Our Pledge

A welcoming and inclusive community

The International Kriegsspiel Society is the world’s largest, online association dedicated to Kriegsspiel. It unites over 1,600 members from all over the world in the passion of studying, discussing and playing Kriegsspiel.

The International Kriegsspiel Society is an open, welcoming, inclusive and diverse community. Wargaming and especially Kriegsspiel as we understand it, focus on people, diversity of thought and perspectives, on learning from others, and reflecting about preconceptions and established concepts of thought.

The International Kriegsspiel Society endorses the Derby House Principles for inclusion and diversity in professional wargaming.

The International Kriegsspiel Society is open to everyone interested in the game, no matter the experience level or background. Kriegsspiel is easy to play, hard to master, as players don’t need to know any rules!

Our mission is to preserve Kriegsspiel, to make it accessible to enthusiasts, hobbyists and practitioners, to provide extensive resources to study and play Kriegsspiel, and to contribute to the development of new Kriegsspiel systems.

In order to reach these goals, we encourage every person interested to learn more about and play Kriegsspiel to join the community, no matter their experience level, social, educational, national or religious background, age, or gender. Although we keep being positively surprised by the communication culture of our community, our moderation policy is dedicated to firmly ensure that this remains to be the case. We pledge to keep the IKS a space where you can be you, without the toxicity or inappropriate attention.

If you ever feel uncomfortable because of other member’s comments, if you are contacted in an unappropriate manner, or there is any other concern, please contact the IKS staff of admins and moderators or write an e-mail to our staff. Your concerns will be handled confidentially.

Derby House Principles

We believe that promoting diversity and inclusion is the right thing to do. 

Diversity and inclusion are more than just words for us. They are the hard-and-fast principles guiding how we will build our teams, cultivate leaders and create a community that supports everyone in it. No one should ever feel excluded or less welcome because of gender, ethnicity, religion, disability, or background. Experience and social science have shown that diversity can generate better results, in analysis, insight, and professional decision-making.

As professional gamers we are committed to the Derby House Principles:

  1. Promoting inclusion and diversity in professional wargaming, through the standards we set, the opportunities we offer, and access to activities we organise.
  2. Making clear our opposition to sexism, racism, homophobia, and other forms of discrimination across the board, as well as in wargaming.
  3. Encouraging a greater role and higher profile for colleagues from underrepresented groups in our professional activities.
  4. Seeking out and listening to the concerns and suggestions of our colleagues as to how our commitment to diversity and inclusion could be enhanced.
  5. Demonstrating our commitment to diversity and inclusion through ongoing assessment of progress made and discussion of future steps.

Join our Discord server and become part of a growing community of over 1,800 members from all around the globe.

Get in touch either on Discord or via e-mail, leave us some feedback or suggestions or ask us anything about Kriegsspiel.

The IKS is commited to ensure inclusiveness and diversity within the community and stands against discrimination and harassment.

We endorse the Derby House Principles.

Code of Conduct

By entering the IKS Discord server or using this website or any of our online presences to interact with the community, you agree to this Code of Conduct. Violating the Code of Conduct will be punished by time-out, kick, or ban from the respective server or ability to interact.

  1. I will be pleasant and polite with all members.
  2. I will not send unwanted messages to other members. This includes advertising, proselytizing, or making unwelcome comments about traits like political affiliation, race, or personal identity.
  3. I will not post obscene content. Real wars are dark stuff, but we don’t want to actually watch videos of people dying or anything like that. Keep it family-friendly.
  4. I will listen to administrators and moderators giving official directions and comply with reasonable directives.
  5. I will keep my discussions focused on war-gaming in the normal channels. We have off-topic channels for other content.
  6. I will report serious misbehavior to the moderators and administrators. This is rare but we appreciate your help! You can contact the mod team directly via the server or using https://kriegsspiel.org/contact/.
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