LORTNation.com (for Ladies of the Round Table) is a self-styled group of “Geeks for Equality.” What makes them a little different is their focus on encouraging girls into STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) studies.
Even if you’re not particularly keen on equality, you should still care. Current projections suggest that we’ll run out of qualified folks who can finish the development of your favorite video games if we don’t expand the role of women in STEM studies! (Sure, that technical gap also applies to people who can build bridges and develop vaccines, but we all know what really matters, right?)
Oh, and you can win a lot of cool stuff, too. Their LORTCrate Raffle will give a box of over $250 worth of gaming goodness—including materials from Pinnacle—to one lucky fan on November 14. You can enter for as little as $5, and all proceeds go directly to the Ladies of the Round Table STEM Education Scholarship Fund. It’s a great deal for a great cause, and we’re happy to support it.
And speaking of women in gaming, they’ve also got an interview with our own Jodi Black about her role in gaming and The Last Parsec Kickstarter project available right now. I never realized we had a role model right here on staff, so be sure to check it out today!