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


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

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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!

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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:

Here's where to get them:

* The core rulebook -
* The supplement -

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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!

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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 👿🎃🦇
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
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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Shanti Bhavan on the Netflix Original documentary series Daughters of Destiny

I am not sure what to say, so I'll just repeat what I wrote on Facebook:

My job is Director of Operations of the Shanti Bhavan Children's Project, but as I reflect on this moment, I know it has not been a job -- it has been my life's calling.

I have seen children come through our gates year after year. I have heard their struggles, felt their pain, and have known the enormous hardships they and their families have faced through the years.

I have also known my own struggles and hardships. There have been days that were so dark I did not know if I could make it. Days that were so hard I saw no hope and no future. Days that made me want to lay down and die.

Shanti Bhavan that gave me strength. The children, the staff, the volunteers, all the incredible people who make this place so magical.

We stayed together, worked together. We did not give up. From those darkest days, we have grown and continued doing the best we could.

I cannot believe where we are now. I am so deeply thankful that the story of our school has been captured by the amazing, Oscar-award winning Vanessa Roth and that none other than A.R. Rahman is doing the music! And all of this coming to life through a 4 part Netflix Original documentary series.

It feels unreal.

There are too many people to thank. Too many people who have been with us at different points and made this possible. Too many friends who have been there for me, personally.

Thank you all.

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