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    About Darla Magdalene Shockley

    I am a player of indie tabletop RPGs, boardgames, and videogames. I am a programmer and an ex-computational linguistics researcher. I am a pro-sex feminist, and in general an advocate for social justice. I am a mother of a young daughter. I am a generally creative person; I draw, knit, sew, and occasionally try to write. I have lived most my life in the US, but I now live in Germany. You can contact me via my Google profile.

    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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    Monsterhearts: Queerness and the Supernatural Teen Romance Genre

    by  • April 14, 2012 • Reviews • 20 Comments

    Unless you’ve been living under a rock (or, I don’t know, you aren’t involved in the indie game community), you’ve heard about this shiny new game called Monsterhearts.  For the rock-dwellers, I’ll briefly say that Monsterhearts is an Apocalypse World1 hack for supernatural teen romance written by Joe Mcdaldno.  Think Buffy, Vampire Diaries, True...

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