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Found: A Gender-Exploratory TTRPG Program

Project tags:

community engagement & outreach

equity & inclusion

social justice

Project poster

In order to go beyond the “Trans 101” programming common within libraries, we developed Found, a table-top role-playing game and discussion inspired by the well-known Mission to Mars passive education and problem-solving activity. Between experiences-based character creation, diverse non-player characters, flexible abilities, a soft tone to allow for vulnerability, a setting that encourages engagement with systemic issues, thought-provoking puzzles, and contemplative discussion questions, Found is a program designed to foster transgender community by giving space to comfortably explore gender, while also increasing cultural competency of cisgender allies.

Project participants:

Leland Ashford Lanquist


Marie Peeples


Caroline Wright