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    About Michelle Lyons-McFarland

    I'm Michelle Lyons-McFarland. I'm currently a PhD student in the English Department at Case Western Reserve University, and I'm also a writer and editor in the RPG industry and have been since 2000. My husband Matthew McFarland and I have a game company together called Growling Door Games. I not only write and edit (and even some design) but I play too, everything from tabletop to console to card to board to occasional minis games (the cost keeps me from jumping straight in). I have a vested interest in gaming as a woman on both the macro and micro scale, from moderating on RPGnet to attending cons to finding work in the field.

    Dear Gaming As Women: GMing for Women

    by , , , and  • August 3, 2012 • Dear GAW • 4 Comments

    Welcome to the fourth installment of Dear Gaming As Women! We invite our readers to asks us anything – and we’ll do our best to offer informative, thought-provoking, and entertaining answers. In today’s letter, a reader who hasn’t GMed in a long time asks how to do so in a group with women, including new...

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    Working on curse the darkness as a female game designer, or finding a way to neutral ground

    by  • May 9, 2012 • Design & Art • 2 Comments

    So, my husband and I have a new game company, called Play Attention Games, Inc. Our first game, curse the darkness, is currently in Kickstarter phase. Our release date is August 2012, barring major catastrophe. Needless to say, I’m very excited. I’ve worked in the RPG industry for over 10 years now, from editor...

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