Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Indie RPG Awards

The Indie RPG Awards were announced on Friday at GenCon Indy 2010 at the Design Matters booth. Started in 2002, independently published games are nominated each year and voted on by their peers. Pirate Jenny games were well represented for 2009!

Kagematsu won the Indie Game of the Year for 2009. Congratulations to Danielle! Kagetmatsu also placed third for Most Innovative Game (won by Paul Tevis' A Penny for My Thoughts).

Thou Art But a Warrior and RPGirl took second and third place respectively for Best Supplement which was won by The Day after Ragnarok by Ken Hite.

Congratulations to all the winners and nominees!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Kagematsu nominated for Diana Jones Award

The Diana Jones committee has chosen Danielle Lewon's Kagematsu-the RPG as one of their picks for the shortlist for the 2010 award.

The Diana Jones award, described as "is an annual award created to publicly acknowledge excellence in gaming", is prestigious. It has been won in years past by a wide variety of games, communities and projects such as Grey Ranks by Jason Morningstar, Dominion the card game by Donald Vaccarino, and the Irish game convention charity auctions.

This year, Kagematsu is joined by the convention-busting historical rpg Montsegur 1244, the lively and extremely informative Board Game Geek forums and website, and Chaos in the Old World a very popular board game from Fantasy Flight Games.

Pirate Jenny wishes Danielle and all of the nominees the best of luck! (But maybe a little more for Danielle!)

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

RPGirl Zine 2010 Open Call

The call for contributions for the next RPG = Role Playing Girl is out! We're looking for women role playing gamers, designers, researchers and related professionals who want to write an essay for the zine, publicize their projects and/or help make the zine happen!

The theme for the zine is International Update. We'll hear what's happening for women in the US and all over the globe in their game and publishing lives.

For more information visit the blog:


Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Emily and Danielle on Atomic Array!

Ed and Rone of Atomic Array welcomed Emily and Danielle in the latest episode. Danielle discusses the gender balances of Kagematsu and Emily fills the boys in on the finery of RPGirl! Have a listen.

Kagematsu/RPGirl Interview

Thursday, February 4, 2010

RPGirl Zine 2009 available

The RPG = Role Playing Girl zine that debuted at the Pirate Jenny booth in August 2009 is now available in print and pdf formats. The magazine is 48 pages of articles, women in gaming bios and resource pages listing new games coming out, events, web sites, and contact info for skilled women you might want to work with. With articles by Emily, and RPGirl founder and Jenny neighbor, Meguey Baker (author of 1001 Nights), edited by PJ Danielle, and info on all the Jenny games.

Check it out at the RPGirl Zine website:

RPG = Role Playing Girl Zine blog

Friday, January 29, 2010


Hi all Pirates!

Kagematsu is finally for sale! Check out the site for pics of the new cover design.



(whew, I'm exhausted..)

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

A blogger post about Kagematsu

Hi Folks,

Paul let me know that a woman who has a blogger blog has posted about Kagematsu. I love the name of it, the 20 Sided Woman Project! I've only read a few entries but she talks about gender and role playing.