To fully accommodate our large player base, we have the following policies:
TENTS & SLEEPING
OUT OF GAME SLEEP
SEXUAL MISCONDUCT POLICY & PROCEDURES
TENTS & SLEEPING
We will not raid tents between the hours of 3am and 8am. This includes raids from NPCs or PCs. When we raid a tent we will ask the players inside to come out; we do this to protect players and property. Players have sixty seconds to exit their tent, at which point they can respond to the attack. Players who do not exit their tent in sixty seconds will resume play in bleed-out, simulating that the characters were taken by surprise and could not defend themselves.
OUT OF GAME SLEEP
If you require out-of-game sleep, you must provide a doctor's note which says that you can safely participate in our events. Please scan and send this note to DystopiaRising.Oklahoma@gmail.com. With that note on file, you will receive a sign off that you can show to staff indicating that you are sleeping out-of-game and you cannot be attacked. This only applies to you and does not extend to other players that may be sleeping in the same space.
The nature of our busy game can make it very difficult to meet face-to-face with the Storyteller best equipped to answer your questions. To accommodate research questions in a relatively timely manner, we use correspondence.
Research questions can be dropped in the Plotbox, which is the blue mailbox on at the Post Office. The Plotbox is checked periodically over the course of the event. Responses will be left at the Post Office or sometimes delivered by a postman. Players should ask the Post Office periodically for a response.
Typically, the Plotbox is tended to late on Friday evening, Saturday afternoon, Saturday evening, and Sunday.
While not strictly necessary, Writers often find it helpful to know what your theory is about the topic that you're researching. This way, if a question isn't really on the ball, we can at least address your theory and give some insight that might be helpful.
When leaving any requests in the Plotbox, please include character's name, player number, your questions and anything that will help you with your research (specific lores, plot items, etc.)
We make use of a number of recurring Face NPCs to reinforce our setting or tend to on-going plot. Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate downtime correspondence with those NPCs. If you wish to correspond or talk with a Face NPC then we encourage you to either wait until they can be found in game or leave a letter for them in the Plotbox at the Post Office.
While we cannot honor every request for a Face NPC to hit the play space, we do so when we can. If a Face NPC is already scheduled to go out, having a letter or request helps inform us how to use that NPC to further the stories you are interested in. If we missed you for any reason, be vigilant and try again next event.
SEXUAL MISCONDUCT POLICY & PROCEDURES
Sexual misconduct, including, but not limited to sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking, by any player who is a member of the Dystopia Rising: Oklahoma community is a violation of both state and federal law as well as community policy and will not be tolerated by Dystopia Rising: Oklahoma. Dystopia Rising: Oklahoma considers sexual misconduct a very serious issue and shall uphold the policies and process described here.
DEFINITION OF SEXUAL MISCONDUCT
Sexual misconduct is any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature.
Sexual misconduct can be committed by any person and it can occur between people of the same or different gender. Sexual misconduct includes but is not limited to:
Uncertain about the line between appropriate and inappropriate conduct? Please watch Consent is Tea.
When responding to a complaint, Dystopia Rising: Oklahoma will make reasonable efforts to maintain confidentiality. All parties to the complaint will be asked to treat the matter confidentially. However, there can be no guarantee of confidentiality and anonymity and the Directors may share information where necessary to provide accommodations or protective measures.
Dystopia Rising: Oklahoma will always work toward an outcome that maintains the safety of the community. Whenever possible, we will work to align that outcome with the survivor’s wishes.
There are a range of protective measures Dystopia Rising: Oklahoma may take following an allegation of sexual misconduct such as:
instituting the “No-Contact” Policy;
suspending the perpetrator from Dystopia Rising events;
alerting neighboring chapters to the investigation; and/or
issuing a Refusal of Service for Dystopia Rising: Oklahoma events.
FILING OF FALSE REPORTS
A grievant whose complaint is found to be both false and to have been made with malicious intent will be subject to disciplinary action which may include suspension or a Refusal of Service for Dystopia Rising: Oklahoma events.
PROHIBITION ON RETALIATION
Retaliation against any person for filing, supporting, or cooperating with a sexual misconduct investigation in good faith is strictly prohibited. Examples of retaliation include harassment, intimidation, threats, or coercion. Any person who feels they have been subjected to retaliation should make a report to the Dystopia Rising: Oklahoma Directors.
GRIEVANCE PROCEDURES FOR SEXUAL MISCONDUCT CLAIMS
Individuals who believe they have been subjected to sexual misconduct should report the incident promptly to a Dystopia Rising: Oklahoma Director.
Once a report is given to the Directors the following steps will be taken:
The individuals and willing witnesses will be taken out of play so the Directors can speak with them. The Director’s goal is to determine if a policy was violated, and if that violation was knowing or unknowing.
Directors will enact protective measures they believe are appropriate to the violation.
Directors will inform the victim what steps have been taken when possible. Sometimes Directors will not publicize what protective measures were enacted. This choice is made to protect the privacy of both victim and perpetrator and to allow the perpetrator to correct their behavior without being exiled from the community when reform is possible.
Some people just don’t get along, and that’s okay. The No-Contact Policy is designed to help with this.
Please read the below policy before emailing us at DystopiaRising.Oklahoma@gmail.com to initiate a No-Contact with another player.
This Policy’s Intentions
The intention of this policy is trust. You know what you need for yourself best and have a good understanding of personal responsibility.
If you feel a need to not be around someone for personal safety or mental health then we trust you and do not require any personal information or reasoning.
This is a tool for safety, we trust you to make the decision for what is best for you.
Please Be Aware
This is in no way a legal solution.
This is for interactions at a Dystopia Rising run event only.
We are an entertainment company and do not have the ability to make rules for people in their personal lives outside of our privately-run event spaces.
If you need additional help outside of our consideration your local team can work with you to help find resources.
No Contact Means
Not being in the same scenes and locations at the same time.
Not contacting the other party through friends, associates or intermediaries.
Not contacting them through online means, calls or texts for the duration of the event.
Not continuing storylines between characters in game.
No Contact Does Not Mean
Using this to block people from their designated sleeping area, bathrooms or food areas.
Using this as a tool to exclude others from community or story-based activities.
Using this as a tool for harassment in any way. This will be taken very seriously if mistreated.
Using this as a way to avoid in character repercussions. That can be handled in more appropriate ways.
A No Contact may be removed at any time by the person who enacted it.
In hopes that most issues will be resolved in time your local branch will check in with you every 3 months to see if you want to keep your No Contact in place.
Game Runners may decide to remove a No Contact if it is found to be used as a tool of harassment and exclusion of the other party.
This applies equally to both parties in all DR spaces
Please respect the request. There is no need to ask why this is being sent.
Please don’t make it known publicly as an attempt to gain sympathy or harass. The goal is to respect each other’s space and privacy.
If you are in Casting it is your responsibility to inform the Guide if there is a conflict.
Considerations must be made for needed facilities like bathrooms, food prep areas, sleep and safety in case of an emergency.
Please operate in good faith and don’t assume the bad intentions if the other party walks into a room they didn’t know you were in.
A No Contact is ended only when all parties are informed.
This is your decision so therefore will be upheld at any Dystopia Rising event network wide.
The local team will deal with the situation based on the severity of the violation.
This will not be a judgment based on the reasoning for the No Contact but on the way that it was violated.