#introduction: I'm Kit, I like games about feelings and people, ideally in weird (and especially spooky) circumstances. I make some, too. Been working on Et in Arcadia Ego, my Regency fantasy game, for a while, and have a few other smaller projects bubbling along.
You wanna play? Let's play.
This is my all-RPGs-all-the-time alt.
Gonna stream some Sea of Thieves at https://www.twitch.tv/wlonk in maybe half an hour!
If I told you I'm going to go to a protest, and taking my kids, you might say (to me or to yourself) "That's crazy. That's dangerous."
Why would you say that?
What, in that situation, puts my kids in danger?
Obviously, it's the cops.
You know that, instinctively.
You know the risk of harm is there, and you know where it originates.
Protests about dangerous and unnecessarily violent cops are happening for a good reason.
You know that too.
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"You can raise the banner high/ Up to the crimson sky/ It'll only reach the sea a little slower."
May 1st was my last day as a VP and Distinguished Engineer at Amazon Web Services, after five years and five months of rewarding fun. I quit in dismay at Amazon firing whistleblowers who were making noise about warehouse employees frightened of Covid-19....
-- Tim Bray
Take half an hour out of your day and watch this, then get it in front of some friends, and change your social media watching habits: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvqa8dsBtno
51 Republican senators just voted against an amendment to the #FamiliesFirst #Coronavirus Response Act that would have expanded paid leave to millions of Americans left out of the package. Let that sink in.
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after this is all over, be sure to remind people, as often as they'll allow you to get away with it, that:
telecoms did not need data caps, had plenty of capacity to donate to low-income folks, and were never in danger of going bankrupt because of the lack of data caps or the additional usage
folks who work on computers all day can do that wherever computers are; most tech offices are merely trophies to show off to other tech offices.
the government wasn't concerned with helping people, it was concerned with helping business. it was people who were helping people and often the government merely got in the way of that.
trillions of dollars was found to allocate as soon as they wanted to; every time anyone asks how anything will be funded it's merely to shut down the conversation.
keep a running list of your favorite facts and get them in front of as many folk as you can, as often as you can, and maybe, just maybe, we can get more folks on board for change
@lumpley the way you ended your latest post on using PbtA approaches in game design is a DAMN TEASE.
it's gross and creepy to see patterns in sites like Netflix where I'll watch a few films in Spanish or watch a couple films with Black leads, or i'll watch a few LGBTQ romances, and then all of a sudden the whole site changes. film covers are changed to display BIPOC folx more often, i somehow unlock whole new categories of films, etc.
then i watch a couple of blockbusters one weekend and the site reverts to a homogenized safety bubble of middle class hetero white society
it's scary to think how many sites create these safe spaces for privileged people to erase everyone not like them, and no one even notices