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