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Playing the Game

Gender is a Game

I'm playing Apocalypse World. I think about what my character looks like: a white dress with structured sleeves and a large skirt, covered in artificial flowers. Long white hair in braids against brown skin, pale eyes that see past what everyone else sees in this world.
Running the Game

Romance Doesn't Need to Mean Sex

When I ask you to describe romance, what comes to mind? Roses, beach walks at sunset, and candlelight dinners, perhaps? Why, therefore, is romance in TTRPGs reduced to the age-old stereotype of a hypersexual bard or tavern hookup with some hurriedly named NPC who fades to black? I've played enough games and asked enough GMs for a romance arc to know that this is exactly what you'll get. To be honest, as an Ace, I'm not at all interested in the fade to black aspect. I want the desire, the wanting, the flutter of falling in love, but it always has to come down to sex for some reason. Asexuality is part of the A of LGBTQIA+, it does not mean Ally. Ace is a wonderful umbrella that includes all sorts of attractions or lack thereof. Ace people are as varied and diverse as the rainbow we belong in - for clarity and ease today we will be talking about my brand of Ace - the lack of sexual attraction.
Safety

Write Them Out by Aram Vartian

Aram Vartian shares how you can create meaningful game worlds that don't mimic real world discrimination.
Games

5 LGBTQIA+ TTRPGs You Need In Your Library

Happy Pride! If you didn’t know, June is Pride Month in the US and StartPlaying.Games wants to introduce you to some fantastic works made by LGBTQIA+ TRPG creators.
Events

Celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride Month

June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month and StartPlaying.Games is hosting charity games that benefit the True Colors United from June 1st, 2021 to June 30th, 2021.

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