in chat).

In-Game Courtesy
While in Voice Chat during a game or session, it is expected that all players give all other players a chance to speak and do not speak over them, discouraging them from talking or participating. It is reasonable to expect that some players will be more experienced and/or more comfortable when speaking and playing, and tend to “lead” the conversation, and that is perfectly fine. But all players should try to be respectful of everyone else in their session, trying to include them in party decisions and get everyone involved. The @DMs will be doing their best to keep everyone involved and make sure ALL players are heard and allowed to chime in as they are comfortable. It’s easy to overlook or speak over quieter/shyer players, so we should all do our best to make sure we give them an equal chance to be heard (if they want to be, it’s also reasonable that some players prefer hanging back and just playing along, so not mandatory to force them to be more vocal).

Welcoming New Players
Bringing in new players and welcoming people to the server is what we strive to do, make this a place that is inclusive and a welcoming place to come to and play D&D. Everyone is welcome, including people of all race & creeds, and all levels of experience to D&D. Please be sure to encourage inexperienced players along, never put them down or discount them based on lack of experience as some people may have had bad experiences in the past elsewhere. We have a lot of very good people here and I’m proud of this community, so I’d like to think that we can be a unique and safe place for people to come. Treat everyone with respect and let’s help make sure to continue to grow the community and D&D experience for all.

Keep Content In Appropriate Channels
For memes/funny pics/vids/links, that goes in #library-memes-links-media. Pictures & URLs are allowed in the #tavern_generalchat, but they must be relevant to the conversation, no spamming/flooding.

Rulings Disagreements:
There will times when a player may disagree with another player or DM about how something is supposed to be done, or the way things are handled. In those situations, the DM has the right to make a judgment call. If you disagree with the call, you can ask about it and give your reasoning, and let the DM respond with their reasoning. If you still disagree with it, then let it go for now, and bring it up privately after the session. However, always remember to be respectful. Mistakes happen and sometimes you might not agree even afterwards. If you feel a DM is being unreasonable or rude, please contact a Familiar or BBEG.
• DO NOT continue to argue mid-session.
• DO NOT complain about the situation in a public channel.

Consequences:  Staff will always attempt to resolve issues in a way that corrective behavior can be followed and allow all to continue playing and participating. However, failure to comply with these rules can result in the following:
• Verbal or Written warnings
• Removal of chat privileges, temporary/permanent banning from play
• Permanent Banning from the server, removal from all Roll20 games, & character deletion.
There is zero tolerance for harassment here, consider this your only warning if you are found violating this rule. The Staff may choose to enforce a lesser punishment as warranted based on the situation, however, please know we take this very seriously and will not tolerate harassment towards anyone. Thank you.

Reporting Problems, Harassment, Rules, General Questions:
If there is ever any issue where you feel someone is breaking one of the server rules, is being disruptive, or harassing you or other players, even just for clarification of rules or general questions, please contact any member of the staff by sending a private message over Discord for the fastest response and confidentiality.

Please include any information you have about the situation, including who the offending party is, any witnesses, when & where the incident happened, and a recap of the incident.

On Discord:
@BBEGs (Admins):
• @JmanX#1010
• @sanzous#3861
• @Axis Sunsoar#2213
@Familiars (Mods)
• @Mamut#9579
• @kryptonhexafluoride#1642
• @MBlackX#6412
• @AllieAdler#0001
• @Lore Keeper Haos#5904
Or you can send an email to: Report@TheAdventurerLeagues.com and a member of the staff will respond to you as soon as possible.

Confidentiality:
Any issue that is reported or topic that is brought to the staff’s attention will be kept as private as possible. We will not share your information, or your report of the offense, and will make every effort to make sure that you are not publicly mentioned, and you are only named (internally and privately) when it specifically is required when dealing with the issue. We never save your personal information, we do everything we can to protect any person being harassed, and protect their privacy and confidentiality.  If ever your name is required to be disclosed beyond the person you report to, it will only be done with your consent of who & how it will be shared.

Our DM’s, Third-Party Games, & Paid Games
The DM’s that we have on our server (recognizable by the Blue DM role their usernames have) all run games here using Roll20 Games we create and oversee. However in the #bulletin-board channel, you may see games listed by other people who are NOT our vetted/approved DMs using private games. Please note this is done as a courtesy to allow more options for how you play. These games are not endorsed or overseen by our server, play at your own consideration.

The Adventure League discord server also does not officially sponsor any paid games. Any games, paid or otherwise, advertised for or run on our server by any DMs without our official DM role, cannot be guaranteed or monitored in any way by TAL staff.

3rd Party Sites & Resources
Links to websites or files that are hosted that are not official content either provided by Wizards of the Coast, or licensed content or SRD (“System Reference Document” the free to use D&D rules and content allowed by Wizards of the Coast) are not allowed anywhere on this discord or in Roll20 game chats. We do not condone any of those sites. Head over to D&D Resources & Links for a few resources that you can look for D&D information, rules, and content (message @JmanX if you have another site you think should be added that uses official content).