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TAGGS 2021

Gaming in the Pandemic

2021 Gaming in the Pandemic A presentation on how bereavement and grief are shown and used in video games, and how they can expand outside of the games. Discuss the distinctions between bereavement, grief, death, and dying. Investigate examples of them in video games How to use these video games as conversation starters or supports….

Keynote: Finding My Seat at the Table

2021 Finding my Seat at the Table The theme of this year’s TAGG Summit is “Community: Everyone Has a Seat at the Table” and we’re celebrating everyone who plays a role in the important work we all do. Kicking off TAGGS 2021 is mental health talk show host and advocate MommaFoxFire! She interviews mental health…

Dungeons & Dragons and Autism

2021 D&D and Autism How RPGs can be used to support ASC people. This presentation will help give DMs and players the tools to support ASC people in their games. Jamie Ross Founder Bristol Adventurers Guild Hi, my name is Jamie. I’m a self confessed geek, and was lucky enough to grow up reading adventure…

Dungeons & Dog Tags: Enhancing Veteran Mental Health with TTRPGS

2021 Dungeons & Dog Tags Gaming of all types is a common past time among service members seeking diversion, social connection, and/or team building. But what about life after the military? Multiple challenges are inherent in the transition from military to civilian life. Additional challenges arise in the presence of mental illness. Individuals experiencing mental…

Diversity in Role Play: Facing Discrimination

2021 Diversity in Role Play Racism, Sexism, and homophobia. These are all tough subjects to face at the game table. Join us as we discuss the impact of discrimination at our game spaces and in our play. Learn best practices for what to do if discrimination does come up in play, and how to address…

Death Education & Video Games

2021 Death Education & Video Games This panel will present examples of video games that can be used as death education. What is death education/death positivity. Examples of good and not-so-good death in video games. Benefits of using games to talk about death and dying. Link Keller, MA (They|She) Media Psychologist Geek Therapy Co-host on…

Creating an Educational TTRPG – Inspirisles

2021 Creating an Educational TTRPG Inspirisles is the first TTRPG to teach sign language as you play. We aim to bring it to as many schools as possible and bridge the gap between mainstream education and Deaf culture. Richard Oxenham, MA (He}Him Director Hatchlings Games Ltd. Creator of Inspirisles, the 1st Tabletop RPG to teach…

Content Creators Panel

2021 Content Creators Panel Please join this panel of content creators from the realm of video games, comics and cartoons who have had experience of over 40 years in various industries. Join us for a discussion about the responsibility content creators have in regards to representation, crated worlds, as well as the impact their creations…