Volunteer Role Description

Below you will find the expectations of an SFG Pundit. This list is not exhaustive, nor is it a guide set in stone. You have been successfully admitted to the Pundit Programme because we believe your personality and knowledge of our games will aid in the growth of our community.

Who are Steamforged Games?

As a Pundit for Steamforged Games it is important that you understand who SFG are. SFG is a bright young company that focuses on bringing modern game design philosophy and leveraging a fully digital pipeline to deliver high-quality miniatures and game experiences. Founded in 2014 after the successful launch of Guild Ball, SFG has seen a remarkable growth within the industry.

Built around an ethos of “Quality First” we are now the second largest gaming company in the UK and continually build on our reputation for world class miniatures/components and delivering award winning game design.

Your Role in the Pundit Programme:

As a representative of SFG it is imperative that you adhere to the Code of Conduct. You may take part in as much or as little of the SFG Community as you wish. Pundits are encouraged to regularly run demonstration days; to recruit new players into our community. Pundits are also encouraged to host tournaments and fun events; to keep our current community engaged. We will provide assets, such as prize support, that will assist you with this at a cost via our online Pundit Store. 

Occasionally we will request that Pundits assist us at conventions or trade shows; this is non-compulsory. Though those who do assist us at conventions and shows will receive compensation for their time which will be made known upon accepting the offer.

A large part of being a Pundit is actively promoting SFG’s games via Social Media and welcoming members of the community by assisting them with their entry into the game. We encourage Pundits to be patient with, and to help, newer members of our community.

The Pundit Programme is an amazing tool for Local Gaming Stores to utilise so that they can build a player base that they can sell SFG products to. On occasion you may be asked to attend a store to teach their staff our games or to run a demonstration day on their behalf. As with conventions and shows this is non-compulsory however we will provide compensation for your time if the request originates from SFG.

Code of Conduct

Steamforged Games Ltd is dedicated to creating the best and most inclusive play experiences. To that end, we have created this Code of Conduct to govern how members of the SFG Pundit Programme interact with one another and the wider community. You, as a member of the Pundit Programme agree to abide by this Code of Conduct.

Violation of this Code of Conduct is grounds for the termination of your inclusion in the SFG Pundit Programme. SFG and its designated parties are the final judges of whether someone’s behaviour qualifies as inappropriate or disruptive. This Code of Conduct is subject to change at any time with SFG’s sole discretion.

1. Do not use, post, distribute or link to obscene, pornographic, sexually explicit, graphically or gratuitously violent, derogatory, demeaning, malicious, defamatory, abusive, offensive, hateful or discriminatory language or content. This includes “masking” language by using alternative characters/spelling /spacing to get around profanity filters or claims of profanity filter “testing”.

2. Do not harass, bully, threaten, harm or cause discomfort for other persons, including any other members. For example:

  • Use of hate speech or racial, ethnic, sexist, homophobic or religious slurs;
  • Harassment of a specific person (repeated flaming, personal attacks or posting their private information);
  • Trolling or baiting the community in general with inflammatory statements, such as ones designed to elicit a negative response from the community; or
  • Posting or otherwise disclosing any personal or private information of another person, or any confidential information pertaining to a business, without consent.

3. Do not promote, plan, glorify or engage in any illegal activity or otherwise make available content that would encourage or provide instructions for an illegal activity. These topics include crimes relating to drugs, drug paraphernalia, rape, solicitation of a minor, computer hacking, counterfeiting and fraud.

4. Do not attempt to artificially alter the outcome of a league, sanctioned event, or organized game. For example:

  • Bribing or offering compensation to change the game outcome; or
  • Stalling, spamming, harassing, or behaving in any unsportsmanlike manner that affects the game.

5. Do not violate the terms of any official organized play tournament rules as published and updated by SFG from time to time and at its sole discretion.

6. DO NOT CHEAT, STEAL OR DEFRAUD SFG OR OTHER PLAYERS!

Explanation of Enforcement

If you demonstrate that you cannot follow this Code of Conduct, then you may lose access to ALL aspects of being in the Pundit Programme. You may also be suspended or expelled from all SFG organized play.

When a Pundit has committed a Code of Conduct infraction. Depending on the severity of the infraction, SFG, at its sole discretion, may issue a warning, suspension or expulsion.

This explanation of disciplinary procedures is meant to be a guideline for members to understand what their status may be with regard to the process, but it is only a guideline. SFG may deviate from this procedure at any time and in any manner and reserves all rights and remedies available in law and equity.

Pundit Perks

SFG Pundits will gain access to a Pundit-Only Webstore through which they can purchase Event Packs, Tournament Prizes, & unique Pundit items for our various game systems. These items are priced with an Event Organiser in-mind and will come at a discount compared to the main SFG Webstore.

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We know that today's Gamer is time restricted so we don't expect a 'minimum amount of effort' or require an 'Event Log' for you to access these perks. These types of system create a lot of admin work for you and for us, and let's be honest...we'd rather be spending that time gaming than filling in a spreadsheet.

We've also seen that some reward schemes simply benefit those community leaders who already have a large gaming group and reap the rewards simply because of their location and fortune. Our Pundit Perks afford everyone the same opportunities to grow your gaming group. What's more, you don't need to be located at a store! Clubs are more than welcome to register a Pundit who can purchase the Event Packs too. If you are a Store Owner/Employee however, then you are more than welcome to apply too and you will be able to order these Event Packs through the Retailer Order Form.