I also have a version of the tutorial with high-readability fonts for people with visual disability. I hope it can help some gaming groups!
As Google turns off the lights on Google+, looking for a new place to hang on social media increasingly feels like shopping for clothes. You know how men’s shopping is generally simpler because they just need to make sure they pick the right type, size, and colour, while women also have to deal with unreliable size information, poorly made items, low-quality materials, and whether the damn thing will have pockets? Unlike clothes, social media are not built differently for women; instead, they are built for cis het white tech bros under the pretense that one size fits all.
If he’s in the target demographics, even the most ally of allies can find a replacement home without too much trouble. There are several options and the questions boil down to: “Do they have the feature and interface I find most comfortable?” and “Are a good number of my friends going to be there?”
If you’re a woman and/or from a numbers of marginalized communities (people of colour, of different gender or orientation, disabled, etc.), it’s probably not that simple. And the more your identities differ from peak privilege, the more difficult it is to rebuild a social media network in a new spot. Your privacy, safety, and security are much more threatened, and it’s much more likely to see your friends and peers vanish in the exodus.
On G+, I had built a geek and STEM network of over 400 women, enby, and other people who do not identify as cis men. I’m about to loose at least 85% of it
26. What’s an RPG item that provides awesomely useful resources?
There are so many games that provide wonderful resources, whether it’s game-mastering advice, bibliographies, play aids, online content, or a vibrant support community. It’s hard to pick just one, but I will go with Fiasco because there are now so many playsets you can enjoy, both official and fan-made, that you can now use the framework to do much more that its original mission. Few people are availing themselves of of it for continuing series, I should write something on that one of these days! but in the mean time, you have so many worlds to pick from…
22. What are some awesome fan-made RPG resources?
Today’s default question was too similar to others I’ve just answered (”What RPGs are easy for you to run?” calls for an answer that’s pretty close to the one I gave for “What is an awesome RPG you enjoy adapting?”) So I decided to ask myself a different question, and answer it. 🙂
I want to celebrate fan-made and shared materials. There are so many, so I will just point to a few of different types.
- Mad Irishman’s character sheets
- Randy Oest’s Fate SRD site
- The Burning Wheel Wiki, and its companion wikis for other Burning Wheel HQ games.
- The Fiasco Playsets collection curated by James Gabrielsen
- Lizzie Stark’s Safety Primer, John Stavropoulos’ X Card, and Brie Sheldon’s Script Change
- HishGraphics paper miniatures
- Seventh Sanctum and Abulafia random generators
Yes, I do realize that the distinction between fan and professional is very subjective in the world of role-playing games. I’m just trying to shine a spotlight on quality resources created for love of the game and generously shared.
Credits: Image by Ali Edwards, Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0)