Indie publisher 404 Ink has confirmed the release of a new book that will explore the queer Dungeons & Dragons community later this year.
They Came To Slay: The Queer Culture Of DnD is written by Thom James Carter and will be published in July 2022.
The book describes the following: “Dungeons and Dragons have always played at Queers, but since the mid – 2010s, the team of magicians playing magic and power has taken up more space.
“They Came To Slay investigates how gambling became such a powerful mechanism that people could watch strange people examine, explore and engage with who they are, and how they want to spend their lives. in both real and imagined worlds, “he continues.
They Came To Slay is part of Ink’s 404 series 2022 Inklings, a collection of eight books of approximately 112 pages. Other books in the series include Now Go: On Grief And Studio Ghibli by Karl Thomas, No Dice: Gambling And Risk in Modern Culture by Nathan Charles, and The Loki Variations: The Man, The Myth, The Mischief by Karl Johnson. Order them here.
Speaking on the series, 404 Ink said, “Big ideas are basically in compact books. You may not be very familiar with them, you may want to learn more but you do not know where to start. The answer: here. “
“Where our first titles went from fashion to education to hip hop and beyond, this year echoes eight more incredible themes, from the lonely legacy of Dungeons & Dragons to the love of male survivors, the radical potential of female friendship or adult adoption identities . . Each combines a major theme, guided by the authors’ personal views. “
Rockstar Games, on the other hand, would remove content from Grand Theft Auto Online and the enhanced version of Grand Theft Auto 5 that could be considered transphobic following an open letter from the LGBTQ + Out Making Games organization.
“Given the global cultural impact of GTA 5, Rockstar has a social responsibility to its players (many of whom may be LGBTQ +), its team and the world at large without promoting violence against people. cross and gender different, “the letter says.