Show Notes

The Session Zero duo discuss social distancing during COVID 19 and the impacts of social isolation on emotional well-being. Join us and explore ways to keep connected and supported when we can’t sit around the table.

Steve Discont can be found on twitter at @bearlynormal, and Porter Green at @DagmarRugosa.

You can go to the following URLs or research articles to learn about some of the topics discussed in this episode:

Why outbreaks like coronavirus spread exponentially, and how to “flatten the curve”,” by Harry Stevens at The Washington Post.

Holt-Lunstad, J., Smith, T. B., Baker, M., Harris, T., & Stephenson, D. (2015). Loneliness and Social Isolation as Risk Factors for Mortality: A Meta-Analytic Review. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 10(2), 227–237.

Umberson, D., & Karas Montez, J. (2010). Social Relationships and Health: A Flashpoint for Health Policy. Journal of Health and Social Behavior, 51(1_suppl), S54–S66.

Wilkinson, A., Bowen, L., Gustavsson, E., Håkansson, S., Littleton, N., McCormick, J., Thompson, M., & Mulligan, H. (2019). Maintenance and Development of Social Connection by People with Long-term Conditions: A Qualitative Study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16(11), 1875.

Virtual Tabletops: Roll20, Fantasy Grounds, Astral TableTop,

Viewscream, a LARP created for online play.

Discord RPG Jam, a collection of games created to be best played on Discord, organized by Lucian Kahn

Storium, an online play-by-text/creative writing RPG platform