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It’s the mission of Victor Media Group to make the world a better place by making ourselves better people. Tune in as we interview entrepreneurs, leaders, and more.

    Shanna Germain Invites Consent Into Our Tabletop Games

    Shanna Germain Invites Consent Into Our Tabletop Games

    Shanna Germain (she/her) is one of the co-founders of Monte Cook Games (MCG). As a veteran tabletop game designer and an award-winning erotica author, she has forgotten more about building and using safety tools than many of us will ever learn. Join us as Shanna reveals how discussions about consent and boundaries at our tables lead to healthier tabletop gaming experiences!






    00:01:20 - Who Is Shanna Germain?

    00:08:48 - No Thank You Evil (aka How Yoshi Made Shanna Happy Cry)

    00:14:13 - The Importance of Pre-Negotiation | TTRPG = BDSM

    00:20:08 - Why Consent Needs to Be Invited To Our Games

    00:26:30 - A Quick and Dirty Guide to Shanna's Consent in Gaming Checklist

    00:29:15 - Establishing Boundaries & Improving Communication at the Table

    00:39:33 - How Better Communication Increases a Game's Accessibility

    00:45:17 - Safety Tools As Building Blocks For Self-Advocacy

    00:52:34 - Tools and Tips For Empowering Your Table

    01:00:01 - Closing Remarks






    Resources

    The Poison Eater - https://www.montecookgames.com/store/product/the-poison-eater/

    Consent in Gaming Checklist - https://www.montecookgames.com/consent-in-gaming/

    Cypher System - https://www.montecookgames.com/store/product/cypher-system-rulebook-2/

    As Kinky as You Wanna Be - https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/As-Kinky-as-You-Wanna-Be/Shanna-Germain/9781627780629

    No Thank You Evil - https://www.montecookgames.com/store/product/no-thank-you-evil/

    We Are All Mad Here - https://www.montecookgames.com/store/product/we-are-all-mad-here/






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    Credits

    Guest - Shanna Germain, https://www.shannagermain.com/

    Production by Victor Media Group, Inc. - https://victormediagroup.co/

    Original Music by Byson - https://spoti.fi/3eoC47l

    Creator / Host - Clara Mount (@bubblegum_titan on Twitter)

    Executive Producers-- J.B. Adams and Gerard Mitchell

    Sound Editor - Anna Hughes

    Production Assistant - Bishop Clarke

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Sachin Jaitly: Demystifying Cryptocurrency

    Sachin Jaitly: Demystifying Cryptocurrency

    Each chapter of Sachin Jaitly’s career reads like a new adventure. He has served as a corporate financial executive, tech entrepreneur, and venture capitalist. With each new role, he encounters satisfying successes as well as challenging defeats, and gathers valuable lessons that can be applied to not only career and business, but to life. Sachin Jaitly currently serves as founder and general partner at Morgan Creek Digital, where he manages investments in early stage Web 3 companies that leverage blockchain, AI, digital assets, and cryptocurrency. Listen and learn from his perspective on the future of cryptocurrency, the demise of FTX, the prospect of cryptocurrency regulation, and advice for entrepreneurs.




    01:10 -- Guest intro, understanding blockchain and the crypto market

    10:07 -- The collapse of FTX

    18:56 -- Regulating crypto

    21:27 -- Backstory, lessons from managing vending machines

    28:43 -- Crummer experience, attraction to finance

    35:13 -- Career journey, learnings from creating flexReceipts

    46:40 -- Career and business advice, life lessons






    Resources

    Crummer Graduate School of Business -- https://www.crummer.rollins.edu/

    Morgan Creek Capital – https://www.morgancreekcap.com/

    Morgan Creek Digital – https://www.morgancreekcap.com/morgan-creek-digital/

    Tessera Venture Partners – https://www.tesseravp.com/

    flexEngage – https://www.flexengage.com/






    Credits

    Guest -- Sachin Jaitly, https://www.linkedin.com/in/sjaitly/

    Production by Victor Media Group, Inc. -- https://victormediagroup.co/

    Creator / Host -- J.B. Adams

    Executive Producer -- Gerard Mitchell

    Technical/Production Design -- Angel Colon

    Technical/Production Assistance -- Hao Do, Dassika Gilkey, Jaianne Gilkey

    Audio Editing -- Manni Simon

    • 53 min
    Sereia Spinner Explains Why Your LARP Definitely Needs a Sensitivity Consultant

    Sereia Spinner Explains Why Your LARP Definitely Needs a Sensitivity Consultant

    Sereia Spinner (they/them) is a sensitivity consultant, burlesque performer, avid LARPer, a historian. In all that they do, Sereia specializes in bringing important truths to the spotlight while motivating others to do the same. In this episode, Sereia speaks on the need for sensitivity consultants in creative projects, why LARPs should care about making their communities inclusive, and how to make your LARP more accessible to people of color.






    00:00 - Intro

    02:02 - Play & Games As Survival Skills

    04:40 - Sereia’s First Forays Into Gaming

    04:50 - “What is D&D but text based rp spoken out loud with dice?”

    06:28 - How Sereia Found LARPing

    12:30 - A Sensitivity Consultant Is Born

    18:10 - Why Games Need Sensitivity Consultants

    27:54 - LARPing in Color

    31:46 - Consulting as an Act of Care

    36:34 - Getting More POC in LARPs

    42:46 - The Necessity of Intentionality & Accessibility in LARP

    50:54 - Final Thoughts






    Resources

    LARPing in Color: Consultant List -- https://larpingincolor.com/consultants






    Support my show! www.bubblegumbitchcraft.etsy.com






    Credits

    Guest -- Sereia Spinner, sereia.mcdaniel@gmail.com

    Production by Victor Media Group, Inc. -- https://victormediagroup.co/

    Original Music by Byson -- https://spoti.fi/3eoC47l

    Creator / Host -- Clara Mount (@bubblegum_titan on Twitter)

    Executive Producers -- J.B. Adams and Gerard Mitchell

    Sound Editing -- Anna Hughes

    Production Assistance -- Bishop Clarke




    • 58 min
    Mark Hertling: Ideas, Values, and What We Believe

    Mark Hertling: Ideas, Values, and What We Believe

    In his long career, U.S. Army Lieutenant General Mark Hertling (Ret.) has met and worked with presidents, monarchs, and military leaders from around the world. But he has also faced times of great adversity, including life-and-death combat situations, and moments that require the courage to “speak up for what’s right.” Mark Hertling currently serves as adjunct professor of strategic leadership at the Crummer School, and provides leadership development to physicians in healthcare organizations. Listen and learn from his perspective on the conflict in Ukraine, the current mental health crisis, what it means to be American, and what is worth fighting for.






    01:32 -- Guest intro, discussion of the conflict in Ukraine

    06:08 -- Leadership on the world stage, comparing Zelenskyy and Putin

    08:45 -- The post-pandemic mental health crisis

    14:18 -- What it means to be American, what’s worth fighting for

    23:35 -- Backstory, attending U.S. Military Academy at West Point

    29:45 -- Career journey, leaders “not allowed to have a bad day”

    34:16 -- Mark Hertling’s Crummer experience, Growing Physician Leaders

    43:52 -- Career advice, becoming a military analyst at CNN






    Books

    Growing Physician Leaders by Mark Hertling -- https://tinyurl.com/5n7e3bf






    Resources

    Crummer Graduate School of Business -- https://www.crummer.rollins.edu/

    Medscape article on physician suicide -- https://emedicine.medscape.com/article/806779-overview

    USO article on military suicides -- https://www.uso.org/stories/2664-military-suicide-rates-are-at-an-all-time-high-heres-how-were-trying-to-help

    Profile of Christina Maslach, Ph.D. -- https://psychology.berkeley.edu/people/christina-maslach

    U.S. Military Academy at West Point -- https://www.westpoint.edu/

    Mark Hertling’s Twitter, @MarkHertling -- https://twitter.com/markhertling/status/1559941585542041602

    Mark Hertling profile at CNN -- https://www.cnn.com/profiles/mark-hertling-profile

    American Battlefield Monuments Commission -- https://www.abmc.gov/






    Credits

    Guest -- Mark Hertling, https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-hertling-dba-57987066/

    https://crummer.rollins.edu/faculty/mark-hertling/

    Production by Victor Media Group, Inc. -- https://victormediagroup.co/

    Creator / Host -- J.B. Adams

    Executive Producer -- Gerard Mitchell

    Technical/Production Design -- Angel Colon

    Technical/Production Assistance -- Hao Do, Dassika Gilkey, Jaianne Gilkey

    Audio Editing -- Manni Simon

    • 52 min
    Natalia Warren: Her Journey to Patient Advocacy

    Natalia Warren: Her Journey to Patient Advocacy

    Natalia Warren was studying for her second master’s degree when a painful medical condition changed the course of her life and led her to patient advocacy. She currently serves as the chair and co-founder of the Not A Dry Eye Foundation, the only patient-driven, non-profit foundation focused on raising awareness of Dry Eye Syndrome. Listen and learn from Natalia Warren’s experience with dry eye, as well as her perspective on the conflict in Ukraine, the need for patient advocacy in the American healthcare system, and her advice for non-profit organizations.






    01:22 -- Guest intro, discussion of Your Dry Eye Mystery Solved

    10:00 -- Backstory, what it means to be Ukrainian

    14:58 -- Professional journey, becoming a patient advocate

    25:43 -- Natalia Warren’s Crummer experience

    29:31 -- Advice for non-profits






    Books

    Your Dry Eye Mystery Solved by Steven L. Maskin and Natalia A. Warren -- https://tinyurl.com/37xvauub






    Resources

    Crummer Graduate School of Business -- https://www.crummer.rollins.edu/

    Not A Dry Eye Foundation -- notadryeye.org

    Come Back Alive (Ukrainian Army Charity Fund) -- savelife.in.ua

    National Bank of Ukraine -- bank.gov.ua

    Dr. Steven L. Maskin -- drmaskin.com

    Amazon Smile -- smile.amazon.com






    Credits

    Guest -- Natalia Warren, https://www.linkedin.com/in/natalia-warren-9733241/

    Production by Victor Media Group, Inc. -- https://victormediagroup.co/

    Creator / Host -- J.B. Adams

    Executive Producer -- Gerard Mitchell

    Technical/Production Design -- Angel Colon

    Technical/Production Assistance -- Hao Do

    Video and Audio Editing -- Anna Hughes

    • 33 min
    Shannon McDowell Investigates Cultural Bias in Escape Rooms

    Shannon McDowell Investigates Cultural Bias in Escape Rooms

    Shannon McDowell (she/her) is a board game inventor and puzzle designer who was hired to research and mitigate cultural bias in the puzzles for the 2019 Red Bull Escape Room World Championships. Shannon walks us through how she became a professional puzzle designer, how cultural biases manifest in escape rooms & puzzle design, and how to design puzzles that are challenging while remaining inclusive.






    00:02:07 - How We Connect Through Games

    00:04:28 - Meet Shannon

    00:10:21 - “We Haven’t Seen Everything That’s Possible”

    00:17:36 - Cultural Bias in Escape Rooms

    00:20:26 - Five Categories of Cultural Bias in Puzzles

    00:24:55 - How to Make a Bad Escape Room

    00:38:18 - How Hints Can Make or Break A Puzzle

    00:50:55 - On Physical Accessibility in Escape Rooms

    01:01:00 - The Value of Inclusivity in Gaming






    Resources

    Shannon’s publications - https://www.shannonmcdowell.ca/publications-media

    Shannon’s free puzzles - https://www.shannonmcdowell.ca/puzzles

    SCRAP Entertainment Inc - https://realescapegame.com/about/

    2019 Red Bull Escape Room World Championship - https://www.redbull.com/gb-en/events/red-bull-escape-room-world-championships-final

    Cryptex Hunt - https://cryptexhunt.com/2022/






    Support my show! www.bubblegumbitchcraft.etsy.com






    Credits

    Guest - Shannon McDowell, https://www.shannonmcdowell.ca/

    Production by Victor Media Group, Inc. - https://victormediagroup.co/

    Original Music by Byson - https://spoti.fi/3eoC47l

    Creator / Host - Clara Mount (@bubblegum_titan on Twitter)

    Executive Producers-- J.B. Adams and Gerard Mitchell

    Sound Editing - Anna Hughes

    • 1 hr 4 min

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