Saturday, August 14, 2021

#RPGaDAY2021 Day 14 Safety

RPGaDAY2021 Day 14

There has been a lot of talk over the last couple of years of safety tools.  I think most people get what these are for wrong.

Day 14 Safety

Safety tools are not new in RPGs.   Anyone that has ever played a horror game over the last 40 years has encountered these once or twice. 

Back when I reviewed the new 5e Ravenloft there were a lot people whinging online about safety tools in that book. I had to point that the exact same advice had been given in Nightmares of Mine over 20 years ago.

I also ran into this back when Monte Cook Games released their Consent in Gaming free PDF.

Seriously. Is there a contingent of gamers out who have decided that it is their "Gary Given Rights" to be a bunch of dicks?  If that is what you want in your games, fine. Just don't expect me to join anytime soon.

More to the point if someone else wants these in their games...let them, and then SHUT THE FUCK UP ABOUT IT.  

You don't get to tell others how to play while simultaneously complaining that they are telling you how to play.

Since my first go at this there have been more safety tools that have come out and others that have been out for a long time that I have just become aware of.  

Personally, I am glad these things are out there. They are great for conventions because there have been too many examples of people men not having enough damn sense on how to act in public let alone around mixed groups.

Seriously. People bitching about this stuff are pretty much confirming every worse stereotype of gamers as knuckle-dragging, mouth breathing, troglodytes,  we have been trying to get over for the last few decades.


1 comment:

Pun Isaac said...

You are ­čĺ» on point, sir.