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Wheelchair Warriors - Brainwaves Podcast Episode 55

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Episode 55 - Wheelchair Warriors
There Will Be Games

The deluge of news is finally slowing and the team takes a well deserved rest in the gardens, whilst still bringing you the latest information from the world of tabletop. 

This cast covers the Ennie Winners, Roll20 boom, Combat Wheelchairs, Asmodee going alone, Starfinder returning to Alexa and more! As the storm clouds gather overhead the team discuss the relationship between publishers and reviewers and where the line lies between reviews and paid content.  

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Iain McAllister  (He/Him)
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Iain McAllister lives in Dalkeith, Scotland with his wife Cath and their two dogs, Maddie and Gypsy. He has been a keen member of the local gaming scene for many years setting up and participating in many of the clubs that are part of Edinburgh's vibrant gaming scene.

You can find more of his work on The Giant Brain which publishes a wide range of articles about the hobby including reviews, previews, convention reports and critique. The Giant Brain is also the home of the Brainwaves podcast, a fortnightly podcast covering industry news that Iain hosts with his friend Jamie Adams.

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ubarose replied the topic: #313562 27 Aug 2020 13:22
The whole combat wheelchair controversy on twitter has been insane. I just don't understand how people can be such assholes. I saw the minis and they are amazing. If they weren't so expensive, I'd buy all of them and play a wheelchair warrior in my next campaign.
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Gary Sax replied the topic: #313563 27 Aug 2020 13:29
This stuff is so fucked up to me and it makes me insane. Even if you will not personally use it or don't like the idea, if someone else wants to play someone who is like themselves or otherwise experiment with being someone else in their fantasy RPG game you are absolutely showing your whole ass about what a shitty person you are by going to the wall on opposing this.

I fucking hate these kind of bullshit objections.
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ubarose replied the topic: #313568 27 Aug 2020 13:57
One good thing that I saw that came out of this:

People who felt that role playing was an opportunity to play an idealized self - whether that was someone who was stronger, faster, smarter, able to speak three languages, see in the dark, etc. - were initially bewildered as to why a disabled person would choose to play a character that needed a wheelchair. They had their minds blown when they came to understand that for many people who are disabled their idealized self isn't someone who doesn't need to use a wheel chair, but someone for whom using a wheel chair is not a disability.
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dysjunct replied the topic: #313571 27 Aug 2020 14:30
I haven't followed the controversy but obviously people having fun is great. Personally though, I'd go for a permanent Tenser's Floating Disk with a chair bolted to it. Has the added bonus of not setting off pressure plates.
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ubarose replied the topic: #313574 27 Aug 2020 15:18
@mustangsart created the combat wheel chair as a unique item for DnD, with stats, rules, etc. Made a pdf available for free download. Madness ensued.

Link to @mustangsart : amustangart

Link to the minis: Strata Minis
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jason10mm replied the topic: #313579 27 Aug 2020 23:23
Ahhh, so that's what this is about. I thought it was Aabria Iyengar's comments on the dnd podcast about her mermaid character using a magical ball of water to float around on land.

The minis are posed kinda silly to me but then most minis are so who would complain? More relevant would be any in game effects of such a device (does it count as an attuned magic item, is there a penalty for its use, or is it a visual skin only?). I certainly don't see an issue with a handicapped person using it, might sideeye a person who does it to "feel like I have a disability" though.

It does bring up some world building questions. Typical Forgotten Realms type world you'd think it would just be a matter of enough gp to buy a fix for paralysis. Same with blindness and other major impairments IIRC. But hey, player choice trumps all, right? So long as the DM and the group agree with it why not?
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thegiantbrain replied the topic: #313605 29 Aug 2020 14:45
The whole controversy is nuts. If you don't like it just don't use it, as we say on the cast. For a game to open up and allow more people to see themselves in the stories we can tell round the table is fantastic.