I guess I should start out by apologizing for it taking me more than 2 months to get back to this. Life has been very busy and then there was writers block… I also feel a bit weird about writing these things when I’m currently on a hiatus from LARPing. I *did* renew my membership… Read More Uncharted Territory: Role playing in settings/groups that are new to you – Part 2 of 3
WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ok, apart from being desperately ill the second afternoon slot and all of Saturday night, Go Play was definitely Wooooooooo-worthy. So, we skipped the Friday Night Feast, as the Geek Husband What Rules wanted to take a shower after a long, stinky day at work. On the way in we saw… oh, everybody!!! I’m telling… Read More Geek Girls Rule! #130 – Go Play NW 2010
I’m not actually referring to how fast geeks get stuff done, that varies geek to geek, although a lot of us are pretty damn focused when we really get going on a project. I speak from the experience of building a 20″ x 20″ stained glass window in 36 hours. I, um, have a tendency to… Read More Geek Girls Rule! #128 – At the Speed of Geek
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*
Had a marvelous time at Norwescon! I participated in several really wonderful panels. The ones that are germaine to this website, were LGBTQI in Fandom and Putting the R in RPGs: Adult themes in gaming. I had a few more panels on “adult subject” matter, like kink and Victorian Sex. The LGBTQI panel had a… Read More Geek Girls Rule – Norwescon edition!
The Geek Girl What Rules will definitely be at PAX this year, running games, and I may be sponsoring a table of female GMs for at least one day. Kind of excited!!!!
PAX was interesting. Our friends Kate and Aron who run the Dreaming here in Seattle had secured some tables for RPG demos. I only ran one game, because after my game I did a turn through the expo hall and came back sort of stunned. People were, for the most part, very well-behaved and polite… Read More Geek Girls Rule! #101 – PAX
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
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.