I want to keep it short and sweet and as inter-sectional as possible with my part (this isn’t about Passionerdly.com so please feel free to copy and re-post this list without linking us if you want) - February is Black History Month. We at Passionerdly believe in diversity in our hobby - and that thru diversity the hobby grows and improves as games gain so much more when stories are told in ways that we cannot express and teach us different ways of seeing our world.
So, I’m going to shut up now and tell you about some great Black TTRPG Creators making history today (after all, we love our tome traveling)!
New Agenda Publishing - http://newagendapublishing.com/
Misha Bushyager - Game Writer, Owner of TTRPG company Black Girl Gameworks https://blackgirlgameworks.com/
Eloy Lasanta - Game Writer, Owner of TTRPG company Third Eye Games and curator at Prince’s Friend https://thirdeyegames.net/
Jerry Grayson - Game Writer, Owner of TTRPG company Khepara Publishing https://kheperapublishing.com
Balogun Ojetade - Game Writer, Owner of TTRPG and Publishing company Chronicles of Harriet https://chroniclesofharriet.com/
Chris Spivey - Game Writer, Owner of TTRPG and Publishing company Darker Hue Studios http://www.darkerhuestudios.com/
Michael Pondsmith - Game Writer, Owner of TTRPG company R. Talsorian Games https://www.rtalsoriangames.com/
Cody Pondsmith - Game Writer, Works for TTRPG company R. Talsorian Games https://www.rtalsoriangames.com/
….and there are tons more of proud Black People (remember, they’re not all Americans) who are involved in the Table Top RPG industry from talented illustrators to online creators to podcasters! Please take the time this month to go out and learn about them, read/play they’re games, and support diversity in our hobby! I hoping to see a few at upcoming conventions and pick up some games, especially GenCon (just because February is Black History Month doesn’t mean I’m not going to support year round!).