Confessions of a Part-time Sorceress: A Girl's Guide to the D&D Game
by Shelly Mazzanoble
Review by Gayle Surrette
Wizards of the Coast Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780786947263
Date: 18 September 2007 List Price $12.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
This is a book that has long been needed and Shelly Mazzanoble has finally put one together for all the women out there who didn't know or care about playing Dungeons and Dragons. Confessions of a Part-Time Sorceress starts with presenting the stereotypical view of D&D and then proceeds to show just how wrong they are. You don't need to be a math whiz, speak Klingon, live in your mother's basement, have greasy hair, or fail to practice proper hygiene to participate. In fact, D&D seems to be a game that women can and often do excel in during play. From official release/information:
Book Description: 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.
(Source: Wizards of the Coast)