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    Dymphna posts frequently on Google Plus as Dymphna C.

    Weekend Special – The Devs With Baltimore Bundle!

    by  • May 2, 2015 • News, People & Events • Comments Off on Weekend Special – The Devs With Baltimore Bundle!

    Several great digital and analog games are on sale this weekend, with the proceeds from the bundle going to The Baltimore Algebra Project. The games include ORACLE & Summon the Apgrod by ceMelusine; Sokobond by Alan Hazelden and Harry Lee; MonsterHearts, The Quiet Year, and Ribbon Drive by Avery McDaldno, Voice of Vamana by Connor Sherlock, and The Yawhg by...

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    Pregnancy, Contraception, & Childbirth in Games – Podcasting as Women!

    by , , and  • February 24, 2015 • News, People & Events • Comments Off on Pregnancy, Contraception, & Childbirth in Games – Podcasting as Women!

    Last weekend, Meguey Baker, Filamena Young, and Wundergeek talked about halfling sheela-na-gigs, post-partum depression, and bunnies (among other things) in a panel discussion on pregnancy, childbirth, and contraception in gaming.

    You can watch or listen here!

     

    Three Words That Will Change Your Game

    by  • January 22, 2015 • Design & Art, Essays • 4 Comments

    Start your journey now, my lady.  Courtesy of Claudia Cangini.  http://claudiacangini.deviantart.com/ | plus.google.com/+ClaudiaCangini

    Early the campaign of my current Rothlingsmark game, I asked my GM (who is also my husband, Geoffrey) a simple question that completely changed the course of the game. The question was made half in jest. It was a sort of “I’m joking unless you’re serious” kind of joke, anyway. I referenced it in...

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    Final Thoughts on Pendragon

    by  • December 20, 2014 • Essays • 2 Comments

    It occurred to me the other day that I never finished my Pendragon article series.  Because the game is being offered in the current Bundle of Holding, I’m seeing more discussion of the game in my circles, and its got me  thinking about the game again. One of the reasons why I stopped posting about the game...

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    Arduin III: On Fantasy Races, Being the GM’s Girlfriend, and Seeing Your Love Interest Speared in the Head

    by  • September 2, 2014 • Essays • Comments Off on Arduin III: On Fantasy Races, Being the GM’s Girlfriend, and Seeing Your Love Interest Speared in the Head

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    (Confused?  See parts I and II here!) The boy’s story confirmed Kyllikki’s fears.  The men in Mawfox masks broke into his family’s home and took them all, he said.  He escaped by hiding in the root cellar.  He’d been hiding here for days, he said, afraid to leave for fear that he would be...

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    Arduin II: Female Attributes, Giant Snakes, and Seithr Without Argr

    by  • August 18, 2014 • Essays • Comments Off on Arduin II: Female Attributes, Giant Snakes, and Seithr Without Argr

    Shardra the Castrator, from "Runes of Doom." Found via http://apaladinincitadel.blogspot.ca/2010/04/arduin-grimoire-runes-of-doom.html>A  Paladin in Citadel.

    (See here the first part of this series.) “I was wondering if you needed any work done.  Running messages.  Looking after animals. Anything, really,” said the Rothling boy.  He was a peasant, thirteen or so years old. My character, Kyllikki, wasn’t sure why the boy came to her.  Kylikki is the court mage of the jarles,...

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