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@NiferNif

I create mostly things related to the TTRPGs I’m involved in- I draw my players’ characters and make comics of scenes that the whole group loves; I crochet dice bags and cases for the gang’s increasingly large amount of D&D stuff; and of course, worldbuilding.

I enjoy crafting, drawing, reading, Netflixing, and working a great job. I get to teach wee ones, and they’re such an inspiration of sheer creativity and positivity.

Do you have a current project?

I’m starting to produce enough dice bags to sell- they look like various colored and sized D&D potion bottles.

How did you get into tabletop gaming?

I went through a period of time where I had really bad night terrors, to the point of keeping myself awake for days to avoid them. My friend started telling me stories of his D&D party’s (gruesome) adventures, and oddly they were the only thing that could help me sleep peacefully for weeks. Obviously, my interest was piqued. I got adopted into the crew and given a lot of “homework” in the form of watching and listening to streamers play tabletop games. I started GMing shortly after and we have far too many games going now, if we’re being honest.

What do you love about tabletop games?

Endless creativity. Collaboration. The fact that I can fly or be a cat or steal my friends’ belongings. Anything is possible and fun is highly probable.

Have you overcome any obstacles in tabletop gaming?

I’ve never encountered direct harassment, but sometimes I get a “that’s pretty good… for a girl” attitude from male players outside of my immediate circle.

What would your advice be to women who are interested in tabletop gaming?

Figure out what is holding you back- fear, lack of community, a bad experience, etc.- and say ‘not today.’ Talk to a friend who has qualities you admire: a big imagination, a huge dice collection, more experience under their belt. Be their Padawan until you become a Master of the table!

What kind of characters are you drawn to play?

My friends would say “Murderhobos.” I prefer the term, “fast-thinking, faster-acting, decisive support characters with sharp objects and a no-nonsense attitude.”

Is there a woman in tabletop who you think we should highlight?

The ladies at Critical Role, Geek and Sundry, Encounter Roleplay are all people I follow and they’re pretty great! Also shout-out to Opera Geek.

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