• Archive for October, 2012

    The Gamer Wife, Part 8

    by  • October 31, 2012 • Essays, People & Events • 6 Comments

    Anyone who knew me in real life would realize that I’m tiny compared to my spouse. He towers over me, over a head taller than I am. It’s incongruous at best. People notice him first when we walk into a room and he is memorable. Also, he towers over almost everyone. But he also...

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    New Comment Management

    by  • October 31, 2012 • News • Comments Off on New Comment Management

    Hello readers, in the past few hours, you might have experienced some weirdness with the comments. Sorry for the inconvenience! This happened because we are implementing some changes in the management of comments. Over the site’s life we’ve seen the user base grow, and with it came the mixed blessing of a higher load...

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    Actual Play Report – Maschine Zeit

    by  • October 29, 2012 • Reviews • 3 Comments

    One of the coolest things about the Google+ gaming community is hearing about all sorts of games I had no idea existed – and then getting to interact with their creators. Not too long ago I, along with the Fandible crew, got to have such an experience playing Maschine Zeit (brought to you in part...

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    This Week in the News

    by and  • October 28, 2012 • News • Comments Off on This Week in the News

    Here is a great article about the commercialization of Breast Cancer awareness. In the wake of Amanda Todd’s death, Slate has an article about a war on 12-year-old girls. This speech on gay rights is full of win. (from wundergeek) Lana Wachowski (director of Cloud Atlas, The Matrix) gave a moving speech recently about growing up...

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    Dear Gaming As Women: Men Roleplaying as Women

    by , , and  • October 25, 2012 • Dear GAW • 14 Comments

    Welcome to latest installment of Dear Gaming As Women! We invite our readers to asks us anything – and we’ll do our best to offer informative, thought-provoking, and entertaining answers. In today’s letter, a reader asks for advice on playing women: Dear Gaming as Women, They say a sensible starting point when playing in a...

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    Demon Babies and Innocent Victims Done Smarter

    by  • October 23, 2012 • Essays • 1 Comment

    (I’m writing this knowing that it might be a little triggery for you if you’ve got issues with harmed or injured (or worse) kids in your stories. I know I do. So fair warning.)   It’s that time again! Time for horror and scares and shiver in your boots movies and stories to inspire...

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    How to keep girls in your gaming group

    by  • October 22, 2012 • Essays • 11 Comments

    So, you’re in an all  male gaming group and the group have a new player and she is a girl. You want her to stick around. Thank you, that is awesome. This is a guide for you and your group then. Because some gaming groups behaviors tend to scare off or piss off girls, making them leave...

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    This Week in the News

    by  • October 21, 2012 • News • Comments Off on This Week in the News

    A Black Cat cosplayer responds to objectification at NYCC with a sweet shut-down of an announcer. Awesome! A quote from her post: “Don’t keep quiet because you’re scared of what they might say or think- because if you say nothing they will continue to see what they’re doing as OK.” – (from the article)...

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    October Horror Movie Challenge: The Dog Days Of October

    by  • October 20, 2012 • Essays, People & Events • Comments Off on October Horror Movie Challenge: The Dog Days Of October

    The third week of October is where the Challenge really starts to feel like a challenge for me. Even if I’ve done well and mostly avoided stinkers, at this point I’ve seen so many horror movies it’s hard to really judge any just on their own merits. Films I otherwise might like sometimes seem...

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    Gamerati Game Day in Jamestown, PA

    by  • October 18, 2012 • People & Events • Comments Off on Gamerati Game Day in Jamestown, PA

    This past weekend (9/29) I attended Gamerati’s Game Day in Jamestown, PA. I had been invited by Pete Figtree – a super awesome, really nice guy – and he had asked me to run a game of my choice. I had plans to run Shadowrun 3e (my favorite system) and use the quick start,...

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