Asians Represent!

Episode 20: Designing games with Asian themes ft. Banana Chan

Daniel was joined by Banana Chan, Steve, and Discord community member Ting to talk about the processes behind designing TTRPGs that feature both Asian themes and mechanics inspired by Asian cultures!

Dungeons & Da Asians (Bonus): Session 0 Redux

The Dungeons & Da Asians crew got together to convert their D&D characters to Quest – the new game that will be powering our adventure!

Dungeons & Da Asians #8 – Into the Shadewood

Dungeons & Da Asians is back! Picking up where we left off before the quarantine, our heroes venture into the heart of the Shadewood to hunt the vicious Shadow Marquis!

Episode 19: Sex, Relationships, & TTRPGs ft. Sharang Biswas & Clio Yun-su Davis

Game designers Sharang Biswas and Clio Yun-su Davis joined Daniel and Ammar for a discussion about the ways that RPGs can challenge how you think about roleplaying, sexuality, and human relationships!

Episode 18: Ainu & Japanese National Identity ft. Marianne Ubalde

Daniel was joined by Marianne Ubalde, a scholar based in Hokkaido University in Sapporo, Japan for a discussion about the representation and participation of the Ainu people in Japanese media and depictions of Japan in games.

Episode 17: The Unbreakable Anthology ft. Jacky Leung & Collette Quach

Daniel was joined by Steve, Jacky Leung, and Collette Quach to discuss “Unbreakable”, a collection of Asian myth- and folklore-themed adventures written for Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition. Each original adventure showcases vibrant and diverse Asian cultures featuring their stories, monsters, and so much more.

Dungeons & Da Asians #7: The Shadow Marquis

Our heroes journey to the Southern Woods to hunt the legendary Shadow Marquis, an entity believed to be linked to the Four Nobles!

Episode 16: Romantic Representation in Hollywood and Romance in TTRPGs

The Asians Represent crew was joined by Steve to discuss portrayals of Asians in romantic storylines in major motion pictures and the possibility of romance mechanics in TTRPGs.

Dungeons & Da Asians #6: The Real (Fake) History of Xia

The Dungeons & Da Asians crew sat down to write the history of Xia…using an index card TTRPG called Microscope!

Episode 15: Diversity in D&D, the Lunar New Year, and Islam in TTRPGs ft. Basheer Ghouse

Daniel and Ammar discuss diversity in the D&D community, break down Lunar New Year traditions, and plan for Breakout Con 2020! After that, Daniel had an incredible conversation with designer Basheer Ghouse about Islam, TTRPGs, and depictions of southwest Asia.

If you have questions about this episode’s themes, suggestions, or anything else related to Asians Represent, get in touch with us on Twitter/Instagram @aznsrepresent, Facebook.com/aznsrepresent, or at aznsrepresent@oneshotpodcast.com.

Follow Daniel @danielhkwan, Ammar @ammarijaz, and Jayd @jaydmaty on Twitter!

Follow Basheer on Twitter @BasheerGhouse and download It was Never Yours on DriveThruRPG!

Music: Intro: Good Vibes by DJ Quads https://soundcloud.com/aka-dj-quads

Outro: Explore by Ikson https://www.soundcloud.com/ikson