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
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- 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
- Jenna K. Moran - Freelance author for White Wolf who wrote large portions of Exalted first edition and parts of second edition as well as an independent game designer who wrote or worked on In Nomine, Ex Machina, Nobilis, Chuubo's Wish-Granting Engine and Weapons of the Gods.
- 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