Okay. So last week, I put up a few social media posts asking for suggestions on Indigenous or marginalized reviewers that I could get preview copies of Coyote & Crow to and … well, let’s just say that it didn’t go as intended. I got a firehose of suggestions, requests, offers and ideas that really had nothing to do with what I wanted. It was lovely, if a little frustrating.
So, let me rephrase my request and add some context. I do not need people to review Coyote & Crow. It’s going to get a TON of reviews. Everyone and their mother will be sharing their opinions on the game, its setting, mechanics, context, representation, etc. I don’t need help in any way when it comes to reviews.
What I am trying to do is help others! Let me explain. In the hobby game industry, review channels are dominated by straight white guys (shocking!). All of the biggest names in game reviews, podcasts and YouTube channels are white guys. I’m not knocking any of them. I follow many of them and they’ve got some great channels and a number of them I call friend.
But there are content creators, reviewers and YouTubers out there who aren’t straight white dudes and because they don’t have as many followers or views, they are often left out of the bigger releases. Getting an early preview of a game before it comes out can be very valuable to these reviewers and I’d like to give them a chance to do that with Coyote & Crow.
So, let’s try this again!
If you are (or know of) a person who isn’t a cis-gendered white male AND you run a channel, blog, podcast, etc. where you review games, especially role playing games, and you would like to have an early copy of Coyote & Crow, please contact me through this website. We’ll be giving out a limited number of preview copies for review and I’d really like at least 50% of them to go marginalized folks, especially Indigenous folks.
When you contact me, please link me to your channel, site, etc. Please do not contact me through Twitter or Facebook or anything else. Please do not contact me with suggestions. Instead, please contact the reviewer in question and point them to this post.
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