Representing Girl Gamers.
The name’s M. That’s right, just M and I’ve got nothing to prove. Gaming is something that’s in my blood- I’ve been playing Zelda games since I could properly hold a controller and form a cohesive thought, writing since fourth grade, and drawing (though not very well) since before that. One thing that was always my best friend was my imagination; I loved to get lost in thoughts of dragons and mountains, doodle the beast in his treasure hoard and fantastical creatures.
So, it seemed likely that I’d get into table-top RPGs. My first real character was Ayer, an elf determined to have fun in Dungeons and not get screwed by the Deck of Many Things in a 3.5 Dungeons and Dragons game. We all sat around a table drinking soda, eating cheetos and Hostess foods, and likely under the cover of darkness. And then I woke up.
There are so many more systems out there to have fun with! As I joined a Comic Shop gaming-group, I was introduced to systems like Pathfinder, Savage Worlds, Star Wars d20, and the Dresden Files RPG. Systems that didn’t have to bog you down in mechanics, but were focused on the story and the fun (and making a character didn’t take three days).
From Grimdark to High Tech, I’ll play them all. Just give me a clever hook and a friend, and we’re good to go. As a GM, I like to throw Dungeon Crawls and good stories at my players- draw them in and make things personal. You’ll rarely find me running a game for more than three or four people so that I can focus my attention on everyone.
Just… keep me away from G.U.R.P.S.