Episode 53 – Female Protagonists

Episode 53 – Female Protagonists

Ripley-Leave+her+alone+you+bitchWe take on the role of female protagonists in this week’s episode, discussing a recent article by Carolyn Petit on Gamespot. In “Fear of a Woman Warrior,” Petit writes about how the new Aliens game was almost void of any playable female characters. We discuss the kind of impact missing female avatars might have on the game, especially given the Alien franchise’s history having kick ass female characters. Listen and let us know what you think about the article and our analysis of it.

We’ve got some really exciting events coming up in the near future! On Friday, March 22 at 5:30pm, we will be presenting at PAX East! Make sure to stop by and learn “What’s Your Gamer Type?” We have some pretty exciting stuff planned for our interactive hour.

We’re also making plans to participate in International Tabletop Day on March 30! I (Regina) will be at my favorite local game store, Cloud Cap Games, in Portland, OR, helping to organize a day of gaming fun and shenanigans. Come play against or with DocLizz.

Lastly, we did a VIDEO podcast with the guys over at ManDateMondays on Monday, March 4. We had a great time and a fabulous conversation about all kinds of fun gaming topics, including female characters and some of small details about our PAX East panel. Here is the video but make sure to follow to Falken1974 and TheBlackGl0ve on Twitter and subscribe to their YouTube channel.

Until next time, game on!
Regina & Rhonda

Regina is the founder and lead ambassador of The Geek Embassy. Studying and writing about geeks and geek culture is Regina’s favorite thing to do when she’s not reading student papers, dancing an excessive amount of calories away, or chasing after her daughter. Inclined towards mobile and social gaming online, Regina also loves a good round of 7 Wonders, Qwirkle, Small World, or Lords of Waterdeep. Someday, she hopes to actually take part in a D&D campaign so she can officially “roll” a character and role play her as a devious, highly intelligent mischief maker, which would be nothing like she is in real life.

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