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Emotional "Check-ins" and the "OK" symbol

By agreement of the Game Directors and a majority vote of the Board of Directors, Witchwood will no longer be using the “ok” symbol for emotional check-ins. Since this gesture has been co-opted by white supremacists, there’s absolutely no reason why we should even suggest to anyone that we condone their beliefs or allow any confusion on that point.

From now on, feel free to use a thumbs up or wavering thumbs up/thumbs down to silently ask if everything is good emotionally in a scene. You can also say “clarify, is everything ok?” as normal. But we want to move away from “ok” going forward.

Thanks for helping with this,
-Beth

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Another larp I play has started using a “Check” symbol (extended first finger & thumb, rest of fingers folded over).

Quick add-on for clarity: when we say “by a majority vote of the board,” we don’t mean that anyone voted against this policy. We mean that as soon as we had the majority vote locked in, we pushed the policy out the door before waiting for everyone else to respond to their email. :slight_smile:

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For reference, here’s the original post about the thumbs up/down check-ins.

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