• Posts Tagged ‘at the table’

    Gender and Game Mechanics: Part 2 – Care and Justice Mediation

    by  • August 14, 2013 • Essays • 7 Comments

    This is part two of a series. The previous post can be found here: Gender and Game Mechanics Series: Part 1 – Introduction. Note: The terms “women”, “girls”, “men” and “boys” in the articles of this series are assumed to be inclusive to transgender people who identify as each unless otherwise specified. While I can’t...

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    Impressions of a Magic tournament

    by  • July 24, 2013 • Essays • 3 Comments

    I recently went to a prerelease tournament for Magic: The Gathering. This was an actual tournament in a local comic store. They made me sign up for a DCI membership and I paid $30 for 6 packs for cards that I then had to build a 40 card deck from. I’m not wholly certain...

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    The best larp advice I ever heard

    by  • May 6, 2013 • Essays • 2 Comments

    A bunch of years ago I was given the best larp advice I have heard so far. Today I’ll pass it on. ”Involve other people. Involve them, involve them, involve them.” – Henrik Thurfjäll That’s it. The best larp advice I have to offer. The advice might not look like much, and I wasn’t very...

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    GASP Games Part 2

    by  • April 4, 2013 • People & Events • Comments Off on GASP Games Part 2

    Continuing the feature about my local gaming organization, GASP (Gaming Association of Southwestern Pennsylvania), I took the opportunity to interview one of the GASP founders. Don McCalmon is one of the GASP coordinators who I met at GASPcon. If you would like to see the interviews of some of the women players at GASP,...

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    GASP Games Part 1

    by  • March 28, 2013 • People & Events • 5 Comments

    I was lucky enough recently to have the chance to interview women who attend the events at my local gaming organization, GASP (Gaming Association of Southwestern Pennsylvania), as well as organizers of GASP. GASP’s recent convention (Fall 2012) had about 20-25% women in attendance, and that is awesome! It’s a good number to start...

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    Digital Publications and Gaming as a Woman

    by  • February 25, 2013 • Essays • 3 Comments

    I have to admit, I love the future I live in. I own a tablet and a smart phone and they’ve become two indispensable tools to me as a gamer in general, and as a woman gamer in specific. I’ve seen a number of conversations where people talk about banning tech at the table, and I...

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    Finding My O with the X-Card

    by  • January 9, 2013 • Essays • 3 Comments

    I am a player who starts play with a lot of limits. A lot of “nuh uh!”’s. I have anxieties and fears and triggers. But, I love gaming. I love it, and it is one of the few places in my life I can find new experiences, work out my emotional and mental complications,...

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    How to Create a Micro-Setting

    by  • December 26, 2012 • Design & Art • Comments Off on How to Create a Micro-Setting

    I am currently working on a project with my husband that is called Off the Shelf. It is a setting neutral system, and it has been a huge adventure! I have had more experience recently working on mechanics than ever before. Though they are not my strong suit, trying to do new things with...

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