Games

My Little Fiasco: Friendship is Tragic

My Little Fiasco: Friendship is Tragic

Why do I take joy in ruining beautiful things? For those who have somehow remained unexposed the the phenomenon, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic is a delightful cartoon about the lives and times of a group of magical ponies in a magical land full of magical adventures. For those not familiar with the finest products of indie tabletop role-playing games, Fiasco is one of the best. It creates on... »

Gender Inclusivity in Games

Gender Inclusivity in Games

I work with awesome people. I’ve been illustrating a new storytelling tabletop game for the past few years and it’s probably the most rewarding project I’ve worked on since I started freelancing. Part of that is how fun, different, and creative the game itself is, but much of it stems from the open and inclusive attitude the game designer, Sam Fraser, has had from the get go. The... »

Headshots from the Heart – Second Sequel

Headshots from the Heart – Second Sequel

Do you like games? Do you dislike running long distances? Are you, at least occasionally, a kind, compassionate, or decent human being? If you answered yes to any of the above, then you need to check out Headshots from the Heart this weekend. Headshots from the Heart is a charity event run by a group of passionate nerds that believe running slightly more than 26 miles is not the only way to raise ... »

Evolution! A game of Unnatural Selection

Evolution! A game of Unnatural Selection

Dearest Readers, I helped to design a game and kickstarted the heck out of it. It’s an evolution based tabletop card game where players compete for dominance through changing environments and challenges over evolutionary time. However, in the name of fun, the time for creatures to evolve has been substantially reduced such that the entire game can be played in under an hour. Also, evolution ... »

Not Just a Plot Twist: Why Queer Gaming Matters

Not Just a Plot Twist: Why Queer Gaming Matters

This past weekend, I attended GaymerX in San Francisco, CA, the first ever video game convention to focus on queer geek culture.  Crowds of excited gamers poured into meeting halls for panels and events, whose speakers sought to engage the audience in discussions of inclusivity, empowerment and fandom.  As in any convention, each of us waited in line, clutching portal guns, carefully rolled poster... »

Evolution in Gaming

Evolution in Gaming

I could reasonably be described as an evolution fanboy. I don’t have formal training, but I consume all of the material I can on the subject and squee all over new fossils and hitherto unknown species. Consequently, as a gamer, any game that claims to have some element of “evolution” in it has an disproportionate appeal to me and subsequently, disproportionate disappointment. Tha... »

Asshat Burgles Kids With Cancer – Nerds Respond with Kindness

Asshat Burgles Kids With Cancer – Nerds Respond with Kindness

HopeSpring is a cancer support center that offers services and counseling to people suffering from cancer. One of their regular programs is for children where they provide games and a fun atmosphere to help kids with cancer meet each other and cope with the fear, pain, and uncertainty that comes with the disease. And some heartless thief stole their WII U. You read that right. Somebody STOLE A WII... »

Drabble Lab round 10: Purple

Drabble Lab round 10: Purple

It was a quiet week for drabble lab, but that means that I actually get to feature all of the drabbles! »

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