We’ve been running a biweekly table-top RPG night at our house for over a decade now. Above is a panoramic shot of the three women in the group (plus one of the guys acting as the DM). Normally we play long-term campaigns, but here we’re taking a few sessions out of our normal routine to play a purely tactical, 4th edition D&D survival game where there’s no role playing at all, just a huge closed obstacle course room and monsters that spawn every other round, increasing in level. The DM says if we survive to kill off the 12th level monsters, he’ll make us the dessert of our choice.
And here’s the game mat in more detail. It’s hexagonal grid, our mints are hand-pained, and the circular monster tokens are printed-out Rich Burlew drawings, because, you know, if you’re going to nerd out, you may as well go all the way. ~~~
Thanks for the awesome submission!! <3<3<3
Currently spectating a game of Munchkin after a quick game of Tsuro. #tabletopday is in full force! Come out and play at The Generator Coffee House in Downtown Garland Plaza! 😁👌☺ (at Generator Coffee House and Bakery)
Ladies of International Table Top Day! <3
The game table, for me and many people I know, is a happy place. An escape. A safe place to be. Somewhere where we can leave the things behind that we want to, and embrace new identities, new experiences, and feel powerful and in control. I have always enjoyed that aspect of gaming, and whether it is video games or tabletop, feeling safe is an important thing for me.
There have been past articles on how to address sensitive topics in your games, as well as building trust as a game master. There is a lot to be said for a GM’s responsibility to create a safe place for players, and even for players to support each other, share the space and make sure that everyone has time to shine. However, there is something I think many players are not aware is in their power, and is in fact their priority, especially female players.
Perryn (4), Kaida (7), Mom, and Dad (behind the camera) playing a few games of Catan Junior.
Next week, Munchkin with the Fairy Dust expansion.
So much win. <3