“When was the last time an indie game made you feel guilty about your race, gender, or sexual identity? Were you more or less woke after you played it?”
Prior to getting into indie RPGs, I didn’t know any trans people. Now I know a bunch.
Back in 2012, I played a trans character in a game of The Mountain Witch at Forge Midwest. It was a great game for me! Thankfully, I also got a chance to talk about playing that character a little bit with a trans woman. With her help, I learned about some of the good things I did and some of the not-so-good. While I didn’t feel guilty, I did feel humbled, and by the end of the discussion I’d learned more about her day-to-day experience than I knew before.
I have no idea what “woke” means in this context. I assume it’s something akin to “enlightened”, in the “learned something” sense (as opposed to the spiritual sense). So, if that’s the right meaning, then I absolutely felt enlightened — and grateful.