A vibrant, global games community is one that is open to people of all backgrounds, abilities, nationalities, and interests, and all should feel welcome and included.  

New players are joining all the time, and they look to their fellow players for advice, community, and examples to follow.
  • Ways to play openly:  
    • Be welcoming
    • Be inclusive of new players from all backgrounds, such as those of a different race/ethnicity, gender, religion, sexuality, nationality, ability, and much more
    • Be helpful when talking to new players learning the game
    • Recognize that everyone comes to the game with different experiences
  • Examples of not playing openly:
    • Lashing out at those who are learning
    • Bullying or belittling newer players
    • Driving players away from the game