We believe that the primary objective of our events is for players to enjoy themselves and to have fun. As crew, we have a clear responsibility to look out for players' safety and provide ways in which you can have as much fun as possible while at the event. However, in return, we also believe that players have an equal responsibility to look out for each other's out-of-character comfort and safety.
LARP is a social hobby. Be excellent to each other.
By booking for this event, players agree to abide by the following event rules:
This game is not suitable for children and participants should be over 16. You may bring babes-in-arms and toddlers to this event, but the following rules apply:
Please note that, in compliance with current legislation, there is no smoking indoors at any event. This includes all buildings and any tents provided by Firecat Masquerade.
We aim to book accessible venues for our games. The majority of the in-character area is wheelchair accessible including the main rooms, toilets and ground floor rooms. If you would like more details or have any particular access needs please contact us directly on firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following calls are out of character information calls used for safety or organisational purposes:
In-character, Anchor's legal system looks extremely dimly upon the act of theft and being caught participating in theft in the closed environment of a Perch is highly likely to result in legal consequences.
At events there will always be a representative of Firecat available for people who wish to make a complaint. Outside of events, complaints will be dealt with by Firecat Directors.
Please bring any complaints or issues to this person as soon as possible. Do not remain in a situation that makes you feel uncomfortable and do not feel you have to tackle a situation by yourself. We are here to support you.
We aim to create a environment at our events, by creating a safe space that is enjoyable, accessible to all and free from real world discrimination and prejudice. In order to achieve this, we ask that every participant show respect to others on an out-of-character level, including using appropriate and respectful language at all times. In other words, harassment, bullying or prejudice towards PLAYERS will not be tolerated.
This does NOT apply to participants' characters. However, because different people have different life experiences you cannot always know what someone else may find out-of-character upsetting from an in-character situation. Difficult and challenging role-play experiences can be very rewarding and powerful, but they must not be forced on anyone.
In the event of a dispute or difficulty, or if at any point you feel you need support you should come and speak to the Firecat Representative.
We're very aware that Lrp tackles some dark themes, however, we're keen to ensure that no one involved in the game, whether a player or member of the crew, is made to feel unsafe or distressed on an out-of-character level. If at any time, you do feel unsafe or distressed on an out-of-character level, you should call Stop The Game, in which case play will stop in the nearby area and a member of our crew will come along to offer whatever support is required. This is the same call used for physical injury because we believe that OC emotional distress is actual harm similar to OC physical pain and suffering. As a means of promoting everyone's emotional safety and a feeling of support, we will be using a system of lines and veils.
Lines are things that will never be hinted at or brought up in-game; they are off-limits, to all involved. It is not permissible, therefore, to make any reference to, or to attempt to perform roleplay around, the following issues:
Veils are things that can happen in a game, but when it does we skip the details and “fade to black,” putting it behind a veil. Issues behind veils include the following:
As previously stated, despite these lines and veils, there are many adult themes that we anticipate may occur in Tales out of Anchor, whether introduced by the organisers or by players. The following is not intended as an exhaustive list, but rather to illustrate the point:
You also need to ensure that your nipples (if female) and genitalia are completely covered.
Certain participants may wish to play the game in a way that is more emotionally-demanding than we would ordinarily expect, pushing emotional buttons much harder than normal, and expecting the same in return. Not everyone wants this from their LRP, so you must personally have explicit permission from the other person (or people) in the scene beforehand, and in those circumstances would be permitted to address issues normally behind a veil or otherwise extremely robust or challenging; people involved can then remove themselves from public view and decide whether and what they feel comfortable physrepping and roleplaying through. If you do not have this explicit permission then please respect our rules on Veils and private scenes and do not engage in this play.