DBN Invitational Code of Conduct

February 7, 2021

The following has been adapted from the NADF Code of Conduct (as of February 7, 2021).

The Diplomacy Broadcast Network is committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment for all players, volunteers, and friends associated with every event it covers and stages. We may be competitive, manipulative, and even dastardly, but we are all here to have fun.

DBN recognizes that Diplomacy is an emotional game. Tensions may run high and betrayal is all but inevitable. Nevertheless, there exist some norms of civilized behavior that should be respected at all events, on and off boards. At all times for the entire duration of functions that DBN stages, whether during games or not, every participant should:

  1. Treat everyone with respect, regardless of race, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, age, or any other category of personal identity;
  2. Refrain from behavior that disturbs the ability of other participants to enjoy themselves or that disrupts activities unrelated to the competition, including but not limited to verbal abuse, threats of violence, unwanted physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention;
  3. Safeguard the integrity of the competition by making good faith efforts to follow the rules.

Players are encouraged to report any believed violations of the above provisions to the TD or a designated representative. All communications will be handled confidentially. The TD or his/her representative will mediate in good faith and take whatever action he or she deems appropriate to resolve the situation, including pausing a game, censuring players, or requiring players to leave the event.

Any attempt to abuse the COC in order to gain advantage in any competition will be considered a violation of the integrity of the competition and should be referred to the TD or his/her representative for review.

Event attendees may report concerns about COC violations, whether by the TD or other attendees, directly to DBN by emailing: info@diplobn.com.