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Legos For Girls

Posted in: Advice/Tools,Fluff,Girl Gamer,Serenity by Ariel on January 30, 2010

There are a lot of Legos out there. Angel owns one of each of them, I’m pretty sure. Michelle comes in close second and I shoulda known that Tad would fit in — he’s a total Lego geek, too. It’s a tie — three against three. But we’re talking geeks here and well, it’s Angel’s shop we play in, so that means that me and Taj and Sarah are outnumbered. When you face superior forces, the smart choice is assimilation.

So, what sort of Legos are out there for girl gamers like us? The easy answer is All the Legos! All the Legos are “suitable” for girls. Cue the maniacal laughter.

I realized I’d been looking at the whole Lego thing the wrong way round. The possibilities of Legos in game are endless. I hope we’ll have a chance to test this theory. We’re planning on trying out the Firefly RPG next. And I was thinking How are we gonna handle the minis? I mean with playing Shackled City, it was easy to get minis for the game. With a futuristic, Wild West, space opera, um, where are you going to get minis?

Duh: Legos! A quick look on Google shows me that even I could come up with some sweet props for a Firefly game. So, I guess we can put away the Castle Legos for a while as we explore the universe of Serenity.

Legos Star Wars sets would be the obvious Legos to use for some of the props. Oh, and of course, Indiana Jones! Lucky for this cheapskate there are tons of used cheap Legos out there. It is fun to contemplate a new world to explore. A new gaming engine to learn and new stories to tell. I can’t wait to build my mini!

3 Comments

  1. Awesome. I’ve often thought it’d be fun to use Lego minfigs for D&D instead of the classic miniatures. It’d add just the right amount of humor to the game, IMO. Very cool job with the Firefly cast!

    Comment by anarkeith — January 31, 2010 @ 5:35 pm

  2. I wish I could take credit for the Firefly Legos, but no. This really cool guy online, Dunechaser, created those. All the Lego stuff online is just inspiring. And yes, just a bit of humor….

    Comment by Indira — January 31, 2010 @ 6:07 pm

  3. Totally! The base plates replace the battle mat, the mini figs replace the minis and the ships and buildings we can create with bricks are endless, and can be modified on the fly. I’m on board!

    Comment by Tad — February 6, 2010 @ 8:58 pm

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