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The ConTessa Foundation Code of Conduct

The ConTessa Foundation prides itself on providing a fun and safer place to enjoy a broad variety of tabletop gaming events. Our primary goal is to broaden diversity in gaming through positive representation, and we ask that all players and leaders act as Gaming Ambassadors to accomplish that goal.

If there is one thing for you to remember, it is to help us foster a kind and welcoming space for all to explore gaming with the community, in all its glorious forms.

Community Standards

We hope that everyone is coming from a place of tolerance and sharing. Although we love to assume that people speak and act with good intentions, to ensure the safety and enjoyment of all our participants, the convention enforces no tolerance for harassment.

This includes, but is not limited to:

In relation to, but not limited to:

Our policy applies to everyone at the convention, including, but not limited to: exhibitors, attendees, GMs, speakers, guests, staff, and volunteers. All members of the community are held to the same standards and disciplinary action.

Because this is an online convention, this applies to any social media interaction before, after, or during the event.

Anyone can report harassment. If you witness or are targeted by harassment, contact staff by sending an email to, through Facebook Messenger, or Direct Messages on Twitter.

If you are the GM, moderator, or facilitator, please remember most platforms allow you to ban or block accounts. You don't need our permission to block anyone for any reason, but please contact us once it's happened so we can take any additional steps necessary to protect the community.

Failure to adhere to these Community Standards may result in mediation by ConTessa staff. This may include but is not limited to verbal warnings, ejection from the convention (including revocation of convention badge), banning from all ConTessa online communities, or contacting local law enforcement.

Rules for GMs

  1. If your game contains mature or potentially disturbing content, please disclose the nature of this content in the description of your game.
  2. Start your game 15 minutes early so your players have an opportunity to resolve any tech issues, and give your players 15 minutes to arrive.
  3. All GMs must use some form of safety tool during their game. Explain to your players how it will work with your game at the beginning.
  4. Try to end your game 15 minutes early so players have time to get a snack before their next event.
  5. We do not require our players to use video at any of our games, even if you're utilizing a video streaming app. The only thing we require is audio.
  6. You are not permitted to record any audio or video of the game without the express permission of every player involved. If your intent is to live stream your game, be sure to explain that clearly in your game's description.