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Tabletop Games & The Closet By Keith Asada

I'm glad that coming out isn't as harrowing for high schoolers now, but roleplaying games are still a fun, low-impact way for people to experiment with their sexuality and gender. 

Queerness Everywhere

In this final Pride 2022 Article, Victor (he/they) discusses including queer representation at your table in a way that doesn't impede the story and engages your players in a diverse and living world.

Perceived, Not Presenting

In this Pride Article, Dillin discusses the power of language and how changing your frame of mind can empower yourself.

Gender as Performance

In this Pride article, Rue Dickey discusses their experience with gender in TTRPGs and how they've learned to view gender as a performance and as a celebration of their queerness
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.

Write Them Out by Aram Vartian

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

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