• Archive for April, 2012

    Margaret Weis Interview

    by  • April 30, 2012 • People & Events • 5 Comments

    Unless you’ve been living under a rock, the name Margaret Weis should, at the very least, ring a bell. One of the most influential women in gaming, she authored Dragonlance (with Tracy Hickman), and her company – Margaret Weis Productions, Ltd – publishes Leverage, Smallville, Marvel Heroic RPG and several other games. She was kind...

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    This Week in Gaming

    by and  • April 29, 2012 • News • 1 Comment

    Interested in Dungeon World? Or Creative Commons Distribution? Or neat hacks of neat games? Look no further! This week, the creators of Dungeon World announced that the game will now be Creative Commons-BY. That means you can use the text, mix it up, have a good time with it! Personally, I’m a BIG advocate of the various...

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    This Week in Feminism

    by , and  • April 29, 2012 • News • Comments Off on This Week in Feminism

    You might have seen the wildly popular post in which fantasy author Jim C. Hines imitated the poses of women on urban fantasy covers to prove how ridiculous and impossible they were. Well now he’s done a followup post in which he looks at male posing that is equally hilarious and raises some great...

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    Misadventures in LARPing; or How NOT to Recruit New Players to Your Game

    by  • April 27, 2012 • Essays • 3 Comments

    Fundamentally, in my opinion, it’s not the world itself, the rules, the characters, etc. that truly make gaming fun and bring new players into the hobby.  It’s the resulting social experience from combining all the elements afore-mentioned with the genuine hospitality and, hopefully, compatible dynamics of the players involved.   Some people have very high...

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    Taking the design leap with Game Chef

    by  • April 26, 2012 • Design & Art • Comments Off on Taking the design leap with Game Chef

    I’m not really sure why game design has become such an interest of mine. I think I can trace it back to the days I started reading the Story Games forums. I was frustrated with my other gaming outlets at the time, and the conversation on those forums was like a breath of fresh...

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    Gaming As Women: the I-CON panel

    by  • April 25, 2012 • People & Events • Comments Off on Gaming As Women: the I-CON panel

    I had the opportunity to present this panel at I-CON 2012 with Julia B. Ellingboe, Jenifer Rosenberg and Julie Ann Dawson. The convention was held at Stony Brook University, March 30-April 1. It was tremendously fun, and this panel on Gaming As Women (formerly called Girl Gamers) was PACKED! Several long-time gamers, many college...

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    Site Updates: Featured Project and Contribute

    by  • April 24, 2012 • News • Comments Off on Site Updates: Featured Project and Contribute

    Hello readers, here’s a couple of site updates for you! First off, we’re introducing the Featured Project section – you’ll see in the right sidebar a badge for the RPG project we’re currently most excited about. Obviously the first project to start with is the Kickstarter for Farewell to Fear, by our very own...

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    Food for Thought: Making Food Fit Your Game

    by and  • April 24, 2012 • Essays • 3 Comments

    One thing we’ve learned over the years is that hungry gamers are grumpy gamers. We’ve also learned that a good food experience makes for a better night than an utterly forgettable one. Food for Thought is a series where we talk about food at the table. Making food fit your game We’ve all been...

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