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.
So, Saturday I ran the game where all the characters were the children of adults who had been killed in a medieval fortress. Up until I started running it I hadn’t decided what had killed them, but I had ideas. So, after my grilling plans were torpedoed by the stupid weather, we moved everything inside. … Read More Geek Girls Rule! 54.5 – Saturday’s Game.
I GM fairly frequently, well at least once a month with the Girl Game, but pretty often outside of that. This weekend, I’ve set myself up to run two games. Tonight (Friday) I’ll be running up to Stax’s place to run one of three choices I emailed her earlier today, all fantasy-based, for her and… Read More Geek Girls Rule! #54 – I Run Games
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
Okay, it looks like the review is going to turn into a three-parter, mostly because it is absolutely impossible to create characters for seven people, using only two books, with a wholly unknown gaming system in anything even approximating a reasonable amount of time. Last Thursday Loree from the Girl Game came over and we sat… Read More Geek Girls Rule! #26 – Unhallowed Metropolis Part II