• Archive for September, 2012

    This Week in Gaming

    by  • September 30, 2012 • News • 4 Comments

    The Escapist says that InKarnate’s RPG Toolset could change the way players use technology for tabletop gaming. The designers of Black Ops are disappointed that not everyone plays their multi-player option. I think I get good multiplayer action at tabletop – computer games are my “me” time! Anyone else feel the same? RinCon is...

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    This Week in Feminism

    by  • September 30, 2012 • News • Comments Off on This Week in Feminism

    This article from the Guardian is a little upsetting, but the discussion about how “creepshots”* impact women is a valuable one. There’s something to learn here – not the least of which being stop being creepy. I’d like to booyah the Caracal battalion – Israel’s only co-ed unit with 60% women – for being super...

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    DandD 3.5e Forgotten Realms Home Game, how many years into it?

    by  • September 28, 2012 • Reviews • Comments Off on DandD 3.5e Forgotten Realms Home Game, how many years into it?

    18 March 2012 Forgotten Realms 3 players in person, 1 player (out of state) via Skype – Characters: Rejanon – male aasimar paladin/cleric of Torm, god of battle, male player Dratsab – male tiefling rogue/warlock/crimelord, wannabe demigod of stirges, male player, via Skype Darvin – male human priest (monk/sorcerer/chosen of Mystra) of Mystra, male...

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    D&D and Inclusivity and Me

    by  • September 24, 2012 • Design & Art, News • 26 Comments

    D&D was my first role-playing game back when I was 11.  My interest in it has faded over the years but it still holds a special place of nostalgia in my heart. D&D Fifth Edition, as you probably know, is in development and Wizards of the Coast have directly asked for fan feedback on...

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    This Week in Feminism

    by  • September 24, 2012 • News • Comments Off on This Week in Feminism

    On GeekFeminism.org, Tim Chevalier tells us How to Exclude Women Without Even Trying. This is an example of something that I think applies in Geek societies both with STEM careers and gaming tables, so it’s worth a look. -Brie Last week we mentioned Sunita Williams and the ISS toothbrush repair, but this week, we...

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    This Week in Gaming

    by  • September 24, 2012 • News • 6 Comments

    Monsters and Manuals has a piece of advice that can make gaming experiences a lot more fun: Don’t be a dickhead. -Brie GameKnightReviews has a post by The Gassy Gnoll about social networking for adventures, and discusses using mind maps for RPGs. Do you use these techniques or any social networking tools to run...

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    Evaluating Game Groups – Member Roles and Norms

    by  • September 21, 2012 • Essays • 11 Comments

    As part of a brief series I plan to share some evaluations done of the group dynamics, roles, and conflict styles in game groups during courses at Penn State World Campus. The terms are typically from group communication/group speech and conflict resolution texts.  After completion, I will look back at some of the observations...

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