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The one thing that you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So write and draw and build and play and dance and live as only you can. ~ Neil Gaiman

The spirit of the Old West is wild in this rodeo girl! She can sit by the fire and tell tall tales or strum a guitar and sing a fireside song. She can spin her lasso in the air and create any image you need, painting pictures in rope. She lets her voice sound out loud, showing everyone who she is, proudly and with a lot of flourish! She is hard to miss, and harder to forget.

Games allow players to try a variety of creative skills, exposing them to methods of self-expression that they may not have been aware of or have always wanted to try. This is the heart of Alice. She understands that when we keep hitting the same roadblocks in life, sometimes all we need is a new approach, a new perspective. With games that feature writing, drawing, acting, singing, sculpting, building terrains, and painting figures, the world of tabletop games provides endless opportunities for discovering new paths.

When it comes to role playing, the basic art of making a character is an act of creativity. Players are making up names, backstories, and physical descriptions. Some players draw their characters or their items. Some write spells, songs, and poems. Some create maps, costumes, and props. Creating adventures and challenges for players is a highly creative activity where you not only have to plan for your story, you also have to plan for the other people who are going through the adventure.

The irony that Alice, our Hero of Creativity, has a "catchphrase" that is actually a quote by Neil Gaiman, is not lost on me. After living with Alice in my head for the last year, I honestly could not think of a better way to sum up what Alice is all about. His words capture her spirit perfectly. Who am I to mess with perfection?

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