Tabletop RPGs for the feminist gamer.

/Tabletop RPGs for the feminist gamer.

Hey you. Yeah, you. Do you want to get into tabletop roleplaying but are worried that too many games out there are, y’know. Kinda… sexist? And you and your friends are totally not down for wading through that?

Well, never fear, because Elizabeth is here with a Feminist RPG Starter Pack!

I’ve only played one of these, Night Witches, with Elizabeth and run by her partner, and it was pretty freakin’ rad.1 I also own Eclipse Phase and have backed the second edition, but I’ve yet to play it in an actual session. And Monsterhearts is something that’s been on my To Play list for aa-aa-ages, so it’s totally rad that Elizabeth is going to run a session at the next Conflux, innit? (Hint hint.)

  1. As some regulars may note, I do have some obvious… reservations about the setting, given my family history, so it’s not a game I’d play with a random pick-up group. ^
2017-06-30T08:19:18+00:007th September, 2017|Tags: gaming, tabletop rpgs|

7 Comments

  1. inkteller 8th September, 2017 at 12:18 am
  2. Vickie 8th September, 2017 at 10:09 am

    The bigger question is how does one even get into this? Unlike video games where I can stay in single player for a bit before venturing into online multiplayer, real-life games are just so… social! This seems like something I may or may not be able to handle and/or even enjoy, though. How newbie-friendly did you find typical groups to be? How did you meet your current circle?

    • Alis 8th September, 2017 at 10:17 am

      Heh. Finding a tabletop group is pretty much the bane of every tabletop gamer’s existence. 😛

      Gaming stores usually run groups that are open for people to join, but honestly I’ve always played with friends I’ve made elsewhere (e.g. school, uni, my writers’ guild). The other option is going to a gaming con; they’ll usually have open tables you can sign up for, and the organizers should be able to help you find what games are better for people who haven’t played before.

      But yeah. It can be… challenging to find a group, particularly if you’re new (and not a straight white dude). u_u

      • Vickie 8th September, 2017 at 5:03 pm

        Sounds entirely too social. Never mind. I have my books and video games and toy shark and husky.

  3. crispasabrandysnap 8th September, 2017 at 11:40 am

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