Playspace Rules

  1. Don’t be That Person. Don’t be the reason we have to add a new rule

  2. Remember that the Hotel is not your home Playspace. We want to be invited back. Be courteous

  3. Follow the guidance of Playspace Monitors, Medical Staff, the Incident Response Team, and Senior Staff. The Staff works to keep the event safe and fun for all attendees. Do not bother arguing with them about rules

  4. Alcohol and/or food is prohibited in all Playspaces- period. Individuals bringing alcohol into the Dungeon will be escorted out of the space. They may return to the Playspace without the alcohol/food

  5. Intoxicated individuals, or those deemed impaired by the Playspace Monitors or Public Safety Staff will not be allowed in the Playspace and will be escorted out of the space

  6. Do not block walkways, exits or other equipment with yourself or your belongings

  7. DMs are not on duty outside official Playspace hours. Unmonitored play in the Playspace is prohibited. Playspacehours are posted in the program and schedule grid

  8. All attendees are expected to practice RaCK (Risk aware Consensual Kink). RaCK is a guiding principle of this event

  9. If the Playspace Monitors determine that your scene is unsafe, they may choose to end it If their safety concerns are related to bondage, a Playspace Monitor may deem it necessary to cut your rope or other bondage equipment

  10. The house safe word for Stop is "Red"

  11. The house safe word for Caution is "Yellow"

  12. A loudly shouted "Safe word!" or "Dungeon Monitor!" by either the Top or Bottom will be interpreted as a call for outside assistance

  13. A DM will check in and/or intervene in a scene if the Top is observed to not respond appropriately when either of the House safe words are used

  14. Please be polite and keep a respectful distance from scenes and Workshops you’re not a part of

    1. Observation areas are not for socializing. While observing, in general we ask you to keep any conversations or comments brief and quiet

  15. Do not touch other people or their equipment without express consent

  16. Please use the cleaning supplies provided to thoroughly clean the equipment after you use it before taking aftercare elsewhere

  17. Bodily fluid contamination that cannot be cleaned up with the provided cleaning supplies MUST be brought to the attention of a DM immediately

  18. Do not monopolize equipment. Remember that if you want to use it, others do too

  19. Do not move Dungeon Equipment

  20. Use of chains on our wood equipment is strictly prohibited

  21. ​Do not wear high heels on any mats or upholstered furniture. If you damage the equipment, you will be charged to repair or replace it

  22. Modification or vandalism of any kind to equipment is prohibited and may result in your removal from the event without a refund

Types of Play Rules

Certain types of play are not allowed or are only allowed with specific caveats at our events. Please check this list before playing to be sure you aren’t in violation of the rules.

1. No firearms- real or fake

  1. No stun guns or tasers

  2. Blades: Knives are of questionable legality in NJ. In light of that, we strongly enforce the following rules

    1. Bare blades are not permitted outside the Playspace or Workshops.

    2. No straight razors, gravity knives, switchblades, daggers (double edged blades), dirks, swords, stilettos, steel blades, and other “real” weapons are permitted. Throwing knives may be used IF not thrown, and IF the blades are dull. Prop weapons should be peace-tied

  3. No wax or fire play is allowed. This includes all forms of both. This is being strongly enforced.

  4. Play which is expected or likely to result in broken skin is permitted ONLY AFTER acquiring DM approval AND protecting the floor and equipment. This play may be limited to the "medical play" area of the Playspace Space

    1. All sutures, needles and staples may not leave the medical play area.

    2. You must provide your own supplies and sharps container

    3. Participants are expected to thoroughly clean up after play and must notify a DM when finished. The DM must check and approve the cleaning process of the space before you leave the area. Failure to do so may result in loss of dungeon privileges for the remainder of the event

    4. You should take care while moving back to your room through any public spaces. Be mindful of any active bleeding or other bodily fluids that could contaminate public spaces like halls or elevators

  5. Leaving intentional permanent marks is prohibited due to local laws. This includes microbranding

  6. Sex: We strongly encourage all attendees to practice safer sex. There will be safer sex supplies available in the PlaySpaces and some of the Workshop Spaces Appropriate coverings for the surfaces underneath you are required (chux, stretcher sheet, etc.). The scene space must be thoroughly cleaned using the provided supplies BEFORE aftercare

    1. It is your responsibility to avoid knowingly contaminating equipment, furniture, floors, walls, ceilings and any other surfaces not directly involved in your scene

    2. I.e., don’t finger someone with a bare hand, then proceed to touch equipment, furniture, floors, walls, ceilings or any other surfaces. Be respectful of the space

    3. Bodily fluids dripping throughout the Dungeon and public areas is not allowed

  7. Do not have more than one person on a massage table at a time. They are not built to support multiple people. If you break it, you will be charged to replace it

  8. For bondage scenes, you MUST have safety shears

  9. Suspension is allowed IF you check in with DMs prior AND if you have safety shears. You may be asked to change or terminate the scene if DMs are concerned

    1. Self-suspension is only allowed if you have a spotter

    2. Neck Ropes: Play with neck ropes which constrict the front of the throat are NOT allowed. Back of neck ropes are permitted

    3. Inverted suspensions or those which may result in inversion must use a mat.

  10. Watersports, scat, prolapse, and Roman/rainbow play are prohibited activities in the dungeon space for this event

  11. Play involving racial slurs or hate groups is forbidden per the event code of conduct

  12. If you have any question about the allowability of play you wish to engage in, ask the DMs before you begin

  13. If your scene is becoming disruptive, the DMs may make eye contact with the Top and gesture for them to lower the volume. Ignoring the DMs or being unable to see them may result in your scene being interrupted or ended early

  14. You must be able to be easily released in any tie or while being connected to the equipment in the case of an emergency. This means nothing with keys or pins that take time to release, you must have rope "safety" sheers, and/or quick-release cuffs are highly encouraged.

The Event reserves the right to add, remove, change, or modify any rules at any time, with or without notice. Do not be the reason we need to do this.

The Head DM has the final say in all matters concerning the Playspaces, although they may (at their own discretion or at the request of the Event Coordinator) take certain matters to the Event Coordinator. Arguing with the on-duty DMs about their decisions will result in your immediate removal from all Dungeon Spaces and possibly the Event itself, without refund. Repeated violations of Event rules will result in your removal from the event without a refund

If you have any issues we can help you with, please feel free to let us know by alerting either a Senior Event Staff member, a Dungeon Monitor or by coming to the Public Safety Room. We ask that any directives issued by the Senior Staff be followed without question or discussion. Failure to comply with the Head DM’s decisions will result in your immediate removal from all Dungeon Spaces and possibly the Event itself, without refund.


Photography rules:

By attending the event you acknowledge there is a possibility you may be photographed/captured in video. While THG works hard to ensure your privacy, we cannot guarantee you will not be photographed, given the prevalence of cameras in all types of electronic devices. That being said, here are the photography rules:

  • For privacy and safety of all of our attendees (including yourself), you must have the explicit permission of all people in any photograph including those in the background.

  • Blurring faces are not acceptable substitutes for consent

  • We highly suggest video recording only in your hotel room due to an increased concern in videos capturing people without their consent

  • -Photography and/or audio/video recording is strictly forbidden in the Dungeon Spaces, except during the designated Photography Hours

  • Photography and/or audio/video recording is strictly forbidden in Workshops and performances unless you have obtained prior, explicit permission from both the presenter and all participants in the Workshop or performance

  • By attending this event you agree to allow Senior Event Staff (specifically Coordination, Event Monitors, and Dungeon Monitors) to examine your device for unauthorized photographs and/or audio/video files upon request, without objection or hassle if suspected of violating these rules. Don’t want this? Leave your phone in your room.

  • Unauthorized photos and recordings will be deleted from your device and any cloud back ups, and you will be reminded of the Photography and Device Usage policy.

  • Refusing to allow Senior Event Staff to examine your device will result in your immediate removal from the event without refund and possibly banning from all future THG events.

  • This policy may be overridden or altered by event-specific circumstances, so please follow the instructions of the staff

  • Out of common courtesy we ask that if you must talk on your cell phone, you do not use it in any public areas such as the Playspaces, workshops, poolside, restaurant, HQ, etc.

Photography and/or audio/video recording of those who have not given explicit permission is not allowed, and will result in immediate removal from the event without refund and erasure of said media and possible banning from all future THG events. THG adheres to an Opt-in philosophy.

We provide painters tape to cover your camera so no accidental photography occurs. Please respect others' right to consent to their privacy.

  • Green wristband- you can ask me for my consent to photograph/video. You must receive my explicit consent in order to capture me

  • Red wristband- I do not consent to photography at all, do not approach me to ask. If you accidentally capture me, you MUST immediately delete the photo and you understand you risk being removed from the event

We will be taking violations of this rule set very seriously.


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