THIS POST has started a lot of discussion in the board game/tabletop “community.”

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For all of you who claim board gaming is welcoming, different than the “other” hostile hobbies, or somehow better than other groups… I present to you the Playbook For Responding to Harassment Reports (as summarized from the actual men in board gaming.)

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I’ve never seen it.

Is she credible?

She’s doing it to get attention.

She’s a man-hating feminist.

I’m offended you’re associating me with men who harass.

Police always properly respond and report crimes.

Bullshit.

Don’t ruin my hobby.

I would stop it.

I don’t believe it.

I would say something.

She’s over the top.

Why aren’t any women commenting on this?

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I am not in the mood to try and be action oriented right now. I am not in the mood to tell you how you can help. I am in the mood to show you what women face when they report harassment. You figure out how you can help. I’m tired.

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