• The 43 Things You Absolutely, Positively Must Do To Be Game-Literate

    by  • March 15, 2015 • 2 Comments

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    At PAX East last weekend, Mike Selinker had a talk called The 100 Games You Absolutely, Positively Must Know How to Play.  The description of the talk reads, “Mike describes the 100 games you need to know if you want to be game-literate.”  Obviously, the description should be taken completely literally. But I know what

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    Positive Feedback Round

    by  • February 26, 2015 • Comments Off on Positive Feedback Round

    The positive feedback round is an exercise you can do after larps or gaming sessions. The exercise gives everyone an opportunity to both give and receive positive feedback. The purpose of the exercise is both to improve your gaming skills, build a culture of communication and trust, and learn how to give and receive feedback.

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    Pregnancy, Contraception, & Childbirth in Games – Podcasting as Women!

    by , , and  • February 24, 2015 • Comments Off on Pregnancy, Contraception, & Childbirth in Games – Podcasting as Women!

    Last weekend, Meguey Baker, Filamena Young, and Wundergeek talked about halfling sheela-na-gigs, post-partum depression, and bunnies (among other things) in a panel discussion on pregnancy, childbirth, and contraception in gaming.

    You can watch or listen here!

     

    Creator as Critic: Why Gaming Needs More Feminist Criticism

    by  • February 10, 2015 • 1 Comment

    "Ancient History" by Rea Irvin.

    Every time you want to “yeah but” a woman who is talking about women’s representation in RPGs, think about the risk she is taking. Every woman who is a creator knows that she’s in a male-dominated industry. Some women might be convinced otherwise, because our society is only just beginning to understand that sexism wasn’t

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    Organizing a hiking+gaming convention

    by  • December 31, 2014 • Comments Off on Organizing a hiking+gaming convention

    A golden eagle decided to grace us with it's present and Ola Jentzsch tool a photo of us admiring it.

    In this article I will address how to organize a small gaming convention that combines gaming with hiking, why it is awesome and how the experience differs from regular gaming conventions. The text is based in my experience organizing FjällCon 2014. It all started with me missing GothCon, which is the time of  year when I

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    A Similar Kind of Negotiation

    by  • December 23, 2014 • Comments Off on A Similar Kind of Negotiation

    A Disclaimer: This post involves a tiny bit of NSFW content, in the form of erotic storytelling.   “Stick your ass out a little bit further,” I insist, with my strictest topping tone, though I let a little smirk escape. My playmate smiles back at me over her shoulder, eyes wide and playing helpless, but

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    13 True Ways: Tools for players and GMs in 13th Age

    by  • December 5, 2014 • Comments Off on 13 True Ways: Tools for players and GMs in 13th Age

    13 True Ways is the first supplement for 13th Age that is aimed at both GMs and players. It is filled with new classes, monsters, descriptions of places with story ideas for all of them, and if that’s all I said it’d be completely true. But the reality of the book goes much deeper in

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    Advance Review – Letters To Lovecraft

    by  • November 17, 2014 • Comments Off on Advance Review – Letters To Lovecraft

    Disclaimer: I was contacted and received an advance review copy of the book from Stone Skin Press. I’ll admit, I was a bit hesitant going into this book. I wasn’t completely sure what I’d find inside, but I was curious as 7 out of 18 authors were women, and I was told they had tried

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