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25 hEDS+CI ♿ they/she banner & pfp @kroovv Combat Wheelchair creator Published Writer/Game Designer/Consultant saradisabilityrepinttrpgs@gmail.com
Apr 12, 2021 7 tweets 2 min read
Pippin Took and Merry Brandybuck are the PCs in a #dnd campaign whose players can only make it to random sessions every now and then so they choose to be agents of chaos that the rest of the party frantically have to clean up after when they're gone.
You can't change my mind. Pippin, who has no idea what's going on because the player arrived 1 hour into a session: I touch the fragile-looking skeleton leaning against a well.
Apr 12, 2021 4 tweets 1 min read
Head's up that I won't be charging for the Disability & The Witcher #ttrpg pdf. It will be 100% free.
Not just because I legally can't charge for it, but also because it is a labour of love and I feel deeply that my disability content should be free so anyone can enjoy it. I've said before that I won't charge people for something that should be in the core rules. There's very little anyone can say or do to get me to change my stance on that - disability content should be in the core rulings of games and it's not up for debate.
I love the Witcher-
Apr 11, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
It was a genuine delight to work with @redscargaming on this and I can still scarcely believe I contributed to an official Hellboy product!!

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It’s no secret that the life of an agent of the B.P.R.D. is one fraught with danger and the unexpected. An average day can throw you for a loop at any time. Things rarely go the way they’re anticipated to – that's a fact of an agent’s life. However, not all disabilities are
Jan 11, 2021 4 tweets 1 min read
Your daily reminder:
No, Critical Role didn't invent the Combat Wheelchair for #dnd. I did, and Matt very kindly asked to use his platform to promote it. It's very hurtful to see folks praising a show for creating something it didn't actually create! Don't spread misinformation! And this is no hate to Critical Role. I'm very grateful for their support and Matt even talked about and promoted my work on his twitter, rightly crediting me as the creator. This is me just asking for folks to realise that though the chair is on the show, I was the one who-
Jan 10, 2021 7 tweets 2 min read
A quick guide for new folks here about ableist language and language changes!

1) Don't say 'differently abled' or 'handicapped'. The term is 'disabled'.

2) Disability-first please! Say 'a blind person' NOT 'a person who is blind'. Person-first is outdated and was a concept- pressed on us by able-bodied people in the Disability Studies field. It comes from the idea that you should 'see the person not the disability' which is gross. However, older disabled people may prefer person-first language. If you're unsure of a person's preference ask politely!
Jan 10, 2021 4 tweets 1 min read
Me, opening my email and getting an offer of an interview call with some very prolific #ttrpg people who are miles out of my league: Anakin Skywalker smiling. The subtitles read '(nervous chuck I'm very small. And I have a lot of social anxiety. So you can imagine the kind of stress I'm under.
Jan 9, 2021 8 tweets 5 min read
Hey, new folks!

My name's Sara (or Mustang), and I'm a disabled, chronically ill, and queer disability advocate, predominantly working in the #ttrpg #dnd sphere!

Here's a short thread of some of the things I do!

1/6 I created the Combat Wheelchair - a supplement for 5e #dnd that is free to download and use in your games! In fact, you've probably seen Dagen Underthorn on @CriticalRole use this ruleset (many thanks to @matthewmercer 💜) & @idlechampions' Talin Uran!
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Jan 9, 2021 5 tweets 1 min read
Today has been me walking around the house and telling anyone who'll listen to me that there is now a WHEELCHAIR-USING CHARACTER IN A LICENCED D&D GAME HELL YEAH
#dnd I'm coming for the published books next!!!! You'd better believe it!!!
Jan 8, 2021 7 tweets 2 min read
I thought it'd be fun to make a thread about Talin Uran and update it once every day with a fun general factoid about him! @idlechampions @Wizards_DnD

Day 1:
Talin can speak Common, Infernal, Undercommon, Thieves' Cant & learned Common Sign Language from Nat, Squiddly, & Jenks! These will all be very general factoids, if you want specifics you'll have to tune in to interviews and shows over on their Twitch!
twitch.tv/cnegames
Jan 8, 2021 6 tweets 3 min read
Say hello to new Champion, Talin Uran! A Combat Wheelchair-using Tiefling Rogue from the streets of Waterdeep, coming to @idlechampions next week!

Anyone can be an adventurer!

#dnd #ttrpg #disability
@Wizards_DnD Catch me crying like an absolute baby over this lmao
A wheelchair-using character in Idle Champions!!!!
It's my boy! There he is! Look at him go!!!
Nov 9, 2020 6 tweets 1 min read
I want a cutscene in the next Witcher game where Geralt stands up and his joints all snap and pop like a glowstick please lmao He also has to do the very long drawn out 'HNNNNNNNNN' sound from sitting down too long
Nov 9, 2020 23 tweets 6 min read
Geralt of Rivia & the Importance of Disabled Protagonists

A Thread.

Geralt of Rivia is disabled.

That statement always surprises people, even fans of the series. But it's true. It's just that people only remember how Geralt is shown in- 1/20 Geralt of Rivia from CDPR's The Witcher 3Henry Cavill's Geralt of Rivia from Netflix's The Witcher sh the CDPR videogames - a grizzled but able-bodied monster hunter - without realising that CDPR removed that disability.

'It's only a disability, it's not that important' you may say, but it's actually VERY important. Geralt becomes disabled shortly towards the end of novel- 2/20
Nov 8, 2020 12 tweets 3 min read
Okay! This is a fun one, so strap in:

Cyberpunk as a genre deals with prosthetics and cyberware used to make people 'more than human', but they lose their humanity along the way, becoming more machine than person. A really big example of this outside of the Cyberpunk brand- 1/10 but within the cyberpunk genre is Shadowrun, in which there is an actual address of this concept in a mechanic form 'Humanity' - the more cyberware one gets, the less human they are perceived to be.
Now, why is this an issue?
Cyberpunk, both brand and genre, hasn't ever- 2/10
Nov 7, 2020 5 tweets 2 min read
1) Buddy, the thread is about how we shouldn't be making villains who are only evil because they are disabled and want to hurt others because of it. The thread covers that yes, Maul was evil before, but his grudge against Obi-Wan wasn't about Obi-Wan amputating his lower body 1/5 but about how his defeat cost him his position as a Sith Apprentice.

2) When able bodied people try to 'explore' the experience of disability it always falls into pitfalls of ableism. Consider, for example, the fact that Darth Vader's suit is *deliberately subpar* in order- 2/
Nov 6, 2020 24 tweets 5 min read
Darth Maul & Disabled Villains

A thread:

I get asked a lot about #ttrpg #dnd villains and disability. In popular media, you often find villains who are disabled because disfigurement and "body horror" are staples that usually connote 'bad' or 'evil'. 1/23 Darth Maul from Star Wars: ... The horror genre is built on fear of the 'other'. We are expected to fear things that are different from ourselves - therefore able bodied people have fear of the disabled. Villains in stories and media are made to be feared. We as an audience are expected to fear them as- 2/
Nov 6, 2020 4 tweets 1 min read
Disabled/chronically ill/neurodiverse/mentally ill ARTISTS!

I'm looking to compile an online document of you all so that when job openings for #ttrpg art come around at companies/publishers, I have a comprehensive list of folks to pass around to my contacts.

Reply with info! 💜 Once I've compiled the document, I'll also share it here on twitter so any smaller/independent companies can find some artists looking for work!
Aug 7, 2020 12 tweets 3 min read
The Combat Wheelchair (v2.0) for 5e #dnd
New upgrades, cleaner rules, sleeker design, FAQs and more - and still completely free! You have access to a book and a dyslexic-friendly font version!
drive.google.com/drive/folders/…
#disability #dnd
(audio available soon)
Art: @claudiopozas A greyscale drawn image of a wheelchair using warrior deflec I hope you all enjoy it 💜
Jul 1, 2020 24 tweets 5 min read
THREAD
CW: Ableism
Tolkien, Orcs, and Ableism
Since the recent orc discourse, I was hesitant to speak about it from a disability point of view, but I believe that I should because it's important. The term Tolkien used in describing his orcs as "Mongol-types", as "mongoloids" 1/23 carries not only a history of colonialist racist stereotypes, but ableism too. In the UK, up to the 1980s, the term 'mongoloid' was used to refer to or describe Down Syndrome as well. Why was this? Well, the facial features associated with Down Syndrome were described as 2/23