Game Closet 14: Jackie Beckwith

Game Closet 14: Jackie Beckwith

Well hey guys gals and nonbinary pals and welcome to another great episode of Game Closet, the show where we sit and chat with a bunch of cool queer and LGBT+ tabletop games people. Joining me today is Jackie Beckwith, author of the digitally terrifying game, Bated Breath. Jackie & I talk about anxiety horror, visibility, and feeling lost. I’ll put links to her game in the show notes for this episode. Jackie and I are contributors to the Two Weeks game anthology curated by Dan Enders, which we discuss in the episode and you can find links in the show notes for that collection as well.

Game Closet: interviewing LGBT+ people in tabletop gaming, creators, fans, anyone! Interviews would talk about personal experiences, games with (or without) LGBT+ representations or themes, or using queer content in gaming. Are you queer or LGBT+ and want to be featured on The Game Closet? Check out our Contact Us page! You can also check out the articles mentioned in the show by checking out our collection of queer/LGBT+ roleplaying resources.

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Bated Breath

Two Weeks

Resistor Vol 1

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Thank you for listening to this Riverhouse podcast. You can find more podcasts at RiverhouseGames.com as well as games and resources about queer & LGBT+ tabletop gaming. Thank you to the people backing the Riverhouse Games Patreon:

Nyssa MacKinnon, Jalyn Euteneier, Rohit Sodhia & GamersPlane.com, Alec Walker, VJ Brown, Paul Bennett, Amanda Coyle, Rob Abrazado, Tobie Abad, Vi Brower, Rob Day, Patrick ‘The Tyrant of Boredom’ West, and Emmeline Duplois, THANK YOU! If you want to see your name in upcoming Riverhouse games or podcasts, you can set a small monthly subscription at Patreon.com/RiverhouseGames

 

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Game Closet 13 – Hannah Shaffer

Game Closet 13 – Hannah Shaffer

Game Closet is a proud member of the RPG Academy Network – Currently kickstarting their own convention, Acadecon!

Hello friends, and welcome to another episode of Game Closet. I’m your host, Taylor, and today’s episode features game designer Hannah Shaffer. Hannah is the author of amazing games like Questlandia and 14 Days, and is also a podcast personality on shows like the Games People Play and Tabletop SUperhighway podcasts. In this episode, Hannah and I chat about the games she’s made, shared history and narratives, and cooking and RPGs as rituals of self care. Before we get in I want to apologize about the time between episodes, some life happened recently but I’m back and recovered and ready to keep going! We should have a regular release schedule now going forward. Well, with that said, let’s get to it!

Game Closet: interviewing LGBT+ people in tabletop gaming, creators, fans, anyone! Interviews would talk about personal experiences, games with (or without) LGBT+ representations or themes, or using queer content in gaming. Are you queer or LGBT+ and want to be featured on The Game Closet? Check out our Contact Us page! You can also check out the articles mentioned in the show by checking out our collection of queer/LGBT+ roleplaying resources.

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Dal & Tea Ceremony

King Wen’s Tower & City Of The Moon

Night Witches

Just A Little Lovin’ 2017

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Thank you for listening to this Riverhouse podcast. You can find more podcasts at RiverhouseGames.com as well as games and resources about queer & LGBT+ tabletop gaming. Thank you to the people backing the Riverhouse Games Patreon:

Nyssa MacKinnon, Jalyn Euteneier, Rohit Sodhia & GamersPlane.com, Alec Walker, VJ Brown, Paul Bennett, Amanda Coyle, Rob Abrazado, Tobie Abad, Patrick ‘The Tyrant of Boredom’ West, and Emmeline Duplois, THANK YOU! If you want to see your name in upcoming Riverhouse games or podcasts, you can set a small monthly subscription at Patreon.com/RiverhouseGames

Game Closet 12 – BugF&$% at Acadecon

Game Closet 12 – BugF&$% at Acadecon

This episode of Game Closet is particularly not safe for work and contains sexual content and descriptions of insects mating. FYI this is not safe for work or for listeners under the age of 18.

This show is a proud member of the RPG Academy podcast network. You can find other amazing shows there like Swallows Of The South. Quinn Wilson and his amazing cast of players produce this heartfelt and melodramatic Exalted third edition actual play podcast set in a fantastical city, where emotions run as strong as the powers each character wields. I’ve been a raving fan of Swallows of the South since the single digit episodes and I am extremely humbled to consider someone as talented as Quinn my friend. I earnestly implore you to listen to Swallows of the South, it is a fine piece of art.

Hello guys gals and nonbinary pals and welcome to another episode of Game Closet, the show about queer and LGBT+ tabletop games and gamers. Tonight we have another Live Episode all the way from Acadecon 2016. Acadecon is a gaming convention run by the very same RPG Academy you heard mentioned at the top of the show, and is one of the most magical experiences I have ever been blessed with. I could fill an hour with talking about the blessing it was to go, but let’s just leave it at this episode, and say that I can’t wait to be there in 2017. Tickets are sold via a kickstarter that is set to go live April 13th, so mark your calendars. This is an actual play that was done at Acadecon, gathering a bunch of friends to play the marvelously disgusting game, Bugfuck, written by Caitlynn Belle. You can find the link to her patreon in the show notes. This is a recording of a convention game and, despite us finding a relatively quiet room for it, the audio is less than stellar. Well, with all that intro out of the way, let’s get to it.

Game Closet: interviewing LGBT+ people in tabletop gaming, creators, fans, anyone! Interviews would talk about personal experiences, games with (or without) LGBT+ representations or themes, or using queer content in gaming. Are you queer or LGBT+ and want to be featured on The Game Closet? Check out our Contact Us page! You can also check out the articles mentioned in the show by checking out our collection of queer/LGBT+ roleplaying resources.

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Riverhouse Games Thanks You!

Thank you for listening to this Riverhouse podcast. You can find more podcasts at RiverhouseGames.com as well as games and resources about queer & LGBT+ tabletop gaming. Thank you to the people backing the Riverhouse Games Patreon:

Nyssa MacKinnon, Jalyn Euteneier, Rohit Sodhia & GamersPlane.com, VJ Brown, Paul Bennett, Amanda Coyle, Rob Abrazado, Tobie Abad, Patrick ‘The Tyrant of Boredom’ West, and Emmeline Duplois, THANK YOU! If you want to see your name in upcoming Riverhouse games or podcasts, you can set a small monthly subscription at Patreon.com/RiverhouseGames

Game Closet 11 – Hayley & Veronica of Storybrewers Roleplaying

Game Closet 11 – Hayley & Veronica of Storybrewers Roleplaying

This show is a Proud and vibrant member of the RPG Academy Network. Check out the other shows on the network like a personal favorite of mine, She’s A Super Geek. Emily & Senda invite notable guests onto their show to play silly (and sometimes very serious) rpgs and to highlight the many contributions women have made to our hobby. It’s great fun, and their show introduced me to some of my favorite creators and personalities. Just whatever you do, don’t bring up pandas… wait who’s there? WAIT NO NOT THE GLITTER!!!
Hello friends, and welcome back to another wonderful episode of Game Closet, the podcast highlighting queer and LGBT+ people in the tabletop games community. We have two wonderful guests this week, the Storybrewers, all the way from Australia, to tell you about their new Kickstarter. I talk with Hayley & Veronica about harsh worlds, the power of mythology, and their project, Alas For The Awful Sea. Alas is running it’s kickstarter right now, and they’ve already funded in just a few short days. I’ll have a link to support their project in the show notes. I do have one quick announcement which is that Sad Things On Index Cards, my zine about microgames, just opened submissions for its second issue. The theme is Augury, and all profits will go towards Planned Parenthood. To learn more on how to submit games, essays, poetry, or art, visit the link above.

 

Game Closet: interviewing LGBT+ people in tabletop gaming, creators, fans, anyone! Interviews would talk about personal experiences, games with (or without) LGBT+ representations or themes, or using queer content in gaming. Are you queer or LGBT+ and want to be featured on The Game Closet? Check out our Contact Us page! You can also check out the articles mentioned in the show by checking out our collection of queer/LGBT+ roleplaying resources.

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Riverhouse Games Thanks You!

Thank you for listening to this Riverhouse podcast. You can find more podcasts at RiverhouseGames.com as well as games and resources about queer & LGBT+ tabletop gaming. Thank you to the people backing the Riverhouse Games Patreon:

Nyssa MacKinnon, Jalyn Euteneier, Rohit Sodhia & GamersPlane.com, VJ Brown, Paul Bennett, Amanda Coyle, Rob Abrazado, Tobie Abad, Patrick ‘The Tyrant of Boredom’ West, and Emmeline Duplois, THANK YOU! If you want to see your name in upcoming Riverhouse games or podcasts, you can set a small monthly subscription at Patreon.com/RiverhouseGames

Game Closet 10 – Courtney Brooke Davis

Game Closet 10 – Courtney Brooke Davis

Hello friends! I apologize in advance that the introduction for this episode will be lengthy but we have some big news to talk about! I am incredibly overjoyed to announce that Game Closet is extremely PROUD (Pun intended) to be a member of the RPG Academy Network! For those unfamiliar, The RPG Academy is a network of podcasts and other gaming resources with a focus on enriching your play experiences and learning more about our hobby. It’s helmed by the flagship show, The RPG Academy! Michael and Caleb are joined by wonderful friends and guests to run actual plays, try out new systems, and have discussion and round tables about a variety of interesting subjects. I’ve been listening to the RPG Academy for a long time, and really enjoy their dedication to go beyond the intro level while still remaining accessible for newcomers to the hobby. The RPG Academy was nominated for an Ennie award in 2016 and while they were robbed of their deserved victory (I cast my vote for them I’ll tell you that) their place in the nominees was well deserved. Not only is their flagship program worth listening to, there are plenty of other shows on the network. Over the next few episodes of Game Closet, we’ll promote them one by one so you can get a better feel for each of them.

The second announcement is much smaller, and that is the new projects under the Riverhouse banner coming in 2017. The first project is called From The Jackals To The Shepherds and is a new podcast launching Monday, March 20th, the first day of Spring. This show is a micropodcast and will be a week-by-week playthrough of Avery Alder’s The Quiet Year. Expect a teaser episode in the coming months. The other project I’m starting this year is Sad Things On Index Cards, or STOIC for short. Stoic is a zine about small games and microRPGs. We accept games, nonfiction essays, poetry, and visual art, with each issue having a unique theme. The first issue’s submissions have already been gathered and I’ll have news on how to get your hands on it soon. Keep your eyes out for more info on this first issue, and the call for submissions for the next one.
Ho boy so that’s all my news for this episode! Joining me in the Game Closet this episode Is Courtney Brooke Davis, comics writer and gaming friend. I met Courtney at Geekly Con 2016 where we briefly chatted about hypersexuality in nerd spaces and her experiences with it while identifying as asexual. We also get to chat a bit about how tropes are used sometimes to skirt around addressing issues, and we do also get to geek out about archaeology. With that long winded intro out of the way I’ll get out of your hair and toss it over to the interview part of the show.

Links:

Courtney on Twitter & on the web

Coming Up Aces: The Need For Better Asexual Representation In Games

How Not To Do 101 on Asexuality Sex Repulsion & Sexual Activity

Archie Comics Jughead Asexual

Our Editor for this episode: Maddie Ray

Game Closet: interviewing LGBT+ people in tabletop gaming, creators, fans, anyone! Interviews would talk about personal experiences, games with (or without) LGBT+ representations or themes, or using queer content in gaming. Are you queer or LGBT+ and want to be featured on The Game Closet? Check out our Contact Us page! You can also check out the articles mentioned in the show by checking out our collection of queer/LGBT+ roleplaying resources.

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Riverhouse Games Thanks You!

Thank you for listening to this Riverhouse podcast. You can find more podcasts at RiverhouseGames.com as well as games and resources about queer & LGBT+ tabletop gaming. Thank you to the people backing the Riverhouse Games Patreon:

Nyssa MacKinnon, Jalyn Euteneier, Rohit Sodhia & GamersPlane.com, VJ Brown, Paul Bennett, Amanda Coyle, Rob Abrazado, Tobie Abad, Patrick ‘The Tyrant of Boredom’ West, and Emmeline Duplois, THANK YOU! If you want to see your name in upcoming Riverhouse games or podcasts, you can set a small monthly subscription at Patreon.com/RiverhouseGames

Game Closet 9 – Aaron Catano

Game Closet 9 – Aaron Catano

Well hey there guys, gals, & nonbinary pals! Welcome to another episode of Game Closet, where we tickle the underbelly of Queer & LGBT+ tabletop gamers and out comes a fantasy child! I’m Aaron Catano, your host for this week. If you’re looking to hear Taylor do a podcast intro, check out my show, All My Fantasy Children to hear the story of Slip Willis’s brush with death. In this episode of Game Closet, I talk to Taylor about personal journeys, how working through gender can be an intimidating process, and character creation both at the table and for ourselves. Sit back, light some candles, and get ready to get spOOOOoooOoooky! From worlds beyond to right here at the gaming table, this is Game Closet.

Game Closet: interviewing LGBT+ people in tabletop gaming, creators, fans, anyone! Interviews would talk about personal experiences, games with (or without) LGBT+ representations or themes, or using queer content in gaming. Are you queer or LGBT+ and want to be featured on The Game Closet? Check out our Contact Us page! You can also check out the articles mentioned in the show by checking out our collection of queer/LGBT+ roleplaying resources.

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Thanks to my $5+ Patreon backers! Nyssa MacKinnon, Jalyn Euteneier, Chris Hagensick, The RPG Academy, Paul Bennett, Amanda Coyle, Rob Abrazado, VJ Brown, Tobie Abad, Jeff Stormer, and Patrick ‘The Tyrant of Boredom’ West, THANK YOU!

Game Closet 8 – Sam Baran

Game Closet 8 – Sam Baran

Hey guys, gals, & nonbinary pals, and welcome to another awesome episode of Game Closet. We’re joined today with a friend from Down Under, Sam Baran, to talk about radio drama, queer theater, and the power & impact of play on our lives. Sam has a really cool show called Tales from Spasming Hill and you should go binge all 10 episodes now. I’ll have a link in the show notes. Also! Let’s start this show right off the bat by saying that the Riverhouse Games patreon is now live!! Hello Patreon backers who are listening to this early! For the rest of you, you can get early access, among other things, by going to the page

With all that said, let’s get to the show!

Links:

Tales From Spasming Hill

2ser

Charlie O’Grady

Jules Orcullo

Courtney Barnett 

Storybrewers 

GX Australia

Bluebeards Bride 

Love & Sex In The Ninth World 

Review of L&SitNW 

Game Closet: interviewing LGBT+ people in tabletop gaming, creators, fans, anyone! Interviews would talk about personal experiences, games with (or without) LGBT+ representations or themes, or using queer content in gaming. Are you queer or LGBT+ and want to be featured on The Game Closet? Check out our Contact Us page! You can also check out the articles mentioned in the show by checking out our collection of queer/LGBT+ roleplaying resources.

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Thanks to my $5+ Patreon backers! Patrick, Tobie Abad, VJ Brown, Nyssa, & Jeff, YOU ROCK!

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