When another character in a dramatic or conflict-heavy skin becomes overly short/angry or altogether non-responsive, it may be an indication that they are no longer consenting. Once a player feels out of control, unsafe, or is no longer enjoying the experience, they’re no longer an enthusiastic participant.
- You should always by making sure your statements and /me remain open ended (e.g. /me attempts to…). This gives the other characters freedom to contribute to the scene.
- You can ask to direct message the player (if you know who they are) in Discord general-chat, where they can confirm if they are still consenting to the scene. You can make room for a pause by having your character take a break (e.g. smoke a cigarette)
- If the player says “Hocus Pocus”, then they are advising you they are no longer an enthusiastic participant.
At the point you are aware of the lack of consent, the narrative should immediately be redirected or ended.