• Posts Tagged ‘gender roles’

    An Interview with Gillian Fraser

    by  • March 14, 2013 • Design & Art, People & Events • 1 Comment

    Gillian Fraser is the lead designer for Wicked Fantasy. Wicked Fantasy, currently KSing here, is a project where she and veteran designer John Wick are re-imagining fantasy races from scratch. As soon as I saw this Pathfinder supplemental had a woman as lead, I knew I had to talk to Gillian, and I was not disappointed! Here’s her fantastic...

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    Maya in Zero Dark Thirty is a new kind of Female Hero

    by  • March 1, 2013 • Essays • Comments Off on Maya in Zero Dark Thirty is a new kind of Female Hero

    Media is a heavy inspiration for my gaming ideas. Any new movie, video, comic, or whatnot that comes out I analyze as potential seeds for plot, character, pacing, and drama. Zero Dark Thirty is paving the way for female heroes in its portrayal of an American hero who is also a woman. Spoilers and...

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    Men wear armour, Women wear sexy-time lingerie

    by  • February 22, 2013 • Design & Art • 8 Comments

    Sometimes, two questions pop up when you discuss women wear when they are pictured in games. ”What is wrong with chainmail bikinis? It’s fantasy, it doesn’t have to be realistic!” ”What is wrong with chainmail bikinis? Sexy doesn’t equal sexist!” Let’s try to answer the two questions in this article. In the end they...

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    Goldie Blox: an engineering toy designed for girls

    by  • February 17, 2013 • Reviews • Comments Off on Goldie Blox: an engineering toy designed for girls

    When we talk about technical colleges and particularly about engineering, a question rises quite often: why is the presence of women in these fields so low? Why, at engineering schools, we only find a handful of girls, among hundreds of boys? A lot of initiatives aims at reducing this gap, but the reason why...

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    Race4MyPlace – Targeting Women Because Numbers Don’t Lie

    by  • February 15, 2013 • People & Events • Comments Off on Race4MyPlace – Targeting Women Because Numbers Don’t Lie

    One thing that I am always looking for is game marketing that goes against the typical “teenage boy” target market, and of course, I’m always interested in games that are designed by women. I had the chance to see both of these in action recently when I spoke to Mike Gramling, the CEO of...

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    This Week in the News

    by and  • December 30, 2012 • News • Comments Off on This Week in the News

    Kira: A thoughtful post about how to navigate success and likeability as a woman on the interwebs. Brie & Kira: Earlier this week, Emerald City Comicon posted their Tales from the Con comic – and plenty of readers responded right away with their objections. ECC took the post down and apologized, but the response from...

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    My Christmas Wish

    by  • December 14, 2012 • People & Events • 2 Comments

    At Metatopia this year, I had an experience with a family that made my grinchy heart grow three sizes. A week before the convention, Hurricane Sandy blew through the NY/NJ metro area, leaving chaos, gas rationing and power outages in her wake.  The hotel was unusually full of area residents – some staying at...

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    Dear Gaming As Women: MtG Planeswalkers

    by , and  • November 14, 2012 • Dear GAW • 3 Comments

    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 asks for insight on gender representation in MtG: Dear Gaming as Women, The central characters in Magic: the Gathering...

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    This Week in the News

    by  • November 11, 2012 • News • Comments Off on This Week in the News

    This dad is awesome for making The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker into a game that had pronouns appropriate to his daughter’s preference. This guest post at Skepchick from a mother addressing bullying talks a lot about tolerance, and I think it’s something that applies to far more than just bullying of children –...

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