Collette Quach / @collettequach on Twitter

@collettequach 

I’m a writer and narrative designer! I recently worked on Uncaged Anthology in volume 3 which then branched into other amazing secret projects. I love creating fantasy worlds, especially Non-white, Non-European ones.

I love baking and cooking for other people. I also do photography and filmmaking on the side.

Do you have a current project that you would like us to promote?

Uncaged Anthology and much more D&D 5e projects from Uncaged contributors (all currently in the works so they’re secret).

How did you get into tabletop gaming?

I was in a history of digital games course that talked about Dungeons and Dragons. It got me into playing TTRPGs and never looked back.

What do you love about tabletop games?

Collaborative storytelling. I love creating stories as a group. It’s also a great way for marginalized folks to tell their own stories. Also the fun memories and inside jokes that come out of games.

Have you overcome any obstacles in tabletop gaming?

I never had any gatekeeping instances. However I was often the only Woman/Woman of Color at my table. When first stepping in to these spaces, I often didn’t step up and embrace a full role playing persona. I felt self conscious about how I presented cause I was already worried about being the only woman there.

What would your advice be to women who are interested in tabletop gaming?

It’s all about the group/people you play with. I think having a bad group can very tarnish your view on tabletop games (speaking from experience). Find or bring in people to create a small little community.

In roleplaying games, what kind of characters are you drawn to play?

I’m drawn to characters that have a tragic backstory that are working towards redemption to put it simply. I was drawn to fantasy for the prospect of creating a better hopeful world. I do the same with the characters. It’s very heartwarming to see characters to move forward from their past for the better.

Is there a woman in tabletop who you think we should highlight?

Ashley Warren and the entire Uncaged contributor community. This whole community many who are women is incredibly supportive of each other and are amazing creators!



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