Wizards of the Coast is a games-company. For one they publish Dungeons and Dragons
, and also Magic: The Gathering
. I play both, and sometimes I think that makes me rather unique, given the fact that I seem to lack a penis. ;) Both hobbies are very dominated by men. And nerdy men at that, but who doesn't love those? ;)
Over the past couple of months, Magic-Research and Development put on a search for new card-designer. Well, they offered a six-month internship, but whatever, it's the chance to work at something you love, so who wouldn't go for it? (I wouldn't, but that's more to do with the fact that I still know jackshit about the game, although I am learning.)
This past week, the winner of The Great Designer Search [TGDS] was announced. [TGDS] WINNER Announced At Party Last Night
over on the M:TG Salvation-boards, (which are not connected to the official Wizboards at all). Paigoddess won. NorrYtt and Kraj, who were the other finalists, also chime in on this thread. Pai is female.
So, was the winner hired soley beacuse she was a woman? Was she hired to appeal to the minor female fanbase this hobby has? I admit, I squealed a bit when I heard that she had won, because what I saw of her designs were decent and just, you know, having a woman on board there might not be bad. I just hope she was not hired based purely on gender, and I doubt she was. R&D would just shoot itself in the foot with that decision.
Will the rest of the nerds working in R&D be able to stop from hitting on her? They might be married, but you know what happens when nerds see a woman...(Yeah, I've taken to having a baseball-bat at my side when I go out with Mel to games at his friends'... A clue. No.)
Oh wait, no. Pai used to be a man. Yes, she is transgendered. She just needs more surgery so she can be an attractive
woman. *insert my brain finally breaking.*
What is WRONG
with these people? Mel says it's jealousy in part, because she won, and not them. Maybe he's right. It does my head in, seeing them go on about her gender, and basing her solely on tht. Way to go to prove that normal adults can play this game too, guys. Cheers.
I sometimes wonder why I'm still here with people like that around. Though luckily I have not run into them here, or anywhere I have played. Which is good, because I would get very pissed off at them. Even just seeing them on the internet does my head in.