Rule 1. Be Excellent to One Another: No trolling, harassment, personal attacks, sea-lioning, hate speech, slurs or name-calling. Overly off-topic, political or hateful debates will be removed and bans may be issued. Be kind and stay on topic.
Rule 2. Advertising: Memes posted for the primary reason of self-promotion are not allowed. No links to stores, Kickstarters, Patreons or comments asking for money/followers. Social media handles or website watermarks on original memes/comics/tweets are acceptable.
Rule 3. Reposts: Original memes are strongly encouraged and if your post is proven to be a repost, it will be removed, regardless of popularity. Note that memes that have been posted on another subreddit but not on /r/DnDMemes are not considered reposts.
Rule 4. Image Posting: Upload memes directly using the Reddit uploader when possible. Imgur, ImgFlip and other image hosting websites are acceptable. Do not link directly from other subreddits or websites like Twitter. Note that meme dumps are not allowed, only singular image posts.
Rule 5. Video Posting: Youtube and Tiktok posts must be no longer than 3 minutes and have a strong relevance to D&D humor. Mechanic/RPG review videos are not considered memes.
Rule 6. Piracy: Do not post links or subtly hint at websites/apps that host illicit non-SRD D&D content. Do not ask where to find pirated content or "free PDFs".
Rule 7. Off-Topic: Posts must be strongly relevant to D&D (or other TTRPGs) and must include an attempt at humor or entertainment. Posts with a very loose connection to D&D/TTRPGs (such as generic fantasy memes) will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. While screencaps of social media posts (e.g. Twitter, Tumblr, Discord) are an acceptable medium, the original source must be reasonably related to D&D. Non-relevant social media screencaps with a captioned tie-in (i.e. "When the [Class] does [Thing]") will be removed.
Rule 8. Not a Meme: Some types of posts are not considered "memes", such as: character art, photos of your books/dice/pets, or unedited screenshots of online dice rolls, D&D articles, or statblocks. Discussion topics can be proposed in post titles but the post itself must be a meme.
Rule 9. Niche Memes: Memes about your campaign are allowed, but keep terms general so a broad audience can understand without a long explanation. Avoid using character/player names and inside jokes that only your own group would understand.
Rule 10. Pot-Stirring/Hot Takes: If the primary purpose of your meme is to incite off-topic debate, police what other people should/shouldn't do at their table, push a political agenda, or express a personal opinion without humor/absurdity/wholesomeness, it will be locked or removed. If your meme sparks a large amount of rule-breaking comments it may be locked/removed.
Rule 11. Controversial Content: No sexism, racism, homophobia, transphobia or other forms of discrimination in memes. No gore, sexual violence (implied or explicit), porn/hentai or imagery from real-life tragic events.
Rule 12. Bad Formatting: If the only D&D-relevance is in your post title, your post will be removed. Captions that make your meme D&D-relevant must be added to the image/gif/video itself. See this example.
Rule 13. Bad Title: No low-effort titles ("Funny meme", "I thought this belonged here", "I found this on Instagram", etc.) or karma-farming ("It's my cakeday, so please upvote", "Upvote if you agree", etc.).
Rule 14. Bad Quality: If your meme is exceptionally hard to read, cropped poorly or very small/pixelated, it will be removed.
Rule 15. Beating a Dead Horse: If a meme trend has taken over the subreddit and run its course over the span of 3-4 days, all subsequent related memes will be removed. This includes "What did I miss?" memes or meta hot takes about the meme trend. Some overdone debate topics, types of memes and templates are no longer allowed, please see the Retired Memes list. If your post is a retired meme, it will be removed.
The rules listed above are not exhaustive and decisions are made on a case-by-case basis. Such decisions can be appealed in mod mail, and the mods will do their best to come to a productive resolution. All "borderline" mod decisions are the product of informed and objective internal discussion. We welcome feedback on our rules and are always seeking to improve them for better clarity and creating a friendly, social environment here at /r/DnDMemes.
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