An Interview with Metagame, Part One

Metagame is a web series about a group of quirky role-playing gamers and the DM who suffers their psychological hang-ups and neuroses. I enjoyed the series so much, that I knew I just wanted to get an interview with its creator and the principal cast. Metagame is written and directed mostly by Matthew David,  and … Continue reading

Why Go To Polyhedral: Triple Crit?

With last month of 2010 rolling in, we at My Girlfriend is a DM are holding the third POLYHEDRAL, the only RPG-centric event in Metro Manila. With apologies to my friends from outside the archipelago, I must say that if you haven’t been to POLYHEDRAL then you’re totally missing out. So for today, I present … Continue reading

Schwarzenegger: The Model of Great Roleplaying

Until Arnold Schwarzenegger faded from the movie screens and became the Governator, people rarely celebrated his contributions to science fiction and action cinema history. Now that it’s been several years since his last starring role (Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines) it’s become fashionable as of late to watch his films all over, whether to … Continue reading

Poker Face: Even DMs Make Bluff Checks

I’ve never acquired a liking for poker. I’ve tried my hand at it once or twice, but never really had much fun at it. The use of bluffing as a core mechanic for a game dependent on numbers seemed strange to me. Now that I’ve DMed, I understand the meaning and importance of the ‘poker … Continue reading

Video Wednesdays: The Movie of the Cartoon of the Game

Remix, remake, resurrect. Those are the three things happening in this fan-made trailer to a nonexistent movie adaptation of the animated series based on Dungeons & Dragons. Enjoy.

Eberron: The World in Rhyme

From Paolo Jose Cruz of Geek Fight! Trivia Night and a friend of Polyhedral comes this rap & R&B send up of Eberron. This is a spoof of “Empire State of Mind” by Jay-Z featuring Alicia Keys, based on the mythos of Eberron, the ‘dungeon punk’ campaign setting for Dungeons & Dragons. As much as … Continue reading

Great Moments and Highlights at Polyhedral

If you’re wondering why My Girlfriend is a DM hasn’t been updated lately, then it’s likely you weren’t at Ludos Bar & Restaurant last Saturday. We and a bunch of friends, held POLYHEDRAL, an RPG event where newbies and veterans of pen and paper role-playing games alike sat together, rolled some dice and had fun. … Continue reading

Player’s Challenge: Playing Against Type

Matthew has pointed out that between the two of us, I’m the one who most enjoys experimenting with race and class in D&D. Even in other systems, I enjoy trying different things, though I admit, this means I haven’t really mastered any one race or class. Two things pique my interest the most as a … Continue reading

An Intarwub Primer to Dark Sun

As Girlfriend DM already established in our previous post, we are totally hyped for Dark Sun. The second season of D&D Encounters will be focusing on the new setting featuring an adventure called “Fury of the Wastewalker,” which also seems to be the same adventure in the podcasts that are currently being released with Penny … Continue reading

Of Wizards, Wastelands and Worlds: Psyched About Dark Sun!

My memories of Arnold Schwarzenegger in the Conan movies are fond and hazy ones.  As a girl who favored He-Man over She-Ra, I vaguely recall the joy of being a small girl watching copious amounts of blood wash over Arnold’s ridiculous muscles as he slashed down his enemies.  The world of Conan involved cultists and … Continue reading