A friend of mine and I talked about decisions by other staff members or administration on a gaming server. She threw in the comment about how some places out there are hard to budge on changing or at the least introducing new stories. Sometimes, they are impossible to budge on even acknowledging existing nuances where these stories can flourish, even when you point out in source material how it can work. This is especially the case when trying to make stories about astereotypical depictions of a monster race. Her comment was, with utter sarcasm, “Can’t lose that setting flavor of baked-in racism.” Harsh.Continue reading “Imagining Different Worlds: Gaming, Dealing With “Baked-In Setting Racism,” and A Want For Change”
A few weeks ago, a friend of mine and I were talking about a new player in our role-playing game (RPG) server I frequent. They described the character the new player had as interesting. I did not argue against it. I heard the character of interest worshiped Pharaonic gods from older times in Egypt. Okay. Cool.
Then I saw what their character wore.Continue reading “A “Tribal” Look: What Does That Really Mean?”