Accessible Gaming Quarterly

Logo for AGQ Year 2


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.

Learn about how you can contribute art or articles to the zine.

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.

See more about Issue 1

Get Issue 1 from DriveThruRPG.

Get Issue 1 in ePub-only at Smashwords.

Issue 2

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.

Issue 3

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.

Issue 4

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.


AGQ Year 1 Anthology

We put together an anthology of all four issues from AGQ Year 1. You can get them in a single tome for a discounted price. The print version costs 3/4ths of what it would cost to buy each issue individually.

Get the anthology from DriveThruRPG.

Issue 5

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.

Issue 6

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.

Issue 7

In Issue 7 our Q&A column continues. We also explain how to use Microsoft Excel to track initiative, highlight several unique characters, discuss imposter syndrome, and admit past mistakes while offering suggestions for the future.

Issue 8

Issue 8 rounds out Year 2 with more Q&A, essays, and creative material. We discuss how to use Legos for battle maps, how to learn from your mistakes, and why simply simulating disabilities in a game just doesn’t go far enough. We also discuss how faith and gaming can overlap in a positive way and spotlight some creative new character designs.

Kickstarter Backers

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.

Able-to-Play LFK
Alicia G.
Alyssa Askew
Amanda Evans
Godspar Games
Andrew Jones
Ashley Jones
Aras Sivad
Woodrow “”asim”” Hill
Gareth Hodges
Sam “”Bifford”” Byford
Crystal Mazur
Carol Darnell
Cassie Hudak
Casey Casas
Christie Fremon
Chet Gray
Colin Fredericks
Craig Maloney
Cadence Alvarez
Jared Thaler
Daniel M. Perez
Carl Rigney
Owen and Oliver Davidson
Dev Purkayastha
Jimbo H
Lisa Padol
Travis Casey
Egg Embry
Andrew Dooley
Evil Hat
Lane Abshire
elizabeth brown
Russell Collins
Gary Wood
Jason Pitre
John J Diffley
Jeff Patterson
Gray Darling
Emlyn Freeman
Hein Ragas
Leny Wagner
Sally Hutson
Katie Harwood
Ferrell Riley III
Scott Myers
Griffin D. Morgan
Jillian Wakarchuk
Jennifer Poppe
Jack Harrison
John Card II
Joseph Hopson
Aliso Duncan
Ian Little
John Welker
John H. Bookwalter Jr.
Ido Magal
John Senner
Jonas Richter
Andrew Fallows
Kat Micinski
Christopher Tomlinson
Laura “”Laura47″” Boylan
Aaron Jamieson
Paula Lorenzo
Michael A De Anda
Olivia Montoya
Indie Press Revolution
Aser and Megan Tolentino
Mike MacMartin
Shauna Forrister
Stephanie Bryant
Jason D’Angelo
Michael Raichelson
Damon King
Yancey Larochelle-Williams
Éric M Paquette
RPG Crunch
Nathan D. Paoletta
Tara M. Clapper, The Geek Initiative
Rafe Richards
Kat Lim
Rachel Goodwin
Richard Ruane
Aven McConnaughey
Robert Taylor
Robert W. Easton
Cristopher Frank
David Pelletier
Hawke Robinson with RPG Research
Ryan Ferguson
Jeffrey Meyer
Jason Schindler
Dot Eater
Sean Nittner
Curse of Sebs
Steve Donohue
Ben N.
Sarah Gilbert
Maria M
Stentor Danielson
Shervyn von Hoerl
Steven Harder
Fen Slattery
Sven “”DrMcCoy”” Hesse”