Category Archives: Tabletop RPGs, LARP, etc

"I'm cute, not smart", an explanation [Intent versus Message, Part 2]

If you haven’t yet, go read the first part of this series. So now for some context. I was contacted by a representative from Spielerz.com not so long ago about me writing a promotion post for their site in order … Continue reading

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"I'm cute, not smart", first impressions [Intent versus Message, Part 1]

I would like all of your help on doing an experiment. This will be part of a short series that, among other things, will look at how intent and message interact. But in order to make my arguments, I need … Continue reading

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Cerise: June 2007 and Call for Submissions

The June 2007 issue is out! The theme is “The Making of a Gamer”, and we have some great stories in our new feature “gamer stories” relating to that. We’re currently looking for submissions for our July issue. Here’s the … Continue reading

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On women-oriented gaming communities

Zach over at Molten Boron became my hero for the day by posting, Kotaku Commenters Prove the Necessity of a Women’s Gaming Magazine, which debunks much of the misinformation Kotaku continues to spread about Iris and, most recently, our online … Continue reading

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Cerise: May 2007 and Call for Submissions

The May 2007 issue is out! The theme is getting women “out there” in gaming journalism, and we have some great articles about that. We’re currently looking for submissions for our June issue. Here’s the call for submissions: Submsision deadline: … Continue reading

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Cerise Magazine Submissions Reminder

Cerise, the new magazine by and for gaming women, is still accepting submissions for our first issue. The deadline is April 15, 2007. What we’re looking for: Reviews of games, systems and gaming supplements In-depth critiques, essays and opinion pieces … Continue reading

Posted in Feminist Games, Popular Culture, Tabletop RPGs, LARP, etc, Video Games | 1 Comment

Yes, Kotaku, you WERE the reason why we started TIN! And also, Santa is real.

Brian Crecente of Kotaku has tried to take credit for the inception of The IRIS Network. I’m not even joking: In my caveman like attempts at prodding talented, strong-voiced women into writing more vocally about gaming I have stirred the … Continue reading

Posted in Feminism, Privilege, Tabletop RPGs, LARP, etc, The Internet is Serious Business, Video Games | 18 Comments

New Gaming Site: The IRIS Network

If you’ve been wondering about my silence for the past couple of weeks, I have a deep, dark secret to confess: Along with Revena I’ve been building and launching The IRIS Network, a new gaming site focused on helping to … Continue reading

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Fabricating rationality by making the other side look irrational

In the past week, I have been alerted to two very different posts in two very different spheres of the online world. The similarity? They both deal with a privileged group taking an argument made by a non-privileged group and … Continue reading

Posted in Privilege in Action, Tabletop RPGs, LARP, etc, The Evil -ism's | 17 Comments

Covers that make me say, "I want to play that!"

Over at Yudhishthira’s Dice, Brand poses the question: Ladies, what RPG covers (or interiors) have you seen that involve a woman in the art that make you say, “I want to play that” or, just as good “I want to … Continue reading

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