When we sit down to a table with our books, dice, paper, and pencils, we are treated to a world and time where we can be someone else. Most parties are mix of races or species from different backgrounds and homelands. Our fictional characters work together for a common goal and hardly do party members question each others abilities based on what they look like, or their backstory. Because of this I have found the gaming tables I have played at and hosted to be paragons of inclusivity; well at least in the fantastical realm.
The inclusion shouldn’t stop when the session or game is over. Here in the US, and other countries, June is Pride Month. This month we raise awareness of the contributions LGBTQ+ people have made to our world. We also acknowledge the plight they have suffered trying to secure the same rights and recognition we all should have. So at your table, don’t shun a player who may be something other than cis-gendered. Extend the well known inclusion of the fantasy world to the real world. Encourage everyone to play regardless of race, religion, socioeconomic status, orientation, or gender fluidity. Together we can all be heroes.
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Today there was another school shooting. This time at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas, just three months after the one at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Regardless of your personal or political views, if you would like to help then please give blood. For those in the Houston Area you can find a place to give blood by clicking on the link below. For everyone else, there is someone some where who needs blood. Please donate at your local blood drive.
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Toy Rocket Games has released its first Micro Adventure!
What is a Micro Adventure
Micro Adventures are little adventures that can be run in a hour. They are great for when you just want to run a quick role playing session, introduce new players to role playing, or as an adventure seed for a larger campaign. They are also great for those who want to start Game Mastering adventures but aren’t sure how to get started.
The best part of Toy Rocket Games Micro Adventures is that they are completely free!
Micro Adventure AL-74
In this scenario, your team is investigating an old ruin when everything goes wrong. No weapons, enemies who want you eliminated, and only one way out! Can you survive on your wits alone?
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How Inmates Play Tabletop RPGs in Prisons Where Dice Are Contraband is an interesting article on the popularity and challenges of playing tabletop RPGs while incarcerated.