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Confessions of a Part-time Sorceress: A Girl's Guide to the D&D Game…

by Shelly Mazzanoble

Other authors: Craig Phillips (Cover artist)

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Most Dungeons & Dragons game players are men, yet storytelling and roleplaying come so naturally to women. So where are all the female gamers? The answer is - everywhere! Confessions of a Part-time Sorceress is a smart, humorous examination of the Dungeons & Dragons roleplaying game from a female gamer's point of view. The book delves into the myths and realities of gamer stereotypes. It explains how to build a character for a D&D game, how to shop for gear, how to play, and how to find the perfect gaming group, all the while exploring the things that make the D&D game a rewarding and recurring social experience for both men and women.… (more)

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Well, eager as I am to learn more about the world of D&D, I saw this lil beauty on the shelf and knew it was something I needed to read in order to understand the world of tabletop gaming. Particularly since I have a number of friends who play campaigns of their own...
  DanielleBates | Sep 16, 2020 |
Well, eager as I am to learn more about the world of D&D, I saw this lil beauty on the shelf and knew it was something I needed to read in order to understand the world of tabletop gaming. Particularly since I have a number of friends who play campaigns of their own...
  DanielleBates | Sep 16, 2020 |
Well, eager as I am to learn more about the world of D&D, I saw this lil beauty on the shelf and knew it was something I needed to read in order to understand the world of tabletop gaming. Particularly since I have a number of friends who play campaigns of their own...
  DanielleBates | Sep 16, 2020 |
This is a great book to introduce women to D&D. I have been playing for a couple months now and love it. I read it just to see what it had to say since I was already in a group. Some parts were really funny and there's a lot of good points. I recommend to anyone (woman or man). ( )
  BelindaS7 | Apr 14, 2020 |
As my husband and I are jumping into the D&D games (accompanied by my best friend and her boyfriend), I figured this would be an excellent intro for me to the game. Mostly, it was. Mazzanoble does a fine job of explaining D&D vernacular and slang, giving advice on weapons, class, fighting and interactions with team members. The writing was humorous at points, even earning an out-loud chuckle a few times. My qualm with the book is two fold, however. 1. The endless pop-culture reference got old. fast. The constant barrage of girly-girl nonsense (Prada-this, Oprah-that, Pedicure-this, High Heels-that) was funny the first few times, but by the second and third chapter, I was done. I wanted more information about the game and less omg-my-magic-boots-are-jimmy-choos! 2. While she breaks the stereotypes for D&D players, she simultaneously builds them for girls! Not every girl is going to interrupt the DM to ask about shopping or bring low-fat granola or whatever. I felt this book had a very narrow target audience, and wasn't for all girls or ever most girls, but a small sliver of girls - the ones who wear Jimmy Choo shoes. For my part, I will recommend it to new girl D&D players, but I will give it a disclaimer due to these 2 facts. ( )
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Most Dungeons & Dragons game players are men, yet storytelling and roleplaying come so naturally to women. So where are all the female gamers? The answer is - everywhere! Confessions of a Part-time Sorceress is a smart, humorous examination of the Dungeons & Dragons roleplaying game from a female gamer's point of view. The book delves into the myths and realities of gamer stereotypes. It explains how to build a character for a D&D game, how to shop for gear, how to play, and how to find the perfect gaming group, all the while exploring the things that make the D&D game a rewarding and recurring social experience for both men and women.

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