Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Dragged into Turbolasers Episode 73: Black Lives Matter and building a more inclusive hobby community

We talk about the Black Lives Matter movement and how it relates to the miniature wargaming community.

In light of the killing of George Floyd, we talk about the Black Lives Matter movement and how people can support it. We also talk about how it relates to our hobby community and how we can all work towards making the community a more welcoming and inclusive place for all.

Some place you can find more information and help:

Minnesota Freedom Fund

Black Visions Collective

Reclaim the Block

Campaign Zero

moving message and story from a member of the Warhammer community, Omegonedge.


Watch the entire stream on YouTube:


Or listen to the recording:



- Eric Wier

4 comments:

  1. Hey guys.
    Thanks for sharing your thoughts.
    This whole thing is such a big issue that I’m happy it extends to any and all communities. Even Warhammer.
    I have so much on my mind regarding this whole situation, racism and sexism in warhammer, and the world in general, and I agree that we shouldn’t stay silent.
    Even from comfy Denmark, the injustice and inequality of what is happening is staggering.
    Thanks again.

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    1. Thanks for listening, and I agree, this a large issue, and one that we can talk take part in!

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  2. Hi guys, sorry for the late comment but I did listen to this when you first made it. I found it a worthy contribution to the discussion around these issues, from a hobby perspective. It is so bizarre and worrying that there are people in our hobby who would get upset over a black space marine. I think GW is doing a lot of good work to correct their historical neglect of women and minorities. Anyway, good episode, I enjoyed listening to your thoughts on the issue.

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    1. Thank you for taking the time to listen. I agree that it is astounding that people could get upset about it. I am glad GW is trying to address it, however, regardless of any push back.

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