Episode 121 – N.K. Jemisin’s “The Fifth Season” with special guest Tanya DePass

Tanya DePass joins us to discuss N.K. Jemisin’s “The Fifth Season”, Black people cosplaying as White characters, the formation of mountain ranges, effective plot twists, how a Black woman reading a Black woman author might have resonances other people may not, finding new meaning in a text by returning to a piece of fiction later in life, using complex morality in worldbuilding, characters together by necessity rather than being in an adventuring party, Green Ronin RPG systems, how game design is harder than many folks think, how people bring their biases to the games they run, TwitchCon Amsterdam, and much more!

The Fifth Season