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Decolonizing Dungeons and Dragons Panel @ ECCC

Room: TCC L3-R5

Featuring: Jen Vaughn, Tristan J. Tarwater, Hadeel Al-Massari, Amanda Meadows, Lysa Chen, Jess Ross

Dungeons and Dragons is enjoying a renaissance in pop culture through the power of tv and the internet. Its origins heavily influenced by war games, the systems have favoured rewarding conquest, racial conflict, tropes surrounding gender and borrowed monsters from all over the world, reskinning them to varying effect. With more underrepresented people (publicly) playing than ever before, what problematic issues in the crunch and flavor of the game can be reconstructed to explore new ideas of power, morality and more? Join game writers, editors, players, podcasters and artists as they talk about decolonizing DnD!