Questions tagged [safety-tools]

For questions about safety tools used in role-playing games. Safety tools are a way for all participants involved to communicate and check-in before, during, and after a game to make sure everyone is still having fun and provide support when needed. Safety tools often go hand in hand with a "session 0" (see the [session-zero] tag), in which such boundaries and topics can be discussed.

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Practical use of the O-card, or how to measure positive consent on the fly

I'm preparing to run a game of Bluebeard's Bride with couple of players I don't know very well. This game can be quite heavy on disturbing content, so I certainly plan to have an X-card equivalent in ...
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Do consent forms genuinely contribute to safer playing environments in practice?

The new hype this year seems to be consent forms for RPG Sessions, especially in the contexts of horror games. There are many kinds of consent forms, but their function is in letting people provide a ...
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What are the benefits of using the X Card safety tool in comparison to plain communication?

I am aware that this question may come across as ignorant or as an attempt at trolling. While I cannot prove it, I hope enough people believe that this question was asked in good faith and with the ...
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What do the terms “lines” and “veils” mean?

I have seen the terms "lines" and "veils" used on this SE (including on the chat) a number of times, especially in terms of social contracts between players. What do these terms mean? What is ...