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Author Topic: A new exciting product has been release for the Cypher system  (Read 11749 times)

Shawn Driscoll

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Re: A new exciting product has been release for the Cypher system
« Reply #195 on: February 14, 2021, 12:51:39 AM »
A good friend of mine for twelve years is also the regular GM for our group of friends.  We've all been friends for a couple of years, some of us for more than a decade.  We've been playing a weekly campaign together for the past fourteen months, and it's been going well.  Earlier this week, he gave us all a PDF and asked for us to download it, fill it out, and send it back to him.  I downloaded it... and it's this Consent in Gaming form by Monte Cook Games.  WTF?  I've been playing tabletop games for thirty years now, and I've never heard of something this absurd.

I'm not sure what to do now, because we're all being expected to fill this out.  I'm tempted to mark everything in red.  I just legitimately cannot comprehend how tabletop gaming got to this point.

They're no longer friends with you. In RL or in VL.

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Re: A new exciting product has been release for the Cypher system
« Reply #196 on: February 14, 2021, 01:22:09 AM »
They're no longer friends with you. In RL or in VL.
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Re: A new exciting product has been release for the Cypher system
« Reply #197 on: February 14, 2021, 03:54:05 AM »
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Re: A new exciting product has been release for the Cypher system
« Reply #198 on: February 14, 2021, 01:36:38 PM »
I think if a good buddy of mine hauled that out in a regular gaming group that had been going on for years, I'd take him aside and say, "Dude*, what the fuck?  Did something happen?  Why would you feel the need for this after all these years?  You know us all pretty well, like how Danny hates frogs and you deliberately jumped his PC with Bullywugs for the Lolz... why stop now?"

And then I'd want to hear what motivated him.  Because until I knew that, how could I make a snap judgement on what he was doing?

I, personally, am an old-school gamer with the grey hair to prove it.  I've run for teenagers and not felt the need for this kind of thing... when I ran, I read their body language and reactions and adapted from there. 

*In California, Dude is a gender-neutral term. It can even apply to inanimate objects.  Just ask anyone. ;)
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