The Straights Are Not Okay

The Straights Are Not Okay
  • Sat Oct 12, 8:00 PM - 12:00 AM
  • Sam Dunnewold
  • Custom
  • Adult Themes
  • gender-essentialism, gender binarism, heterosexism
  • Lines & Veils, Cut/Break, Open Door Policy, OK Check-in
  • 214 (1)
  • 4
  • 1 of 10
  • Provided


In The Straights Are Not Okay, you will play a group of people at a gender reveal party in a national forest. Nominally, party attendees are there to support the expectant parents, but during play you will use the occasion to vent frustrations and resentments with other party guests in the pettiest, most passive-aggressive manner possible. The game will end when the gender reveal goes hilariously wrong and the party-goers burn down the forest.

Content Warning: This game revolves around themes of gender-essentialism, gender binarism, and heterosexism, although it does so as a way of holding up a critical lens to these common stereotypes. In The Straights Are Not Okay, you will all play characters who are cisgender and heterosexual (or claim to be heterosexual), although each character may be played by any person of any gender or sexuality. Players should not feel obligated to align their character choices with their own gender.

Tags: Collaborative, Comical, Dark, Drama, Emotional, Freeform, GM-less, Hijinx, Improv, LGBTQ themes, Modern, Play to find out, Player antagonism, Potentially triggering*, Romance, Serious, Sex and Sexuality, Silly

3 comments to The Straights Are Not Okay

  • Sam Dunnewold

    Lily, that should be fine! There’s a character who might have even brought a baby to the scenario if you wanted to go that direction, though I imagine the baby wouldn’t be that disruptive regardless of what role you take.

  • Lily PK

    Hey, just a quick question – I have a baby (3 months at the time of BBC) who is super chill. I’ve taken her to Pacificon, and played several RPGs with her, and she basically just sleeps or stares at the lights unless she wants to eat or needs to be changed (both of which are fairly non-intrusive activities). Would you be open to me playing with her? If not, I completely understand, no worries.

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