A statement to GMs about gamer consent
We want to thank all the game masters for all their support this year and/or in the past. We appreciate all you have done and how well the games have been received. A recent topic has hit the internet since the release of Consent in Gaming book, by Monte Cook Games. While we do not plan to have “trigger warning” checklist at the table or online, we do want to address this topic.
Going into this, we do feel this should go without saying but we are going to say it anyway, just in case. We need the game masters/hosts at MACE to be mindful of their table and who is playing. Remember that we have a variety of gamer personality types and ages. Please gauge the table before you start running. Some material may not be suitable for those playing. The game is for the players and not just you as the game master or host.
In this vein, we recommend, especially games that have story elements to it (RPGs in particular) to address any controversial topics up front and give the players a chance to opt-out if they so choose. Please be communicative to the players at your table and be sure all are enjoying themselves. We are all here to have fun!
Thanks again for all your hard work in making MACE the best tabletop convention in the Carolinas and I look forward to seeing you at MACE.