The organization is called ProjectTHISNG Tabletop Hub and Incubator Space which is hereafter referred to as the ProjectTHISNG.
Hi my names is Gary Powell and I run and am the Director of facilities for an organisation called Project THIS NG where this stands for Tabletop Hub & Incubator Space….. And the NG for Nottingham its home.
As in the name there are two sides to the project the tabletop hub which is aimed at the local gaming community and helping them to be gamers and players and the Incubator Space where we can offer the huge potential of Games Designers and affiliated tabletop games, artisans, a place to start/grow and expand their business in the city of Nottingham.
Nottingham is renowned internationally as an amazing power in tabletop gaming with its legendary ‘Lead Belt’ of wargaming and miniature tabletop games manufacturers eg Games Workshop. Building on this reputation is the basis of ProjectTHISNG allowing for facilities for budding games developers to playtest their projects in an environment that is both secure and facilitated with video recording and prototyping facilities.
We also have a very active community of players across all the genres of tabletop gaming in Nottingham and despite the concentration, there isn’t always the right type of space or venue that they want to run their games in or pursue the hobbying aspect. Some have particular needs that only a private space would fulfil and the Project THIS NG location fulfils that.
Can book private use of the venue
Not restricted in the time a game will take by opening hours
Not restricted in the use of a particular company’s games or miniatures or the state of them. It’s your hobby do it your way.
Can book unsociable hours of use (beyond normal retail store/board gaming cafe opening) to match your work/play/hobby schedule.
Equipment that your personal budget may not stretch to that is fully serviced.
A way to monetise your hobby if you wish by ‘Youtubing etc.’ Producing your own games/minis/accessories and retailing them through the venue, miniature painting services or running your own events.
A safe creative place morphing a dynamic talent into confidence and self-gains.
Exciting place to live, safe working space and games played.
Developing and attracting and skilled and diverse talent, to create webs of connectivity within the Tabletop industry.
So the independent board game publishing scene is awash with more talent than ever before, and importantly it’s amateur led. Yet more so than that, the sector is equally complemented with a global community of fans ready and willing to invest both time and money into it.
It will also be the responsibility of individual ProjectTHISNG members to provide actual models, board games or other items specifically required for games to occur.
Within that main framework, the ProjectTHISNG is committed, in particular, to encouraging and attracting existing and new people to the games and to develop their skills through planned and organised coaching.
These aims can only be achieved in an atmosphere which is friendly but well structured and, in which, all of those players are equally and totally committed to playing Tabletop games.
These Services are offered and made available only to users 12 years of age or older (17yrs) and certain features within our purview (including, but not limited to, Playtesting, Product Review, Director of Facilities and/or Site Managers) and may be subject to heightened age and/or other eligibility requirements. If such services are being accessed by persons under the age of 12 years then it may only be done so by the strict agreement of ProjectTHISNG and its representative (Director of Facilities) Gary Powell, and with the strict knowledge that such services are being accessed with a binding agreement by a signed signatory of 18 Years or older and one who is also willing to be signed as a legal guardian or legal representative of the persons 12 years or under and so named. This also includes groups who intend to use the facilities for those of a school age for educational purposes. All such queries should be made to Gary Powell and should include a Health and Safety agreement and Site use agreement.
If you are not yet 12 years of age or older or the required greater age for certain features, and/or do not meet any other eligibility requirements, please discontinue using the Services immediately or, if for any reason, you do not agree with all of the terms and conditions that are contained in this Agreement, please discontinue using the Services immediately because by using, or attempting to use the Services, you certify that you are at least 12 years of age or other required greater age for certain features and meet any other eligibility and residency requirements of the Services. If you are between the ages of 12 and 17, you represent that your legal guardian has reviewed and agreed to this Agreement and takes full responsibility for your compliance with them.
(For full policies see Terms & Conditions Policy)
To Follow all the Terms and Conditions.
You must comply with all other safety guidelines that the Director of Facilities or other authorised ProjectTHISNG staff bring to your attention.
Your KEY / PIN number / Access Device is issued solely for your use, as your membership is personal to you and only covers your use of ProjectTHISNG facilities. You are responsible for keeping your KEY / PIN number / Access Device secure and confidential at all times. The KEY / PIN number / Access Device remains our property at all times (unless agreed otherwise and evidenced in writing and signed by Director of Facilities Gary Powell).
Your use of the Services is subject to all applicable UK local, and national laws and regulations and, in some cases, international treaties. You are solely responsible for all activities, acts and omissions that occur in, from, through or under your Name, booking, username or password. You shall not use, allow, enable or encourage others to use the Services, or knowingly condone the use of these Services by others, in any manner that is, attempts to, or is likely to:
Unless otherwise specified, ProjectTHISNG has no obligation to monitor or record any online activity on the Services. ProjectTHISNG reserves the right to, but is not obligated to, monitor communications within, through or across the Services, and access and/or record physical or online activity on the Services. You give ProjectTHISNG your express consent to access and record your activities on the Services and be used in a way that.
You further agree not to access, create, or provide any other means through which the Services, including, may be used or accessed by others, such as through websites or physical or digital mediums to which initiate, or engage in actions that impose an a policy that encourages negative or abusive attitudes to ProjectTHISNG or any competitor.
Hiring the ProjectTHISNG Venue, or Facility does not entitle Members to enter or use them at any other time other than the hire period booked and confirmed unless you arrange this with the Director of Facilities beforehand. (This is a regulation that applies to everyone.)
Setting up and dismantling equipment must take place within the hire period unless otherwise agreed beforehand with the Director of Facilities.
If you use the Facility beyond the hire period you will be liable for an additional one-hour charge for each hour and part hour that you use the Facility at the current hourly rate.
Venue and Organisation fees for both adult and junior members attending standard meetings will be set for the year by the Director of Facilities, and this also applies to Administration Fees. These charges reflect the venue’s commitment to guarantee regular fair trade and cover operation costs.
The assets of ProjectTHISNG (gaming equipment, 3d Printing, Video digital, IT, Printing, Gaming, Games, game equipment, Physical storage, Cutlery, plates, Mugs, Seating, Electrical Equipment, Cutting Equipment, T-Shirt and Printing Equipment, cash in hand and cash) belong to the Director of Facilities or the existing members.
Should ProjectTHISNG ever cease to operate the assets will be distributed to the Director of Facilities, current members or original owners as evenly as possible. (See Amendments/Dissolution)
The definition of current members at any time will be those who have current bookings and are regular active members of the Facilities.
Any members who have loaned their own scenery/equipment or games to Venue and Organisation may remove them at any time, especially if they leave the Organisation ProjectTHISNG or it is damaged, though the Director of Facilities should be notified first. Anything left behind will be regarded as ProjectTHISNG assets.
ProjectTHISNG will be led by the Director of Facilities. Other positions like Event Organisers will be made on an Event by Event basis, as members chose to engage with the Site, Venue and facilities.
Event Officials must be organised and be able to actually perform the tasks and possess skills that they are engaged with teaching others, to be eligible for such positions. ProjectTHISNG will not be held liable for any accidents caused by an Event Organisers incompetence or lack of skill
A minimum of one designated official will be present at each ProjectTHISNG meeting.
The Director of Facilities may make other appointments (e.g. Event Organisers, Social Media Managers, Web Manager) as they see fit. These appointments are valid for the length of the appointment, made at the time.
If the The Director of Facilities or Authorised Representative consider it necessary to change the rules, or wind up ProjectTHISNG, or consult the members on some other matter they must call an Extraordinary Meeting (EM) so that ProjectTHISNG Members may make the decision. The Director of Facilities must also call an EM if they receive a written request from the majority of members over a single specific or specific issues. Details of an EM must be published by the Director of Facilities in no less than 1 week in advance.
The Director of Facilities or Authorised Representative will make a public record of decisions taken at ProjectTHISNG meetings. The record will be available for inspection by any ProjectTHISNG member within the posted medium.
Only current members (not visitors nor members’ guests) may vote. Such Votes allow Members to help make the Space a Collective and collaborative one. However it may not look to replace the Director of Facilities, unless the Members collective can cover the full costs of any and all deposits, management costs, and all associated costs.
It is Essential that matches commence at the designated time or shortly afterwards. For that reason tables and game areas, need to be in place BEFORE that time. Do NOT expect to turn up for a match to find this has been done for you – it is your responsibility!
If you want some pre-match practice time then allow for this in your arrival time. or consider The Nottingham Board and Wargames Club
ProjectTHISNG reserve the right to impose the following disciplinary actions and policy in the event of any of the foregoing rules and/or Standards of Behaviour being breached or disregarded, and whilst it is not anticipated, there may be occasions when ProjectTHISNG is required to act to protect its members from a situation or situations that arise due to the conduct of one or more members. Members may be suspended from attending ProjectTHISNG under the following circumstances or breach of our standards of behaviour.
When a complaint is made in writing alleging a member has breached the rules of ProjectTHISNG, as stated in ProjectTHISNG Rules and Standards of Behaviour and ProjectTHISNG’s Terms and Conditions. In this case, the Director of Facilities will make inquiries to see whether any informal resolution may be agreed by the parties concerned.
If this is the case then no further action need be taken but if not then the Director of Facilities must organise a meeting of the Members or key Members to discuss the allegations and decide whether any suspension of membership is appropriate.
When three or more complaints of what might be viewed as a minor nature have been made in writing regarding the behaviour of an individual member, that member’s behaviour will automatically be discussed by the Director of Facilities during the next Games Session, not the Social meeting/event. The Director of Facilities may decide to issue that member a written warning in respect of this behaviour or. Should there be a repetition of such behaviour then the situation will be dealt with as under section (iv) below
You may be asked to complete a claim form or provide additional information to progress Your claim. If you don’t do this, it may mean Your claim will be delayed/Dismissed.
In the event of theft of any equipment, the victim must inform the Director of Facilities and/or Senior ProjectTHISNG Member or Event Organiser of the theft and provide details and any relevant information. Such details will then be passed over to the relevant authorities.
Malicious damage to Your Equipment not reported to the Administrator within 5(Five,) will not be legible for any type of claim, though disciplinary procedures can still apply, this does not stop any ProjectTHISNG members from engaging in any civil or criminal procedures in order to recover costs, and ProjectTHISNG will endeavour to assist where it can with these matters..
Terms and References
Accidental damage means physical breakage, destruction or failure of your Equipment due to an unforeseen event which causes physical damage to it and prevents it from operating correctly. The accidental damage extends to include damage that happens as a result of Your Equipment being in contact with water and other liquids
Damage/Damaged means accidental damage and malicious damage.
The game means any type of Card, Tabletop, Biard and Wargame, Including components
Equipment means any Gaming Equipment that has been supplied to you on loan or that you bring into ProjectTHISNG for use by yourself or in combination with others.
Excess means the amount which needs to be paid by you after each successful claim.
(i) You’ve accidentally or unintentionally left Your Equipment in any location and it has then disappeared; or
(ii) Your Equipment is in a known location, but you aren’t reasonably able to retrieve it; or
(iii)Your Equipment has disappeared and You are not sure how.
Malicious damage means where damage is deliberately caused to Your Equipment by someone other than you.
Theft or Stolen means the taking of Your Equipment by known or unknown people with the intention of unlawfully and permanently depriving you of the possession of Your Equipment.
You/Your means you, as long as You are over 18 years old, and any person who has been authorised by you to use the Equipment. Anyone under 18 Years of age is represented by the named Member.
Every member is expected to maintain high standards of behaviour and conduct during ProjectTHISNG meetings within the Standards of Behaviour policy whilst representing ProjectTHISNG. Occasionally, where it is clear that ProjectTHISNG’s rules of conduct have not been met or where a member’s behaviour has fallen clearly outside of any acceptable standards, it may be necessary to begin the disciplinary process.
Clear examples of misconduct include but are not limited to: The failure to adhere to ProjectTHISNG rules, improper behaviour toward other ProjectTHISNG members, negligence.
In the event of a breach of discipline, the procedure outlined below should be followed. The disciplinary policy outlines the agreed approach and process for dealing with issues of misconduct. Our aim is to ensure fair and consistent treatment for everyone.
On the first occasion, the offender will receive a verbal Informal reprimand and an explanation as to why the particular behaviour was unacceptable; and an understanding agreed that it will not be repeated.
A failure to heed that verbal warning and a subsequent re-offence will result in a formal written warning which will demand an improvement in behavioural attitudes and if necessary an apology.
A Secondary failure to heed that Written warning and a subsequent re-offence will result in a final Warning both verbally and in Writing, warning which will demand an improvement in behavioural attitudes and if necessary an apology followed by a temporary ban from (x) events
Should these two initial actions fail to correct the behaviour then this WILL result in the offender in being permanently barred from ProjectTHISNG membership and it will be at the discretion of either the offended party or ProjectTHISNG operator as to whether any evidence or legal recourse with regards civil action should be taken, and the same applies to any criminal proceedings from such actions.
This is not open to negotiation.
Gross misconduct is behaviour, on the part of a ProjectTHISNG Member, which is so bad that it destroys the Member/organiser relationship, and merits instant dismissal without notice or in lieu of notice. Therefore depending on the nature of the misconduct, it will be at the discretion of the either the offended/wounded party/s, Site Owner or ProjectTHISNG operator as to whether any evidence or legal recourse with regards civil action should be taken and the same applies to any criminal proceedings from such actions.
This is again not open to negotiation.
|Informal Warning||Verbal Warning|
|1st Formal Warning||Written Warning|
|2nd Formal Warning||Final Warning|
|3rd Formal Warning||Suspension and Termination of Membership|
|Gross Misconduct||Suspension and Termination of Membership|
It will normally be appropriate for ProjectTHISNG or the Director of Facilities to manage minor issues informally before proceeding to the formal disciplinary procedure. Such issues Must be handled promptly to avoid escalation and discreetly. Highlighting an issue to a ProjectTHISNG member (Usually Verbally) will often be enough to prevent the issue occurring again. Minor issues should be dealt with by holding an informal discussion.
The member Must be advised that further unacceptable behaviour or misconduct may lead to formal disciplinary action and the member should be clearly told that they have received an informal warning and the Offender be clear on the improvement that is required. (Like abusive, threatening or petty comments of abuse.)
The Director of Facilities or Authorised Representative should Discuss any help that is required in order for the member to improve.
A note of the discussion should be taken showing the date, the fact that an informal warning was given and the action required by the member to improve.
If no further action is necessary, the file note should be removed after 12 months.
Where a member’s conduct has not improved and following an informal warning, or when the matter appears to be more serious, formal disciplinary procedures may be necessary. Any further incidents of misconduct during the life of a disciplinary warning may and most likely will result in further disciplinary proceedings, usually at the next stage of the formal process.
An investigation of a disciplinary breach must be conducted by The Director of Facilities or Designated Senior Member.
In the case of Gross Misconduct, the member involved may have their membership suspended whilst any necessarily procedural investigation is completed. The Director of Facilities, Unless involved in the matter, then a senior ProjectTHISNG Member not involved must contact the member by letter or email to request a meeting to discuss the breach of discipline. This letter or email must give a minimum of 3 days notice of the staging of the meeting, and must detail in the communication the member’s rights of representation, whether permanent suspension of member is a possible outcome, the specific reason for the meeting, including full details of the allegation including dates and times, any losses incurred or impact on ProjectTHISNG and copies of any documents that may be referred to in the meeting including any witness statements.
The meeting must then take place and the Member/s should be informed of any decision and of the right to Appeal. A member has the right to appeal against disciplinary sanctions at each formal stage of the procedure. Appeals Have to be made within 7 calendar days from receipt of the disciplinary outcome letter or communication.
The process for Appeals is thus: If a member is subject to an Order or Formal Warning then in order to make an appeal the Member must set out the grounds for appeal in writing to The Director of Facilities or Designated Senior Member.
Members Must clearly state the detailed reasons for their appeal and Upon receipt of an appeal letter The Director of Facilities or Authorised Representative will send an Appeal Acknowledgement Letter and an Appeal Meeting invitation letter to the member. This has to be before the Appeal Meeting the appeal panel should be briefed on all relevant facts. Appeals will usually be chaired by a The Director of Facilities or Authorised Representative who has not been directly involved in the disciplinary process. Once the Appeal meeting has taken place the member will be informed of any decision and, that decision is final.
Reject the appeal,
Upholding the original disciplinary action
Increase or add harsher punitive responses.
No amendment to ProjectTHISNG Rules and Standards of Behaviour or the Dissolution of ProjectTHISNG can be made without the consent of the Director of Facilities and at least two-thirds of ProjectTHISNG members.
Should Dissolution occur then The Director of Facilities or Authorised Representative will terminate any commitments and liabilities of ProjectTHISNG and all money held will be used to cover any outstanding costs of ProjectTHISNG. Terrain and Property not belonging to the Organiser will be divided amongst the membership as fairly as possible by the outgoing Director of Facilities.
The Director of Facilities accepts that the large majority of ProjectTHISNG Members behave accordingly and it does not wish to offend those who do so. Unfortunately, however, there will always be the few who show no respect for others in their bad behaviour poor attitudes and acting like a twat. ProjectTHISNG cannot afford to tolerate those who would seek to mar or deliberately cause offence, we do aim to create more cohesive community ties with other ProjectTHISNG’s and game Businesses and Organisers.
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