Ok, so you know what an X-Card is?
It's like for games where people might get freaked out. (For some people: all games.)
It's a card you hold up when the game is genuinely traumatically freaking you out and then everybody dials back whatever the offensive thing is.
The theory is: sometimes if you're freaked out, you're too freaked out to explain to your fellow gamers that you're freaked out, so you use this card to say it. X! And they all then know that means stop.
So recently this person (a storygame fan, naturally) suggested that the X-card should be mandatory for all games.
And I was like "Well then why not for all activities ever? I mean, you can be doing anything and then be triggered and then not be able to explain why?"
And they were like Yeah, the X-card should be mandatory for all activities.
So this is the cutest opinion in the history of games.
But then I was like--y'know what, I know lots of people who have triggers. Maybe it would actually be a good idea if there was just a trigger ap that actually called up a message saying "Hey this is difficult content for me" with translation options.
Mandatory though. Online RPG people, jesus.
That would make murder trials hella fun, right?
Mahlon Blaine - The Eyes Have It, 1955
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