It was hot and the air felt heavy with humidity. I was glad to be adorning a small Deathly Hallows dress; it was form-fitting, represented a fandom I enjoyed and helped to keep the heat at bay. There was no escaping that hot air, though, once entering Dueling Grounds – the Friendly Local Gaming Store.… Continue reading Singing for Your Seat at The Table
(Though this conversation and topic affects many spectrums of individuals, I will be focusing on gender specifically). Since the early days of tabletop RPGs, a lot has changed, and certainly in terms of visual representation of the players who enjoy this part of their life. At first, convention grounds were overrun by white, older men.… Continue reading Lingering Misconceptions in TTRPG Communities
Jack Skellington. The first crush I ever had. I was five and obsessed with him, the Nightmare Before Christmas and everything Halloween. Probably due to some correlated thinking due to my birthday being so close to the holiday, but I loved all things spoopy from a young age. Then it was her. Fiery red hair,… Continue reading The Othering of Pansexuality in TTRPGs
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