This is an open discussion and I welcome discourse on this subject from anyone who wishes to join. I ask that people use this information and enter into dialogs with a open mind.
LARPing is a social hobby by nature, it can also be physically, mentally, and emotionally draining at events. None of these things are necessarily bad, but they can deplete our resources to deal with difficult situations or emotions that can come up over the course of an event.
All of this combined can lead to personal conflicts with other participants. What I would like to discuss here is how to address those conflicts in a constructive way, instead of letting them either Fester or escalate.
So what I would like to do with this thread is share ways in which we can build better communication, better tools to address conflict to make the environment a place where we all can feel safe that we can bring out grievances to people and work through them.
This topic was modified 1 year, 6 months ago by Brian Ragsdale.
I have played with a character that was continually angry at my character and disappointed with his life choices. We started investing effort into talking to each other and being friendly before game to solidify in our minds the difference between in game relationships and out of game relationships. And while I can’t speak for the other person, that really helped me feel more like I was contributing to the story of a tormented world than being targeted unfairly by another player.