Footnotes and non rule text in our game

Continued concerns with personal statements, footnotes, and other none rule text have brought forward our work on new practices related to how we handle certain aspects of our games. We honor our contractual obligations regarding our game designers work,  details regarding this is specified in separate statement about our development process. We'll continue to listen to our community and adjust and adopt new policies as necessary. Thank you for taking the time to work with us on this. 

Footnotes and other none rule text in our games

At Ion Game Design, we condemn discrimination of any kind, be that based upon age, culture, gender identity, gender expression, social status, sexual orientation, religion, race, educational level, disability, mental health, ethnicity or physical appearance.

We have previously reprinted and published games with text and footnotes that may conflict with our values. If so, we regret this, and we acknowledge and apologize for these mistakes and will do better going forward. We plan to begin to address the rules in the following ways:

  • Rulebooks and living rules will not contain non rule texts, only game rules or factual footnotes. 
  • Footnotes will only be included if peer-reviewed by experts in the relevant fields, including sensitivity readers.


We also would like to ask everyone for patience and understanding that these processes take time. 

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