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    About Kira Magrann

    Game player, wanderer, cyborg, and designer of enameled jewelry. Check out my jewelry at Anima Metals and for sale at Anima Metals on Etsy and on facebook at Anima Metals Facebook Page

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    This Week in Feminism

    by and  • May 20, 2012 • News • 1 Comment

    Over at Shakesville, Liss writes a FANTASTIC piece about how when you have panels about issues affecting a marginalized group of people, you need to include a member of said marginalized group. (And preferably more than one.) – wundergeek BAM. No, the Gears of War men with their big muscle-y arms ARE NOT “as...

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    Performing Gender: Playing a man, playing a woman

    by  • May 16, 2012 • Essays • 52 Comments

    In conversation with women who play table top role playing games I often hear stories of women playing characters who are men. I think there’s several reasons for playing a different gender at the table, and it can be revealing and informative. And fun! Here’s some of my thoughts (derived from personal experience and...

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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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    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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    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 8, 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.  Jessica Hammer posted this, and I thought it was a good read, even...

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    Mining music videos for inspiration

    by  • March 10, 2012 • Design & Art • Comments Off on Mining music videos for inspiration

    I use all kinds of media as inspiration for the games I play. My usual go-to’s are movies and TV, art, and literature, but lately another one has been creeping into my arsenal: music videos. They’ve been providing cool stuff like character and NPC  ideas, plot inspiration, and even some fodder for how to...

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