An international network of researchers into all aspects of role-playing games
David Millians, Editor
Paideia School, 1509 Ponce de Leon Avenue, Atlanta, Georgia 30307 USA
LETTER FROM THE CHAIR
As promised, attached is our annual report. It covers our performance against our goals for 2021, our plans for 2022, and great feedback from our membership. Speaking of membership, our numbers grew by 15! Their emails are linked in the annual report, so please feel free to reach out and welcome them to our growing family.
I’m so proud of how far we’ve come, and I know we have so much more to do. Our next step for an active and engaged membership is to vote, so I look forward to seeing your engagement as we pick our board and chair.
Thanks for reading and we look forward to sharing more soon!
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS TO THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Good tidings, everyone!
CAR-PGa is overdue for a round of elections, and this is an opportunity for our membership, new and veteran, to volunteer their ideas and, perhaps, their time to the operation of the organization. The work of a board member is not onerous, based on your own interests and energy. The board confers a couple of times a year and oversees the editor of the newsletter and any other projects. Have a look at this year’s Annual Report. Your service is greatly appreciated.
If you are interested in serving on the Board of Directors, please email me by Monday, February 28.
Elections will take place electronically in March. I will share the details and link in the next newsletter.
The board then elects the chair from among the board members.
Please, let me know if you have any questions.
FROM DAVID MILLIANS
Anderson, Pearse (2022 Jan 17) Tabletop RPG Rule Books Can Be Beautiful and Accessible. https://www.wired.com/story/ttrpg-accessible-design. Being planful from creation.
Business Wire (2022 Jan 5) Hasbro Names Chris Cocks as Chief Executive Officer. https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20220105005956/en. Head of Wizards of the Coast subsidiary promoted to lead entire company.
C, Steph (2021 Dec 23) Tips and Tricks: Turning your kid’s board games in RP time!. https://www.ttrpgkids.com/2021/12/23/tips-and-tricks-turning-your-kids-board-games-in-rp-time. Expanding the possibilities in games from Candyland to The Game of Life.
C, Steph (2022 Jan 18) Tips and Tricks: How to teach games – kids 7-13 by Michael Low from Luck of Legends!. https://www.ttrpgkids.com/2022/01/18/tips-and-tricks-a-collaboration-with-michael-low-from-luck-of-legends. Engage and explore.
Carter, Chase (2022 Jan 10) Tabletop Simulator removes global cha amid allegations of transphobic, homophobic moderation. https://www.dicebreaker.com/topics/tabletop-simulator/news/tabletop-simulator-moderation-transphobia-allegation-1. Clarifying the way moderation works.
Carter, Chase (2022 Jan 17) Tabletop Simulator permanently shuts down global chat, donates $10,000 to trans activism non-profit. https://www.dicebreaker.com/topics/tabletop-simulator/news/tabletop-simulator-shuts-down-global-chat. Prejudice, inclusion, and monitoring moderation.
Codega, Linda (2021 Dec 22) Small but mighty: Independent TTRPG presses work toward equity in game design. https://www.polygon.com/tabletop-games/22847187/indie-ttrpg-publishers-gauntlet-possum-creek-exalted-funeral. Increasing routes to publication.
D’anastasio, Cecilia (2021 Dec 28) Why 2021 Was the Biggest Year for the Labor Movement in Games. https://www.wired.com/story/2021-biggest-year-labor-movement-video-games. Employees and companies navigate pandemic economics and industry trends.
Hansen, Brandon (2022 Jan 16) Simple New Way I Play D&D with My Kid. https://prestidaditation.wordpress.com/2022/01/16/simple-new-way-i-play-dd-with-my-kid. Simplified character sheet, quests, and journaling.
McDowell, Shannon (2022 Jan 9) Minimizing Cultural Bias in Escape Rooms. https://analoggamestudies.org/2022/01/minimizing-cultural-bias-in-escape-rooms. Considering assumptions.
Meehan, Alex (2022 Jan 4) Dungeons & Dragons disability representation focus of Limitless Heroics supplement. https://www.dicebreaker.com/games/dungeons-and-dragons-5e/news/dnd-limitless-heroics-ks. Fundraising for large D&D 5E supplement concerning disabilities, neurodivergence, and mental illness in game.
Morrissey, Russ (2022 Jan 19) Gen Con Announces Badges Can Include Pronouns. https://www.enworld.org/threads/gen-con-announces-badges-can-include-pronouns.685455. Normalizing pronoun sharing.
Oxendine, Chez (2022 Jan 11) As an autistic GM, tabletop RPGs provide a perfect structure for social interaction. https://www.dicebreaker.com/categories/roleplaying-game/opinion/autistic-gm-tabletop-rpg-structure-social-interaction. Self-awareness in game and life.
FROM MIKE TRESCA
Tresca, Mike (2022 Jan 17) Looking Ahead to 2022. https://www.enworld.org/threads/looking-ahead-to-2022.684367. Trends in the hobby from D&D 5.5 to unions to supply chains woes.
© Copyright 2022 by the Committee for the Advancement of Role-Playing Games (CAR-PGa), ISSN 1071 7129. The CAR-PGa Newsletter is a monthly publication. For more information contact David Millians, Editor, Paideia School, 1509 Ponce de Leon Avenue, Atlanta, Georgia 30307 USA, phone (404) 808-1070, fax (404) 377-3491, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Back issues are available. Contributions of material from the membership are urged, and the byline is responsible for content. Deadline is the last weekday of the month, email preferred. Permission is granted to copy anything in the Newsletter, provided we get a credit line in the publication copying it, and it doesn’t have someone else’s copyright on it. Information, including details on joining CAR-PGa, can be obtained on the Internet at car-pga.org.