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Saturday, January 12 • 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Playing the Other

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A discussion about how to play/portray characters who are different from you, as a player, GM, or even a creator. On the one hand, roleplaying is a great opportunity to empathize and experience things vicariously, but on the other, it's easy to fetishize or stereotype the experience of others. What's appropriate and how do you make the most effective use of this opportunity?

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Steve Kenson

Designer, Green Ronin Publishing
Steve has been a professional tabletop RPG writer and designer since 1995, working on games such as Shadowrun, Aberrant, Mutants & Masterminds, and Icons Superpowered Roleplaying. He has written nine RPG tie-in novels, including three with a gay male protagonist. An advocate of inclusion... Read More →

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Shana T Bryant

Senior Producer, Private Division (Take-Two Interactive)
Producer and 16-year industry veteran, Shana T Bryant has had a hand in crafting some of your favorite videogames (and may have even canceled a few!). Shana is a published author, avid comic artist, prolific speaker, and all-around inclusive design geek, expounding ideas with a spoonful... Read More →
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Tanya DePass

Programming and Diversity, OrcaCon
Tanya is the Founder and Director of I Need Diverse Games, a not-for-profit foundation based in Chicago. She’s part of the Rivals of Waterdeep live play stream on twitch.tv/dnd, a GM on Roll20 for a new Star Trek RPG, a partnered variety broadcaster; and often speaks on issues of... Read More →
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Crystal Frasier

Developer, Paizo Publishing
Crystal Frasier is a writer, game developer, and graphic designer with eighteen years’ experience, best known for her work on the Pathfinder line of roleplaying games and adventures. She strives to make games worlds where everyone can see themselves reflected. She is a survivor... Read More →
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Sarah Gulde

Saturday January 12, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Vancouver Room

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