Gaming Privilege Checklist – Screen Reader Friendly Version

Can I Play That?1 minute read
  • Characters that look like me are usually not excluded for “historical accuracy.”
  • In character creation, I can always find my skin tone.
  • Demographic markers I can relate to (disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation) are not problems that need to be fixed in the game’s story.
  • I have many choices for hairstyles in character creation when making characters that look like me.
  • Verbiage used to discuss a character I relate to has never made me cringe.
  • I can easily find a game that draws from the history of my ancestors.
  • I’m confident there are people with backgrounds similar to mine writing for my favorite games.
  • Depictions of my heritage or ethnicity are accurate in game worlds.
  • I can often easily identify with the main protagonist.
  • I can’t recall seeing stereotypes of people of my race in games.
  • Characters I can relate to aren’t written to serve a one-off purpose.
  • Characters of my gender are the default protagonist often.
  • A condition or disability I live with has never been used to villainize a character.
  • People who look like me are not often the default villain in the story.

If you can agree with most of these statements, you have gaming privilege. Don’t worry! It’s not a bad thing. But consider the people who can’t check off anything on this list, like your gay friend, your disabled friend, or your black friend. Would you still enjoy games as much as if you didn’t have gaming privilege? We’re offering our DEI for Games Workshop to help make these statements true for everyone.

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