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Geek Girls Roundtable #2 (Bonus: Collaboration)

February 09, 2009 By: Meg Category: Party, Season 2, Sodes 1 Comment →

We will be back to our reguarly scheduled posting very very soon- we have 3 extremely “crunchy” episodes in the pipeline that we hope you’ll love.  Just a lot of travel and personal crap going on right now that is delaying our normal schedule.  But soon!  Very soon!

In the meantime- check out Part 2 of the Geek Girls Rule Roundtable.  Not as structured as part 1, but Meg announces a “secret”…  wait for it… wait for it…

Reposted from Mickey’s site.  Enjoy!


Geek Girls Rule! Podcast 9, Part II – Attack of the Girl Gaming Podcasters

Attack of the Girl Gaming Podcasters – The final chapter.

Kristin of This Modern Death, Meg from the Brilliant Gameologists, Jenn from the Trapcast and myself finish our conversation from Part I.

Confessions of a Part-time Sorceress
Magic the Gathering
Wizards of the Coast
Burning Wheel
Prime Time Adventures
Ryan Macklin
Valerie Strangiato
Charlie’s Kids Evolution Map
Bad Astronomer
George Hrab
Design Toscano

Geek Girls Roundtable (Bonus: Collaboration)

February 05, 2009 By: Meg Category: Party, Season 2, Sodes Comments Off on Geek Girls Roundtable (Bonus: Collaboration)

Because I’m so horribly late getting our new episodes out, here’s a show that I (Meg) am featured on to tide you over.

Mickey from the podcast “Geek Girls Rule” had me, Kristen from This Modern Death and Jenn from TrapCast on to talk about Gaming Girl Sterotypes.  We recorded over skype, so excuse the quality, but it was a blast to nerd up with some other ladies.

This is just a repost of Mickey’s show.


Geek Girls Rule! Podcast #9 Part I – Attack of the Girl Gaming Podcasters

Ok, so this is part one of the Girl Gaming Podcasters Podcast hosted on Geek Girls Rule!  Kristin from “This Modern Death,” Meg from “The Brilliant Gameologists” and Jenn from “The Trap Cast” joined me via Skype for over two hours of giggling chaos.

In this half of the podcast, we discuss how we got into gaming, bad gamer girl stereotypes, the health of my hedgehog Wash and other critters, and what we’re currently playing, as well as pimping our separate podcasts.

Brilliant Gameologists – Meg
This Modern Death – Kristin
The Trap Cast – Jenn

Dungeons & Dragons
Little Fears
Unhallowed Metropolis
Burning Wheel (don’t let the front page fool you)
Faery’s Tale
Bad Female Gamer Archetypes
Bad Male Gamer Archetypes

Sode #26: Gender Bending and Playing What You Ain’t (Player 04)

November 04, 2008 By: Meg Category: Diplomacy, Season 2, Sodes 1 Comment →

Happy Election Day!

Only a couple of days!

JiffyCon is this Saturday!! Enjoy new, indie games and play with the Gameologists!


Each time we record, we watch a video or find a picture to get us in the mood for the episode. It doesn’t always have anything to do with the episode, but frames our minds, so we’re going to share so you can be appropriately framed as well.

We’ve been watching a lot of Saturday Night Live clips…

Dudes playing chicks/ Playing something you ain’t:

  1. Don’t be a douche
  2. Be Sensitive
  3. Just be the character
  4. Don’t have it be the only interesting aspect of the character
  5. Don’t constantly talk about being a _____
  6. Sex is not the only decision a girl makes

Playing a girl- something different:

  • Mother
  • Old Lady
  • Maiden
  • Historical game stereotype
  • Intrepid Girl Reporter
  • Empty Nester

Other things you ain’t:

  • Gays/ Straights
  • Philosophically or ethically different
  • Kids
  • The “Other”
  • Crazy
  • Elderly
  • Disabled
  • Bromance

Getting Into Character:

  • Stanislavski’s System
    • What is your character’s goal?
    • Aspects of the character?
    • Use your memory “bag”
  • Change your voice:
    • Pitch
    • Tone
    • Volume
    • Speed/ Pacing
    • Sayings
    • Laugh


Geek Girls Rule

  • After we recorded and called Mickey etc. out for not putting out a show, they went and did. So yes, there is a more recent episode now.


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