Welcome, and thank you for taking the time to look at our Community Standards. It is our hope when you attend one of our events, be it our conventions, our public game days, our social outings or even just being on one of our social media/online game platforms, that you will have ‘found your tribe’. We do have a harassment policy which you can find here, but that only tells you what you can’t do and what the repercussions are for violating that policy. We wanted to have something that helps define us as a community, that can help guide and shape what Crit Hit looks and feels like, in any of our IRL or online spaces. As with all things Crit Hit, this is a living document and therefore will grow and evolve over time, It’s goal, however, will remain unchanged. To make a space for gaming that is welcoming, safe and to make those around happy to game/socialize with you.
We would also like to thank Chaos Crew Member Robyn M. for helping us draft our policies, Robyn exemplifies the kind of great people we are thankful for and proud to have as part of our community.
Jim & Krystal Miller
Founders/Co-Owners, Crit Hit
The Crit Hit Code of Conduct
This Code of Conduct applies to both online and in person events
The Crit Hit Community is an open, inclusive environment.
The following outlines our harassment policies. If there are any instances of the following prohibited behavior, please contact a Crit Hit Staff Member or reach out via social media.
- We will all refrain from using language that can be considered homophobic, sexist, transphobic, racist, ableist, ageist, etc. This includes slurs on sexuality (the f-word), trans slurs (the t-word), mental disability (the r-word) and others.
- We will respect others' limits and if someone feels uncomfortable, we will not question their use of the x card, other table safety tools or their choice to step away.
- We refrain from unwanted sexual advances and inappropriate physical contact of other members. Even in RP settings, this can be considered harassment. We will ensure we have enthusiastic consent before physically engaging with another person.
- Any official representation from the organization should come from a Crit Hit staff member. If you see something you think Crit Hit should respond to, please alert a staff member.
Crit Hit Community Standards and Goals
Our goal is to treat one another with respect and dignity, and to speak out when we see others engage in behavior that could damage our community. We believe GAMING IS FOR EVERYONE. Above all else, Crit Hit exists to foster a sense of belonging in the Arizona gaming community, to grow the Arizona Gaming Community to one that is inviting and welcoming at all times. These community standards should outline basic goals for our interactions with one another to accomplish the above stated goals.
- We will demonstrate inclusiveness in all of our interactions with one another.
- We will respect any person’s pronouns and gender; if unsure please ask their pronouns in a polite manner.
- If a new player is interested in joining, we will take the time to either integrate them into an ongoing game or kindly direct them to a game that is accepting new players.
- We will respect one another enough to address things that we find offensive:
- We will inform someone if what they have said or done is offensive.
- We, as a community, will make an effort to help them understand how to avoid it in the future.
- If necessary, we will contact an organizer to help resolve any disputes.
- We understand that it is not the job of marginalized groups to educate others, and we will encourage continuing education on issues related to our community members' identities.
- We refrain from judgement when it comes to gaming systems, game type, genre, etc. Every player has different preferences and we respect that all games are designed with a different target audience in mind.
- We will make an effort to engage in our local gaming communities and will encourage others to do the same. This can mean supporting Friendly Local Game Stores, attending other conventions in town, or simply inviting friends to join a game.