Monthly Archives: July 2011

Recently on a message board that I frequent, someone posted this really awesome picture.  In one column, there was a photo of what an adult sees.  The other was a photo of what a kid sees.

For example, an adult sees a bed.  A kid sees a trampoline.  Kids are able to use their imaginations to create fantastical situations and play.  That’s what adults do when they game! I suppose it’s a little less so for those who play video or computer games because you’re playing in a world that’s already established.  You’re at the mercy of the designer of that world and can only perform the actions allowed.  However, with tabletop role-play and LARP, your imagination really is the limit.

I recently wrote about how Vampire: The Masquerade and Vampire Darkages is one of my favorite gaming systems.  I love how it generally follows real life and history (if that’s what the Storyteller wants to do, that is).  I’m currently running a Darkages game for a group of friends  which started off in Carthage shortly after the second punic war.  Why do I love this so much? Because I can not only play around with my love of the ancient world, but my imagination can stretch by creating the things that brought different myths and fables into being.

And as a player, I get to be anyone who I want to be such as a sneaky, selfish rogue or a very philosophical vampire from 16th century India.  My mind gets a workout by trying to overcome obstacles and puzzles that the DM, and other players, throw into my path.  I also get to tell a story both in my character’s background and verbally.  When you think about it, playwrights, screen writers and authors do the exact same thing right? I just do it for fun!

While you don’t have to stretch your imagination as much with video, card and board games the fact is it’s a break from the real world.  For a little while we get to be part of a little social group that has the same interest as us.  We don’t have to worry about the next paycheck, what our government is doing, or feeding the dog.  All we have to do, for a little while, is either cooperate enough to win a game or outsmart our friends and family.

So are games just for kids? Not these types!

Video Game Girl with GunI’ve briefly talked about who GamerGrrl is in my ‘About’ section and the fact that I don’t intend my site to be about porn for the sake of porn.  However, in favor of keeping the ‘About’ section short, I decided to save this topic for the first post of my site.  So without further ado, is GamerGrrls porn? Simply put, no.

I’ve been interested in the fantasy genre for as long as I can remember.  Movies like The Dark Crystal, Legend, The Last Unicorn, and even the cartoon He-Man fueled my imagination.  Like any little girl I loved unicorns, fairies, and other fantastical beasts.  I checked out books about mythical creatures and was entranced by Greek and Roman mythology.  In fact, Clash of the Titans was the movie my mother rented whenever I had to stay home sick.  Little did I know our little friend Bubo, the clockwork owl, would fuel my future fascination with the Steampunk genre!

Quickly I noticed something about fantasy, the women in it.  Ever notice if there’s a painting or drawing of a chain mail, sword or magic wielding woman, she’s half naked? C’mon, who are we kidding? That bikini mail isn’t going to protect much when you’re fighting a fire breathing dragon or a horde of kobolds.  And those boobs? What orc wacking heroine wants an inflated chest the size of watermelons! It’s not very practical in plate armor, now is it?! Mage Girl

Yet, the moment we turn a woman into a sorceress, she magically morphs into a scantly clad (or topless and sometimes even fully naked) succubus! Give a woman a gun in a comic or video game, and she becomes a naughty, busty, villainess!And god forbid we give a woman fairy wings.  She becomes a dainty sexual creature waiting to fulfill the wild fantasies of a knight in shining armor.

Yet, as a woman myself, I can identify with these bare chested beauties.  Every single one of us wants to feel sexy and these fantasy heroines and villainesses.  This is why I love wearing corsets and this is why almost every single one of my table-top RPG characters are drop dead gorgeous beauties.  And lets face it folks, not counting fantasy art, sex comes up a lot in games of all types.  I’ve born witness to the sex-triangle in the LARPs.  Sex has been brought up in tabletop games I’ve played in and Dungeon Mastered for more times than I can count (remind me to tell you about my rogue Tala someday…she often masqueraded as a prostitute).  And there’s the cyber sex in MMOs.  Don’t tell me I’m the only one that’s wiped my raid for sending a perfectly timed tell to the main tank…

So folks, that is what GamerGrrls is about.  This is about females and sexuality in the game world.  Lets stop being prudish Americans already and celebrate the female form.  I for one will be! Oh yea, and while you won’t find full fledged porn on this site, you are bound to come across bare boobs here and there.

If you liked the above images, you can see more sexy fantasy girls by clicking here!