Hi everyone! I’m a DM starting out and really want to include a variety of identities in my gameplay but can’t afford a sensitivity consultant. It’s a private friends game (we’re doing it for fun not for money) but I wanted to be accurate and non-offensive. So if you have an identity or knowledge of one of these identities please let me know if there are any ways I can improve my portrayal of these characters. Note: I hold the identities of cisgender female, bisexual, mentally ill, survivor, and psychological disabled.
Setting: The land of Slumber (land of unconscious mind, land of sleep, dreams, and nightmares - drawing inspiration from Fantasy High Sophomore year the characters are on the island of Halstruss - the horrific part of the unconscious, involving nightmares).
Character 1: Mila (trans-female, bisexual, of Indian descent, Tabaxi, barbarian), she’s the keeper of the fearsome beasts (any and all nightmare creatures, involving real animal phobias such as dogs, birds etc to more dangerous animals such as jaguars, bears etc to finally mythological creatures such as Wyverns and other creatures I just made up). She is calm, blunt, and incredibly diplomatic, also is a political ally and friend to two PCs. Chaotic neutral.
Character 2: Puck (they/them, nb, pan, has alopecia, trickster character -based on Irish/Celtic myths) also any ally character, Puck is going to be set in the more mythological part of fear and Halstruss. They are going to be the kind of guide character through this area, so another ally of the PCs. In order to gain their help, the PCs are going to have to grant them a favour to be decided later (again drawing from Irish/Celtic folklore surrounding Fae and Puck) - they’re more of a true neutral - really partially helping the PCs to piss of the Queen’s of the realm. Rebellious, scrappy, and persuasive.
Character 3&4: the Seelie and Unseelie queens - lesbian relationship based on the on-again, off-again relationship between Seelie and Unseelie Fae - pissed off at Puck bc of allowing non-Fae creatures in their real. Lawful good characters, looking to protect their realm from the big bad character.
I’m still working on characters, but let me know any feedback you have pls!!! Thank you guys so much!!!