Sometimes a game can go in an unexpected direction, or explore difficult subjects, and situations or topics may come up that causes players to feel uncomfortable, scared, or even trigger memories of traumatic events.
Here are some mechanisms that promote clear communication to help avoid these situations and give players tools to address them when they occur. Even if these tools are never used, it often puts players at ease to know that everyone in the game is committed to having a good experience at the table.
Note that these are just a few of the safety and calibration tools that exist. We picked the X-card by John Stavropoulos, Script Change by Beau Jágr Sheldon, and Palette (Lines and Veils) because we feel they're well suited for use in a virtual tabletop environment, but we encourage you to explore other tools as well and find out the tools that work best for your group!
Need some tips on getting started? Watch our Safety Tools Tutorial on YouTube.
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