Sexism in Tabletop RPGs

I try to avoid being topical, preferring to leave real life take care of itself while I get on with my gaming. However, recent events surrounding women in gaming (and comics, and media, and movies, *sigh*) have inspired me to recall my own life growing up as a nerdy woman delving in a male-centric world. […]

Gaming Value

Kitty eyes her ale with suspicion, lamenting her choice to order the local brew. Intercepting a cockroach as it tries to dart between cover on the bar, she drops it into the ale with the intent to complain to the ostler and request a refund. She startles as something taps her firmly on the hip, […]

Character Development
in Role Play

Role Play is a dying art. The more I talk to people about role play, the more I realise people are interested, but have no honest idea about what role play is. This is especially true of role play in MMOs, where even the most hard core role players seem to have somewhat questionable ideas […]

Where have all the Heroes gone?

Why do people play role playing games? Over my years as a gamer, transitioning between table top and computer RPGs, I’ve seen the term RPG change a lot in meaning. At its core, role play is about adopting a role other than yourself, and in that ‘role’ you ‘play’ a game. So what role do […]

Kaly’s Guide to Creepers

With 15 years of mmo play under my belt, I’ve been witness to a lot of social interaction, some good, some bad, some downright pathetic, the whole gamut. As a female gamer I want to talk about a particular type of social animal; the Creeper. No, not the Minecraft type, I’m talking about guys who […]