Dealing with ‘Zoom Fatigue’ and Other Challenges of Gaming Virtually

As summer games begin and our gaming moves on-line, we face challenges of adapting to new, virtual environments. In a previous post, I discussed a few tips on adapting our game safety tools for on-line play. In this post, we’ll look at some challenges to accessibility that video conferencing may pose. We hope that this will be a starting point for all players and GMs to think about issues that might arise while gaming on-line, so we can be mindful of this going forward and accommodate people’s needs.

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Geas Summer Games 2020

Every summer, as we close for the academic year, Geas endeavours to provide GMs a forum where they can invite players to participate in their home games over the summer. This year, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are having to move everything on-line. This post is a listing of the various summer games for which GMs are recruiting players.

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Game Safety in On-Line Play

When we game in person, it is usually straightforward to adopt safety tools in play: placing a T-Card at the centre of the table, reading through a safety checklist together at session 0, et cetera. When gaming online, though, reading the room and having these mechanisms in place might take a little forethought.

For more info on game safety tools, look up this resource that we’ve got compiled on our Google Drive:

You can find a copy of the Geas T-Card here:

We at Geas want everyone to be safe and have fun when playing their games. This is more so the case now, as games have moved on-line. These are some tips for GMs running games on-line on how to ensure game safety even in these changed environments. We hope you find this useful!

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Autumn 2016 Rooms

Sunday afternoons 12:30 pm, Teviot Study.
Sunday Evenings 6:30, Teviot dining room.

Wednesdays are … complicated.
October 5th, we are homelesly wandering the Teviot.
From October 12th, we have space at the Kilderkin Pub. Though we can always try to use public space in the Teviot.

Games start 28th September and Sunday October 2nd.

Game re-starts (the best time to join, re-join or change or start games) on the 6th and 9th of November.