All games run by the Oxford University Role-Playing Games Society are subject to the Conduct and Acceptable Themes Policy which can be found on the OURPGSoc website. It is expected that all GMs and players will be familiar with this policy when playing Redemption.
Redemption is fundamentally a game about terrible people, abuses of power, and survival. It is intended to be dark and it is intended that things will occur during the game which will be traumatic for characters. The GM team does not, however, want to make players uncomfortable. Please find below a list of potentially upsetting topics which may be present in the game.
It is worth noting that while real-life prejudices as listed in the the Conduct and Themes Policy are not permitted in Redemption, we do not wish to discourage characters from having any prejudices. Characters may be prejudiced based on fictional characteristics such as the presence or absence of cybernetics, they may be prejudiced against those from other planets, empires, or people who lived on space stations or in starships rather than on a “real” world.
If another player is making you uncomfortable, please bring the matter to the GM team either in person or via email (email@example.com). If a GM is making you uncomfortable and you wish to discuss it confidentially, then please contact the CAMPO1), Mike in person or via his personal email (firstname.lastname@example.org). If Mike is making you uncomfortable then concerns should be raised with the society president, Matilda (email@example.com).
There is a wide variety of terrible things that may appear in Redemption, but the GM team recognise that people have OOC discomfort with certain elements. As such, we would like players to let us know if there are any such topics that they wish to avoid—feel free to notify us of this at character generation or at any time during the game. The GMs will do what they reasonably can to avoid bringing these topics into your game and your turnsheets. Occasionally, this may involve steering you away from certain plots.
We cannot promise that other players will not interact with the topic you are not comfortable with and bring it up IC (or indeed that NPCs may accidentally bring it up), but in this case you should simply immediately request OOC to not talk about it to you (the phrase “I am uncomfortable OC” should suffice) and we ask all players respect that request should it be made. However, we're all human and there are a lot of players to remember, so please try not to hold it against us or other players if we mess up from time to time!
Redemption will involve aggressive behaviour including characters being shouted at. If you would be uncomfortable with your character being shouted at, please let the GM team know. We will keep this in mind when interacting with your character, and will give you the option of marking this so other players are aware.
Themes listed here may occur during the course of Redemption. They may be brought in by GMs or may be a result of PC action.
This list is not exhaustive. Themes that are not listed here or in the list below may appear in the game.
The following list of themes may be present in backstory, and discussed by characters in session, email, or actions, but will not occur during the game.
The following list of themes will not appear in Redemption. They may not appear in your character's backstory or during the game. The GM team will immediately reject any character concept that involves these themes.