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Queer strife amid the collapse. Jewish fantasy of the shtetl. Two beginner-friendly roleplaying games of belonging outside belonging.
Queer strife amid the collapse. Jewish fantasy of the shtetl. Two beginner-friendly roleplaying games of belonging outside belonging.
Queer strife amid the collapse. Jewish fantasy of the shtetl. Two beginner-friendly roleplaying games of belonging outside belonging.
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    1. Landon Swartz on May 15

      Congratulations on the successful campaign! Your work is a touchstone of modern role-playing, and I am so excited to introduce these games to my players!

    2. Jason Pitre
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      on May 15

      Congratulations for reaching your initial goal in he first 8 hours!

    3. Axel on May 15

      Thank you for the detailed response!

    4. Avery Alder 2-time creator on May 15

      @Axel While the book currently has some coverage of how to collaborate with non-marginalized players who might be nervous or uncertain, there isn't yet a specific section addressed to them. I'll add one in. Thanks for your question, it helped hone the project.

      As for what's meant by "hot to pitch these games to your friends," the text covers the basics of how to pitch a game, includes a concise + comprehensive pitch for each game, supplies that need to be gathered, and how to create a comfortable and nourishing environment for players. It's pretty simple and straight-forward, but it's something I feel like games often miss: advice on how to host well.

    5. Axel on May 15

      The campaign description mentions, "It's also a guide for how to pitch these games to your friends, create a welcoming environment to play them in, and support healthy boundaries at the gaming table."

      I'm curious about 'how to pitch these games to your friends'. Is that referring to getting non-gaming friends to try this as a game? Pitching the themes or system to gaming friends used to more traditional games? Both? My ongoing gaming groups are (as far as I know) all cishet players, and I find the idea of a game entirely about queer identity and community intimidating to pitch or play, while I know others feel similarly intimidated by a game about Jewish identity and community (and I'm very excited about that aspect, but I don't know if my non-Jewish players would be).

      So, I'm curious, will the advice in the book address non-marginalized players that are nervous about being ignorant or appropriative in play? (While I also realize that non-marginalized players don't need to be addressed if they're not a target, and definitely don't need to be centered)

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      Colton Chapin on May 15

      Been really looking forward to this launch! Glad to see this project come into it's own on the main stage.

    7. Patrick Brannick on May 15

      This is such an awesome project! <3

    8. Dana Cameron on May 15

      Congrats! Very excited to see this finally launch (to the point I had an actual dream about it last night)!

    9. Lex on May 15

      My group played four session of Dream Askew back in January, and we wound up crying every single session. I liked it enough to commission art of my Torch. You’ve made something pretty exceptional here, Avery, and I’m excited to see it thrive.