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...:/