How Roleplaying Has Helped Me Cope with My Disabilities

A brilliant blog post by my friend Grace.

Thee Crohnie Grace

Roleplaying and Character Creation with a Disability.

My second segment on Disabilities and LARPing.

A lot of people assume that in a perfect world there would be no disabilities and so they write them out of comics, books, and fantasy worlds. I disagree. When I first came out to Amtgard I already had decided on a name and backstory for my character, Nerini. (I used my name from World of Warcraft)

It was fairly simple because I understood that in roleplay, you can’t be the main character, you may be the main character in your own story but to everyone else you are a supporting character. Nerini was a wood elf who left home to learn more about the world around her and practice druidry (the first class I played). At first she was a very bubble character and a bit child like, still wide eyed and full of curiosity…

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