Accessible Gaming Quarterly is a zine devoted to accessibility and disability within the tabletop RPG space. Each issue features articles and art by disabled contributors, but the zine isn’t only for people with disabilities. It’s full of articles designed to bring together disabled and non-disabled gamers alike.
Issue 1 (July 2020)
This inaugueral issue of the zine is dedicated to all players of TTRPGs. It features several articles, a game review, and a stunning illustration of a blind orc sorceress.
Issue 2 of the world’s first accessibility-focused RPG zine is dedicated to Game Masters from all walks of life. Inside, you’ll find advice for GMs who facilitate play for people with disabilities, essays from neurodiverse gamers, and an interview with a designer of digital LARPs.
The third issue focuses on game design. Articles include specific, practical advice and tutorials about how to properly lay out a book, reflections from people with disabilities who design games, and insight into how certain disabilities impact a person’s ability to consume gaming material.
In Issue 4, Accessibility Tools, we cover a range of topics including: online gaming, using Excel as an accessibility tool, imagining accessibility aids for your imaginary characters, web accessibility, and more.
Annual Subscription (Year 1, Complete)
You can get an annual subscription to the zine for a discounted price. Each time a new issue is released, you will automatically receive an update with the new files.
In Issue 5 we answer reader questions, delve deeper into why accessibility matters, offer some DIY advice, and present two character snapshots. We round out the issue with some ideas for adding unique pirate-themed prosthetics to your games.
In Issue 6 we answer more questions, provide tips on delivering scripted text using a screen reader, describe how games can improve our humanity, offer some fantasy-themed accessibility tools and spells, highlight two character snapshots, and discuss how one game designer is implementing sign language in his game.
Thanks to 161 Kickstarter backers, we raised more than enough money to fund an entire year (four issues) of this zine. We couldn’t have made this happen without all their generous support.
We’d like to give a huge shout-out to all the following people, as well as the ones who didn’t want to be thanked by name.
Woodrow “”asim”” Hill
Sam “”Bifford”” Byford
Daniel M. Perez
Owen and Oliver Davidson
John J Diffley
Ferrell Riley III
Griffin D. Morgan
John Card II
John H. Bookwalter Jr.
Laura “”Laura47″” Boylan
Michael A De Anda
Indie Press Revolution
Aser and Megan Tolentino
Éric M Paquette
Nathan D. Paoletta
Tara M. Clapper, The Geek Initiative
Robert W. Easton
Hawke Robinson with RPG Research
Curse of Sebs
Shervyn von Hoerl
Sven “”DrMcCoy”” Hesse”