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Whitney “Strix” Beltrán
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Mythology, Games, Writing, Diversity
Mythology, Games, Writing, Diversity

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Bluebeard's Bride won IndieCade's Grand Jury Award. The top of the top. I'm honored and very proud. Kind of floored that my first game not writing for someone else's IP has been propulsed so far.

I think it's important to acknowledge how deeply community support engendered the development process. Without the game jam where we first came up with the idea, the immediate positive reception by our peers (I remember especially James Stuart running around GenCon and preaching it to the rafters), a willingness to give us your time and input in alpha and beta testing, and supporting the Kickstarter, financially and otherwise, this game would not be what it is today. Likely, it would have never been made.

The indie tabletop community is my family. You've taught me design thinking, given me space to explore and find my voice, lifted me up when I was down, protected me when I was attacked, nurtured me and held me. Thanks from the bottom of my heart. I now also set aside portions of my own time and resources to help others, especially mentoring younger PoCs, providing infosec to those under siege, and helping people think about narrative design.

https://www.indiecade.com/awards/2018-awards/

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Finally updated my website! Juicy blog post detailing all my recent work, upcoming events, and updated project and resource pages.

http://www.strixwerks.com/results/

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I'd like to share with you all the good news the I have joined E-Line Media, the creators of Never Alone, as a full time narrative designer/writer.

I will be the writer on an unannounced E-Line project about the Ocean. So you know I'm going bonkers. Ya'll, it's gonna be fantastic.
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Woo! Waking up to an award nomination is not a bad way to start the day : )

Bluebeard's Bride has been nominated for a Golden Geek Award in the category "Best Artwork and Presentation". Please go vote if you are a member of RPG Geek!

https://rpggeek.com/thread/1947924/12th-annual-golden-geek-awards-nominees-announced

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Drivethrurpg now has the screen-friendly PDF for Misspent Youth's core rules, as well as the supplement, Sell Out with Me. SOwM is a collection of 17 settings and two hacks of the game by a variety of amazing authors and featuring the talents of a bunch of amazing artists.

The writers: +Caitlynn Belle, +Whitney Beltrán & +Ajit George, +Misha B, +Judd Karlman, +Kimberley Lam, +Daniel Levine, +Kira Magrann, +Michael Miller, +Quinn Murphy, +Joshua A.C. Newman, +Dev Purkayastha, +Alex Roberts, +Hannah Shaffer, +Jared Sorensen, +Daniel Swensen, +Curt Thompson, +Rachel E.S. Walton, +Bill White, and +Gregor Vuga.

The artists: +Christianne Benedict, +Nyra Drakae, +Alex Mayo, +Jennifer Rodgers, +Evan Rowland, +Ernanda Souza, Rick Troula, and +Jabari Weathers.

If you'd like to see a lot of art and information about each of these worlds from interviews with the writers, check out this G+ Collection: https://plus.google.com/collection/Q6h4CE

Here's where to get them:

* The core rulebook - http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/229713/Misspent-Youth-12
* The supplement - https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/230066/Misspent-Youth-Sell-Out-with-Me

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GivingTuesday: NEED HELP

Hey all,

Today, and for today ONLY, one anonymous donor has agreed to match all donations up to $100,000. So I could really use your help!

If you're able to donate, please do. Small or large, each dollar gets doubled and closer to our goal!

And even if you can't donate, please spread the word. We really need to reach as many people as possible to hit our target.

Thank you!
Today is #GivingTuesday!
Today is #GivingTuesday!
shantibhavangivingtues.funraise.org

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Ehehe! After tremendous work by myself, Marissa, Sarah and the Magpie team, Bluebeard's Bride is now officially and publicly available on DriveThru RPG! Perfect timing for Halloween 👿🎃🦇

http://drivethrurpg.com/product/224782/Bluebeards-Bride
Bluebeard's Bride
Bluebeard's Bride
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Coming 2017: Divine*

Art by @CspiderMx
Costuming by @the_strix
Photography by @ajitgeorgeSB
Story and narrative design by @PeteWhiz and @elizarbreath
Additional visual assets by @orcrist86
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A game that I made is now officially out in the wild! If you are a backer, go grab your PDF. It's gorgeous.

What a triumphant feeling this is, getting to share this with the gaming community. Please tell me all your stories about how horrified you were when you played it.

As a reminder, when you support minorities and their visions, you get really cool, groundbreaking stuff <3

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1921129910/bluebeards-bride
Bluebeard's Bride
Bluebeard's Bride
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Really thrilled with this interview +Glamour Magazine did with me about Shanti Bhavan and #DaughtersofDestiny! It may be one of the most in-depth interviews I've ever done about our work and why it's different and why it matters. Really got a chance to go into some detail and I am pleased at how it came out.
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