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! #399 – Emotional Safety in Gaming: Part I Triggers

Ok, so in another couple of posts designed to make Space Mom proud of me, I want to talk about two things:  Triggers and what they aren’t and Tools for dealing with Triggers in game. Triggers are something, a sight, scent, sound, a texture, a color, a taste, a graphic description of something, that “trigger”… Read More Geek Girls Rule! #399 – Emotional Safety in Gaming: Part I Triggers

Geek Girls Rule! #395 – If You Wouldn’t Let Someone Do it to You…

Usually I try to follow a happy post/grumpy post pattern, one per week.  But this week I am seriously grumped, so you get two grumpy posts. This topic sprung to mind when I was mulling over Monday’s Nazi post, but it is an unrelated behavior, linked solely by the fact that the offenders tend to… Read More Geek Girls Rule! #395 – If You Wouldn’t Let Someone Do it to You…

Geek Girls Rule! #394 – Why we Hate your Insistence on Playing Nazis.

Ok, so over the weekend, in Charlottesville, VA a Neo-Nazi drove his vehicle into a crowd of counter-protestors to an “alt-right” (Nazi) demonstration.  This is after a group of Neo-Nazis beat up a group of counter protestors at the University of VA the night before, and beat up more counter-protestors during the day. Now, most… Read More Geek Girls Rule! #394 – Why we Hate your Insistence on Playing Nazis.