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teachytv:

10 years ago today, Ebony Dark’ness Dementia Raven Way went back in time to sedouce Volxemort and protect all of us from his evil plans

reblog this post to honor Enoby’s brave sacrifice, ignore if you’re a prep or a poser

evilhag:

not a drama queen, a drama khaleesi

jessibowman:

Okay I’m happy we’re getting a trans woman iconic in Pathfinder but

Isn’t that the setting with Americans that are the Good Guys Forever That Always Hated Slavery, magical thieving Roma, and one African nation that exists 100% for the players to white savior in?

Like… that’s still super gross?

Andoran isn’t always the good guys and I would argue that Cheliax the country they rebelled from is a pretty great representation of corporate America.

The Varisians are far from all thieves, there is a “mafia” essentially that gives them a bad name, which many of them hate and struggle to overcome the bad reputation.

By African country I’m assuming you are referring to somewhere in Garund, but I have no idea where you think “exists only to play white savior”

mostly-jensen:

HAPPY 2014 EVERYONE

Sincerely, THE SUPERNATURAL FANDOM

professor-ozpin:

Weiss Schnee stands on chairs to loom over people when she talks.

This is canon.

God is real.

As luck would have it, I have a trans man featuring prominently in my newest project I’m writing right now!

That is fantastic! Can’t wait to see it!!

jessicalprice:

dogstarrb:

Paizo, I love that you’re bringing a lot more gender identities and sexual orientations into the game, and just generally improving equal representation, but I have to ask, have you considered: 

  • Trans MEN?
  • AN ICONIC HEALER CLASS THAT ISN’T A WOMAN????

Getting REALLY sick of the constant association of healing with the feminine.

You’re right on both counts. I think we’ve tended to prioritize transwomen because we have transwomen on staff and among our contributors, but it’s time transmen got some love. 

And yeah, I agree that we need more gentlemen among our healers. 

Really glad to see that this idea has been acknowledged! I can totally understand people pushing the representation of their own identity, and I’d like to say again, that I’m not by any means knocking what you’ve done so far, just highlighting an area for improvement.

markmoreland:

dogstarrb:

Paizo, I love that you’re bringing a lot more gender identities and sexual orientations into the game, and just generally improving equal representation, but I have to ask, have you considered:

  • Trans MEN?
  • AN ICONIC HEALER CLASS THAT ISN’T A WOMAN????

Getting REALLY sick of the constant association of healing with the feminine.

You’re right on both counts. I think we’ve tended to prioritize transwomen because we have transwomen on staff and among our contributors, but it’s time transmen got some love. 

And yeah, I agree that we need more gentlemen among our healers. 

Technically, Damiel, Hakon, Harsk, Lem, Oloch, and Quinn can all serve as a party healer. While only two of them are divine casters, and only the  warpriest uses the full cleric spell list, they can replace a cleric, druid, inquisitor, oracle, or shaman in the “healer” role. This is the case in the Pathfinder Legends audio dramas, in which Harsk is the only character capable of casting any healing magic.

Damiel and Quinn have to choose to opt in to healing by taking a class feature choice. As we discussed in other reblogversation, 4th level casters hardly count- they won’t be able to heal you for the first crucial few levels in which healing is all the more vital, and by the time they do get access to CLW you’ve out health-pooled it. All of the gents you’ve mentioned are not “primary healers” but in fact “party support,” at best, which carries an entirely different connotation. While they may be fully capable of casting a cure spell, that is not what makes someone a “healer” to a lot of gamers, and that is part of what inspired the original post. 

our next healer is agender so thats another for the nb category haha. it would be neat if we could get some more diversity in the iconics though, not just guys for healers but nonbinary options too. at least it is getting better

sorcerous-blood:

Also that! And I’d say babysteps are a good start but we HAVE had trans characters, in multiple adventures even, and homosexual characters, and for a genre like tabletop RPGs? That’s a MASSIVE step, and it’s great that Paizo’s taken it. Things are definitely looking up, and I’m glad I’m part of this modern group of gamers that get to see this changing.Now, let’s keep the momentum. Keep walking gang, every journey begins with a single step and we’re full march now, can’t stop!

That’s what I was really trying to say earlier. NOT that I think that what they’ve done so far hasn’t counted, but that they are making progress and I appreciate it but also don’t stop now.

sorcerous-blood:

dogstarrb:

Paizo, I love that you’re bringing a lot more gender identities and sexual orientations into the game, and just generally improving equal representation, but I have to ask, have you considered: 

  • Trans MEN?
  • AN ICONIC HEALER CLASS THAT ISN’T A WOMAN????

Getting REALLY sick of the constant association of healing with the feminine.

Now that’s a fair point, actually. Both of them. Look at the iconic characters even capable of healing;

Kyra, Seelah, Lini, Imrijka, Feiya, Alahazra, Oloch, Hakon, Lem, and now Sharda.

Of those, 3 are men, 6 are female, and one was assigned male at birth and later recognized as female. 7 out of 10 of the ‘healers’ are female. It can be argued that not all of the characters on that list have the mentality of a healer, they are capable of it, and would likely get labeled as such. With 10 heal-capable iconics, all of whom are rich and wonderfully developed no matter their gender, it would have been possible to get a bit more diversity to help stop the ‘the chick’s the healer’ mentality a lot of gamers had/still have.

As a brief aside, I find it interesting that I know that this is a gamer mentality that needs to change, but at our tables the healer is almost always a male character.

Sarenran cleric (male), 2 Pharasman clerics (both male), Oracle of Flame (male), a Desnan cleric (male), cleric of Brigh (male), Oracle of Battle (male), cleric of a homebrew starstoney God (male), witch (both male and female), cleric of Desna (female), Druid (female), and one intersexed gender-queer oracle of passion (zuriel)

See I would slim that list down. Disregard anything that can’t be the “primary healer” in groups that build that way- bard/skald/inquisitor are given MAJOR side eye in this regard, and paladins are right out. Even witch and druid get a little flack trying to be primary healer sometimes, since their cures are staggered, but I’ll still count them. Warpriest… I can’t truly judge yet because we don’t have the new changes, but given the flavor they’ve described and the write up of the iconic for it, it seems a lot like paladin with a bit more spellcasting- they’re probably not going to be using it for healing, but for buffs and offense, and their 6th level casting puts them in Bard/Skald/Inquisitor questionable territory. 

So of 9th level healing classes, we’re back to 100% female. 

6th level healing capable classes are actually male dominated, but I posit that that is because they are not thought of as “primary healers” but rather “Party support”- healing is something they CAN do, but most of their class is built around enhancing others. Yes, that’s also part of the healing kit, but “party support” and “healer” have incredibly different social connotations.