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    About Arlene Medder

    I have been playing tabletop roleplaying games since my mom's friend introduced me to Advanced Dungeons & Dragons c.1980. I have been running roleplaying games (except for one disastrous session in high school) since about 1989. I have played a broad spectrum of games (I'd list them but you don't have time to read a list that long); ranging from Champions to Dresden Files, from D&D to Wizard's Realm, from Ironclaw to Traveller. I'm proud of: I have ongoing peripatetic Ironclaw and Jadeclaw campaign that I run at local conventions. I have been someone's 1st gamemaster. I wrote the creatures appendix to the Jadeclaw game book and contributed several articles to Sanguine's Bitemark Fanzine. Although I've written several adventures, I've never tried to get them published.

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    Dear Gaming As Women: NPC Diversity

    by and  • August 4, 2014 • Dear GAW • 1 Comment

    Welcome to the latest 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 wonders about NPC diversity: Dear GAW, I recently GM’d my first campaign, a short little Savage Worlds one-shot. It...

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    DandD 3.5e Forgotten Realms Home Game, how many years into it?

    by  • September 28, 2012 • Reviews • Comments Off on DandD 3.5e Forgotten Realms Home Game, how many years into it?

    18 March 2012 Forgotten Realms 3 players in person, 1 player (out of state) via Skype – Characters: Rejanon – male aasimar paladin/cleric of Torm, god of battle, male player Dratsab – male tiefling rogue/warlock/crimelord, wannabe demigod of stirges, male player, via Skype Darvin – male human priest (monk/sorcerer/chosen of Mystra) of Mystra, male...

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    Traveller Game, March 15, Part 4 (final)

    by  • March 31, 2012 • Reviews • Comments Off on Traveller Game, March 15, Part 4 (final)

    An hour from the mine, an air raft spotted us. There were two guards and a pilot on it. Tyler turned on his signal jammer and handed it to Abby.  Ali aimed at them, waiting Once they were within range, Ali shot the air raft. They were barely in stunner range but I got...

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    Traveller Game, March 15, Part 3

    by  • March 30, 2012 • Reviews • Comments Off on Traveller Game, March 15, Part 3

    Several air rafts flew overhead. Hours later, we reached the settlement. The town was much rougher than Takeira’s home; prefabbed houses and quonset huts. We pointed to Tyler, “See what Takeira did?!” “Hey this is the guy that’s been helping us at the mine.”...

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    Traveller Game, March 15, Part 2

    by  • March 29, 2012 • Reviews • Comments Off on Traveller Game, March 15, Part 2

    The two guards were seated in a room and T’Var walked up hurriedly like he knew what he was doing and it was urgent. The guards went immediately on alert, and pointed rifles at him. T’Var: “The other guards sent me, to come get you. There’s a problem,” and turned and ran. One guard...

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    Traveller Game, March 15, Part 1

    by  • March 28, 2012 • Reviews • Comments Off on Traveller Game, March 15, Part 1

    No Abby (migraine) T’Var & Aylana by Skype, with T’Var playing his wife’s character because she’s sick and I’m playing Abby. There aren’t as many side notes because this was a tense game. It’s been 2.5 to 3 weeks since our arrival. Tyler’s a little worried that his performance review is going to impact...

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    Traveller Game, March 1, Part 4 (final)

    by  • March 24, 2012 • Reviews • Comments Off on Traveller Game, March 1, Part 4 (final)

    With some help from Gvoudson,and his forgery skills, Abby cut some orders for her to upgrade the server farm at the Retreat; and a maintenance order, to get Tyler to the Retreat, too. They made the usual ‘dowegotta’ complaints before they left. At the Retreat, Tyler shared some hooch with the guards while Abby...

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    Traveller Game, March 1, Part 3

    by  • March 23, 2012 • Reviews • Comments Off on Traveller Game, March 1, Part 3

    We still have some programs . The Programs: 2 copies of each, 1 use each. Bug; monitors if terminal is being monitored. Ferret: seeks out particular item of info and finds its location. Phage: deletes a particular type of data, and anytime that data is ever...

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    Traveller Game, March 1, part 2

    by  • March 22, 2012 • Reviews • Comments Off on Traveller Game, March 1, part 2

    Fiereau, the wine family, was helping Oberlin with the fake ids. We stayed at the their family home in the capital and Lisa Fiereau (the heir we’d rescued from the Takeira kidnap plot) was there to greet us. At the hiring agency, they went through the interview routine and faked the security check. I...

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    Traveller Game March 1, part 1

    by  • March 21, 2012 • Reviews • 1 Comment

    Two of the players are present via Skype (husband & wife, T’Var & Aylana). We could hear their dogs (puppies really) in the background so someone made jokes about the captain’s going nuts (reference to an adventure in which the Captain was mind-controlled).. Two of the other players were late. They were at a...

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