Gamasutra: Eric Caoili’s Blog – Breaking gender and racial barriers in Netrunner

Gamasutra: Eric Caoili’s Blog – Breaking gender and racial barriers in Netrunner

Great article and interview by Eric Caoili about the card game Netrunner’s surprising gender and ethnic diversity. I mean, look at this boss:

And this weird-ass psychic whatever:

And this One Ring To Rule Them All MFer.

And like maybe it’s just me drowning in this stuff day in and day out, but I’d even call the catsuit cited in the article as… reserved, maybe? Functional almost?

I mean there’ve been worse ones in video games, that’s for sure…

  • ikken

    They show that women dont only have to be impressive just due to their physical features. Pathfinder still has some “sexy” female cards, but that’s okay women can be sexy but that’s not all they exist for. Same thing with racial representation, non-white characters appear frequently as villians and heros/allies. I asked my girlfriend “If its so easy for them to do why doesnt everyone do it?” It’s just nice because it doesnt feel forced either.