Geek Girls Rule! #403 – Emotional Safety in Gaming – Part 4: Tips for other Players

(I was out of range of the internet when these originally posted at the patreon.  I apologize for the delay.) Ok, so we’ve talked about what GMs do and what triggered players do, but what about the other players?  Being around someone who has been triggered can be very upsetting, particularly if you’re the one… Read More Geek Girls Rule! #403 – Emotional Safety in Gaming – Part 4: Tips for other Players

Geek Girls Rule! #402 – Emotional Safety in Gaming: Part 3 – Tools for the Triggered

(I was out of internet-range when this originally posted. My apologies for the delay.) So far I’ve spoken mostly to what GMs should do to deal with a triggered player.  However, what if you’re the triggered player, or if you as the GM get triggered. Some people feel as the GM that you may have… Read More Geek Girls Rule! #402 – Emotional Safety in Gaming: Part 3 – Tools for the Triggered

Geek Girls Rule! #401 – Emotional Safety in Gaming: Tools Part 2b

This is where I talk about tools other than the quick description of the pre-game talk and “Boundaries and Limits.”  We’ll see how many posts it takes to cover these. I’m going to start with the X-card, created by John Stavropoulos, first.  The X-card is a literal or metaphorical card that any player, including the… Read More Geek Girls Rule! #401 – Emotional Safety in Gaming: Tools Part 2b

Geek Girls Rule! #400 – Emotional Safety in Games: Part 2a Tools – the Pre-Game Talk

And as opposed to most of the time when I say “tools” I mean actual methods for coping with landmines and the unexpected, as opposed to calling someone a name. What I want to do is outline several methods for attempting to head-off or deal with triggers. The first is to have a talk with… Read More Geek Girls Rule! #400 – Emotional Safety in Games: Part 2a Tools – the Pre-Game Talk

Geek Girls Rule! #353 – Gaming Books: Ebooks versus Physical Copies

Ok, seriously, guys.  I am really torn on this one.  I love ebooks.  I can carry a library worth of books on my phone and or tablet, so if I get all weird and persnickety partway through a story, I can switch to another book without carrying eleventy-million pounds of them in my bag.  Granted,… Read More Geek Girls Rule! #353 – Gaming Books: Ebooks versus Physical Copies

Geek Girls Rule! #308 – The 80s Satanic Panic and the RPG Industry

So, yeah, I’m old.  I, in fact, remember the 1980s Satanic Panic, where everything from music to movies were tools of Satan just waiting to corrupt and destroy American culture and our way of life.  One of the “victims” of the Satanic Panic was Dungeons & Dragons.  According to Jack Chick’s “Dark Dungeons,” as well… Read More Geek Girls Rule! #308 – The 80s Satanic Panic and the RPG Industry

Geek Girls Rule! #303 – The Geek Girl What Rules’s Top RPGs

I keep thinking about doing some more substantive posts, about serious things in the geekosphere.  You know, like WotC deciding that the two least inclusive people in the entirety of gamer culture should be involved in their “more inclusive” D&D 5e.  Or how Randy Queen, the creator of Darkchylde lost his tiny mind over being… Read More Geek Girls Rule! #303 – The Geek Girl What Rules’s Top RPGs