While parties are just a small portion of what APEX does, our behavior and consideration for other members is very important for the enjoyment of everyone attending.
Being a voyeur is a lovely way to enjoy what it is we do at APEX, but it is important that we do so in a way that does not interfere with the enjoyment of other members around us.
All of this information is from the APEX orientation. If you aren’t confident about APEX rules or etiquette, feel free to watch the video again at any time the room is not in use.
Some Guidelines to Being a Non-Interfering Spectator:
- Stay out of play space if you are not scening, setting up to scene, or have been invited to participate (No it is not acceptable to ask someone to watch up close once they are on the play floor).
- It is never acceptable to interrupt another member’s scene.
- If you are uncomfortable with something that you are watching, please take responsibility, and remove yourself from the situation.
- If you have a concern with the safety of someone else’s scene, please take it to the Dungeon Monitor on duty, and not the players.
- Silence your cell phone, and if light pollution is an issue, dim the screen.
- Don’t point your cell phone camera at people.
- Keep your conversations to a low volume to prevent interfering with scenes near you.
- Keep a reasonable distance from scenes.
- Commentary on another member’s play without being asked, either complimentary or critical is always inappropriate.
- Remember, scenes take priority over socializing. Keep socializing to social spaces.
It takes all of us to make APEX the special place it has come to be. Please be mindful and considerate of other members, and make sure to help other members as well. If someone forgets something, gently and politely remind them. If someone reminds you of something you have forgotten, thank them for making sure you are being the best member you can be!