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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 I blog (very, very periodically), and write unpublished short stories.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.


    Tomb Raider – Casual Review

    by  • May 9, 2013 • Reviews • Comments Off on Tomb Raider – Casual Review

    This post is the first of two reviews of Tomb Raider (2013). We chose to review this video game because of the original marketing for the game, as well as the final result. The first review is by Brie, who is a casual video gamer, and the second will be from Melody, who is...

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    An Interview with the Ladies of Standard Action

    by  • April 22, 2013 • People & Events • Comments Off on An Interview with the Ladies of Standard Action

    Standard Action is a live-action online webseries currently Kickstarting their third season. The show is about a motley crew and their adventures, including a barbarian elf and halfling bard. I had the opportunity to interview the women involved with Standard Action and learn more about their work on the show and their gaming backgrounds!...

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    GASP Games Part 2

    by  • April 4, 2013 • People & Events • Comments Off on GASP Games Part 2

    Continuing the feature about my local gaming organization, GASP (Gaming Association of Southwestern Pennsylvania), I took the opportunity to interview one of the GASP founders. Don McCalmon is one of the GASP coordinators who I met at GASPcon. If you would like to see the interviews of some of the women players at GASP,...

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    GASP Games Part 1

    by  • March 28, 2013 • People & Events • 5 Comments

    I was lucky enough recently to have the chance to interview women who attend the events at my local gaming organization, GASP (Gaming Association of Southwestern Pennsylvania), as well as organizers of GASP. GASP’s recent convention (Fall 2012) had about 20-25% women in attendance, and that is awesome! It’s a good number to start...

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    Race4MyPlace – Targeting Women Because Numbers Don’t Lie

    by  • February 15, 2013 • People & Events • Comments Off on Race4MyPlace – Targeting Women Because Numbers Don’t Lie

    One thing that I am always looking for is game marketing that goes against the typical “teenage boy” target market, and of course, I’m always interested in games that are designed by women. I had the chance to see both of these in action recently when I spoke to Mike Gramling, the CEO of...

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    Finding My O with the X-Card

    by  • January 9, 2013 • Essays • 3 Comments

    I am a player who starts play with a lot of limits. A lot of “nuh uh!”’s. I have anxieties and fears and triggers. But, I love gaming. I love it, and it is one of the few places in my life I can find new experiences, work out my emotional and mental complications,...

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    This Week in the News

    by and  • December 30, 2012 • News • Comments Off on This Week in the News

    Kira: A thoughtful post about how to navigate success and likeability as a woman on the interwebs. Brie & Kira: Earlier this week, Emerald City Comicon posted their Tales from the Con comic – and plenty of readers responded right away with their objections. ECC took the post down and apologized, but the response from...

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    How to Create a Micro-Setting

    by  • December 26, 2012 • Design & Art • Comments Off on How to Create a Micro-Setting

    I am currently working on a project with my husband that is called Off the Shelf. It is a setting neutral system, and it has been a huge adventure! I have had more experience recently working on mechanics than ever before. Though they are not my strong suit, trying to do new things with...

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    This Week in the News

    by , and  • December 23, 2012 • News • 3 Comments

    Kira: In the world of “what might have been”, we found out that there were women fighter pilots cut from Star Wars, Return of the Jedi. Do you have a Manic Pixie Dream Girl in your life?  In response to a movement by a thirteen-year-old named McKenna Pope, Hasbro will be releasing a gender neutral...

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    1 Reason

    by , and  • December 10, 2012 • News, People & Events • Comments Off on 1 Reason

    Filamena: So a thing happened on the intertubes a few days ago, and I guess it’s important I talk about it here. The short version is, someone asked ‘why are there so few lady developers?’ I answered him. Actually, and I want this to be very very clear, a LOT of women answered him. The...

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