Elisa Teague - designer of games, events, costumes, and props - compiled 15 essays by women and a foreword (by a man) and herself wrote six more plus an afterword. She also interleaved “Share My Story Spotlight” anecdotes by two women, three men, and a girl, plus a poem – or perhaps a song lyric – by “The Doubleclicks.” And to read and hear women tell it, despite a consistently optimistic tone throughout their essays, they experience some ugly behavior in our gaming hobby – from condescension, to scorn, to challenges to their bona fides as game lovers. After reading of these experiences, frankly, I don’t know how they put up with it.
Sunday, August 28, 2016
Friday, August 12, 2016
This summer we're headed to the North Carolina Outer Banks for a week at a beach house. We just threw together a list of games to bring based partly on recent acquisitions, partly on old favorites, and partly on family stand-byes that we think we can get the normally reluctant sons to play. Here's this year's packing list: