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    About Dymphna

    Dymphna posts frequently on Google Plus as Dymphna C.

    Life, Death, and Arduin I: Critical Hits, Vietnam, and an Unlikely Player

    by  • August 8, 2014 • Essays • Comments Off on Life, Death, and Arduin I: Critical Hits, Vietnam, and an Unlikely Player

    It was the year 1997, and I was ten years old. My parents had gotten my brother and I an Ayyám-i-Há gift — a Dungeons and Dragons book. (My parents were open-minded people who didn’t know much about D&D but generally encouraged my nerdy habits. I had, after all, just finished reading Lord of...

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    Pendragon, Locker Rooms, and Lady Knights

    by  • March 17, 2014 • Essays • 4 Comments

    It’s Sunday afternoon in the weight room at the rec center, and the guys are all here. They’re in good spirits today, and the banter and trash-talk is lively. Which of us has the biggest muscles? What about the biggest dick? Which of us needs to work on his legs more? Who gets the...

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    Interview with Jenna Katerin Moran – Part 2

    by and  • July 12, 2013 • Design & Art, People & Events • Comments Off on Interview with Jenna Katerin Moran – Part 2

    This is the second part of our interview with Jenna Katerin Moran.  The first part can be found here.  We’re continuing in our discussion of her current Kickstarter, Chuubo’s Marvelous Wish-Granting Engine.   Haren: Have there been any particularly surprising examples that show off what you are going for from playtesting? Something that is...

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    Interview with Jenna Katerin Moran – Part 1

    by and  • July 8, 2013 • Design & Art, People & Events • 1 Comment

    Jenna Katerin Moran (formerly known as Rebecca Sean Borgstrom) has contributed to dozens of RPG books, including series such as Exalted, In Nomine, Ex Machina, and is the author and creator of the Nobilis and Weapons of the Gods RPGs. Haren and Dymphna recently spoke to Moran about her new kickstarter, Chuubo’s Marvelous Wish-Granting...

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    Discovering Women’s Voices

    by  • April 1, 2013 • Essays • Comments Off on Discovering Women’s Voices

    I’ve been reflecting on my time as a writer and a member of Gaming as Women community over the last year, and I have to say that one of the greatest joys of my time at this site is my discovery of the female voice. I hadn’t even thought that such a thing existed,...

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    Halloween, Tam Lin, and Heroes

    by  • October 11, 2012 • Essays • 3 Comments

    Recently, on Google+, a friend posted a collection of Sage Advice columns from old issues of Dragon.  Of particular note were the questions about what to do if a character were to become pregnant.  The answers could be summed up as this:  a pregnant person  cannot realistically be an adventurer, and the best course of action...

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    This Week in Gaming

    by and  • August 12, 2012 • News • 1 Comment

    The Backup Ribbon Project is a new initiative to help make conventions a safer place for women and other victims of con harassment: If you take a Backup ribbon or you wear a Backup t-shirt, you are promising one very simple thing: You WILL be That Person to help out anybody being harassed. Gender,...

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    This Week in Feminism

    by  • August 12, 2012 • News • Comments Off on This Week in Feminism

    The always-awesome Hark! A Vagrant posted a strip about straw feminists this week.   You don’t want to miss this week’s blog post, either.  – Dymphna Lili Loofbourow of The Hairpin posted some excerpt’s from Are Women People?, a collection of satirical feminist and pro-suffrage poems written by Alice Duer Miller: Chivalry: It’s treating a...

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