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The Journal of Dungeoneering for Hip and Attractive Professionals releases the following call for papers and art to fill its third issue.
This is an interesting time for our field… and, at risk of sounding a tad trite, it’s an interesting time for our society. Our comrades are unionizing, TTRPG has never been more popular, and we are finally getting back to in-person games (where it makes sense).
Whether we like it or not, our world is a different one than existed two years or even one year ago. The world of tabletop roleplaying games is no exception. The past year has brought us unionization at Paizo (which JoD4HAP has unquestionably backed), calls for more representation in every level of the field, and unionization efforts across nearly every industry that serves as a vertebra in the spine of our current capitalist machine. Marginalized voices are crying out to be heard and taken seriously.
For our third issue, we are looking to amplify those marginalized voices. How have you been impacted by the labor movement? What can TTRPG teach us about the persistence of people like the Paizo workers union? How can allies give space to folks who have traditionally had to fight for a seat at the table? Have you had good experiences working with certain publications and companies? Bad experiences?
Send us your poetry, your short fiction, your essays, your features, your art.
The TTRPG community is resilient. It strives to be inclusive. It needs work.
Let’s get started.