Hello, Podwalkers, and welcome back to the Goblin Lore Podcast! We are now on the other side of our 100th episode and ready to bring all new content. This episode is a collaboration with our friend Meghan (aka Sheepwave) and an exploration of Niko, a Non-Binary Planeswalker that shows up on Kaldheim. This episode uses the discussions found on the mother ship (as well as this tweet thread) to explore this character and why their identity is important for representation within the game. Meghan also discusses her relationship with Alesha, the fantastic short store The Truth of Names, and what brought her back to Magic after a break when she was younger.

 

Again we would like to state that Black Lives Matter (with a link to where you can offer support both monetary and not).

 

We also are proud to have partnered with Grinding Coffee Co a black, LGBT+ affiliated and owned, coffee business that is aimed at providing coffee to gamers. You can read more about their mission here. You can use our partner code for discounted coffee!

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As promised, we plan to keep these Mental Health Links available moving forward too. For general Mental Health the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has great resources for people struggling with mental health concerns as well as their families. We also want to draw attention to this article on stigma from NAMI's site.

If you’re thinking about suicide or just need someone to talk to right now, you can get support from any of the resources below.

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You can find the hosts on Twitter: Hobbes Q. at @HobbesQ, and Alex Newman at @Mel_Chronicler. Send questions, comments, thoughts, hopes, and dreams to @GoblinLorePod on Twitter or GoblinLorePodcast@gmail.com.

Opening and closing music by Wintergatan (@wintergatan). Logo art by Steven Raffael (@SteveRaffle).

Goblin Lore is proud to be presented by Hipsters of the Coast, and a part of their growing Vorthos content – as well as Magic content of all kinds. Check them out at hipstersofthecoast.com.

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