Digital Arts and New Media: MFA: Collaboration, Innovation, Social Impact

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Dayna Diamond: Bluestockings

Bluestockings is a tabletop-style roleplaying game designed specifically for remote play in order to foster connection, play, and joy during the pandemic (particularly for people who enjoy tabletop rpgs). It also intervenes in a space that centers combat as its problem-solving mechanic, with disputes resolved by a central authority (the Dungeon/Game Master). Bluestockings instead positions non-competitive, social collaboration as its primary problem-solving mechanic. Narratively, it follows a Society focused on collaboratively solving community problems in salon-era, post-Reign of Terror France, where characters rebuild following massive violence in the face of a shaky government and uncertain future.