Community Standards

At Astral, everyone is welcome at our table.

This statement is the premise for our Community Standards. Inclusiveness, diversity, and mutual creativity.

Role-playing games are a way of bringing everyone together for a common goal, to live out the story. These stories vary greatly in content, atmosphere, and participants, but these Community Standards should always be ahdered to across the Astral community.

Community Standards

Inclusivity

We should, in games and in life, be open to inclusiveness. No one should feel left out, excluded, or alienated because of our conduct. We aim to provide a welcoming community, that is supportive of newcomers and encourages creativity and innovation in gaming.

We actively work to remove messaging and community members that threatens inclusiveness, including hate-speech, racism, xenophobia and homophobia.

Some threats to inclusiveness can come from creativity. Very disturbing or dark content can cause members of the community to feel unsafe or unwelcome. As such, we do not allow certain topics of disturbing nature to be discussed on our community forums and Discord server.

These topics can include sexual content, rape, murder for pleasure, unwanted taking of blood, unnecessary or overly gory detail in topics such as human sacrifice, and others of a similar nature. If you participate in games that involve this content, do not share details with the community.

Many game systems use disturbing content and atmosphere. For willing participants, we encourage the use of these creative methods in role-play. All participants, including your audience, must be properly informed and aware of the nature of your content.

Diversity

Higher diversity means new and fresh perspectives, experiences, and contributions to creativity. We actively promote diversity in our community. Diversity in competition is also welcome, as the entire gamer community as a whole benefits from competition.

We encourage a diverse environment. In addition to the threats to inclusiveness (hate-speech, racism, xenophobia and homophobia) we do not allow ill-will towards other VTT solutions. We respect our competitors and do not tolerate negativity towards them.

Diversity works hand-in-hand with inclusion.

Creativity

We encourage crativity in all it's forms. The concept of a truly open world, fueled and changed by the creativity and original ideas of the GM and the party is what has drawn most all of us to tabletop role-playing games.

While we encourage creativity, we also understand the importance of intellectual property. Creativity is not a valid excuse to violate DCMA, or share content that violates DCMA or any type of copyright infringement, including content owned by Wizards of the Coast.

If you have questions or concerns about any of the information provided, please contact [email protected] and we will be happy to clarify.