• Archive for August, 2012

    Forget Character Generation… what about Group Generation?

    by  • August 31, 2012 • Essays • 14 Comments

    Role-playing games tend to have reams of pages dedicated to creating characters. However, very few spend time on creating the dynamics of the character group and establishing existing relationships between the characters. Apocalypse World is a rare exception but even Apocalypse World (which is one of my all time favourites!) doesn’t give as much...

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    The Gamer Wife, Part 4

    by  • August 29, 2012 • Essays, People & Events • 18 Comments

    Now that you’ve seen the background to how opinions and behaviour changed when I became a Gamer Wife, I will touch on how the gaming table changed. In response to a number of comments I’ve seen, these are primarily the bad experiences. The negative things that I’ve observed over a decade of gaming. The...

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    This Week in Gaming

    by  • August 26, 2012 • News • Comments Off on This Week in Gaming

    Do you like games? Do you have five minutes FOR SCIENCE? Then take my five-minute survey about character design in games! — Jess

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    The Gamer Wife, Part 3

    by  • August 22, 2012 • Essays • 20 Comments

    The way that people treated me changed when I became a gamer wife. And so did the expectations they had for me. Subtle things happened at first. Remember, it was expected that my relationship wouldn’t last for long. No one pushed me to be the good wife until they were certain that this wasn’t...

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    This Week in Feminism

    by  • August 19, 2012 • News • 2 Comments

    More reason for me to brag. Out of all the G20 countries, Canada ranks as the number one safest place for women, while the US ranks 6th – thanks largely in part to regression of reproductive rights. (Of course, that’s not to say there isn’t still a hell of a lot of work yet...

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    This Week in Gaming

    by  • August 19, 2012 • News • Comments Off on This Week in Gaming

    We’ve posted here before about Matriarchy – a social game spearheaded by Ben Lehman and Likeable Games in which you play the female ruler of an ancient Chinese kingdom. Well Matriarchy is out of beta and has officially gone live! If you’re the sort that’s always looking for new facebook games, go check it...

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