Hello, Podwalkers and welcome back! We've been gone with new episodes for over a month (outside of a brief update). And we missed you, a lot. But we also were honoring the mission of the show and taking care of ourselves. This is extra relevant as September is Suicide Awareness Month (links below are always in show notes but want to highlight them). Also we wanted to use this opportunity to encourage more people to come and join our Discord, where we continue to have amazing discussions and an amazing community that was active even during this break!
Now on to this episode!! It's a Goblin Profile... of a Goblin we have very Lore for. But that's never stopped us and it definitely did not stop Alex from creating a deck around our Profilee. It's the Amazing Zada and her Targeted Army! There's a lot of discussion about community in today's episode as well as information on a different way to play Commander.
On another new note (phew we have a lot to say when we've been gone a month)... We have joined The Fireside Alliance. From their main page: "An independent media network and a progressive community of progressive communities"
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!
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.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
- Veteran's can Press 1 at anytime to be taken to the Veteran's Line
- Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741-741
- International suicide hotlines: A comprehensive resource list for people outside the US.
- IMAlive: Click Chat Now to access a live online network of volunteers through instant messaging.
- TrevorLifeline, TrevorChat, and TrevorText (LGBTQ+ crisis support): 1-866-488-7386, or text “Trevor” to 1-202-304-1200
- Trans Lifeline (US): (877) 565-8860
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.
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