Queer Fantasy: An Exploration of a Genre Through Modern Narrative Games
This series will focus on my thoughts about Queerness and Fantasy through the lens of tabletop and video games. I believe these intersections, and the further intersection of Queer Fantasy through games, is very important in the year 2017. As games become a larger cultural touchstone, Fantasy games come closer to the forefront of pop culture. Fantasy, as shown by the staggering readerships of authors like J. K. Rowling and J. R. R. Tolkien, is a genre in high demand. Tolkien in his time offered tales of heroism in the shadow of Fascist regimes as well as escapism. Queer Fantasy goes farther to show the heroism of the oppressed, ignored, and othered. In our current battle with fascism this is an artistic weapon we should be making use of.