About the Author
Thanks for visiting d10again’s blog!
Juliet “Jules” Meyer (aka Miragel, Jules Mckenzie, or d10again) is a 30 something living in Northern Colorado filling her time with Videography, Photography, Gaming and Producing. With over a decade of experience in traditional broadcast and new media she spends her time as a Support Manager for a major website professionally, but moonlights as a podcaster, blogger, and talent for various gaming outlets.
All things gaming d10again is a look at the world of gaming (which includes video games, table top games, game literature, game art, larping, as well as the culture of gamers) as well as the social world of gaming. A gamer since her early teens herself, Juliet has done pretty much every aspect of the culture (save for own a boffer LARP – “it’s on the bucket list”). Her blog is dedicated to the people who love gaming in all of it’s form and to those of the community who have struggled to find their place in the niche.
She writes about personal experiences from her time in the gaming media, at conventions, playing around the country, and from just her quiet space inColorado. She loves deep fried sushi, cooking anything with garlic and/or blue cheese, and costuming.
Juliet has contributed her various talents to :
- CCP/White Wolf (Grand Masquerade 2011)
- GenCon (GenConLIVE 2010)
- Neoncon Las Vegas (2008-2010)
- Petroglyph Games (2009)
- CBS Las Vegas
- The Las Vegas Philharmonic
- Nevada Public Radio
- What is D10Again about?
My thoughts, experiences and opinions on gaming, gaming culture and how to have a good time at said things!
- What does D10Again refer to?
D10again is specifically the instance in White Wolf’s World of Darkness where you have a success on a roll, and because you rolled a 10 on a d10 (ten sided) dice you get to roll again – hopefully rolling another success.
- What is Gaming?
Simply put – Gaming is the act of participating in a game. The term “Gamer” however usually indicates someone who is participating through some kind of interface or ruleset in a goal based situation. Gaming includes Video Games, Card Games, Role Playing Games, Live Action Oriented Games, Board Games, Pen and Paper Games, and beyond
- What is LARPing?
From Urban Dictionary -
LARPing is short for “Live Action Role-Playing”. A live action role-playing game is a form of role-playing game where the participants physically act out their characters’ actions. The players pursue their characters’ goals within a fictional setting represented by the real world, while interacting with one another in character. The outcome of player actions may be mediated by game rules, or determined by consensus between players.
The first LARPs were run in the late 1970s, inspired by role-playing games and genre fiction. The activity gained international popularity during the 1980s, and has diversified into wide variety of styles. Play may be very game-like, or may be more concerned with dramatic or artistic expression. The fictional genres used vary greatly, from realistic modern or historical settings to fantastic or futuristic eras. Production values are sometimes minimal, but can involve elaborate venues and costumes. LARPs range in size from small private events lasting a few hours to huge public events with thousands of players lasting for several days.
- Why write about LARPing?
It’s been a part of my life for over a decade and a hobby I enjoy – plus it’s responsible for many of the amazing people in my life. It’s a culture that deserves some good press.
- LARPing sucks
QQ more. Your tears of trolling fuel my black soul-less heart.
- Who is the Author?
Check out “About the Author”
- Will you review my system?
Possibly. If it’s a LARP? Yes maybe, but honestly I tend to have a lot of projects going at once. For anything table top oriented I tend to outsource to someone else to read. Yes this makes me a terrible (and busy) person.
- Will you come to my game?
I love visiting new places! I also am engaged to an airline employee. This makes things less painful for traveling. So maybe? Depends on real life commitments