Conflict Resolution and Self-Care

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Conflict Resolution and Self-Care

Postby Tim-Director » Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:41 pm

Conflict Resolution
Larping can be a difficult hobby. We put ourselves under a lot of stress! Under these circumstances, out-of-game conflicts are inevitable. A bad swing in combat can lead to an argument when adrenaline is high; misunderstandings during RP can set off tempers.

If you find yourself in an out-of-game conflict with a player or staffer during an event, we ask that you follow these steps:

1. Remove yourself from the situation.

Going into the Fall of 2017, Terres Rising will be introducing a Time-Out Word and Time-Out Gesture.

Terres Rising is a 24-hour game, and as such, we expect that players are committing to playing their characters for the full length of each event. We plan our encounters based on that premise.

However, we know that there are times when engaging with an encounter is only going to be detrimental to your well-being, physically or emotionally, and in these moments, it’s appropriate to signal to the people around you that you need to remove yourself from the situation for a short time for out-of-game reasons.

At these times, you can say “Time-Out” or you can make a “T” with your hands, clearly in front of your face.

We ask that players use these “Time-Outs” responsibly and bear in mind that Terres Rising is an immersive environment that depends on your participation. Irresponsible or inappropriate use of Time-Outs is not acceptable.


2. If you feel the problem requires further resolution, go to Monster Camp.

Knock on the door and say that you’ve had to remove yourself from a situation and that you’d like to speak to someone on the Community Support Committee.


Self-Assessment During Conflict

Terres Rising events can be intense and exhausting. It’s easy to lose track of your basic needs when you’re trying not to miss anything.

If you find yourself needing to step away from an encounter, please pause and ask yourself the following questions:

When was the last time I drank water?
When was the last time I ate food?
When was the last time I slept or rested?

If possible, grab a drink and a snack before you come to Monster Camp. We’ll work with you to get the situation resolved and get everyone back in game.
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