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How to address an online gaming community about our decision to allow back a player who used to be toxic?

There has been a very toxic person to the community of a multiplayer Minecraft server I'm a moderator on (I'll call them Mr Toxic from now on). Apart from using really irritating cheats (the cheats ...
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How to address a formerly toxic player in my community that we caught using a sockpuppet account?

There has been a very toxic person to the community of a multiplayer Minecraft server I'm a moderator on (I'll call them Mr Toxic from now on). Apart from using really irritating cheats (the cheats ...
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Raising the stakes in a game without sounding eager or greedy

I was playing cards with some friends. The game was based on points, which we could use for bidding, hence winning or losing them. The game seemed to go well, until I had the impression that the ...
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How to help sister not over-dose on video games like I did?

I am the type of person who is very fond of video games. I've been playing them ever since I was 5 (I am now.. I think 13, maybe 14). I would play them as soon as I could and as long as I could. That ...
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Calming a friend with an anger issue in a competitive environment

I like to play a certain video game competitively and I've met a lot of friends by doing so. We usually have the same groups at local tournaments, so I've gotten to know these people enough to call ...
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How can I show my brother that he did something wrong, without seeming angry, so that he doesn't feel afraid to make a mistake

Brief summary about myself. I work in IT and often enough people ask me to help them with their IT related issues, most often it's someone from the family or relatives. In my every day work I do a lot ...
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Family constantly bets when playing games

Background: My siblings are used to spending money without a care in the world and it has leaked into the board games we play. When we play games they always want to bet. When I ask them if we can ...
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How to help my SO feel less guilty when playing competitively in games?

Inspired by the reverse question. My wife and I play a lot of board games (e.g. 7 Wonders, Carcassonne, Ticket to Ride), and some card games (e.g. gin rummy) or video games (e.g. Mario Kart). We both ...
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How to help significant other lose gracefully in games?

My significant other (SO) and I like to play card and boardgames from time to time. The problem is she always throws a tantrum when losing (crying, being mad). When she gets the slightest bit behind ...
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What questions should I ask in a Truth or Dare game? [closed]

In the past I was invited to a game of truth or dare, where you need to either answer a question truthfully, or perform a "dare", both of which are set by other players. I was selected first, and as I ...
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How to kill off my DnD character, without upsetting the Dungeon Master who has invested time into creating his backstory?

For the past two years, I've been playing the tabletop roleplaying game Dungeons and Dragons with a single group of 5 friends. Up till now, we have played as the same characters, which grow as part ...
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How to ask if people are gambling for “real money” with leaving possibility not to join?

I don't normally gamble. On the rare occasion, if asked by a group of friends, I may consider it if it's not for much money. (for example it's possible everyone is given chips for free and return them ...
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Winning too many games at game night - how can I keep it fun for everyone?

A few friends and I, on Friday nights, play board games and video games. It's enjoyable, and they're good friends. There's one small issue. I win too many of them. Far, far too many of them. I've ...
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My fiancée is addicted to a “free-to-play” (pay-to-win) game

My fiancée and I have been living together for exactly 4 years as of today. She and I have always loved video games, we both own several consoles (PS4, Nintendo DS, Nintendo Switch etc), we actually ...
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How can I “chill” about my position on game rules without looking like I'm just “taking my ball and going home”?

My friends at work and I meet up for lunch to play short card and board games. Lately, we've had enough people to play a card game every day. (Not like poker or such, packaged card games). This is ...