• Archive for April, 2012

    This Week in Feminism

    by , , and  • April 22, 2012 • News • Comments Off on This Week in Feminism

    Dan Savage talks about emotions, gender and sex. “The culture tells women that if they are having sex for pleasure that there’s something wrong with them, that they’re bad people, that they’re sluts”  -Kira “Dear daughter – You should know that you are hated.” Read this heartbreaking letter from a mother to a daughter (and...

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    This Week in Gaming

    by and  • April 22, 2012 • News • Comments Off on This Week in Gaming

    After Pax East, Mouseguard is featured in Penny Arcade! – Kira Filamena Young and David Hill release their kickstarter for Farewell to Fear: A Progressive Post-Fantasy RPG.  “Farewell to Fear is our “Progressive Post-Fantasy Roleplaying Game”. What do we mean by that? Fantasy’s full of all sorts of legacy concepts that are rather disgusting...

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    Announcing InterNosCon 2012

    by  • April 21, 2012 • News, People & Events • Comments Off on Announcing InterNosCon 2012

    In 2012 the fifth edition of the Italian indie game convention InterNosCon will take place. Once more we’ll be in Bertinoro on the 18th-20th of May. The con aims at getting people to play together and know each other. Participants facilitate events and sign up for other participants events. While playing we try microbrewery...

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    Crunch vs Fluff: The Argument We’re Doin’ Wrong

    by  • April 20, 2012 • Essays • 9 Comments

    Well vetted dudes are blogging, currently, about dichotomy and stuff. I guess. They keep talking about crunch and fluff. Are they related. Do they matter to one another. Can you make both matter to different types of player. So, here’s my thing. I hate the term ‘fluff.’ Just by the term ALONE you’ve dismissed it to...

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    The Privilege of Having Opinions

    by  • April 19, 2012 • Essays • 2 Comments

    [A brief note before I begin. It’s possible that you may know the community that I reference here or the person that is being referenced. Please do not make comments about this community or this person. I don’t want to drive any traffic towards this person, which was probably the goal of the incident...

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    What is Role-Playing Exactly?

    by  • April 18, 2012 • Essays • 5 Comments

    When I was in junior high in the small agricultural town of Gustine, CA, I ran across Basic D&D and Advanced D&D kits in our local Coast to Coast hardware store.  Being the only child of a strict Portuguese mother, I certainly wasn’t allowed to play with boys, the only ones who played D&D...

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    Food for Thought: Healthy Eating

    by and  • April 17, 2012 • Essays • 2 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. Healthy Eating So, Finaira and I are not...

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    Convention Musings: Actual Play of Technoir at MARCON

    by  • April 16, 2012 • Reviews • Comments Off on Convention Musings: Actual Play of Technoir at MARCON

    Whenever a convention is coming up I get this excited feeling in my stomach which is a mix of exhilaration and trepidation. It’s not often in my regular gaming group that I get to experiment with and really explore the possibilities that a lot of game systems offer, and the convention setting is the...

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    This Week In Feminism

    by and  • April 15, 2012 • News • 1 Comment

    Weekly, we’ll be putting together a load of links to help you keep up with the issues facing women in the world today. It’s linkspam with a feminist bent because it matters to us, and it might just matter to you. This piece here is framed as how to spot male “fauxminists”. I’m really...

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