Tales of Pendragon asks you to follow certain
conventions in order that everyone may have a good time. They involve several
The Game Space. When you are in the game space, stay in
character. Imagine that you were an actor on stage or in a theme attraction
such as a Renaissance Festival; at such an event, you would do your best not to
diminish the audience’s experience by acting in a modern way. In ToP, the other
players are your audience, and anything you can do to maintain the illusion for
them is very important. If you need to talk to a Bard about matters which
cannot be expressed in character, just say “Good Sir, could I address you on a
private matter,” or the like, and leave the game space with him. We will
provide a “break room” for people to go to if they need to talk about the real
world, call their loved ones, fix their costumes, or what have you.
Costumes. Costuming is required for ToP,
in order to avoid breaking the illusion. That being said, anything remotely
Celtic, medieval, renaissance, or fairy-tale is fine. Your costume doesn’t have
to be Arthurian, it just has to be not modern. Again, the outfits you see at
Renaissance Fairs are perfectly acceptable. If you just do not have anything
suitable and cannot get anything for the game due to financial hardship, let us
know and we will try to borrow something for you.
Respecting Other People. Please don’t touch other
players unless they have given you express permission. People like to role-play
for all sorts of different reasons and are comfortable with different levels of
emotional intensity. We expect our players to respect one another’s boundaries.
Be attentive to the sensibilities of your fellow players and everyone will have
a better time.
Children. We are happy to accommodate the needs of parents with
children to reasonable extent. Children old enough to follow the rules of the
game are welcome to play ToP. They will be given characters that we think
appropriate to their age and ability. If you need to bring children that are
too young to play, please tell us. If there is sufficient interest, we will
arrange child care on Saturday at the hotel, for which we will charge a fee.
Children too young to play will not be permitted in the game space, as they
would disrupt the experience of the other players.