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    About Brie Sheldon

    I'm a 25 year old admin assistant from around Pittsburgh, PA. I am married, work and attend college concurrently, and have been tabletop gaming for about 8 years. I blog (very, very periodically), and write unpublished short stories. I play tabletop RPGs, board games, and both casual and RPG video games. I live for the social part of gaming, but do enjoy a good explosion, and am learning the ropes of creating worlds in which people can play.


    This Week in Gaming

    by and  • October 24, 2014 • News • Comments Off on This Week in Gaming

    Mo: Stephanie Bryant at over at Mortaine’s Blog does a long takedown of some misconceptions about women’s experiences as writers, creators, and designers in the gaming industry. She talks about pay gaps, time and energy, and access to game education. Check it out! Paizo is hiring a developer! Better yet, they are hiring using...

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    Pleasant Dreams Card Game Review

    by  • March 24, 2014 • Reviews • Comments Off on Pleasant Dreams Card Game Review

    The following review contains the opinions of the author only and may not directly reflect the opinions of all members of Gaming as Women. The author was given an advance review copy of the game to play and review.  I am super excited to share this with everyone! I was given an advance review...

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    Gamer Brie – A Year in Retrospect

    by  • February 6, 2014 • Essays • Comments Off on Gamer Brie – A Year in Retrospect

    A year ago, you couldn’t tell me that I’d be doing any of the things I’m doing right now. I was just getting into story and indie games, trying new things, and trying my hardest to push my boundaries without breaking. I admit, I kind of broke. I was playing a DramaSystem game in...

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    Game Design Brunches

    by  • November 20, 2013 • Design & Art • 1 Comment

    A friend of mine, Stras, had this great idea to start getting together and have game design brunches. What’s a game design brunch, you ask? Well, we get together and eat brunch and talk about game design. So far, we’ve had two. It’s such an excellent idea, though, because it gets us together and...

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    The Rusalka – First Impressions

    by  • October 30, 2013 • Design & Art • 1 Comment

    I recently created Monsterhearts skins called the Rusalka and the Medusa. This is a summary of my recent play experience with the Rusalka skin. You can download the skins at the Daedalum AP website.  Oh, Rusalka. I’m so happy I made you. I’m playing Ekaterina Aandreyev, star member of the swim team, scorned by...

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    Failures in Game Mastery

    by  • October 16, 2013 • Essays • 26 Comments

    Today I’ve been thinking about GMing. I have not GM’d much. In fact, it’s been fewer than 10 times. A large part of it is anxiety, some of it is just lack of time to invest. When I ran at Gen Con, the first session was one of the worst experiences in my entire...

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    What do I need? – First Tabletop Session

    by  • August 16, 2013 • Essays • 1 Comment

    It’s your first tabletop session! You’ve picked a game and you’re ready to get your friends together to play. But, wait – what kind of supplies do you need to play a tabletop game? Here’s a quick guide to the basic tools for tabletop play. Some of it is dependent on the game, so...

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    Shadowrun 5e Book Review

    by  • August 9, 2013 • Reviews • 1 Comment

    Disclaimer: This review may be most useful to people who have played the game before. I tried to make it more n00b friendly, so hopefully it is. This is only a review of the book, not actual play.   It’s the Year of Shadowrun! I’m a big fan of Shadowrun, a cyberpunk fantasy RPG...

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