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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