A Plague Tale: Innocence’s resonance into today’s plague-filled world

“A hallmark of pandemic disease is its ability to destroy worlds, not just individuals”  - John Kelly, The Great Mortality. This is the message I took away from Asobo Studio’s A Plague Tale: Innocence. The plague has taken everything. A sea of isolation rages across the landscape, bringing with it a toxic silence. Bodies buried, … Continue reading A Plague Tale: Innocence’s resonance into today’s plague-filled world

On isolation: a non-gaming post

Cw: domestic abuse, end of the world discussion. I must apologise for the tone and topic of this. But, of course, things are not normal. Right now, I am struggling to focus on writing about media even though now, more than ever, I should be consuming it – being a non-medical person, with no skill to … Continue reading On isolation: a non-gaming post

Offering up our Twitch channel & site as a home for canceled talks & panels.

If you were going to give a talk or present a panel at a now canceled event, let us know if you'd like to stream it on our Twitch channel or use it to host a virtual conference! We're opening the door to let folks do online events. Drop a note to indg@ineeddiversegames.org Or if … Continue reading Offering up our Twitch channel & site as a home for canceled talks & panels.

Old School Pick: Dying Light

Recently, the folks at Techland released a patch for their year 5 year old game, Dying Light. This is an open-world, action-RPG parkour zombie game. You play as a Kyle Crane, a very generic, entirely forgettable lead who sounds like but isn’t Troy Baker. In this city that is definitely not Turkey, a mysterious virus … Continue reading Old School Pick: Dying Light

Catch Rivals of Waterdeep Live at @C2E2 next weekend!

Hey y'all, if you're going to #C2E2 next weekend, like D&D and want to check out your local, Wizards of the Coast Sponsored actual play 5e group, come to Room S404 on Sunday, March 1st at 12pm! https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ERRPVrcW4AEKbdh.jpg There'll also be codes given away for free shipping on our #Sponsor Level Up Dice's site for 30 days to everyone … Continue reading Catch Rivals of Waterdeep Live at @C2E2 next weekend!

PAX East: Seeking Diversity Lounge Volunteers

It's that time of year again, time to sign up to hang out at PAX East for I Need Diverse Games! While we can't provide any transportation or other assistance, we can and will provide badges* to a few lucky folks that are able to help represent the organization and connect with the community. Please … Continue reading PAX East: Seeking Diversity Lounge Volunteers

Why the Witcher TV-series is a missed opportunity

The Witcher games, particularly Wild Hunt, have seen a recent resurgence in popularity thanks to the titular Netflix show. Though the books and games are divergent, they naturally have much in common – sharing a universe’s history, rather than strictly the present. The Witcher is set in a medieval fantasy world, created by Polish author … Continue reading Why the Witcher TV-series is a missed opportunity

Thoughts on Death Stranding pt 2

Please read the previous part to understand this... NOTE: SPOILERS FOR DEATH STRANDING AT THE END OF THE ARTICLE When the world is ending, there’s nothing like a warm pizza. Well, at least in the mind of characters in Death Stranding. Despite the recognition that every religion not only got it wrong, but dramatically wrong; … Continue reading Thoughts on Death Stranding pt 2

We need help to stay afloat

So, looking at our Patreon as our only means of funding, we're not gonna make it much into 2020 without a significant boost. Or we'll have to cut back on what we do, significantly. Simply put, things cost $, and bringing in $1500 a month ain't gonna cut it. Not if we want to still … Continue reading We need help to stay afloat

Thoughts on Death Stranding pt 1

The world is a dead, cold place. Isolation ebbs from the horizon, rather than the setting sun. People – or what remains of them – have dug themselves beneath the world, refusing to set foot on the poisoned planes of their species’ birth. That which ties them to the world, that which is meant to … Continue reading Thoughts on Death Stranding pt 1