Terms Of Use

General

The site is provided free of charge to everyone, and is subject to the occasional failure that is out of our control. Sometimes you may lose on a sure win due to technical issues. In these situations, just like in general, elo refund is sadly not possible.

Breaking any of the rules listed below is subject to warnings and moderative action against your account (regardless of if you were reported), and in extreme cases we may revoke your access to this site.

Most violations will be addressed with a Warning > Timeout > Ban protocol, unless otherwise stated. Multiple warnings and timeouts can be issued to one player based on their offense and their history.

Additionally, any malicious activity (e.g. trying to crash the site) or attempts to intentionally subvert rules using gaps in rulings or loopholes will be considered breaking the rules.

To request mod assistance during a game, ping @mod followed by a space and the message (e.g. @mod 6 is afk). You can only do it while sitting in the game, and once every 3 minutes per lobby. You may also ping @Moderator on our Discord server, or simply report a player by double clicking on their username in case of a rule violation.

Language and Behavior

In general, most language is acceptable.

Forbidden language:

  • Anything racist (including calling others "ape" or similar)
  • Anything sexist or homophobic
  • Anything anti-specific-religion or anti-atheism
  • Hate speech
  • Directed abuse (personal insults, attacks, harassment, doxxing etc.)
  • Overtly sexual content

  • Explicitly forbidden words:

  • Highly racist slurs (e.g. n-word) - Likely ban on sight
  • Homophobic slurs (e.g. fag), or other highly offensive slurs
  • "Retard"
  • "Cunt" 
  • Words that are equivalent to those listed above (e.g. "libtard" for "retard")

  • Other forbidden behaviour:

  • Following a player and commenting on their games after they've asked you to stop.
  • Talking about a game as an observer (e.g. possible fas lines) after a seated player asks you to stop.
  • Talking about an ongoing no-chat game via general chat.
  • Spoiling films, TV shows, or similar without waiting until its season/screening no longer airs.
  • Advertisement, engaging in excessive and unnecessary drama or unwarranted attention seeking/self pity posts.

  • Anything not listed above is probably fine to use, provided there is no malicious intent or spam.

    This also applies to game room names, even if the room is private, unless it is anonymous only. Forbidden room names will be reset unless the room is Unlisted.

    AFK Policy

    AFK players are given 3 minutes to return before they are considered to be violating the rules, and any table waiting on an AFK player to return, is asked to wait those 3 minutes before remaking/leaving.

    Punishments increase according to the number of AFK’s a player has within the 24 hour period following the last valid AFK.

    AFK punishments are as follows:

  • 1st AFK - No punishment
  • 2nd AFK - 6 hour timeout
  • 3rd AFK - 18 hour timeout
  • 4th AFK - Ban

  • Before the first election is voted on, a player is allowed to leave without a punishment if they don't have time to play, they don't want to play a specific game mode (6p etc.), or if there is a seated player they have blacklisted. The players must share their reasoning with the rest of the table. After the first election is voted on, those excuses may not be used.

    A player is also allowed to leave during a game in case of an emergency. For any of these situations, the player MUST contact a Moderator to explain their reason for leaving.

    In case a player intentionally leaves a game or threatens to do so, more severe punishments will be applied.

    Accounts and Cardbacks

    Account names strictly follow Language rules. Any account found breaking this rule will be toggled private permanently. Private accounts are not subject to moderation, but can only play in private games.

    Card-backs follow Language rules, and additionally must not contain:

  • Images from the site that can appear over the card-back or similar enough to cause confusion.
  • Anything that the viewer may not wish to be seen looking at in a public or formal environment, anything that can be considered NSFW or potentially disturbing content.
  • Nazi imagery, including Swastikas, SS, salutes, Nazi portraits or anything alike.
  • Card-backs breaking this rule will be removed. Animated card-backs will be converted to a static image.
  • Gameplay

    All players are expected to play fairly and reasonably in ranked (non-casual, non-private, non-custom, non-unlisted) games. Casual games are more loosely moderated, and private games are mostly moderation-free. Unlisted games are not moderated unless the link is shared publicly.

    The following is not allowed:

  • Colluding or multi-accounting to gain an advantage - Will be banned instantly if sufficient evidence is discovered
  • Ragequitting/loss dodging/refusing to play - 18 hour timeout in addition to be counted as an AFK
  • Fake ragequitting - 6 hour timeout and the game to be remade if players believe it to have unfairly influenced the game.
  • Ragequitting/loss dodging/refusing to play threats - 1 hour timeout and the game to be remade if players believe it to have unfairly influenced the game.
  • Stalling when all other players have asked you to move on
  • Intentionally playing to lose
  • Intentionally playing sub-optimally (e.g., playing poorly to spite another player), unless non-maliciously in a casual game
  • Using tactics not possible in person to gain an advantage (e.g., claiming you misclicked on card selection or on shot. This does not include correcting misclaims.)
  • Attempting to show private information (e.g., screenshot of cards or role)
  • Stating which role card you have (e.g., “old lady”)
  • Using key phrases to share information (e.g., saying “im hit” only as lib)
  • Using key phrases to influence specific people (e.g., saying you will delete your account if you’re lying)
  • Attempts to unfairly influence games (e.g., blacklist threats, report threats, calling for mods over gameplay style)
  • Lying as liberal, unless it benefits your team (examples below)
  • Talking in a language that not every player knows, unless explicitly put in the game room name (English is always acceptable)
  • Playing voice chat games, where not every player has access to the voice chat, unless explicitly put in the game room name

  • Examples of when to lie as liberal (not a complete list):

  • Claiming BBR when receiving BBB - Discourages fascists from discarding blues
  • Claiming BR when receiving BB - Testing to see if hitler is president
  • Claiming a liberal is fascist on investigation - Fake conflicting to get reactions
  • Any conflicts (e.g. BRR vs RR) started by a liberal must be resolved before the next government, unless you can prove it is beneficial to maintain it. However, lies in general should be resolved by the time the deck ends, or when hitler zone starts.

  • The following is allowed:

  • Ignoring “meta” or “correct order” of play
  • Using a personal meta that does not break the above rules (e.g., never lying on claims)
  • Having a discussion on what to do, even if it takes a long time, unless all other players are asking for play to continue
  • Having a play-style that can reveal information (e.g., never conflicting until the last blue), provided it is not claim-based (e.g., only claiming BBB as lib)
  • Maintaining a severe lie as liberal (e.g., conflicts), provided you can prove it benefits your team when questioned
  • Playing sub-optimally in casual games in order to test new ways to play
  • Disclaimer

    AEM reserves the right to determine what conduct is considered to be a violation of the rules established. Rules open to interpretation are to be decided by AEM on whether specific actions are violations. If a member of AEM requests you not do something, continuing such action will be punishable. All moderative actions are taken as a team. This means there is always a discussion involved, so as to prevent biased, rushed or inconsistent actions. If you believe you have been unfairly punished, please do not hesitate to contact moderators on mod-support in our Discord server.

    Moderative Actions

    Below list shows the number of times one may expect to be warned/timedout for a certain infraction.

    Note that the following list is the general template of the expected actions. Moderators can still skip some, or all actions based on the specific case, history of the player, and if there’s malicious intent. Infractions, either listed or not listed below, are to be punished based on moderator discretion in accordance with the general ruling.

    Punishments get progressively harsher as the offender repeats the infraction, ultimately resulting in a ban.

    Offense

    Warning

    1hr

    6hr

    18hr

    18hr IP

    Ban

    N-slur




    First offense


    First / 2nd offense

    Forbidden Words

    3 times

    -

    Once

    Once

    Once


    Forbidden Language

    2 times

    -

    -

    Once

    Once


    Abusive Chat

    3 times

    Anytime

    Twice

    Twice

    Once


    Suboptimal Play

    3 times

    -

    Twice

    Twice

    -


    Intentionally playing suboptimally

    Once

    -

    Once

    Twice

    -


    Intentional Throw

    -

    -

    -

    Once

    -


    Unfair Influence

    3 times

    -

    Twice

    Twice

    Once


    Info-sharing outside the game

    Once

    -

    Once

    Twice

    -


    Boosting/Multiaccounting

    -

    -

    -

    -

    -

    Enough evidence

    RQ/Refusing to play/Loss dodge

    -

    -

    -

    3 times

    Once


    RQ threat

    -

    Once

    Once

    3 times

    Once


    Fake RQ

    -

    -

    Once

    3 times

    Once


    Stalling

    3 times

    -

    Twice

    Twice

    -


    Other gameplay infractions

    3 times

    -

    Twice

    Twice

    Once


    Speaking during a no-chat game

    3 times

    -

    Twice

    Twice

    Once


    Influencing as an observer after asked to stop

    3 times

    Anytime

    Twice

    Twice

    Once


    Forbidden cardback

    3 times

    -

    -

    Once

    -


    Speaking in other languages

    3 times

    -

    -

    18hr Toggle

    (3 times)

    -


    Spoilers

    Twice

    Anytime

    Once

    3 times



    Spam

    Twice

    -

    Once

    Twice

    -


    Other Language Infractions

    3 times

    -

    Twice

    Twice

    Once


    Attempts to crash the site etc.






    Immediately if malicious intent

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