Code of Conduct
Safety Calls and Normal Calls
Game Starts/Resumes. Get into character
Game stops momentarily. Reasons include injury or other game related issues. If safety issue, all players are to take a knee/hold weapon overhead until game on is called
Game Has Finished
NPC - Non-Player Character, those who work with GMs and Committee to progress the story for PCs
PC - Player Character. Players who arrive to experience the world of Post Shock.
GC - Game Coordinator. Looks after the Running of the game, and is invisible to characters.
RP - Roleplay, Interactions between characters built in the Post Shock world
IC - In character, The time you should be in your Post Shock character mindset and immersed in its world.
OOC - Out Of Character, The time you’re able to talk about things concerning the real world, or anything your character wouldn’t typically know
HP - Hit Points, the amount of hits a person can take from a weapon before dying.
AOE – Area of effect
Marshals will be wearing identifying clothing and will be introduced during the morning brief. Consider them as referees who will help the game move along, enforce rules and aid players. They are also there to help resolve any problems between players.
Respect them and their decisions. Failure to do so will result in you being removed from play.
Players who behave badly will be warned. Further repeat offences can result in being removed from the event. Violations of any serious nature will result in immediate removal, and possibly escorted by proper authorities. If you are removed from an event for any reason, you will be prohibited from returning to future Post Shock events or participating in any of our digital medias until further notice
If a ruling from a marshal you believe to be unfair, you may appeal the decision through the proper procedures. These decisions must be done in an out of character area and in a polite manner. Players who attempt to commence the appeal process on field may face marshal or disciplinary action.
The chain of appeals is as follows.
Your guild leader, unless you are guildless or are the leader.
The marshal who made the ruling.
The shift supervisor of the day.
If the issue has not been resolved on the day message the PostShock Facebook page within 3 days of the incident.
Any ruling that is needed from the committee will be done at the next Committee meeting*
For rulings made by members of the committee, appeals may be presented to the next committee member in the chain of appeals. If the committee has reached a majority vote, that decision is considered final.
You are expected to abide by the rules detailed in this guide and do your best to contribute to an immersive and enjoyable experience for all.
As a participant, you are expected to treat all players, marshals and the organisers with respect. Which includes gaining consent in regard to roleplay or breaching a player’s personal space. Harassment of committee members will not be tolerated. These Events are rated 18+. There will be 18+ themes, including and not limited to, sexual references, drug references, violence, and alcohol is permitted at our events, with realistic themes found in any Post-Apocalyptic genre. However, references to rape or pedophilia are not permitted at Postshock events or on any digital platforms.
Excessive use of crude language, abusive/racist or any other derogatory communications in the field of play or on any of our digital platforms will result in you being warned or banned for a set period of time.
Postshock reserve the right to enforce the removal of any player or guild that are portraying or displaying abusive, racist or offensive costuming and propping, as determined by the Postshock Committee. This includes, but is not limited to; graphics, the use of body SFX, clothing, makeup and your characters props. It also includes the iconography and cultural practices of live cultures. We ask that our players show respect, and while we encourage the appreciation of these groups of peoples, we ask that players do not take/ appropriate anything of specific cultural significance, as determined by that culture. Some examples of things NOT accepted at Postshock: -
* Black Face.
* Native American headdresses, body paint and rituals.
* Indigenous Australian Body paint and rituals. Also, the imagery of deceased Indigenous Individuals.
* Mexican “Sugar Skull” (Day of the Dead, or Día de Muertos).
Sexual harassment of any kind will not be tolerated and will result in removal and legal action.
Consumption of illegal substances, or participation in illegal activities at one of our events will result in your immediate removal and legal action.
Alcohol consumption is allowed during Game-On only by approved sources and within in-game boundaries. During Game-Off, alcohol can be consumed in the camping areas after night events. If you are too drunk to drive, you are too drunk to play. Excessive consumption and drunken behavior will result in removal from the game, and up to removal from the event, with possible repercussions at committee disciplinary discretion.