The Geek Queen (thegamemistress) wrote in roleplayers,
The Geek Queen

Dealing with sensitive players

(x-posted to gmworkshop)

How does a player (or GM) deal with players whose feelings seem to be all too easily bruised?

I used to play in a PbEM game where nearly everything I said or did at one point offended one of the other players. I would apologize for inadvertantly offending her, but shortly thereafter I would unknowingly do *something else* that made her upset at me, and the cycle would start anew. After a while, it seemed like I couldn't do *anything* without offending her, which made playing very uncomfortable, so I tendered my resignation.

I'd like to avoid this sort of situation in the future, but I'm not sure what to do, other than to ask for a list of what upsets people, which seems to be awfully gauche...:/
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