Identity in Board and RPG Games

PLAY (Grand Salon D)

Sunday October 20, 2019 - 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm

What is the gender of this wooden block? Are Meeple, people? Are there in fact female or non-binary dwarves? What is the identity of a beholder? There are a ton of assumptions regarding identities in gaming that seem outdated and problematic. What are the best ways to address this in design and play?