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March 21st 2017:Kickstart your gaming project: An Interview with Whitney Beltran

How do you run a successful kickstarter campaign? Just ask gamer Whitney Beltrán, AKA “Strix." Strix is a co-creator of Bluebeard’s Bride, an investigatory horror tabletop roleplaying game for three to five players, that raised nearly $130,000 (a huge feat considaering their ask was only $5,000). Tune in and hear how Strix did it, her take on the gaming world, why she started a minority advocacy group called Gaming as Other and how games can be transformative and powerful tools for growth.

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Whitney Beltrán, AKA “Strix"

Whitney Beltrán, AKA “Strix” is a writer and narrative designer for analogue and video games, scripts and features, and transmedia IP. She has written for studios including Undead Labs, Onyx Path, and Crackhorse Films. She is an expert in world building and narrative design, and holds a Master’s in Mythological Studies. She has published peer reviewed academic papers on psychology and narrative play, contributed a chapter to a university textbook on role-playing games, and has conducted research through Carnegie Mellon’s Human Computer Interaction Institute on technology and live action role-playing. Strix also heads up a minority advocacy group called Gaming as Other, meant to empower m
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