So I GM’d Lace and Steel at the Fresher’s one-shots today. I like role-playing and I like GMing, although I am still learning about the GMing thing and am well aware that I need all the practice I can get. I wasn’t actually expecting my game to be that popular today but I totally filled up. To be honest I thought after the rambling pitch that not many would be up for it. Turns out I was wrong. Actually had to turn people away, that was kind of a nice surprise, and I really enjoyed the game. The two new players that I got really enjoyed themselves too. I wanted to ask Spike what he thought about the game but didn’t get the chance, I like asking experienced GMs what they think to get an idea about what they’d do differently so I get better.
What I did notice though, was that I was the only girl running a game. I haven’t seen many girls running games and it’s not as though LURPs isn’t full of girls. They do, however, all seem to be more interested in the lives than in tabletops and I know that there are any number of female refs. I can’t work out what it is that means that I’m frequently one of the few girls running a game. I think that there is something that makes lives more attractive to girls but I can’t figure out what it is. I really don’t like lives myself (except the Cthulhu) – although this is a biased view, I’ve never played in a fantasy live I just haven’t ever wanted to. In fact, after hearing bits and pieces about them, I really, really have not wanted to.
Meh. I ramble. I still can’t work out why there seem to be less female GMs than male in LURPs.