In any case, fun was had by all (though I do need to have a chat with my GM, who helped us tank the 5-man noodle run, about how we don't look at anything we do through the lens of estrogen versus testosterone balance. We just don't. It never crossed our minds. And believe when I say, that although this was the big "WOW" moment last night, the whole time we just have fun:
Wow, if anyone is not warmed up by this, then we will check your pulse!
I have to underscore that we, in all of our self-effacing glory, are actually pretty skilled. If we don't remember mechanics or some other game function, I guarantee we, the Old Ladies, know how to work together; someone will know what to do, or what to try. We hold some natural tenants that I haven't seen in many group situations. Those include everyone contributing, everyone keeping a good attitude, appreciating it's the people around the gaming table, not the game.
And here is a beautiful song Dahahka shared with me:
We're in the ball pit together: