Tag Archives: tabletop games

Don’t Miss This Panel on Mental Health in Tabletop RPGs

We recently brought you our panel from TwitchCon, which addressed building supportive communities for mental health while streaming. Here’s another TwitchCon panel you won’t want to miss out on: Mental Health and Tabletop Role-Playing Games. Moderator KelsaDelphi brought together panelists Kent Sheely, Tristarae, Adam Koebel and Andrew Gillis to talk about how mental health impacts […]

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‘Hello’ Is a Card Game That Makes the Most Difficult Conversations Easier

The most important conversations are often the hardest to broach. When it comes to things like arrangements for death and long-term illness, many of us would do absolutely anything to get out of having to talk. Loss is a huge source of anxiety for a lot of people, but as with most anxieties, avoiding it […]

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Keep Your RPG Group Comfortable By Using Script Change

Are your tabletop RPGs G-rated? Do they head into PG territory, or are you more of a hard “R” player? Everyone has their own preferences when it comes to gaming, and navigating them can be one of the biggest challenges of roleplaying. There are a few tools out there to make sure players stay safe […]

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Social Anxiety at Large Conventions

Editor’s note: In the lead up to Gen Con 2017, Gnome Stew’s Head Gnome, John Arcadian, shared this story about his experience with anxiety and the ways he’s found to support others in the gaming community who might be dealing with their own anxieties at major events. John has kindly allowed us to republish it […]

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This Upcoming Adventure Zone Fanzine Supports LGBT Clinicians and Therapists of Color

If you’re a fan of the good good boys of The Adventure Zone, check out Outcast, But Never Alone. It’s an upcoming fanzine celebrating diversity in the Adventure Zone fandom, with proceeds going to mental health-related causes. If you’re an artist, the news is even better: submissions are open until Monday, July 17th. For the […]

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Monsterhearts 2 Does Its Part to Build a Safer Tabletop Community

For anyone with an appetite for young adult fiction and horror, Monsterhearts rates as a must-play tabletop RPG. Created by Avery Alder, it’s a Powered-by-the-Apocalypse game about being young, confused, and monstrous. Players embody monsters like vampires, ghosts and ghouls, and have abilities that center around doing harm, making mistakes and turning people on. Games […]

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Weekly INT Boost – Boundaries and Transitions

Welcome to our roundup of the best articles about games, mental health, and related topics that you might have missed. This week, we have a look at boundaries being broken in the streaming world, loss and social networks, and a pair of therapists many of you already know and love. When Fans Take Their Love […]

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‘Depression & Dragons’ Is a New Podcast About the Healing Power of Tabletop RPGs

Have room in your life for a new podcast? If so, you might want to check out Depression & Dragons, a new podcast that seems tailor-made for anyone interested in mental health and gaming. There are only three episodes available so far, and it’s surprisingly hard to pin down its format. The first episode, Genesis, […]

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Two Experts Explain the Therapeutic Benefits of D&D

Tabletop roleplaying isn’t just known for having benefits for its players — it’s being used for those benefits in therapeutic contexts. For instance, Dr. B works with social skills roleplaying groups through Aspiring Youth, something you may have heard him talking about on the official Dungeons & Dragons podcast. Wheelhouse Workshop is another Washington-based group […]

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Weekly INT Boost – See Ya, San Francisco

Welcome to our roundup of the mental health and gaming articles you may have missed. This week, we have news out of GDC, research on trolling, and thoughts about solo boardgaming. The empathy layer Content warning: article discusses abuse and suicide “The goal for Koko is the same, but distributed across any online community or […]

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