• News

    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.

    Play My Game – For Science!

    by  • August 26, 2013 • News • Comments Off on Play My Game – For Science!

    As part of my ongoing research, I’m trying to figure out how people learn complex concepts from playing games. Right now, I’m trying to recruit people to help me test my theories. This involves playing a game, reading some short vignettes, choosing explanations for why things happened in the vignettes, and answering a few...

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    Witty responses to trolls complaining about Tropes versus Women

    by  • August 8, 2013 • Design & Art, News • Comments Off on Witty responses to trolls complaining about Tropes versus Women

    In case you hadn’t heard, Part 3 of the Damsel in Distress series of videos being made as part of Feminist Frequency’s Tropes versus Women series is up. (If you haven’t seen previous installments, here are Part 1 and Part 2.1) Predictably, there are a lot of people who are upset that a woman...

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    Interview with Elissa Ayadi of By Night Studios Inc.

    by  • July 2, 2013 • Design & Art, News, People & Events • Comments Off on Interview with Elissa Ayadi of By Night Studios Inc.

    Mind’s Eye Theatre’s World of Darkness LARP ruleset is experiencing a rewrite just in time for the 20th anniversary of Vampire: The Masquerade. The Kickstarter thus far is remarkably successful and excitement is growing! Recently, Elissa Ayadi, Vice-President of Marketing for By Night Studios Inc., the company behind the new upcoming LARP rules, answered...

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    Bundle of Holding +2

    by  • May 28, 2013 • Design & Art, News • Comments Off on Bundle of Holding +2

    Pay what you want for six great games as DRM-free PDFs – and donate to the Mines Advisory Group and Doctors Without Borders.

    The bundle includes Grey Ranks (by Fiasco designer Jason Morningstar), Shooting the Moon (Emily Care Boss), A Penny for My Thoughts (Paul Tevis), and Kagematsu (Danielle Lewon).  If you give more than the current average, you also get Hollowpoint (Brad Murray and C. W. Marshall) and Monsterhearts (Joe Mcdaldno). Hurry up – only five days left!

    International Women’s Day

    by  • March 9, 2013 • News • Comments Off on International Women’s Day

    Wishing everyone around the world a wonderful women’s day!  Women, cis- and transgender, all over the world. Take a moment to think of the women who make your life rich and full, the work and play they do every day. Think of the women around you in your community, people you know or have...

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    Lost: A Charity Anthology by Galileo Games

    by  • February 18, 2013 • News, People & Events • Comments Off on Lost: A Charity Anthology by Galileo Games

    JR Blackwell is the sort of woman who returns good to evil. If she were to be stabbed in the side by a mugger, after she was done dismembering the mugger, she could be heard to say, ‘Huh. Well. I’m bleeding and I have a hole in my side. What sort of good could...

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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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    This Week in the News

    by , and  • December 23, 2012 • News • 3 Comments

    Kira: In the world of “what might have been”, we found out that there were women fighter pilots cut from Star Wars, Return of the Jedi. Do you have a Manic Pixie Dream Girl in your life?  In response to a movement by a thirteen-year-old named McKenna Pope, Hasbro will be releasing a gender neutral...

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