• Design & Art

    This category is dedicated to posts about all kinds of game-related design and art: showcase, requests for feedback, discussion on rules and so on.

    RESISTOR: glitchwitches and SJWs welcome

    by  • February 1, 2016 • Design & Art • Comments Off on RESISTOR: glitchwitches and SJWs welcome

    My friend Elissa and I are currently Kickstarting this zine that I’m really excited about. It’s called RESISTOR, and it features original games, fiction, and artwork focusing on the correlation between technology, magic, and social issues through a cyberpunk lens. We both love the zine aesthetic, that locally printed, hand made, passed out at...

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    Witchy Feminist Games

    by  • October 22, 2015 • Design & Art • Comments Off on Witchy Feminist Games

    So my friend and co-blogger Dymphna wrote this beautiful feminist witchy game and shared it on G+. I was like, that’s so awesome! Dang! Look it’s about women’s work but also about being witches! Ah this is everything I like! Then she invited me, Meg Baker, and Filamena Young to write a collection of...

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    Writing All The Things

    by  • October 15, 2015 • Design & Art • Comments Off on Writing All The Things

    Freelancing has been an interesting new challenge for me in the game design world. I’ve been writing a lot of stretch goals for Kickstarters, working on small games for a few various projects, and finishing up some really big designs I’ve been working on forever. I’m not really new to the concept of doing...

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    Lovecraftesque: An interview with GaW game designer Becky Annison

    by and  • September 29, 2015 • Design & Art, People & Events • Comments Off on Lovecraftesque: An interview with GaW game designer Becky Annison

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    I had a chance to talk to fellow Gaming as Women designer Becky Annison about her work on Lovecraftesque which is currently being Kickstarted. Congrats on the early success of the Kickstarter campaign! Can you tell me a little about the project? Thank you – we are both a bit overwhelmed with the early...

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    You Could Be Me, I Could Be There: The Joy of Representation

    by  • September 28, 2015 • Design & Art, Essays • Comments Off on You Could Be Me, I Could Be There: The Joy of Representation

    Act One: In Which I Am Changed Anyone who knows me knows I’m a little obsessed with women’s history, particularly when it comes to the role of women in WW2. And anyone who reads me on GAW knows that I am particularly interested in the Hx/Relationship/Bond mechanics in Powered by the Apocalypse games and...

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    SPLINTER: Surprising Things on Kickstarter

    by  • September 16, 2015 • Design & Art, News • Comments Off on SPLINTER: Surprising Things on Kickstarter

    End Transmission Games, the team that brought you Psionics, The Singularity System, Anathema, and SPLINTER, has launched their next Kickstarter project – SPLINTER: Surprising Things. SPLINTER is a tabletop roleplaying game where you delve the infinite levels of a randomly generated dungeon. As the shape-shifting Avatar of an immortal Bloodline, you have the power...

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    Three Words That Will Change Your Game

    by  • January 22, 2015 • Design & Art, Essays • 4 Comments

    Start your journey now, my lady.  Courtesy of Claudia Cangini.  http://claudiacangini.deviantart.com/ | plus.google.com/+ClaudiaCangini

    Early the campaign of my current Rothlingsmark game, I asked my GM (who is also my husband, Geoffrey) a simple question that completely changed the course of the game. The question was made half in jest. It was a sort of “I’m joking unless you’re serious” kind of joke, anyway. I referenced it in...

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    Interview with Anna Kreider – The Ruined Empire

    by  • November 1, 2014 • Design & Art, News • Comments Off on Interview with Anna Kreider – The Ruined Empire

    With only 4 days to go to the Ruined Empire Kickstarter, we interviewed the author, Anna Kreider. As of this writing, the campaign needs barely over 700 $ CAD to reach its goal and publish this setting-neutral, Final Fantasy-esque campaign  – so if you are on the fence, we hope this interview will give you the motivation you...

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    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!

    Stockholm Scenario Festival: Interview with Anna Westerling

    by  • January 6, 2014 • Design & Art, People & Events • Comments Off on Stockholm Scenario Festival: Interview with Anna Westerling

    Anna Westerling is a 32 year old game designer from Sweden. Westerling has designed and collaborated on role playing games such as En stilla middag med familjen (or A nice evening with the family ), Growing Up and Robin’s Friends. She has produced the larp theory convention Knutepunkt, and the book Nordic Larp which documents...

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