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Ludology 227 – Respect the X

Emma and Gil reasonable a roundtable on security instruments in video games, with visitors Kienna Shaw and Lauren Bryant-Monk (creators of the TTRPG Security Toolkit) and John Stavropoulos (creator of the X-Card). 

We focus on consent and security in video games, beginning with tabletop roleplaying video games (TTRPGs), however increasing to all types of video games. How can security instruments assist in video games, and in what methods do they assist?

Content material Warning: this episode mentions occurences of consent violations, home abuse, and sexual assault.


23m25s – The D&D Adventurers League is an official ongoing play, organized by D&D’s writer Wizards of the Coast.

32m29s – Youngsters on Bikes, by Jon Gilmour and Doug Levandowski.

33m17s – Avonelle Wing is a longtime RPG/LARP participant, conference organizer, and advocate for equality and justice for video games. She’s one among Gil’s idols.

34m11s – Kate Bullock is a TTRPG designer, advocate, author, and president of the Indie Sport Developer Community.

39m58s – Nordic LARP is a type of LARP with minimal guidelines and GMing, however heavy ambiance and story. Examine it to demonstrative (boffer) LARPs, which are typically extra fantastical and have NPCs and fight guidelines.

43m20s – An otome recreation is a story-based online game that typically has the participant management a feminine character, to attempt to develop a relationship with one of many recreation’s male characters.

46m10s – Here is an particularly horrifying story about an terrible GM that got here out of UKGE final yr (BIG CONTENT WARNING for sexual assault in that hyperlink). Observe that that is one story, however there are lots of extra that by no means get this a lot protection. The story about the general public stay stream that went flawed is right here, and carries an analogous content material warning.

52m07s – You did not assume we had been going to go a full episode with out bringing board video games into it, did you? 🙂

1h00m26s – Self-Promotion: you could find extra data about Gil’s Examine-In Playing cards right here.

1h00m57s – Twilight Imperium being a 6 hour recreation about galactic conquest.

1h06m58s – Psychologist Susan Silk and her good friend Barry Goldman wrote about this within the LA instances. They known as it “Ring Principle,” and in it, they focus on how one can consolation a grieving individual whereas not burdening them with your individual ache, by inserting them within the “middle” of the disaster and being conscious of the place you might be relative to others in that ring.

1h10m03s – Restorative justice is a technique that has the sufferer and offender assembly (typically with neighborhood members), with the expectation that the 2 events will come to a consensus on what occurred, how a lot injury was prompted, and the way the injury may be repaired. This offers the offender a transparent path to righting the flawed, and empowers the sufferer within the technique of searching for justice.



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