The no fascists rule or the Olivia Hill rule is a rule that forbids fascists from playing a game. It was written by Olivia Hill and first appeared in the game #iHunt by Olivia Hill and Filamena Young. Because the text is available under the Creative Commons Share-Alike Attribution, it has since been used in other games such as Goblinauts by Dyer Rose (aka BasiliskOnline) and game-related publications such as Victor's GM-less Oracle by Victor A. Gonzalez.
Although the no fascists rule is largely unenforceable in a publicly accessible RPG, the purpose of the rule is to make a game's anti-fascist message explicit and to prevent fascists from being able to identify with it and co-opt it as their own.
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The text of the no fascists rule (available under the same Creative Commons Share-Alike Attribution as this wiki) is as follows:
- If you're a fascist, you're not welcome to play this game. It's against the rules. If you're reading this and thinking, "You just call everyone you disagree with a fascist," then you're probably a fascist, or incapable of drawing inferences from context and acknowledging a dangerous political climate that causes the oppressed to be hyperbolic. Don't play this game. Heal yourself. Grow. Learn. Watch some Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood or something.
References[edit | edit source]
- Olivia Hill (2020-01-25). "Anyone can use the Olivia Hill no fascists rule!". Twitter. Retrieved 2020-02-23.
- Victor A. Gonzalez. "Victor's GM-less Oracle". CurseNightGames at itch.io. Retrieved 2020-07-28.
- Brent Jans (2020-01-21). "Creator One-on-One: Olivia Hill". The Rat Hole. Retrieved 2020-02-23.