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July 11
2014

Celebrate Pride In Star Trek Online

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Celebrate LGBT Pride with the Fifth Annual Pride Weekend for Star Trek Online, hosted by Stonewall Fleet! Festivities kick off Saturday, July 12, at  12:00 p.m. EST with the opening ceremonies and run all weekend until the closing ceremonies at 10:00 p.m. EST on Sunday, July 13.

There’s a PvP Tournament, Costume Contest, a Pride Parade, and even a prom! Oh, and of course, lots of battles! You can participate even if you’re not a member of Stonewall Fleet by asking for an invite to the STOPride channel. Click here for a full calendar of events as well as more information about participating.

Happy Pride, and Live long and prosper!

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July 10
2014

D&D’s Bumpy Road to Inclusion

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(A word of caution. Some of the links to articles contained within contain strong language.)

On Tuesday, Wizards of the Coast released the free basic rules to the fifth and newest edition of the most popular RPG franchise, Dungeons & Dragons. Inside, aspiring adventurers and dungeon masters can find rules on how to create adventurers who are devout Clerics, brawny Fighters, devious Rogues, or worldly Wizards, and then tells them how to go out into the world, slay monsters, collect treasure, and become ever stronger.

It also included something new in a D&D product, something that gave me pause when I saw it for the first time. In fact, I didn’t actually believe it when I first saw it. The passage in question is a mere two paragraphs filed under “Sex” (as in one’s biological sex), but the content of those paragraphs are stunning to anyone used to tabletop RPGs.

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July 10
2014

Review: The Wolf Among Us, Episode 5: Cry Wolf

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At long last, it’s time for the grand finale of Telltale Games’ adaptation of the Fables series, The Wolf Among Us. But now that the story is complete, does it all hold together or did it fall apart like a house of cards? Read on for my spoiler-free review!

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July 7
2014

Sailor Moon Crystal: Come Sail Away With Me

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Today is a very special day, a day that I never thought I would ever experience again in my entire life. I shot out of bed this morning like it was Christmas morning and I was going to open the biggest present under the tree. I sat right in front of my TV with my favorite blanket wrapped around me ready to watch the debut of Sailor Moon Crystal.

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July 4
2014

Wootini’s Weekly Animal Crossing Diary

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Dear Diary,

I’m writing this entry a little early because of the holiday weekend. But even though it wasn’t an entire seven days since my last entry, don’t think there’s not a whole lot of activity in Geneva to write about! Read on and you’ll see what I mean!

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July 3
2014

IeSF Hearthstone Tournament: No Girls Allowed, Blizzard Says Otherwise

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E3, and Nintendo in particular, provided an uplifting experience this year when I started to see how many games were utilizing female protagonists. Lady gamers make up half the gaming audience, after all, so it was encouraging to see devs start adding that representation into their titles. Then I heard about Finland’s Assembly Summer 2014 and promptly headdesked so hard I may have suffered mild dain bramage. You see, Assembly hosts International e-Sports Federation (IeSF) tournaments, the winners of which will move on to this year’s international finals in Baku, Azerbaijan. IeSF, for whatever reason, has decided that there will be no women’s division for the Hearthstone competition, so therefore women can’t compete. Like, at all. MORE >>

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July 3
2014

Legena: A New LGBTQ-Friendly Indie RPG

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Earlier this month, Jeremy Beare (the founder of Grandpa Pixel) approached us about his budding new indie RPG trilogy Legena. Beare promises an authentic traditional RPG-ing experience with a compelling dark story and unique characters and settings. He particularly emphasized a focus on LGBTQ characters and themes. The following is excerpted from an interview I conducted with Beare himself.

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