I’m completing a sex, love, and relationship coaching cert. I’m looking into GMing for the first time. I like going to art exhibits and poetry slams.

How did you get into tabletop gaming?

My college roommate talked me into playing Vampire because she thought it sounded fun and to stop me whining about not having any friends my age (she’s a few years younger and I had just transferred in).

What do you love about tabletop games?

The collaborative role play. I love the moments when everyone’s so engrossed and in character that everyone forgets we’re not actually in that world.

Have you overcome any obstacles in tabletop gaming?

Throwing meekness out the door and being willing to call out or be called out on behavior. Willingness to have the discussions about what’s not ok

What would your advice be to women who are interested in tabletop gaming but haven’t tried it yet?

Don’t think you’re locked into a group no matter how long you’ve spent with them. If you’re not happy or don’t feel safe or heard find another table/group. Go with a friend if possible. And give yourself permission to jump in with both feet. You won’t get everything right and that’s fine. Learn, grow, have fun with it.

What kind of characters are you drawn to play?

I love characters that have a rich inner world; that aren’t two dimensional and have the possibility for change and growth. My last character was a cleric double agent worshipping Karzoug who by campaign end had done a complete 180, changed to worshipping Lissala, and allied with her party against Karzoug.

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