Slash the Game: A Review

Do you love fun party games? Do you like Apples to Apples or Cards Against Humanity? Do you feel awful when playing Cards Against Humanity? Do you love romance, especially fanfiction romance? Specifically, do you love to pair Steve Rogers with Bucky Barnes? Well I have a game for you! Read More Slash the Game: A Review

Evil Apples: Pure Twisted Fun!

So you want to play Cards Against Humanity but you don’t have any friends. Or more likely, because you are all delightful, you don’t want to wait for special get-togethers to play. There’s an app for that! Evil Apples isn’t officially connected to CAH, but the gameplay is pretty much the same. The best part is, you can start a game whenever and wherever you want! Read More Evil Apples: Pure Twisted Fun!

“I Am A Final Boss”: Interview With (Ex)-Games Critic Mattie Brice

“Mattie is just so hot—”

“I know, right!? I keep hoping she’ll give girls a try.”

My girlfriend and I are in bed. A tangled debacle of dyed hair now enjoined in communal swoon. Mattie Brice brings the pubescent high school crush to your lazy late morning love-a-thon. Read More “I Am A Final Boss”: Interview With (Ex)-Games Critic Mattie Brice

At Home with the Dragonborn

I thought I was pretty hip when I joined Tumblr in 2010. By this I mean I was hip in the general sense, not that joining Tumblr made me hip. I’d been a part of The X-Files community in the late ’90s, so I know about fandom. How naive. I had so much to learn! One concept I learned about: OCs, or original characters. My exposure to OCs is through video games. Players of RPGs like Skyrim and Dragon Age create these elaborate, detailed histories for their player characters. I thought it was a little weird at first. Then I started doing it, too. Read More At Home with the Dragonborn

Wednesday Puzzle: My Favorite Puzzle and Logic Game Apps

Everyone knows about Words With Friends and Candy Crush, but here are a few more apps that I love to play for hours on end. Whether you prefer word games, jigsaw puzzles, logic puzzles, or matching games, there’s something here you’re guaranteed to love. Read More Wednesday Puzzle: My Favorite Puzzle and Logic Game Apps

A First Step Across the Plane in Magic: The Gathering

I’ve always been nerdy in that I like to read and wear glasses. But I’ve never been much for the big nerd (or geek) pursuits: I’m so-so on Tolkien and Doctor Who, I don’t care about Star Trek or Star Wars, and so on. I’ve never played “real” Dungeons and Dragons, and I only play RPG video games because I enjoy mindless violence. So it was definitely to my great surprise that I found myself spending a recent Saturday night playing Magic: The Gathering.

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An Interview with the Creators of Choice: Texas

It has been a tumultuous year for reproductive rights in this country. Too many states have passed restrictions on abortion or attempted to defund clinics and organizations associated with women’s health issues. This has caused a crisis for women’s health advocates across the nation. They have struggled to stay afloat; despite this, they are admirably fighting to keep floating on. Texas became the flashpoint in the debate thanks to the wonderful Senator Wendy Davis and her courage to throw up a middle finger at Rick Perry, Anti-Choice advocates and the Texas Republican Party. Her filibuster broke the internet. That is how important it was. People have begun to take notice. I hope they will attempt to learn more about the situation and become more informed. Read More An Interview with the Creators of Choice: Texas