This page is for non-computer Roleplaying Games. For online gaming, see Gaming.
Roleplaying games are games in which players take on the role of a character and attempt to achieve certain goals/quests as that character. Although the term is also used for a genre of computer games, this page is about the face-to-face kind of RPGs, including Dungeons and Dragons and other games of that kind.
- Essentialism -- some people believe that women are evolutionarily designed to dislike roleplaying games.
- Condescension -- playing down to women roleplayers
- Here with my boyfriend
- Conventions such as Gen Con have events aimed at non-gamers who attend. Most of them are aimed at women, including a couple of sexualized "courses"
Women in Roleplaying Games Edit
- Jess Hartley - Freelance Writer for White Wolf. Her own personal blog.
- Monica Valentinelli - Freelance Writer. Does a lot of work in the indie scene. blog
- Mur Lafferty - Freelance writer and podcaster. Her website.
Further reading Edit
- On gender disparity in RPGs (blog post by John Kim)
- Why geeks get a bad name on Feminist Geeks, discussing sexism in D&D forums online
- Sexism in D&D and EnWorld (now with solutions!) - discussion of sexism on a popular D&D forum
- Blogger Dorothea Salo has reflected several times on sexist experiences in tabletop and email RPGs:
- Dovearrow's blog about feminism and gaming
Timeline of Events Edit
Chris Crawford using "Evolutionary Psych" to explain why women don't like shooting games. 
On Gender and Gaming by Jonathan Tweet