2,493 people signed this open letter in support of diversity in gaming and the commitment to stand against harassment and violent threats against those who speak about it.
I was one of those people, and
I'm very proud to be, but more, I am very glad to see so many names from
so many places in gaming on it.
+Bedroom Wall Press is but a name I wear, but it's
a name I also put on that letter, because it's something I believe in
not just personally but as a statement of creative intent, and have
quietly worked to better myself on through all my projects despite
frankly fearing hostility if I either admitted to doing so or did so in
the wrong way. I agonized over the text of +Arcana Rising as I tried to find ways to
make what can sometimes be deeply problematic cultural myths still stand
relevant and inviting to a modern audience. And should Corona ever seethe light of day , I've worked even harder than that.
I don't know where BWP
is going from here, in fact it's likely to lie dormant for a while now
as I focus on real life concerns and more productive career concerns. As
well, my face in online communities has been dwindling down as more and
more of them seem bristling with toxicity and hostility.
is a comfort, to me, and I hope, to others, to know that there are so
many others out there who do care, who do stand for what I do and what I
hope many of you reading this do, and are still willing to shout it out
loud to the world in spite of the hostility they may face.
Here's to a better tomorrow everyone.