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Dungeons and drag: Vancouver’s queer tabletop gaming scene

Meet the Game Master Tim and his group of “gaymers” — queer tabletop gamers

By Leah Siegel , in City , on April 5, 2019

“Everyone games. It’s the one standard you can use to bridge all the other gaps.”

Meet the Game Master Tim and his group of “gaymers” — queer tabletop gamers. Since the autumn of 2017, they have met every month to play games like Magic: The Gathering and Codenames. These game nights mean different things to the people who come.

Listen to Tim and fellow gaymers Felix and Adam Zapple discuss the communities they’ve found, how Dungeons and Dragons reignited one person’s passion for drag, and how tabletop games encouraged another to think of their own sexual identity in new ways.