My whole life I have been interested in psychology, neurosciences, social sciences, and above all - people and D&D. In the past several years I have obtained a certificate, a diploma, and countless hours of continuing professional development with a focus on early childhood education and development. My personal focus is on speech, language and… Continue reading Let the Children Play!
"I know I'm often told that there's a pot of gold, but I don't see no fucking rainbow and my coffee's cold. I know I should be grateful, I know I'm good and able, but I don't have the strength to get up from the kitchen table." - Watsky, "Hey, Asshole" It's always been there,… Continue reading Deaf Gain
While preparing for a convention and defending safety tools at a different convention, I have come to learn that safety tools at all gaming tables no matter where they are, are vital to the inclusive and safe environment of the game itself. However, over the past several months I have received copious complaints about the… Continue reading I’m Okay, This is Okay, Let’s Play
CW: In game referrence to child loss and suicide. It's been four months since I began the preparations to gather a committee of individuals to collaborate in running a new Gaming Convention in my small city of Nogojiwanong (Peterborough), Ontario. It's been four days since we publicly announced we were running the convention. Four days.… Continue reading The Emotional Rollercoaster of Four Days
In 1989 a subtle but sudden change happened in D&D when half-orcs were suddenly no longer a playable character. Due to the "satanic panic" of the era, many tabletop RPG players were being condemned, games were being banned, people were having trouble with the law for simply sitting at a table and role-playing. So, to make… Continue reading The Return of the Half-Orc: Representative Diversity