Dad’s about halfway through his radiation treatments, which means that he and my mom drive into downtown Seattle every weekday and go to a hospital, which is a risk, but it’s that or the potential return of his brain tumor, soooo… They’re being super careful at the hospital. Ok, so I am more likely to… Read More Geek Girls Rule! #654 – Updates and Socializing in a Time of Social-Distancing
I don’t actually talk about game design here a lot, because even though I’ve done it/am doing it, I still suffer from a fairly large case of imposter syndrome. And… most of my game design ambitions revolve more around skinning things I already love like pbta (powered by the apocalypse) games, because I am far… Read More Geek Girls Rule! #629 – Game Design and Truth in Advertising
Hey, on a slightly unrelated note, I will be at OrcaCon, but I’m not sure who covered my membership. Green Ronin said they hadn’t. I’m still trying to figure it out. So, I don’t think I’m running demos this weekend, but I will likely run one or two pick up games. Maybe some Guns and… Read More Geek Girls Rule! #628 – Running Demos of Games
So, the Geek Husband What Rules published one of his games over on itch.io. Rock ‘n’ Roll Confidential. So, yes, disclaimers, I’m married to this guy, so I’m biased. Rock ‘n’ Roll Confidential is essentially VH-1 Behind the Music the role-playing game. A bunch of people, and we have had some really big games, get… Read More Geek Girls Rule! #623 – Bragging on my Boy and Promoting Him
So the Geek Husband What Rules has been watching dungeon terrain tutorials on Youtube, and has decided to get back into that. It helps that these tutorials are available and he’s no longer reinventing the wheel. He was telling me about a conversation with a friend of ours who didn’t get why he’d want to… Read More Geek Girls Rule! #584 – DIY Culture: Why?
Ok, so I did not get near as much work on anything done this weekend as I’d been hoping. Saturday was Rolls and Roles, a small, private game day that the AmberconNW folks put on every June. It’s usually 4 or 5 games per two slots and runs from roughly noon to midnight at someone’s… Read More Geek Girls Rule! #576 – State of the Geek/Magic German Tights
Hi! So, this is a day late because Tuesday night I ran a demo of Guns & Glamour, the PBTA hack I’ve been working on forever, for @ActualPlay on their twitch stream. I had never done that before. I mean, I’ve run and played games online before, over Skype or Google Hangouts. But doing it… Read More Geek Girls Rule! #548 – Guns & Glamour
Or conversely, everyone has to do some gatekeeping, but when it’s because someone has demonstrated through their actions that they are a douchebag, it’s no longer gatekeeping. Instead it’s boundaries. Yeah, I’ve seen these jackasses with their “I took a philosophy course my freshman year of college,” arguments, and it’s bullshit. Look, wanting to deny… Read More Geek Girls Rule! #542 – What Gatekeeping Is and Isn’t?
Ok, so I’ve spent the last 24 hours in migraine land, and hopefully this doesn’t tip me back in, but here goes. We have reached the stage of gaming’s #MeToo where people have started to realize that they, or people they know have pretty much all given cover to some pretty shady assholes in the… Read More Geek Girls Rule! #540 – Well, this is a Clusterfuck
Ok, so for those of you who might fetishize my typos, you can visit the original twitter thread here. For those of you who would like to see me be slightly more coherent than that, I want to talk about the consequences of assholes like Zak S. on the games industry and community re: marginalized… Read More Geek Girls Rule! #538 – The Result of all the Misogyny