This is an incredibly valuable, honest, and brave stance to take: not to deflect, or get defensive, or to attack and judge…but to be introspective, vulnerable, and to admit when there’s a problem that’s easily ignored: to take a moment and consider “Aw shit…maybe the other side has a point”.
The OSR/DIY D&D community is home to numerous women, LGBT people, and non-white people who are talented designers, writers, artists, and event coordinators. Dismissing, shaming, insulting them, or assuming they are a just collection of conservative old white grognards because they value older games and older game design philosophies is incredibly ignorant and hateful.
Please don’t discount actual diversity in tabletop game design communities just because you don’t like the games we play, or the way we make them.
Big ups to Mark Diaz Truman. This took a lot of guts and a lot of patience to write, and I respect that. If you’re coming to GenCon, I hope to see you there.
Ok so I was looking through the schedule for freshman week at Truman and they have a lunch day specifically for LGBT+ students now the whole world will know I’m gay!!! I’m so excited!!!!!! But I guess I don’t have to wear my “I like girls” tshirt at school now
between Sam and Dean in Mr. McGregor’s living room, fidgeting just a bit. Dean
put his hand on your knee in a futile attempt to stop it from bouncing up and
down while you questioned the man. “So…you were friends with Dirk?” Mr.
McGregor asked. You averted your gaze to the floor, letting Sam do the talking
sir.” Sam answered. “In high school.”
don’t recall Dirk having many friends at Truman.” Mr. McGregor leaned back in
his chair and looked at the three of you with slight shock on his face.
did…” Dean looked at you and cleared his throat, “uh…when did Dirk pass?”
was 18.” Mr. McGregor said, voice breaking. “First there was the drinking, then
drugs, and then too many drugs…and then he just slipped through my fingers.” He
choked back tears. “It was my fault. I should have seen it coming, you know?
Dirk…he had his troubles.”
kind of troubles?” You questioned, finally finding your voice.
ive had the truman show delusion since like 2010 but it varies. sometimes i think that i am in a scientific experiment and sometimes i think that im being monitored by psychologists and sometimes i think that everyone around me is an alien. my brain is a fun and flighty gal who likes to mix it up