A friend of mine pointed me to this article as "something of interest to read". I have to say, without embarrasment, that it ended up bringing tears to my eyes.
I'm female, and have been gaming for over 21 years. I currently have two active games (Star Wars WEG d6 and Everway) and three games on deck (Alternity Star*Drive, a homebrew celestial-war ala Hellblazer/Constantine and 2nd Ed. AD&D Ravenloft), am involved in the local indie game GoPlayPDX network, work with game designers and publishers, playtest, wear a carved quartz d20 around my neck, and go to conventions all over the place (most recently Origins in Columbus, Ohio.)
And I -still- get the strange looks whne I walk in to the "boys club" RPG stores, get talked down to by vendors at game fairs, and have to prove myself as "worthy" of the hobby.
I love what Angel and Michelle do for the community. As a recent thank-you gift, I gave Angel a first-run signed copy of an RPG that I did development, design, and photography for. What they have going at Guardian Games deserves to be supported by everyone in the community, male or female. Yah, I have other FLGS that I head to at times, but Guardian is an awesome, awesome place.
Thank you for the article!
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