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Community, events, and meta-commentary about gaming and the indie gaming “scene”.
Diceology's and gaming bestie Mad Jay Brown and I did a long, tricky podcast earlier this year, sometime after our joint special guest appearance at OrcCon. Maybe it's this year, These Unprecedented Times, but we decided to drill deep on some tough topics: capitalism, evil races, safety and consent, lots of good stuff. Give it… Continue reading Hard Talk
Guest Column: The Healing Power of Playing Make Believe
The healing power of children’s laughter is undisputed. I was reminded of this on a recent opportunity to escape my quarantine, since coronavirus shut down cities across the United States. I went to the beach and was moved to tears by my friend’s willingness to touch me, and because of the intensity of joy radiating… Continue reading Guest Column: The Healing Power of Playing Make Believe
TTRPG Play Culture: Safety and Consent
There was a recent incident with a streaming tabletop role playing gaming (TTRPG) actual play (AP) show where boundaries were crossed. In the video announcement about the cancellation of the show, they kept referencing how Safety Tools were not in place, and how they will be implementing Safety Tools moving forward. This is indeed a… Continue reading TTRPG Play Culture: Safety and Consent