BONUS GAMING AND COMICS LINKSPAM
- A Burnt Torch: Darkest Dungeon, Mental Health and Lovecraftian Horror | Paste (February 19): “But Darkest Dungeon’s latticed systems of “stress,” “quirks,” “afflictions,” and treatment go beyond the conventional depiction of “madness.” The result is something critical and frightening.”
- Women Characters Redesigned by Women SFF Artists | Muddy Colors (March 5): “For now, I’m going to give you a flood of examples of women characters in fantasy art — many infamous for being depictions unwelcoming to women — that have been redesigned by the professional artists in the Women in Fantasy Illustration group.”
- Mass Effect Fan Creates Epic Commander Shepard Costume | The Escapist (March 5): It’s really really good.
- CHAINMAIL BIKINI: The Anthology of Women Gamers by Hazel Newlevant — Kickstarter “CHAINMAIL BIKINI is a comics anthology celebrating female gamers! Video games, RPGs, LARPing, and more.”
- I’m a 12-year-old girl. Why don’t the characters in my apps look like me? | The Washington Post (March 4): “I wondered if this was a larger problem or just a feature of the games my friends and I play, so I started researching. My parents let me download the top 50 “Endless Running Games” apps that were listed in the iTunes Store for iPhones. … I looked at the gender breakdown of the characters in the top 50 apps.”
- Women working on D&D: my complicated feels | Go Make Me a Sandwich (February 5): “All in all, pretty short-lived for a Twitter dustup. However, it left me with… well… a lot of complicated feels.”
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