House Rules and Etiquette

These are our House Rules and standards for Etiquette. Right now, most of the "house" rules are literal, as in "seriously, assholes, stop fucking up my house."

House Rules

  1. A die that falls off of the table is not counted. A die that bounces off of something is counted, even if it was "going to be a 19." A cocked die is counted unless the Dungeon Master believes it is truly face indeterminate.
  2. Pay attention to the battle as it unfolds, and use this time to plan the actions you will take on your turn. If your turn takes an excessive amount of time, the Dungeon Master reserves the right to delay your action until later in the initiative roster.
  3. Keep an accurate count of your hit points, healing surges, and conditions. Apply magnetic tokens to your miniature or alert the Dungeon Master if he fails to do so. Everyone makes mistakes, but if you are caught cheating you will be disciplined, with penalties ranging from losing your current turn to suffering an experience penalty for the session.

Punctuality and Attendance

  1. Please arrive between 5:30 PM and 6:00 PM with your required materials and prepare your character sheet, dice, and snacks.
  2. Order dinner quietly to avoid distracting other players. It is preferred that you buy dinner on the way and eat it before 6:30 PM.
  3. We will begin the session promptly at 6:30 PM and end at a suitable stopping point near 10:00 PM.
  4. You are welcome to hang out with Dustin and his snacks from 10:00 PM to 12:00 AM.
  5. If you are going to be late or cannot attend a session, please notify the Dungeon Master up to 24 hours in advance. Exceptions will be made for emergencies or unexpected workload, but be courteous and get the word out as soon as possible.

Extended Absences

  1. This side of 25, adulthood forces responsibilities upon us that limit our availability for a time. Please alert the Dungeon Master if you are going to be absent for an extended period of time, so that we may make a reasonable effort to accommodate you.
  2. Recurring planned absences on specific days of the week will typically result in session rescheduling when possible.
  3. Recurring planned absences within a specific period of time will be arbitrated on a case-by-case basis, common outcomes of which could include rescheduled sessions, character absence, or playing an alternate game.

Table Etiquette

  1. Limit out-of-game chatter at the game table, and limit irrelevant in-game chatter as well.
  2. Please be patient and do not distract other players or the Dungeon Master.
  3. Be constructive with other players. Never belittle other players for their choices.
  4. Limit the use of your mobile phone at the game table.
  5. Eat your snacks in as quiet a manner as possible. Limit the space they take up on the table.

Environmental Impact

  1. Make a reasonable effort to keep the area around you clean.
  2. If your shoes are caked in mud, leave them outside.
  3. Do not defecate in the first floor restroom.
  4. When using a restroom, clean up errant urine, feces, and pubic hair.
  5. The garbage disposal is for garbage food, the garbage can is for other garbage.
  6. Leave things in the refrigerator at your own risk. I don't want it, but I'm not replacing it.

Lifestyle Advice

  1. Never say "well, your mouth isn't on its period," even though it's true.
  2. Always keep some fuel in your automobile's gas tank.
  3. Dustin will now only provide healthy snacks. Unhealthy snacks must be brought from home.
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