There's a lot that can go on at a Dystopia Rising event, and we want to give you an idea of some of the things that you can expect at any given game.
As a player, you will always have the option to “tap out” of scenes where you do not feel comfortable. Tapping out includes giving the “thumbs down” sign to another person (more on the OK Check-In system here), as well as stepping away from the scene.
Dystopia Rising events may contain:
Acts of violence, torture, war-like scenarios, and character death. Camping, communal living spaces, dirt roads, focus on player character versus environment. Occasional player character versus player character conflict. Fog, explosive sounds/loud noises, low light, complete darkness, other visual hindrances. In character holidays such as Sweethearts' Day, Giftmas, and The Derby. Boffer combat. Simulated politics and simulated political conflict. Attacks at night and night raids by antagonists. Non-player characters to represent both antagonists and friends. In-game disease, in-game religions and cults (no real-world religions are used), in-game mental illness (real psychological conditions are not used). Horror movie themes. Physically demanding modules and experiences that require running, climbing, jumping, or crawling. Simulated drug addiction (no actual drugs used). Simulated drunkenness (no actual alcohol used). Monstrous creatures such as giant insects, giant lizards, and wolf-like creatures (and more). Simulated environmental threats such as earthquakes, plagues, starvation, and droughts. Simulated, post-apocalyptic crafting and economy. Splatter modules (specific modules that warn players ahead of time). Strainism (A parallel to racism that does not use real world racist terms, but is used as a parallel for discrimination). Slavery (used primarily for antagonist content). Swearing. 24-hour character immersion (no “break” times). Real world animals that may wander into game space (including spiders, snakes, and large mammals).
Dystopia Rising events will not contain:
Any content (themes, discussion, jokes, or conversation) that relates to sexual abuse or assault.
Real world violence or non-consensual physical contact.
Use of real world terms or segregation based on any “ism” or bias (Racism, Sexism, gender Bias, etc.).