Chicago *Female* Gamers

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Greetings Ladies,
First off, I am a female gamer myself. Long story short my other female friends that game with me on occasion realized that we are typically sitting in a room full of smelly males. If there are more than two girls at any gaming event it's an odd occasion. With this in mind we are looking to start an *all* female gaming group. This idea was put together so once we all became comfortable with each other we may one day rejoin the boys and have evened out the numbers a tad.
We are not looking to pair girls up with our less than capable male friends (but you never know). In all honestly finding other women that enjoy gaming is what I'm really after. I'm fairly new to Chicago and have never had an over abundance of female friends. This I figured was a good way to kill a few birds with one stone. I don't expect a great deal of responce to this post but I had to try. So if you are interested drop me a line on here or in a message. Starting up with a meet up for dinner or something is highly acceptable, just to see if we all like each other enough to try to game.
If we don't end up with enough people to run our own group and you are just looking for a place to game, drop me a line, I'll see what I can do.
I was hoping to play some sort of table top game be it D&D 4e, LFR D&D, hell anything people are interested in playing. Let me know, we'll talk it over.
The gaming world doesn't ever seem to be female friendly so lets prove them wrong, shall we?

Ni

www.youtube.com/watch?v=_javitMe8FY&feat...
I figured this would be fun for everyone to watch.
Greetings Ladies,
First off, I am a female gamer myself. Long story short my other female friends that game with me on occasion realized that we are typically sitting in a room full of smelly males. If there are more than two girls at any gaming event it's an odd occasion. With this in mind we are looking to start an *all* female gaming group. This idea was put together so once we all became comfortable with each other we may one day rejoin the boys and have evened out the numbers a tad.
We are not looking to pair girls up with our less than capable male friends (but you never know). In all honestly finding other women that enjoy gaming is what I'm really after. I'm fairly new to Chicago and have never had an over abundance of female friends. This I figured was a good way to kill a few birds with one stone. I don't expect a great deal of responce to this post but I had to try. So if you are interested drop me a line on here or in a message. Starting up with a meet up for dinner or something is highly acceptable, just to see if we all like each other enough to try to game.
If we don't end up with enough people to run our own group and you are just looking for a place to game, drop me a line, I'll see what I can do.
I was hoping to play some sort of table top game be it D&D 4e, LFR D&D, hell anything people are interested in playing. Let me know, we'll talk it over.
The gaming world doesn't ever seem to be female friendly so lets prove them wrong, shall we?

Ni

www.youtube.com/watch?v=_javitMe8FY&feat...
I figured this would be fun for everyone to watch.



Check out Astrid's Parlor. All the females and non-smelly guys hang out there... good luck with that... (I've never treated a female player any differently than I have a male player)...
"Unite the [fan] base? Hardly. As of right now, I doubt their ability to unite a slightly unruly teabag with a cup of water."--anjelika
1-4E play style
The 4E play style is a high action cinematic style of play where characters worry less about being killed in one hit and more about strategy and what their next move is and the one after it. The players talk back and forth about planning a battle and who can do what to influence the outcome. 4E play is filled with cinematic over the top action. An Eladrin teleports out of the grip of the Ogre. The Fighter slams the dragons foot with his hammer causing it to rear up and stagger back in pain. The Cleric creates a holy zone where their allies weapons are guided to their targets and whenever an enemy dies the Clerics allies are healed. 4E is about knowing when to lauch your nova attack, whether its a huge arcane spell that causes enemies to whirl around in a chaotic storm, or if its a trained adrenaline surge that causes you to attack many many times with two weapons on a single target, or a surge of adrenaline that keeps you going though you should already be dead. Its about tactics and the inability to carry around a bag of potions or a few wands and never have to worry about healing. Its about the guy that can barely role play having the same chance to convince the king to aid the group as the guy that takes improv acting classes and regularly stars as an extra on movies.
Stormwind Fallacy
The Stormwind Fallacy, aka the Roleplayer vs Rollplayer Fallacy Just because one optimizes his characters mechanically does not mean that they cannot also roleplay, and vice versa. Corollary: Doing one in a game does not preclude, nor infringe upon, the ability to do the other in the same game. Generalization 1: One is not automatically a worse role player if he optimizes, and vice versa. Generalization 2: A non-optimized character is not automatically role played better than an optimized one, and vice versa. ...[aside]... Proof: These two elements rely on different aspects of a player's game play. Optimization factors in to how well one understands the rules and handles synergies to produce a very effective end result. Role playing deals with how well a player can act in character and behave as if he was someone else. A person can act while understanding the rules, and can build something powerful while still handling an effective character. There is nothing in the game -- mechanical or otherwise -- restricting one if you participate in the other. Claiming that an optimizer cannot role play (or is participating in a play style that isn't supportive of role playing) because he is an optimizer, or vice versa, is committing the Stormwind Fallacy.
The spells we should getLook here to Check out my adventures and ideas. I've started a blog, about video games, table top role playing games, programming, and many other things its called Kel and Lok Games. My 4E Fantasy Grounds game is currently full.
Or, if you don't think that you need a special place, just look in the normal forum for finding players. Here: community.wizards.com/go/forum/view/7585...
I think I may live too far from Chicago Frown, hour and 1/2.
I live in Crystal Lake, about an hour from Chicago in the northwest suburbs. I just joined and am eager to play D&D. i really look forward to playing if possible. i know that this post is old and may not hold up.
I live in Crystal Lake, about an hour from Chicago in the northwest suburbs. I just joined and am eager to play D&D. i really look forward to playing if possible. i know that this post is old and may not hold up.



Would you be interested in playing online? I've got a small group over here in Japan, and we're looking for anyone who wants to play. I'm the DM and there are currently two others in the group. We'll likely have another member in the group soon. If you're interested you can send me a message and we'll work out the details!
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