I’m sorry for the dearth of GGR posts here recently, but between NorWesCon, the deaths of two pets, our fifteenth anniversary, my birthday, and the subsequent birthday purchase of “Animal Crossing: City Folk,” I’ve been a little preoccupied. I’ve only played City Folk for about two hours, and haven’t actually gone to the city yet, but… Read More An update of Sorts.
Mr. Dave Arneson created Dungeons and Dragons with Gary Gygax, yet many geeks do not know his name. Mr. Gygax was by far the more, ahem, vocal of the two. Yet, according to sources, the whole idea of playing a single character instead of, say, an army or unit, was Mr. Arneson’s. I am sad… Read More Geek Girls Rule! #82 – R.I.P. Dave Arneson 1947-2009
In this hour long show, Jenn from the Trapcast, Meg from the Brilliant Gameologists, Kristin from This Modern Death and I finish our conversations from before. Click here! The Libsyn site has all the links and everything, and I need to get hopping on chores before we head for our Sunday game. See you soon!!!… Read More Geek Girls Rule! Podcast 9, Part II
Talking about the upcoming Emerald City Game Fest, November 15th in Seattle, a free game day event. Podcast #7 – Emerald City Game Fest with Sophie Lagace. http://sirriamnicast.libsyn.com/index.php?post_id=393970 Oh, we talk about a lot of stuff. Gaming as women, trying to build community amongst gamers, gaming conventions, lots of stuff.
http://www.emeraldcitygamefest.org/ Guess who will be running at least one game, and Hosting the Story Games Lounge at Emerald City Game Fest this year? This girl! The game fest is a free event on November 15th, please follow the link above for location, directions and all that good stuff. I’ll be running a session of The… Read More Geek Girls Rule! #63.5 – Emerald City Game Fest
Ok, cats and kittens, I don’t usually post about politics here, because that’s real world stuff and I geek to get away from that shit. But this, being geek-related as it is, and both appalling me and making me laugh out loud, bore special mention. From John McCain’s Website: “It may be typical of the… Read More Geek Girls Rule! #56 – Probably the only openly political post you’ll ever see here.
Geek Girls Rule! #13 Look, it’s not whining about comics! I promise! Okay, look, I know D&D is the grand dame of gaming. It is the Progenitor. Blah blah blah… I don’t like it. I have always found the rules system clunky, difficult and far too much work for something that is supposed to be… Read More Geek Girls Rule Greatest Hits #13 – Why I hate D20
For those of you who don’t know, for the last couple of years I have done the Alternate Lifestyles programming at NorwesCon, a Seattle-area SF/F convention. What this means is that I get to do the programming for Polyamory, BDSM, Sexuality, Goth, Fanfic and a whole lot of other things that don’t really fit anywhere… Read More Geek Girls Rule 43.5 – LGBT Sci Fi/Fantasy & Comics Fandom and Gamers
Wow! We had an excellent time at Conquest Northwest this weekend. We didn’t get there until 11-ish Saturday morning, and after reg-ing we went straight down to the Story Games Lounge, and pretty much stayed there until midnight. We were in a smallish conference room with a long table and exceptionally comfy chairs. One end… Read More Geek Girls Rule! #40.5 – Conquest Northwest!
I think one of the reasons that the “Gamer Infidelity” excerpt from the Part-Time Sorceress book annoyed me so much was that Mister Geek Girl What Rules and I are all about playing as many games with as many people as we possibly can. For years, because of geographic isolation living in a small city in Eastern Washington,… Read More Geek Girls Rule #40 – Play Outside Your Gaming Group