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Western Story: Official game trailer 2012

Western Story is a game about cowboys and the Wild West. Gold, romance, pursuits and adventures. Lots of characters and quests. You're in the very heart of the events.

L.A. Noire Community!

I have some good news for those of you who were wondering when an L.A. Noire community will finally manifest itself on LJ.

Introducing lanoirefans , the first livejournal community dedicated to the 1940's Detective game by Rockstar and Team Bondi! If you know about the game or have played it and (hopefully) love it as much as I do, come check us out and meet some cool cats with good taste in gaming.

"God's mill may grind slowly, but it grinds finely, son" - Captain Donnelly

Lady Gaga Comes Out as Intersex?

Pop star sensation Lady Gaga surprised her millions of fans by parading on stage without an underwear showing that she is intersex and has male and female genitalia. This has not yet been confirmed, but the video is certainly interesting.

Video and more info on her alleged reply at http://queersunited.blogspot.com/2009/08/lady-gaga-comes-out-as-intersex.html

Misguided chivalry


So there's this dude in my gaming group whom I'll call "B" for purposes of this post.

B is a nice enough guy, if not the most perceptive. There doesn't seem to be any malice in him, though.

However, his attitude about women seems a little...backward (for lack of a better word) to me. In at least three instances recently, he's had his male character "protect" my female one by standing in front of her in a fight - despite my character being more capable in a fight than his is (both my gals had better combat stats than his guys, and one of those instances was in a Werewolf: The Apocalypse game, where ALL the PCs could turn into big furry killing machines, so it wasn't like my gal needed protecting).

Talking to B is difficult, because he...doesn't really talk much. He also tends to not take criticism well (I can remember a game I was running number of years ago when I gave him a talking-to about similar concerns and he ended up sulking, leaving the game, and refusing to talk to me for over a month).

I suspect he thinks that "protecting" my female characters is the chivalrous thing to do. Unfortunately, I see it more as male chauvinism (and he'd likely deny that if I said it outright).

He recently left my current game (which was set in a matriarchal world, which probably had something to do with his departure, based on the evidence above), but it's likely we'll be in a game together again (we both tend to game in the same circles). Any ideas on how to deal with him if this should come up again? I'd like to keep things friendly, because, as I said, we tend to move in the same gaming circles.

x-posted: women_in_gaming
In a whole new breed of net roots activism, gaymers and straight allies who play Warcraft will have their 5th Annual Proudmoore Pride Parade at noon server time on Saturday June 20, 2009!

Proudmoore Pride Parade on WOW

Some guys are real babies

I have a male player in my group who's talked several times about going to strip clubs. I've seen his collections of pornographic playing cards. Laurell K. Hamilton and Jacqueline Carey are two of his favorite authors.

You'd think the appearance of an exposed female breast in a game wouldn't affect him at all, right?

Apparently not. In the most recent session of my tabletop Renaissance fantasy game (where there are no baby bottles), he got very flustered (OOC, mind) when I mentioned that a female NPC was breastfeeding her toddler in public. Something like, "I look away, because I care about her modesty, even if she doesn't."

*sighs* I really hate double standards. Then again, this is the same player who had a fit when the local fertility goddess in another of my fantasy games appeared before the characters, clad in nothing except her long, flowing hair. I made certain to tell the players that the hair was covering all of her "objectionable" bits, and he still went on a tear about what a "slut" she was.

*sighs again*


My buddy Rachael Webster, a.k.a. PixelVixen707, has just started writing a new gaming column for SuicideGirls called Hit Play. Her first post is on SouthPeak's Velvet Assassin and the real life WWII spy, Violette Szabo, who inspired the game. Violette went from working a department store counter to working special ops, parachuting behind enemy lines to sabotage roads and railways, help bombers find their targets, and rally the French resistance. Now you can live Violette's life vicariously through your Xbox.

Click HERE to read Hit Play with PixelVixen707 and the A-M-A-Z-I-N-G story of Violette Szabo.

Witch Girls Adventures

(This will be cross posted)

Thank you all for your support in the making of "Witch Girls Adventures"
the site www.witchgirlsadventures.com is updated and running.

and the books at the printers

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Next Issue coming out soon.

For those of you who haven't read it yet the latest issue of Cerise will be replaced with the new one soon. http://cerise.theirisnetwork.org/

Witch Girls Update

The Witch Girls Adventures books are off to the printers

Standard Edition: http://www.channelmlive.com/misc/olgacovers.jpg
Wicked Edition: http://www.channelmlive.com/cgi-bin/i/misc/wickedcovers.jpg

(For those of you wondering the difference is cover, 10 page comic story and some inside pages)But the Wicked Edition is only available online and at cons.

and next week the first issue of the comic will join them.
The comic: http://www.channelmlive.com/misc/WGT1a.jpg

Thinking back on everything I've learned since Nemesis I have to say I feel good about this but printing is the part that makes me nervous. It's like sending your kids off to summer camp; you don't know how they'll return.

Good news thanks to the economy I was able to keep the core rule book with a cover price under 20 dollars (19.99) the comic first issue is 4.99 on the cover but your getting 48 full cover pages. I hate the 22 page limit most comics have (and your still paying over 3 bucks.)

Promoting Witch Girls started two years ago and I'll be pushing it more now. I'm sending the first module and supplement off to the proof reader by the end of the month. And I'm working on the next comic issues and the Princess Lucinda limited series....speaking of...Want to see some art?
Sure you do.

Pencils from the comic (It'll be in color so excuse the roughness)

This will be a 6 issue limited series 44 pages a book (Again my protest against 22 page comics)

The supplements should be out before August (October latest)
Module 1: The Pirates of Buccaneer Hill: Witches vs. Ghost and Zombie Pirates.
Supplement 1: Moon Shadow Circle: The guide to a magical Town. This one is going to kick butt I get to expand the WGA universe It comes with the Directors screen, Character creation software and a free copy the witch girls song (If you can’t wait you can here it and download it here. http://www.channelmlive.com/misc/WhatKindOfWitch_3-5-09.mp3

Well that's it.
Oh wait......

Nemesis Remix... is coming up for a second play testing in a few months.
"It's time to be relentless...again"

Till next time…


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