#RPG – A Critique of ‘Privilege, Power, & Dungeons & Dragons: How Systems Shape Racial & Gender Identities in TTRPGS

RELEASED: Privilege Check (card game)

Privilege Check

Or: An Egregious Example of the Tone Deaf, Silencing, ‘Humour’ of the Heteropatriarchal, White, Oppressor Class

PCIt is a truth universally acknowledged that you cannot win an argument on the internet. This common presumption is, however, incorrect. It is perfectly possible to win an argument on the internet, not by being right or by using evidence, but by the simple expedient of being more oppressed than anyone else.

Not oppressed in the actual meaning of being oppressed, but rather how many minority groups demographics you can cram yourself into. If you’re the most oppressed, nobody can hope to challenge anything you say or think without being a horrible bigot.

Privilege Check is a game that recreates this phenomenon by setting the players against each other to compete in order to be the least privileged person at the table and, thus, to win while the most privileged person at the table is dubbed the ‘Shitlord’. These cards can also be used to create random Tumblr profiles.

Download the PDF here and print your own.

Buy hardcopy HERE (it may not be up yet, give it a week or two)