Blood Feud describes itself as;
A role-playing game about honor, power and toxic masculinity
Not everyone reading that summary took it to mean that Blood Feud would be a healthy exploration of the problems around these issues, and there was some worry it sounded alt-right-ish.
After all, Blood Feud is a game about manly Vikings. Bläckfisk Förlag was asked, “Is this game just a male fantasy written by two men?”
In an open rebuttal one of the first points made by Bläckfisk Förlag is that one of the designers is queer and non-binary.
Please avoid referring to me as a man and we’ll get along just swimmingly.
You can read the full response here;
The premise of the game is that in this Viking society someone’s power is tied to their honour, and their honour to their ability to appear to be a manly man. The result? A spiral of toxic masculinity that’s hard to get out of.
You can download the play test rules from Bläckfisk Förlag’s website.
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