Black Lives Matter

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A lot transpired in the Board Game community yesterday. In case you missed it, Origins Online has been cancelled (also Kotaku article) due to their silence on the Black Lives Matter movement.

After waking up to this news, I felt it was my duty to post our support at Rock Manor Games as well. We stand with everyone in support of Black Lives Matter, and if you thought anything different, you haven’t been paying much attention to our games where we go out of our way to foster diversity in our games, artwork, etc wherever possible.

Anyways, I thought it was important to take a moment out of my day to not only acknowledge this incredible civil rights movement, but also applaud the people in our industry that spoke out yesterday:

One of the things I am bummed about with Origins Online being cancelled is that our publisher/designer pitching thing is cancelled along with it. I know Rock Manor Games isn’t all the influential, but if you are Person of Color or identify as Female and have a game you are looking to get published, please reach out to me. I would love to hear your pitch and we don’t require any previous experience in the games industry. All you need is a great game that fits our brand.

Finally, I just want to share this great article that I found over the weekend on Polygon on How to Support Black Lives Matter: https://www.polygon.com/2020/6/2/21278117/how-to-support-black-lives-matter-george-floyd-protests-donate-volunteer-police-brutality. There are tons of great causes that you can donate or get involved in.

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