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Heroines – Ep83

Who wants her to beat your ass, tie you up and make you tell the truth?.. THIS GUY!

In a hobby dominated by male archetypes (or clichés), sometimes what a campaign needs is a woman’s touch. The days of the woman being merely a piece of treasure or a plaything at a local watering hole are over. Sometimes it’s fun to let a woman take the lead.


We talk about some of the strong women in history and pop-culture and how they have helped mold the gamer culture.


If you have some input on this, leave a comment here, via email or on our Facebook page.


Cast – Eric, Mike, Dan, Mark, Jayson, Shannon and Shawn


Intro: Eric

Outro: Shannon


Running Time – 34:40


Items Mentioned:

Red Sonja, Conan, Barbarella, Wonder Woman, Game of Thrones, Aliens, Terminator, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Brave, Boondock Saints, Zatana, Sailor Moon, My Super Ex-girlfriend, Eberron, Blake’s 7, Spiderman, Arkham City, Tomb Raider, Indiana Jones, Dragon Age, Fallout, Star Trek, Sliders


Editor’s Note:

Special thanks to Dan and the CarpeGM Gamecast for the very cool intro bumper. Do us, and yourself, a favor and listen to them.


  1. hopeless
    hopeless November 14, 2012

    So how would Power Girl, She Hulk, what was the name of the character who starred opposite Harrison Ford in the first and currently last of the indiana Jones movies?
    Does the lead from Dark Angel count?
    How do you rate Charlie’ Angels? Every era of them?
    The Bionic Woman, Lindsay Wagner and the two from the remake I believe on of those was played by the woman who played Starbuck off the remake of bsg (another possible example), would Kelly Holmes count a a real life example?
    (Olympics medalist), hope I’m not going off the subject!

  2. hopeless
    hopeless November 14, 2012

    Oh well Indiana Jones was apparently mentioned!
    Missed that!

  3. Zudz
    Zudz November 14, 2012

    I’ve never seen Power Girl do anything that would convince me that she was a strong character (other than purely physically). I haven’t seen that much Power Girl, so it could be out there, I just haven’t seen it.

    She-Hulk starts off as a knock off of the Hulk, but ends up a legal advocate for meta-human rights. She’s pretty boss in my book.

    The issue I see with every fictional example listed is that they’re heroes with boobs-appeal. They are all hot and or sassy heroes. Off the top of my head I can only think of one recent example of a female hero that I really like. Commander Shepard.

    When I play Commander Shepard he’s inspired by Samuel L. Jackson, but when my girlfriend plays she’s a very Irish looking girl. In both instances Commander Shepard is a no-nonsense, makes-his/her-own-rules, tough-as-nails day saving paragon of humanity. Her Shepard doesn’t go to the front lines in pasties and a g-string, and my Shepard spends way more time on the romance sub-plot than hers.

    Because Shepard can be male or female, they didn’t really waste a lot of time ascribing gender-stereotypes to the role. Shepard is a character first and a gender… third or fourth. I hope that future RPGs (from Bioware or otherwise) promote this kind of development of character by allowing avatar personalization.

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