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    This category is dedicated to posts about the blog and the community around it, including site updates and the two weekly features This Week in Feminism / This Week in Gaming.

    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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    Weekend Special – The Devs With Baltimore Bundle!

    by  • May 2, 2015 • News, People & Events • Comments Off on Weekend Special – The Devs With Baltimore Bundle!

    Several great digital and analog games are on sale this weekend, with the proceeds from the bundle going to The Baltimore Algebra Project. The games include ORACLE & Summon the Apgrod by ceMelusine; Sokobond by Alan Hazelden and Harry Lee; MonsterHearts, The Quiet Year, and Ribbon Drive by Avery McDaldno, Voice of Vamana by Connor Sherlock, and The Yawhg by...

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    Pregnancy, Contraception, & Childbirth in Games – Podcasting as Women!

    by , , and  • February 24, 2015 • News, People & Events • Comments Off on Pregnancy, Contraception, & Childbirth in Games – Podcasting as Women!

    Last weekend, Meguey Baker, Filamena Young, and Wundergeek talked about halfling sheela-na-gigs, post-partum depression, and bunnies (among other things) in a panel discussion on pregnancy, childbirth, and contraception in gaming.

    You can watch or listen here!

     

    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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    This Week in Gaming

    by and  • October 24, 2014 • News • Comments Off on This Week in Gaming

    Mo: Stephanie Bryant at over at Mortaine’s Blog does a long takedown of some misconceptions about women’s experiences as writers, creators, and designers in the gaming industry. She talks about pay gaps, time and energy, and access to game education. Check it out! Paizo is hiring a developer! Better yet, they are hiring using...

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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!

    Playtesting Study by Carnegie Mellon University Researchers

    by  • July 7, 2014 • News • Comments Off on Playtesting Study by Carnegie Mellon University Researchers

    Playtesting matters. Studying how playtesting works is important because evidence-based practices save time and energy and give us a better starting place. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have put out a call for folks who have released independent game products to participate in a study on playtesting practices. Be still my heart! Months out...

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    Dangers Untold, a LARP for girls and others

    by  • February 27, 2014 • News • Comments Off on Dangers Untold, a LARP for girls and others

    We don’t have much time, hurry, this way, take my hand and come with me before it’s too late! Well, okay, maybe it isn’t as dramatic as all that, but Dangers Untold is a LARP designed to take one young heroine on an amazing adventure… …and it’s running out of time! Currently, Dangers Untold...

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    Real-Time Breaking Internet News: #rpggratitude

    by  • September 5, 2013 • News • Comments Off on Real-Time Breaking Internet News: #rpggratitude

    I’d like to shout out to my fellow Lady who Games, Shoshana Kessock, whose impulse hashtag, #rpggratitude, is trending right now on Twitter and Facebook.

    I think everybody should take a moment to reflect, and maybe tweet something to the hashtag.  The lovefest is great for the community!

    You can find Shoshana at http://shoshanakessock.com/, where she talks about her experiences in gaming.