the #game of VANIR is now live
light and dark, philosophy and understanding, war and mind control.
here's to new forms of experience x
[example play-through coming soon]
#gamemaker #mythmaker #boardgame
Actually another big thing that would help is TRANSLATION or original material in languages other than english
#OrishaLand now has a Wikipedia page 🎉
At the moment, though, most of the third-party sources which could be used to expand the article are openly hostile to the Black autonomist project. Seems like the best way to expand it at the moment is to cite 400+1's own media and to create pages/articles/whatever elsewhere on the internet that are informative without the hostility. (Those also help people who don't wanna turn to Wikipedia or mega-corporate social media to learn about or keep up with the autonomous zone!!)
Found this recently, and thought I'd share: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/connoralexander/coyote-and-crow
It's a TTRPG being made by a team of Native Americans. Setting is sci-fi fantasy in an alternate timeline where the Americas were never colonized.
What's the closest-to-D&D ttrpg system that doesn't have tons of lore baked into "races" and classes?
I like* the dice systems and skill systems and stuff, but I have no idea how to balance it, of I were to write my own content to replace the built-in lore.
Also, I prefer 5e to 3.5e, so Pathfinder isn't that attractive (since it also has tons of built-in lore, afaik)
(*Like, not love)
Today I announced a new mentoring programme for Black artists in the West Midlands (UK) who want to explore the creative potential of live coding. Details are here: https://algo-afro-futures.lurk.org/
In short four participants will get mentoring in all things live coding from me and @yaxu over four sessions and will be given a fee of £100 per session attended.
I know my reach on the fediverse is small so if you know anyone who could benefit from this please pass it on to them #livecoding
I spent last night reading "The Celtic Myths" by Miranda J Aldhouse-Green ; I'm looking for touchstones and imagery to fill my world building. I'm making one mindmap and will then be creating a second mindmap with a different focus (e.g. technology or visuals or 19th Century exchanges) to then smash together with the first mind map. The goal: to create a lived in world and place.
for shonalika's birthday we would like you to listen to our gay little synthpop band, and if you like it, share it with someone or buy the EP this bandcamp friday
So, the outcome is that, instead of feeling defensive about my previous bad decisions, I took time to think about how I could meet my needs while also adjusting based on the callout. It usually takes me a few days weeks or months to think it through this way. Instead of seeing callouts as an attack, see them for what they are. Another person is spending their time to help improve your life as well as their own. Thank you so much for your wisdom @romainelaprophetesse
discussion of antisemitism
I spent way too long looking into the question of "is the lich's phylactery antisemitism?"
And then a while longer: "was it malicious, who did it, and when?"
The answers turned out to be "sorta maybe" and "no; not Gygax; somewhere around 2e, but then again with 5e and that was worse."
Lastly, ppl have been moving silently by blocking/muting these spaces & discussing it calmly. amongst their trusted circles.
so i think its strange that no one bats an eye or IGNORES Blk/PoC voices outside of said groups in question, but lets hammer ppl for doing the same thing bc .. white?
white ppl being dismissive to Blk folks in front our faces to protect non blk poc spaces that have consistently been told they have an antiblackness problem. but protect PoC, protect Blk folks? A f*ckin farce
this is why white ppl got their panties in a bunch from the w.e announcement
"you mean non black ppl are being racist? that in it of itself is racist!"
If youre operating within the idea that this world is hostile to Black people then this isn't a leap. It rubs you the wrong way bc you haven't done the work yet to understand dynamics, or you see yourself in those that are accused of problems. Sounds like you problem, choose what side you want to be on
Dabbling with card/board game design and 3d printing
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