Character Evolution Cast E07 – Safety at the Table with Amelia and Ryan

On this episode of Character Evolution Cast, we expand on last week’s Session Zero episode and talk about staying safe! Amelia and Ryan are alone again on this one, and dive deep into different tools and methods that you can use to keep yourself, and others, safe at the table.

Announcements:

 

Timestamps:

00:00:00 – Announcements

00:04:24 – Intro

00:06:13 – What do we mean by safety?

00:07:00 – Safety applies in and out of game

00:07:25 – Topics that could be concerning

00:08:36 – Why is safety important?

00:10:32 – Have the tools available, even if you don’t use them

00:12:33 – Pretend stories can have real hurt

00:14:00 -Safety is about comfort

00:15:12 – Safety starts at session zero

00:15:45 – Example of a group discussion about the hard and soft no

00:17:09 – Going in without metagame knowledge

00:20:09 – Agreeing on no as a group

00:21:00 – COMMUNICATION COMMUNICATION COMMUNICATION

00:21:40 – Making sure your group buys in

00:22:19 – You can be the one that brings up safety!

00:22:55 – Addressing criticisms of safety tools

00:25:09 – Spreading safety tools

00:25:52 – We get to the meat and potatoes

00:26:13 – The X Card

00:26:53 – Ryan describes how to make an X Card

00:33:01 – Script Change by Brie Sheldon (Rewind, Fast Forward, Instant Replay, etc)

00:36:06 – Safety tools aren’t useful if they are abused

00:38:34 – Lines and Veils

00:42:12 – Support Flower (Shoutout to Senda and Phil)

00:43:08 – Active Consent

00:44:34 – Hand Signals

00:46:09 – Keeping in mind those who cannot use certain tools – Modifying tools

00:47:22 – Open door policy

00:49:58 – Checking in is important!

00:52:31 – What if you’re uncomfortable with people around the table?

00:55:23 – Don’t stick it out if you feel crappy!

00:57:09 – You deserve nothing but the best!

01:00:14 – Safety does not end when the game ends.

01:01:26 – Bleed

01:02:21 – After session debrief

01:11:26 – It is good to process things

01:12:01 – Post recording debrief

01:13:07 – Episode Closer

01:17:24 – One Shot Network blurb

 

Safety Tools:

 

 

 

Music:

Opening: Meditation Impromptu 03 (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kevin_MacLeod/Calming/Meditation_Impromptu_03) by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com)

Opening 2: We All Gonna Die! (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Loyalty_Freak_Music/WITCHY_BATTY_SPOOKY_HALLOWEEN_IN_SEPTEMBER_/We_all_gonna_die_) by Loyalty Freak Music (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Loyalty_Freak_Music/)

Opening 3: Hello Michael! (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Loyalty_Freak_Music/WITCHY_BATTY_SPOOKY_HALLOWEEN_IN_SEPTEMBER_/Hello_Michael_) by Loyalty Freak Music (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Loyalty_Freak_Music/)

Clip 1: Keep You Safe (Captive Portal Remix) (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Fire_To_The_Stars/Fire_To_The_Stars_-_Keep_You_Safe_Captive_Portal_Remix/01_Fire_To_The_Stars_-_Keep_You_Safe_Captive_Portal_Remix) by Fire To The Stars (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Fire_To_The_Stars/)

Clip 2: Hero (Remix) (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Steve_Combs/Principal_Photography_1493/11_Hero_Remix) by Steve Combs (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Steve_Combs/)

Main Theme: Endless Motion (https://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music/track/endless-motion-edm-electro) by Ben Sound (https://www.bensound.com/)

 

Our Podcast:

Character Creation Cast:

Amelia Antrim: @gingerreckoning (https://twitter.com/gingerreckoning)

Ryan Boelter: @lordneptune (https://twitter.com/lordneptune)

Our Website: http://www.charactercreationcast.com

Our Network: http://oneshotpodcast.com

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