Metro Boston Organized Play geeks out with RPG superfan Angie Powers!
Angie is a longtime gamer and one of the admins for the largest
Pathfinder-related Facebook group. We chat about what brought her to
gaming, what keeps her gaming, what’s involved with managing a gaming
community online, and more. You can listen to the conversation here:
Continuing our series of conversations about gaming, Trysh Wright joins us to share her thoughts and experiences about role-playing games. Trysh is a former organizer for Living Forgotten Realms and Living Greyhawk. She’s been on GenCon panels about various topics–including a session about representation in gaming.
Here is Metro Boston Organized Play’s fourteenth video in a series of interviews/conversations about gaming. This is “part two” of our evening with the Venture-Captain of Richmond, VA, Rigby Bendele!
Rigby discusses their research for “Negotiating Masculinity in Tabletop Roleplaying Game Communities.” You can download their thesis.
Here is Metro Boston Organized Play’s thirteenth video in a series of interviews/conversations about various aspects of gaming. This is “part one” of our evening with the Venture-Captain of Richmond, VA, Rigby Bendele!
Rigby discusses their research for “Negotiating Masculinity in Tabletop Roleplaying Game Communities.” (You can also download this scholarly work here: https://scholarscompass.vcu.edu/etd/5805/)
So many fun moments, games, players, and GMs at TotalCon this past weekend. Many thanks to you all for a wonderful time!
For the period of October 1 through December 31, Metro Boston Organized Play ran 78 tables of games for 370 (non-unique) players. (That’s roughly 5.5 tables per week.) For the 2018 calendar year, Metro Boston ran 501 tables for 2,406 (non-unique) players.
These stats include Pathfinder Society RPG, Pathfinder Society CORE, Pathfinder Society ACG, Pathfinder Playtest, and Starfinder Society games. We have intentionally omitted data from Pathfinder Academy games that were run for kids ages 6-16.
These stats include games run specifically at Metro Boston venues which currently are: Barnes & Noble (Prudential), Comicazi (Davis), Knight Moves Cafe (Brookline), Knight Moves Cafe (Somerville), Omar’s World of Comics (Lexington), Pandemonium Books and Games (Central), and special events.
Players were counted even if they were not reported in the online record. (E.G.: new player didn’t want a chronicle sheet but played at one of our events to try the game.)
The Metro Boston Lodge wishes you all a happy holiday season! Stay warm, stay happy, stay safe, and keep gaming!
Do you have some time on your hands coming up? Do you need something to read on a plane, train, or automobile? Do you need to get away from the holiday hustle and bustle for just a moment? Don’t fret; we’ve got you covered whether you’ve got 5 hours to wait in an airport or 5 minutes to take your mind off the cold at a bus stop.
Here are some quick, easy reads with substance:
- How Men Can Become Better Allies to Women
- Five Ways Men Can Improve Gender Diversity at Work
- Why More Black Women Should Play Tabletop RPGs
- I Fit the Description (trigger warning: This piece contains a true account of fear and racism.)
- Men as Allies: Engaging Men to Advance Women in the Workplace
Here are some longer options, if you’ve got the time:
- More Fun and Games
- Pathfinder Tales Novels
If you get queasy while reading in a moving vehicle, here are some things to watch or listen to:
- 8 Women in Tabletop Gaming You Should be Following
- Creative Space with Monte Cook & Shanna Germain
- Watch A Mini-Documentary About A Group Of Girls Playing Dungeons & Dragons For The First Time
Woo hoo! Kudos to Cris Miller for bringing Legends Comix and Games (in Littleton, MA) into Organized Play’s extended family. Looks like she’ll help organize games there on Saturdays! Thank you, Cris, for all that you do for our gaming community!