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Missing Persons

So many faces in and out of my life Some will last Some will be just now and then Life is a series of hellos and goodbyes I’m afraid it’s time for goodbye again                 ~ Billy Joel, ‘Say Goodbye to Hollywood’ I was first introduced to online gaming just over twenty years ago....

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One of the fantastic things about being a gamer are the communities that we create as we join together in celebration of shared, nerdy interests. Especially in this digital age, almost every nerd-centric thing out there has some sort of community built up in love and support of it. Whether you’re...

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Confessions of a Feminist Tomboy

Let’s state this up front: I consider myself a feminist. I strongly believe women deserve the same opportunities as men and have the right to determine the course of their own lives. We’ve come a long way, baby, but we’ve still got a long way to go, so I do what I can to advocate for...

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RPG Fantasy Table: Authors Edition

In Fantasy Football/Baseball/Basketball, people pick what players they think would make the best sports team based on a bunch of statistics the layman doesn’t understand, and try to convince themselves and everyone around them that this is less geeky than playing a tabletop RPG (sorry folks, we’re...

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Character Research: Mental Illness

You’ve got the set of d10s. You’ve got your books, green covers with the roses and really ostentatious gothic fonts on the front. Your Game Master becomes an Storyteller, and when you read through the books last week, the clan Malkavian jumped out at you. Playing a crazy vampire sounds awesome – and, since your ST agreed, you’ve set out to stat and build a bloodsucker with some kind of enormous mental affliction. So you pick schizophrenia because you want your dude to hear voices.

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Geek Social Fallacies: GSF2 – Ang’s Take

This is the fifth and final in our series discussing the second of the five geek social fallacies as initially written about by Michael Suileabhain-Wilson. Each day this week, we’ve heard from a different princess (author) on the subject. We’ve already heard from Alana, Caitlin,...

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Geek Social Fallacies: GSF2 – Lisa’s Take

This is the fourth in our series discussing the second of the five geek social fallacies as initially written about by Michael Suileabhain-Wilson. Each day this week, we’re going to hear a different princess’s (author’s) thoughts on this. We’ve already heard from Alana, Caitlin, and...

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Geek Social Fallacies: GSF2 – Alana’s Take

This summer, each of the writers here at Rogue Princess Squadron shared our thoughts on the first of Michael Suileabhain-Wilson’s Geek Social Fallacies. You can read our thoughts here: Margaret, Lisa, Caitlin, Alana, and me, Angela. The original blog article was written ten years ago, but each of...

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It Came From The Stew Pot

Hey you. Yeah, you. Do you know about Gnomecast 21? Why isn’t it in the archives? What are they hiding? If you value your safety… don’t go searching for Gnomecast 21…

Gnomecast 21 poster with a beared gnome and the words "I survived Gnomecast #21

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