Tag Archives: Gaming

Shattering the sexual skyhook: A review of Numenera’s Love and Sex in the Ninth World

TweetFor a genre made up of nothing but imagination, many roleplaying games (RPGs) have shown a startling lack of it when it comes to reimagining social relations. Instead of giving players something wild and new to sink their teeth into, the escapism has always had a rather reductive and puerile bend to it at its [...]
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A song of faith and sexual fire: How roleplaying game religions work as moral tools

TweetWhen one grows up in a traditionalist household, which only ever admitted spirituality of the most reactionary and narrow sort, it is easy to see faith as a rusted chain keeping your head forcibly turned to the leaping shadows of Plato’s cave. My resentment at my Roman Catholic upbringing boiled over into unchecked rage against [...]
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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

TweetHugo Schwyzer and the consumption of redemption narratives. Interns at the Nation had organized against unpaid labor and the Nation Institute has promised minimum wage for all interns starting this fall. Check out the activists’ website here. Colorlines on why Orange is the New Black is so addictive. Be “PC.” Bitch on what you need [...]
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New online game SPENT asks people to see what poverty is really like

Tweet The Urban Ministries of Durham has a new online game. And their goal is to challenge the way you think about poverty and homelessness. From their site: Work hard. Do the right thing. Homelessness is something that will never happen to me. Sometimes, all it takes is one life-changing experience to land you on [...]
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