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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Shelly Mazzanoble has written short stories and essays for The Seattle Times, Carve, Whetstone, Skirt! and SomeOtherMagazine.com. Her plays have been produced in Seattle and New York City. When not over-editing her collection of short stories, she enjoys watching HGTV, walking dogs, and designing clothes for D&D minis. She lives in Seattle. Visit her online at www.shellymazzanoble.com.
Item Code: 215407400
Release Date: September 2007
Format: Trade Paperback, Audio Book
Price: $12.95 C$14.40; $19.95 Audio
"Shelly Mazzanoble's easygoing style puts the stereotypes to rest, and gives readers the basics of the Dungeons & Dragons experience. Reading the book reminded me of the joy of my first game session. Highly recommended!"
—R.A. Salvatore, the New York Times best-selling author of The Legend of Drizzt
"This book is one of the best introductions for D&D I have ever read. It conveys not just the feel of the game, and why every sensible female of any species should play it, but it’s FUN! A cool, hip, and cutting-edge welcome mat for the game."
—Ed Greenwood, creator of The Forgotten Realms and acclaimed fantasy author
"Who says boys should have all the fun? Not Shelly Mazzanoble, anyway. With good humor and a swing or two of her mace, she advances fearlessly on the mostly male bastion of Dungeons & Dragons and comes through it with nary a scratch on her. For the girl gamer who's been itching to slay ogres with the best of ’em, this is the book for you."
—Peter Archer, author of The Great White Wyrm
"Fresh, funny, and smart. I was expecting [the book] to be informative, but I wasn't expecting it to be so very entertaining. The next time I meet a woman that I think might be interested in playing D&D, I'm going to give her a copy of this book before I do anything else. It really covers all the bases and introduces the game with a perspective that is fun and unique, but still completely accurate and helpful."
—Monte Cook, game designer
Spring Lea Henry
"I had some gamer friends over the other day flipping through the [book], and they were all laughing their heads off. My husband and I have also enjoyed reading bits of it out loud to each other. . . . ."
—Spring Lea Henry, library consultant and former editor of YAttitudes, ALA’s journal for YA librarians
J. Marin Younker
"Shelly Mazzanoble gives D&D the make-over it deserves—watch out Tyra!"
—J. Marin Younker, Librarian, Seattle Public Library