Author Archives: Ana Carrilho

About Ana Carrilho

I'm a portuguese forty-year-old wife of a gamer geek. I'm also a buddhist, the mother to a beautiful toddler girl and like to think of myself as something of a craft artist.

60 years are we’re not there yet…

December 10th, 1948 marks one of the most inspired moments of Mankind as a whole. The UN General Assembly proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, stating in its preamble its most ambitious affirmation: “the recognition of the inherent dignity … Continue reading

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Back to work…

August is over and everybody is back from their vacations. We’re playing again and we switched from WOW RPG to DnD 4. And I’m happy :D. One of the things that always bothered me in DnD was the amount of … Continue reading

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When a hug just doesn’t seem enough…

A couple of friends of mine got awful news about their son, today. I´ve been thinking about what to say or do, since I heard about it, so that I could somehow ease their pain. And I can’t. I know … Continue reading


Viva a Liberdade!!!

This blog is a direct product of the revolution that comemorates today its 34th anniversary. April 25th 1974 marks the end of almost fifty-year long dictatorship that sought relentlessly to mold an entire society to a rigid and paternalist way … Continue reading

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Yet another RPG week…

We’re back in Lisbon again, after another “RPG retreat”, as we pompously call our little role-playing vacations. As usual, we had about two playing sessions a day, one in the afternoon and another after dinner. I got to be GM … Continue reading

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Gary Gygax 1938-2008

My first real experience with RPG came from playing an AD&D campaign with my husband, almost 15 years ago. I’ve played many RPG’s since, in different systems with different premisses, but that tingling feeling of discovering a new world and … Continue reading

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My knight in shining armour…

After leaving Christmas and New Year behind, one of my RPG groups started to play again (finally! ). But not without a fight… Monday nights are for playing WOW RPG. We get together at my place and we play between … Continue reading

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Life always gets in the way…

I’ve been without a single RPG session for more than a month now and I’m going crazy for it. I’ve got at least four active campaigns, in as many different systems, and, although some overlap occurs with some players, in … Continue reading


Playing without our hubbies…

A few monthes ago, a (female) friend of mine, who’s been playing RPG games for at least 15 years, came to me with an idea: to build an RPG campaign with no hubbies or boyfriends. Apparently, in a conversation with … Continue reading

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The Power of a Good Heart….

The Dalai Lama has come on a four-day visit Lisbon and I’ve been lucky enough to be one of the 1200 people who attended his three-day teachings on Shantideva’s The Way of the Bodhisattva. The text itself is a wonderful poem about generating … Continue reading