Play Space Rules

These rules are subject to change.  Final rules will be provided at the event.

TES Fest 2017 Dungeon Rules:

  1. All activities and encounters must be consensual.  At no time should anyone feel pressured or coerced into engaging in any activity.
  2. Attendees and staff of this event are to be treated with respect and consideration at all times.
  3. The house safeword is RED. If a safeword is called, play must be stopped immediately.  DMs will enforce if necessary.  If this is not the desired outcome do not use RED but some personalized safeword.  This is the outcome of using the RED safeword..
  4. Do not interfere in any scene without the permission of the players or touch any equipment that is not your own. If you wish to watch a scene keep a respectful (and safe) distance from the players.
  5. No cell phones, tablets, or other electronic devices may be visibly displayed. If you have to send a text message or take a call, leave the play space and use the lobby area.
  6. All instructions from the DMs must be IMMEDIATELY followed; no exceptions will be granted. Immediate compliance is mandatory; questions about the DM’s instructions may be referred to the DM’s captain. The Safety Committee DM decisions are final and rendered on a case by case basis.

  7. If a DM flashes you with a flashlight you must cease all action immediately to discuss the situation, await questions or instructions.

  8. Anyone who is intoxicated or otherwise under the influence will not be permitted in the play area. Absolutely no intoxicants are permitted in the play space.

  9. Watersports, Scat, and/or fire whips are not permitted.

  10. The following activities require a check-in with a DM and approval of your scene before commencing: (Consensual nonconsent scenes, Combined use of blindfolds, gags, and/or bondage, Fire play, Sign Tails/Long Whips)

  11. The following activities require a 24 hour check-in with a DM to be scheduled and approved: (Waterboarding,Takedowns/Kidnappings, Anything involving food or is particularly messy).

  12. Kink shaming is strictly prohibited. Anyone reported to be making offensive comments about a scene will be escorted out of all play spaces no exceptions.

  13. No intercourse is permitted in the play spaces. Manual stimulation and penetration by toys (including strap-on) is allowed. Condoms must be used on all penetration toys. Gloves are required for any digital penetration.

  14. No fire play is allowed in the indoor play space. All fire play is only allowed in the courtyard if an extinguisher, fire blanket, or damp towel is present and in designated areas only. Use of accelerants (other than isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol), ethanol alcohol (drinking alcohol), or butane (as found in mousse) is not allowed.

  15. Share the equipment! There is a 60 minute time limit for using any particular item. Please ask a DM if you feel someone has had a piece of equipment too long.

  16. Clean up when you finish! That includes using the Lysol or Clorox wipes before and after you play on the equipment. You are expected to clean equipment after you use it and so is the person who used it before you.

  17. Any and all medical/blood play is restricted to the Medical area. Proper safety and clean up is required before and after. Anyone with needles still in them or active bleeding is not permitted to leave the designated medical play area.

  18. Play equipment is provided by TES Fest and may not be moved. Any alterations to play space must be done by approved TES Fest personnel.

  19. Electrical play is to be performed no more than 3 feet from an electrical outlet. All cords must be taped completely to the floor, lengthwise, using a brightly colored gaffing tape. Extension cords must be heavy-duty three-prong extension cords.

  20. No glass containers or alcoholic beverages are permitted in the indoor playspace.

  21. No Food allowed in the indoor playspace.

  22. Unsure if you can proceed?  Ask a DM, they are here to help.

Our event rules are designed to ensure everyone’s health, safety, and comfort. Failure to abide by these rules may result in removal from the event without a refund. Thank you for your understanding.