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I publish small independent tabletop roleplaying games and have done so since 2002. Whenever the subject of diversity comes up, a handful of people of color are invoked as part of the community. If the RPG industry is the Peanuts Gang, I’m the Franklin, the black guy.
There is never a lot of us, and it’s usually the same people. Occasionally, a new guy will pop up, but it’s just that, a new GUY.
Where are the Black, Latina, Native American, Indian, and Middle Eastern women game designers, writers, artist, and publishers?
I know that women of color play roleplaying games, I see them at conventions and game gatherings. Sometimes they sit at my table and play. I know there are more than I’m seeing but I want to be aware of you all. I want to know you, be mindful of you, follow and support you.