We even let girls play!September 4, 2008
Shelly Mazzanoble’s ZOMG! D&D! I’m just a girl!” writing voice is starting to work my nerves. As much as I believe a) we need more accessible writing and b) writing about the down to earth screw ups and imperfections in play, her voice as the constantly slightly clueless, wide eyed awe of the “complexities of D&D” plays into some problematic stereotypes.
I mean, after playing D&D a few months, you’d think “modifiers” would stop being scary after a point, right?