Yes, my dearest, darling ones, it’s that time of year again. The time of year when a young geek’s heart turns towards thoughts of “Oh sweet Jesus, I need a flu shot! PAX is this weekend!” I, the Geek Girl What Rules, and Ogre, the Geek Husband What Rules, will both be running games at… Read More Geek Girls Rule! #136 – PAX 2010
Last night I was so tired by the time I went to bed that my eyes were burning. So, of course, as soon as I got into the horizontal position my brain popped with: “Hi! I have a great idea for a 3 part series on making characters for and playing in settings that you… Read More Uncharted Territory: Role playing in settings/groups that are new to you – Part 1 of 3
Twelve years ago, when I started playing in a Vampire LARP, it was run by a non-profit fan club. Life was simpler then. One could make a basic character without having to thrash through multiple books AS WELL AS one or more on-line addendum. The focus was on having fun. Oh sure – there were… Read More Remember when LARPing was Fun??
I catch a fair amount of crap for my love of “rules light” systems. “Oooh, how typically ‘girl’ of you!” Blah Blah Blah… Whatever. Now, in my defense it isn’t that I can’t handle crunchy, rules heavy systems, I can. I played, and ran, GURPS for years. For heaven’s sake, I’ve played Rolemaster! I just don’t… Read More Geek Girls Rule! #125 – Sometimes Simpler is Better*
We got back from Gamestorm 2010 an hour or so ago. A good time was had by all. Well, all of us. The Geek Husband What Rules, Lesley and I headed down yesterday morning. Once we got to the hotel we ran into Matt and Shannon from the Seattle Geekly podcast. Chatted with them for… Read More Geek Girls Rule! #123 – Gamestorm 2010 Rocked!
Ok, so Friday night was the monthly Girl Game. Currently, we’re using the Bridge System (the artist formerly known as the Two-Die System)*, created by the Husband What Rules, Jordan and Chris, to play a Shadowrun-esque sort of game. The characters in this game are Betty (the dwarven baker and creator of bread golems –… Read More Geek Girls Rule! #121 – Gentler Sex My Ass.
First let me start with the clarifications and disclaimers that the more hysterical reactionary readers will likely ignore anyway but I’m giving it a shot regardless: The following game concepts generally have one thing in common that make them bad: a complete lack of any research or background. I give new players a few months… Read More Character Concepts I’m Tired of Seeing at LARP Games
One of the reason’s the Geek Girl What Rules asked me to blog here is that she’s had a number of people ask her if they were too old to start gaming. The short answer is: No. I was a late blooming gamer for a number of reasons. When I was younger there were the… Read More Too old to start gaming?
Ok, so I just posted, but I’m so excited!!! For years, because of a conversation between Deborah Donoghue and Ogre, we’ve been joking about running Amber Family Therapy. This year, I’m doing it! And I just got my player list. This is going to be amazing!!! I have so many excellent gamers involved!!! Holy crap,… Read More AmberCon NW!
I know it’s been awhile. I kind of blew my wad with the Joe Quesada drinking game et al., and I’ve been blogging on geeky topics over at the California NOW blog. Topics include the LA Times’ “Girls’ Guide to Comicon” (the resulting aneurysm wiped out 3rd grade), the Today show segment on the fact… Read More Geek Girls Rule! #89 – Miscellaneous crap and symptoms of the mid-30s hormone rush…