Hey all, there's an exciting project I really want to share here:
More Seats at the Table is an email newsletter designed to highlight games made by designers and creators who don't fit neatly into the gender binary, femmes, and women. This newsletter was the brainchild of Kira Magrann and Anna Kreider, who then enlisted Misha Bushyager and Kimberley Lam to help with planning and execution.
It's a biweekly email featuring a roundup of games and game designers by marginalized designers to boost awareness and help them reach new audiences.
If you'd like to sign up, click here: https://patreon.us15.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=c71a6dc90e8b0c6728a9e2dcb&id=6eadbc8c82
If you'd like to support this effort, help them at their patreon: http://patreon.com/moreseatsrpg
And if there's a project you want to see boosted, submit here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1-M9x-5NL5uCm2CRgcjaEe486stxI14UozcFFK3YxpSA/edit
Personally, I think discoverability and accessibility is really important, and really underserved in our community. It's why I ran the Story Games Newsletter for two years, and it's why I'm excited about this. Taking the loving attention we lavish on the most popular designers and spreading it around can really make a big difference: I have loved so many first games from new designers, and I know that just having some people give feedback or praise or even just their time can often mean the world to a person just starting out.
These are good people, and I can't wait to see their curated picks.