May the Fourth Be With You

By | May 5th, 2016|Derailed Archive, Fiona's Posts|

Happy Star Wars Day, everyone! In honor of this holiday, we’re going to talk about different games inspired by Star Wars.  Unfortunately, I haven’t played most of these games, so most of this post will just be about what games are out there. Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game   This d6-based Star Wars game was [...]

The Lusty Barmaid

By | May 5th, 2016|Derailed Archive, Fiona's Posts|

Imagine your character at a tavern.  He or she is sitting at the bar finishing an ale.  The lights are low, the bard in the corner is playing softly, and the sounds of talking and laughing complete the ambiance.  Once the last drop of ale slides down your throat, the barmaid slids another tankard in [...]

Women in the Gaming Industry

By | May 5th, 2016|Derailed Archive, Fiona's Posts|

In honor of Women’s History Month, this blog post is dedicated to women in the gaming industry. It’s hard to be well known as a developer, but I wanted  to take a minute to focus on women in the tabletop and video game industry and I hope that you will join me in my reflection. [...]

Alienation

By | May 5th, 2016|Derailed Archive, Fiona's Posts|

I’m Every Woman Working at Derailed is an interesting experience.  By all means, it’s a dream job.  I get to use my creative and technical skills to produce games.  Who wouldn’t love that?  I’ve also gotten to meet a lot of super cool people along the way.  Everything is great. . . with one exception. [...]

Satire in Games

By | May 5th, 2016|Derailed Archive, Fiona's Posts|

Yesterday, I was introduced to a game called Ladies and Gentlemen.  The players divide into pairs and then one chooses to be the lady and the other is the gentleman.  The gentleman try to make money by fulfilling contracts, and the ladies buy elaborate outfits with that money.  The ladies have to come over to [...]

Game Like a Girl (Part 3)

By | May 5th, 2016|Derailed Archive, Fiona's Posts|

One of the best Pathfinder characters I ever played was Fios, the fighter.  She was raised by dwarves despite being human.  Fios wielded a dwarven battle axe and she used it to tear through enemies like they were wet toilet paper.  As she leveled, she got better and better armor and the last time I [...]

The RPGs I Most Want to Play

By | May 5th, 2016|Derailed Archive, Fiona's Posts, Game Like a Girl|

Here at Derailed, we want our blog posts to be informative and riveting for our readers.  We want to show the world our perception of the gaming industry.  However, this will not be one of those blogs. What do we say to the God of Death? Not today. Rather than giving our lovely readers some [...]

Game Like a Girl (Part 2)

By | May 5th, 2016|Derailed Archive, Fiona's Posts, Game Like a Girl|

I got a bunch of great feedback from my last post of the same name, and I decided to extrapolate on it a bit more in a new post.  Thank you to everyone who contacted me with your thoughts through email, Twitter, Facebook, and Reddit!  I know I won’t get to everything in a reasonable [...]

Don’t Forget the Paperclips

By | May 5th, 2016|Derailed Archive, Fiona's Posts|

Derailed Tabletop is still a relatively new company, but we’ve met more success than we have expected in the short amount of time we’ve been active.  We have been welcomed into the indie tabletop gaming industry with open arms and I am eternally grateful for that.  I have learned a lot working with Derailed the [...]

Game Like a Girl

By | May 5th, 2016|Derailed Archive, Fiona's Posts, Game Like a Girl|

Much to Nick’s shock, I will not be writing about nail polish or cosplay.  Additionally, much to Tom’s shock, I will not be writing about my cats.  Those are other blog posts for other days. I do, however, want to write about what I want to see in the gaming industry.  I feel that I [...]