Because. Why not? Also, the world is short these days on the shamelessly trashy, pridefully blunt, and rebelliously transgressive.
Queer liberation isn't harmless smiling pastels. Class battle isn't a light-hearted quip-a-minute adventure. Black & indigenous struggles aren't happy ending suburban inspiration porn. Punk isn't commodified angst funneled in civil boundaries.
Our pains and frustrations, our very identities, have been sanitized and commercialized. We are encouraged and directed to vent and express in socially acceptable ways. But our experiences and feelings are messy. Our existence is a challenge to the status quo, especially when we don't accommodate and self-censor.
We're here to get nasty, dirty, filthy, rude! This is a jam for unvarnished takes, absurd obscenity, and blunt refusal to bow down to the repressive idol of middle class mediocrity.
This is a place to throw off your chains and shame. Be punk. Be liberationist. Be radical. Unbind your sense of propriety. Unleash your imagination. Be absurd and authentic.
This is a jam celebrating liberation and resisting oppressive systems.
Because it needs to be said explicitly these days: THIS IS A PUNK SPACE.
Punch up. Racism, homophobia, and other bigotry are unwelcome. The kind of nasty and trashy we're talking here is John Waters movies, gutter punk, kinky queer, shady grime club, neglected city kinds of vibes. Not being that kind of human trash.
The host makes tabletop games and created this jam to encourage more grimy and trashy TTRPGs. But really anything relevant to or useful for tabletop games is appropriate.
Supplement for running Black liberation revolution scenarios? SRD for horny queer games? Punk and hip-hop songs of outrage and revolt? Setting guide for a world with a rapidly decolonizing Global South? Nasty absurdist one-page games mocking suburbia? Provocative erotic art?
Bring it all! Anything a RPG designer, player, podcaster, actual play, or anyone else in the tabletop games scene can use that fits the vibe is fair game!
Please suggest additional sleazy, radical, trashy, and liberationist games! Drop a note in the community forum.
Here is a random list of media, art, literature, and historical materials that can be used as inspiration for your grimy, trashy, and "unacceptably" prideful submissions. (Listen, these are relatively boring "default" choices. Give us some of those good liberationist and niche genre deep cuts in the community forum, PLEASE. I'll expand the list.)
WARNING: Just covering the bases, though the theme seems obvious --- This list is NSFW, not safe for sensitive sensibilities, or so on. Some of these suggestions are extreme by common standards. It is your choice to explore them.