It was 1984 when I received my first Dungeons & Dragons boxed set for my birthday. Veteran gamers will remember this red-book set with its dice that had to be coloured in with a crayon to see the numbers. I was so excited! I had heard about this game and as a fantasy/sci-fi reader, there […]Read more "D&D is for Boys: Or, Why I’m Always the DM"
By Bluestockings As I settle in for a cup of tea and a good old fashion hate-watching of Fifty Shades of Grey, I’m absolutely shocked and appalled and genuinely disturbed by what’s happening in the gaming community just North of our town of Toronto. While I had no intention of getting involved, shit happens. Two […]Read more "The Hated Ones: We Just Wanna Have Fun"
By Misty Vander ‘Shh. Breathe.’ I exhaled a breath of stale air into the crowded lobby of the local hotel. My partner sensed my hesitation beside me and squeezed my hand encouragingly. With a small tug, he urged me onwards. “Let’s go, I don’t want to be around these neckbeards any longer than I have […]Read more "Honey, Let the Real Gamers Play"
I read a lot of apocalyptic fiction. I love apocalypse stories. I love to read about how, when the worst happens, humans can discover levels of ingenuity we never knew we had to overcome even the most insurmountable odds. You see the worst of humanity in these stories, but you also see the best. That’s […]Read more "Sexism in the Apocalypse"