|I||The Companions rate games based on participation with a minor bonus to reflect success in the form of solo victories or draws. Merits shall be awarded after game completion at a rate of one of the following:
a) 5 Merits per game played
b) 6 Merits if the player is declared a member of a draw
c) 8 Merits if the player is declared a solo victor
d) 10 Merits per game as GM.
|II||The Merits of the Companions will be tracked automatically by the Diplomaticcorp (DC) website and players ranks updated upon successful acquirement of sufficient credit. No application will be required on the part of the player to gain ranks.|
|III||All members of the DC community may rise to the rank of Captain of the Watch.|
|IV||To raise to a level of Initiate Knight, players must confirm their agreement with the shared values of the Companions - honour, enthusiasm and respect for other players. A simple website form is to be submitted signifying the player’s agreement.|
|V||Titles granted from involvement in the Companions are to be a measure of the players involvement in the community, and are in no way a reflection of game-play or skill.|
|VI||Players may be penalized merits or dropped in rank if proven to have abandoned games that they have committed to. Penalties shall be assessed or awarded after a careful review of the circumstances by a Committee of their peers. At present, this committee shall consist of the following Companions:
a) Michael Sims
b) Garry Bledsoe
|The Charter||Ranks and Orders||Request Knighthood|
Diplomacy games may contain lying, stabbing, or deliberately deceiving communications that may not be suitable for and may pose a hazard to young children, gullible adults, and small farm animals.