News & Announcements

2020 Tabletop Writers Diversity Initiative: Challenge Seven

Welcome back to the Tabletop Writers Diversity Initiative! It’s Week 7! I’m Rafael Cordero, one of the Guild Directors. I’m also the Editor-in-Chief of Board Game content over at Goonhammer, and have been writing here and there around the industry for a few years now. One of the things that writing in this hobby has…
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2020 Tabletop Writers Diversity Initiative: Challenge Six

Welcome back to the Tabletop Writers Diversity Initiative! Hi folks! Week 6! DANG! I’m Nicole Hoye, and I’m the VP of the Guild, as well as a writer at the Daily Worker Placement. I’ve been writing for the DWP for over 5 years now, and I’ve had a chance to dive into all sorts of…
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2020 Tabletop Writers Diversity Initiative: Challenge Five

Welcome back to the Tabletop Writers Diversity Initiative! I’m Dustin Schwartz, writer and editor of tabletop game rulebooks. Since I first stepped into the freelance waters six years ago, I’ve contributed professionally to more than 150 games that have gone on to publication, and plenty more that have not. One of my favorite things about…
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2020 Tabletop Writers Diversity Initiative: Challenge Four

Welcome back to the Tabletop Writers Diversity Initiative! I’m Meeple Lady, and I’m a board game writer, rulebook editor and podcaster. And as someone who writes about board games, one important lesson to learn is to adapt your writing style to the platform you’re using. When I’m recording an episode on The Five By, I…
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2020 Tabletop Writers Diversity Initiative: Challenge Three

Welcome back to the Tabletop Writers Diversity Initiative! This week it’s time for my introduction! I’m Jonathan Liu, Senior Editor at GeekDad, where I’ve been writing about board games (among other topics) since 2009. And the bulk of that content has been reviews in some shape or form. I’ve discovered over the years that I…
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2020 Tabletop Writers Diversity Initiative: Challenge Two

Welcome back to the Tabletop Writers Diversity Initiative! My name is Ruel Gaviola, a long time contributor to iSlaytheDragon and Geek & Sundry (among others), and a current officer here at the Tabletop Writers Guild. And today I have the pleasure of introducing the week two challenge! I love lists. Whether it’s a daily to-do list or a…
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2020 Tabletop Writers Diversity Initiative: Challenge One

Like most people, as an intensely curious and impressionable child, I idolized my older siblings. As someone only just starting out in grade school, I thought my two teenage brothers and their friends were some of the coolest people ever. They built forts in the woods. They had legendary room-spanning, furniture-toppling pillow fights. And they…
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Announcing the 2020 Tabletop Writers Diversity Initiative

Anyone can be a writer if they want to. The invention of writing profoundly changed human civilization. Since its inception writing has allowed cultures to spread and exchange ideas, communicate with its people, and keep all manner of records. But for centuries to know how to write was a status symbol, a sign of education…
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A Guild Statement Regarding Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter. As writers, we are acutely aware of the power that words possess. When crafted well, words bring with them the ability to affect hearts and minds in the most profound ways possible. Words can inspire us to move mountains – or cow us into submission. Words can challenge us with new thoughts…
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A Guild Statement Regarding Plagiarism

Recently, allegations have arisen in the board game writing community regarding claims of plagiarism. Allegations which unfortunately have turned out to be true. As a result of this incident, the Tabletop Writers Guild wanted to reiterate our position on professional conduct in the written medium. Plagiarism is a highly damaging act that can have wide-reaching…
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