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    About Giulia Barbano

    Player of all sorts of games, tabletop roleplaying games publisher, engineer, and amateur designer. Based in northern Italy, I live with a pretty cool artist, a ton of books and too much technology.


    Bundle of Holding – Indie Treasure Trove +2

    by  • September 29, 2014 • Design & Art, News • Comments Off on Bundle of Holding – Indie Treasure Trove +2

    Pay what you want for eight nine great DRM-free tabletop RPGs, all designed by women – and donate to Amnesty International and Doctors Without Borders.

    The bundle includes Awesome Adventures (Willow Palecek)Cogs, Cakes, & Swordsticks (Lynne Hardy) and A Tragedy in Five Acts (Michelle Lyons-McFarland). If you give more than the current average, you also get Another Fine Mess (Ann Dupuis), Blade & Crown (Rachel Kronick), Cartoon Action Hour – Season 3 (Cynthia Celeste Miller), Monsters & Magic (Sarah Newton), Shelter in Place (J.R. Blackwell) and Steal Away Jordan (Julia Bond Ellingboe). Go get it now – only two days left!

    The Ministry Initiative: Interviews with the creators

    by and  • June 10, 2013 • Design & Art, People & Events • Comments Off on The Ministry Initiative: Interviews with the creators

    As of this moment, the Ministry Initiative Kickstarter (a steampunk FATE-powered RPG and fiction project) has raised about 15k $, with 5k $ to go in the next 5 days. If you’ve been on the fence, or if this is the first time you hear about it, here’s an interview with the authors. J.R....

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    Bundle of Holding +2

    by  • May 28, 2013 • Design & Art, News • Comments Off on Bundle of Holding +2

    Pay what you want for six great games as DRM-free PDFs – and donate to the Mines Advisory Group and Doctors Without Borders.

    The bundle includes Grey Ranks (by Fiasco designer Jason Morningstar), Shooting the Moon (Emily Care Boss), A Penny for My Thoughts (Paul Tevis), and Kagematsu (Danielle Lewon).  If you give more than the current average, you also get Hollowpoint (Brad Murray and C. W. Marshall) and Monsterhearts (Joe Mcdaldno). Hurry up – only five days left!

    Dilemma: an Interview with Manuela Soriani

    by  • May 16, 2013 • Design & Art, People & Events • Comments Off on Dilemma: an Interview with Manuela Soriani

    Today we’re talking with Manuela Soriani, co-author of Dilemma, “a game about having power on other people and getting in touch with them”, powered by the Apocalypse. The blind playtest document is out now1. I urge you to check it out! But first, read more about the game and its author. Tell us something...

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    New Comment Management

    by  • October 31, 2012 • News • Comments Off on New Comment Management

    Hello readers, in the past few hours, you might have experienced some weirdness with the comments. Sorry for the inconvenience! This happened because we are implementing some changes in the management of comments. Over the site’s life we’ve seen the user base grow, and with it came the mixed blessing of a higher load...

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    Dear Gaming As Women: Video Games for Women

    by , and  • September 27, 2012 • Dear GAW • 14 Comments

    Welcome to the fifth 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 is frustrated with the options available in video games, asks women designers to take on the task of...

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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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    Amanda Valentine Interview

    by  • August 10, 2012 • People & Events • 1 Comment

    If you follow tabletop RPGs closely, you’ll already know who Amanda Valentine is. Her work as Development Editor and Project Manager on some of the most popular games over the past few years makes her one of the more important RPG professionals out there, and her impressive roster of collaborations includes Evil Hat, Margaret Weis Productions, Galileo...

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