experiment goal: to determine whether smarties are an effective tea sweetener
hypothesis: smarties will sweeten the tea, but also introduce unwelcome flavor profiles due to their flavoring
procedure: procured one cup (≈12 fl oz) of Barry’s Tea Gold Blend black tea, hot. added 2/3 of a single roll of smarties candy (10 candies). wait for candies to dissolve, then stir well. tea will be sampled after stirring concludes.
So last night, myself and another girl were asked to leave a D&D game, before it even started, because the DM (another woman) didn’t like how we looked. Both of us were made up, hair done, cute outfits, with a lot of pink D&D accessories. She assumed we were very “feminine” so that we could flirt with all the guy players, and try to get advantages, or distract them. We were told we had to change into “normal” clothes (t-shirts or sweatshirts), and “uncake our faces”. We both left but became really good friends really quickly afterward.
I talked about this in a few select social media places after it happened, and something unexpected started when I woke up this morning. A lot of women had contacted me with stories of similar things, from both male and female DMs. It’s now 1:30PM here, and I’ve talked to 29 women, all with their own experiences that all fell under this particular umbrella.
Their experiences included:
- Being talked to like they’re a bimbo by everyone at the table. - Having one or more guys at a table want to “help them” play, despite having even more game experience than they did. - Being blatantly ignored by other female players. - Having their character hit on endlessly by most of a table. - Being hit on themselves, despite saying “no thank you” or showing obvious disinterest. - Being touched a lot, either on the arm, shoulder, back, or in more inappropriate places by male gamers. - Being told they’re “trying too hard to be a woman”, included trans women being told this by other women. - Having the DM solely target their character in battles and with traps, after turning the DM down for a date or affection, and not stopping until the character is dead. - Having it insisted upon them that they have to change their “girly” dice, bags, binders, clothing, etc to “fit in”. - Being told they aren’t a “real nerd”, “real gamer”, “real geek”, “real fan” because they don’t fit the “look” — this is the most common one I heard. - Being told by a table full of guys that their below-10 roll was in fact “rolling like a girl”. - And of course, the “gold digger” argument. That a woman who glams herself up before a game is clearly only hunting for the nerdy guy who also makes a lot of money, and who is pretending to like these things to get at his bank account. 12 separate women told me this one, each of them were kicked out of their games with this being the explanation. None of them dated or flirted with anyone at the table at any point.
The common theme here was that all of these were public play games, either at gaming stores, or at conventions. You have to sit at a table with people you don’t know, and one would expect at least common human decency here, but instead this sort of thing happens. It’s not okay for people to be treated this way by anyone, for any reason, and I was mortified by the sheer amount of women coming forward to share in such a short period of time.
So I worked away at this picture, as I express myself in really dumb fashion sketches.
It’s the club jacket for our Glam Girl Gamer Gang.
Girls of all types, from all backgrounds, all sizes, all places in life deserve to be respected as a fellow player. THIS INCLUDES ALL GIRLS WHO LIKE “STEREOTYPICALLY FEMININE” THINGS.
IT IS FUCKING 2017 WHY IS THIS STILL AN ISSUE YOU DINGBATS
Uwaaaah, May 24rd has just started in Japan and the Heso Staff came with a lot of stuff for it, ya guys !! I’m honestly very hyped for this, ngl, I’m an excited baby.
First of all, gotta mention that I appreciate the B-Day Car Unit, which is super cute, I love the fact that they chose to use the outfits the Matsus were wearing in his piece of official art – altought the attack will probably be the same as the Anniversary Unit, RIP.
WHAT ARE WE GETTING FROM THIS B-DAY CELEBRATION ??
A post-maintenance 100-diamond reward for the Matsus’ b-day
Three different gatchas • 100% Golden B-Day Gatcha(600 diamonds the 10-roll): In here you can only roll golden cards, hence why is it so expensive (plus you have the possibility of getting the B-Day Car Unit, a unit that will only be here for LIMITED time). Ending date - May 30th
• B-Day Gatcha(500 diamonds the 10-roll): This gatcha includes your common premium silver sets so that’s why it’s less expensive compared to the 100% Golden one. Ending Date - May 30th
• Non-Matsu Gatcha(50 diamonds the single roll | 500 diamonds the 10-roll): Since the Non-Matsu Stages have been added this is the gatcha that comes from it. In here you can only roll Golden and Silver character that are NOT the Matsus or their parents. Ending date - May 30th
The Non-Matsu Stages If you guys have played the Matsu Stages already well – this Stages are basically THE OPPOSITE to those (only being able to play as side-characters like Totoko, Nyaa-Chan, ESP Kitty and so on), adding a very small twist to it – you can kick the Matsus’ asses on their b-day, isn’t that nice ?? -Thumbs up.-
This Stages can ONLY be played iwth characters that are not Matsus: • From stages 1-8 you can earn 50K coins for each Stage you clear. • Stage 9 gives you 30 diamonds upon completion. • Stage 10 (which suffers from A DIFFICULTY SPIKE, btw) gives you 50 diamonds upon completion.
Soooooo, how is that ?? How are you feeling ?? I know it’s still May 23rd in most countries but in Japan it’s already CELEBRATION TIME, so hope everyone does well in these new Stages, gets good rolls and all of that jazz !! Good day, happy spending and HAPPY B-DAY, YOU NEETS !! ♥
Hey, guys! I’ve noticed that there are a lot of artists who struggle with “same face syndrome,” or the tendency to draw all their characters with the same face. To help you combat this, I’ve created two different challenges!
The first (pink) one is mainly geared towards artists who are struggling with same face syndrome and want to start branching out. It covers topics that a lot of artists struggle with when drawing faces, such as age, weight, and face shapes. It’s not super specific, so you still have some wiggle room.
The second (yellow) one is a bit harder and is mainly geared towards artists who want to really challenge themselves to diversify their faces. Personally, I think this one’s the most fun to work with despite it being more difficult. Chances are with this one, you’re not going to be drawing a whole bunch of beautiful people. You don’t have to roll for every option on this one either. A certain combination of rolls from 10/13 of the options may give you a great character idea, and that’s great!
I hope you guys enjoy these! I’d love for you to send me your drawings if you do one (or both) of them.
I’m a new dm for a group of relatively new players, running a short campaign ‘cause I wanted to try my hand at dming and they wanted to play.
Long story short, the players have to convince the ghost of an ancient king to give them the password to open a secret vault and get the treasure as they were hired to do. I’ve decided to play the king, Caul, as a semi-genocidal and extremely lonely old man who doesn’t want the conversation to end. I’d been having fun distracting them talking about skee ball, murder, and Caul’s beautiful wife whom he loved very much, but they finally got out of him some important info.
Ollie, the party warlock: So, you’re waiting for the “chosen ones,” and you’ll tell them the password?
Caul: Yes, that’s right. Oh, I’ve been down here for so LONG, you have no IDEA-
Ollie, OOC: Can I just, like, convince him we’re the chosen ones?
Me, OOC: Sure, roll persuasion.
I was going to make something that obvious a tough roll, as this conversation was meant to be akin to a boss fight in difficulty. I figured they’d have to get a 20 to successfully convince him with just one roll. I wanted them to test their roleplaying capabilities and have a little fun with it instead, and Ollie hadn’t rolled above a 10 all evening so I wasn’t worried.
Ollie: *rolls 19, +3 to get 22* HAHA
Me, OOC: Oh shit, okay. Um, so what do you say?
Ollie, OOC: I convince him we’re the chosen ones?
Me, OOC: Yeah, but how? What do you say to convince him?
Ollie, after much deliberation: We are the chosen ones.
- 1 or 2 six-sided dice - paddle or something similar (water bottle, back of hairbrush, etc) - bondage rope (optional) - timer (optional)
- agree to a safeword - male partner is restrained to bed (optional), female partner in position of her choosing - use 1 six-sided dice for regular play, 2 six-sided dice for intense play
How to play:
- The female partner rolls the dice each round for seven rounds. Every time the dice is rolled, an action is performed based on the result.
- If the male partner can survive all seven consecutive rounds without giving in or using his safeword, he is permitted to fuck her/cum. Failure to complete all seven rounds means only she is given pleasure.
Rounds and their actions:
Roll #1: Slap
Male partner receives a number of slaps to the balls equal to the dice roll.
Roll #2: Punch
Male partner receives a number of punches to the balls equal to the dice roll.
Roll #3: Squeeze
With thumb and forefinger on each testicle, male partner’s balls are squeezed for a duration equal to 10 seconds multiplied by the dice roll. (for example, 1 = 10 seconds, 2 = 20 seconds, 3 = 30 seconds, etc.)
Roll #4: Respite
Male partner’s balls are massaged and dick sucked for a duration equal to 10 seconds multiplied by the dice roll. (for example, 1 = 10 seconds, 2 = 20 seconds, 3 = 30 seconds, etc.)
Roll #5: Squeeze
Same as Roll #3.
Roll #6: Punch
Same as Roll #2.
Roll #7: Paddle
Male partner receives a number of paddles to the balls equal to the dice roll. If no paddle, use kicks or knees.
Slice off the crusts on the bread. Use a rolling on to flatten each piece of bread. Place a sausage link on the front edge of the bread. Roll up tightly, like a taquito. Preheat skillet over medium heat, make sure to grease well with butter. Add eggs, milk, sugar, cinnamon, vanilla, and flour together in shallow dish. Dip sausage roll ups into the mixture, rolling gently coat all sides, and place in skillet. Cook for a few minutes, turning gently as you go until they are golden brown. Serve with syrup. Enjoy!
Early in the campaign, my party was interrogating a bandit for information, while not noticing the cave behind them, when the bandit’s allies snuck up on them. The Halfling Bard was taken out in a single arrow, and after the battle…
Alexa the Dhampir: We need someone to heal Biggs (the bard, still with an arrow in his abdomen).
Tiny the Barbarian: I’ll throw him to you.
Alexa: No! Don’t do that!
Me (GM): Nope. I’m locking that in! It’s canon. Tiny, roll an intelligence check. (DC 10)
Tiny: rolls a 1
Me: You absolutely believe that the fastest way to heal this Halfling is to throw him to the healer. Roll athletics. (DC 20)
Tiny: rolls a 21 I throw him at the Druid.
Me: You manage to throw the Halfling all the way to the druid. Alright, Azanther (the druid), roll athletics to catch him. (DC 15)
Azanther: rolls 17
Me: You successfully manage to catch the Halfling without exacerbating the wound.