Safety Tools help ensure a positive experience for everyone at Gamealot. Unforeseen situations may come up at a table that could make a game not fun or stressful for a player. Safety Tools provide a structure to communicate when those situations occur so that game hosts and Gamealot organizers can better support you.
All roleplaying games will have an X-card. All tabletop games will be Open Tables.
All roleplaying games at Gamealot feature an X-card. An X-card is a tool that helps maintain a safe environment at the gaming table. Roleplaying games can be very improvisational and adventures can vary widely in content. It can be impossible to predict when uncomfortable content might come up.
An X-card is a tool to keep the content at the table safe for everyone. It is a card in the middle of the table with an X on it. Should someone feel uncomfortable at anytime, they can tap the X-card. The game host and other players will change the content, dial it back, or skip the scene.
Gamealot endorses and uses the X-Card as part of our effort to create a safe and inclusive environment for gamers.
The X-Card was designed by John Stavropoulos. More information can be found at http://tinyurl.com/x-card-rpg
All board games in play at Gamealot are Open Tables. An Open Table is a tabletop game that welcomes all to join, in a spirit of inclusiveness. In addition to the open ability to join, any gamer may leave an Open Table game if they feel uncomfortable for any reason, including but not limited to harassment, discrimination, bullying or other offensive behaviours. We encourage all participants in a game to discuss problems which may prompt a player to leave a table, but we guarantee the right of all boardgamers to leave a game without explanation if they choose to.
Gamealot endorses and uses the Open Table concept to promote a safe and inclusive boardgaming experience.