Author Archives: Meg

Out of Print

Just turned up a site offering pirated copies of an anthology that I was in a couple years ago. Totally counts as being back in print, right?

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In Which I Am Actually 12 Years Old

After a Pokemon-catching adventure, my friend’s tween son commented that he remembered exactly where they parked because it was level D, and that’s hilariously memorable because a certain male body part starts with D. Oh man, I thought. Imagine being … Continue reading

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Takeout

Takeout, my new card game, was chosen for Boston FIG’s Tabletop Showcase this September! I’m really excited (and also terrified) to show my game. Takeout is a social setbuilding game about American backpackers trying to order Chinese food. Each player … Continue reading

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Hold The Spoiler

Today, my coworker wanted to know how far I’d gotten in Game of Thrones, but very considerately didn’t want to spoil it for me, so he ran down the hall, grabbed a doorstop from another room, brought it back and … Continue reading

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In Which I Push My Feminist Agenda

Over the years that I’ve been working in games, I’ve been accused of slipping a feminist agenda into game creative. Usually this means I objected to Smurfetteing, or pinking, not that I was actually trying to sneak female empowerment into a … Continue reading

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Apps That Need To Exist: Horror Saturation Protection

A temporary plugin that hides all the articles about whatever horrible and outrageous thing the Republican government has done now. It would also hide the backlash articles about how that horrible thing is just a distraction from an infinitely horrible thing … Continue reading

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Wayan And The Turtle King

My friend (and Taiwan roommate!) Yvette is releasing a children’s book, Wayan And The Turtle King. Yvette is a freediver, environmentalist and English teacher, and she’s combined all three in this magical children’s story. Wayan And The Turtle King promo … Continue reading

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Takeout

  A post shared by Meg (@simpsonsparadox) on May 12, 2017 at 5:21am PDT  Our new game is actually starting to look like a game! Harold is at work on the card art for our next (!!!) card game. I’ve worked … Continue reading

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The Paper of Record High Temperatures, For Some Reason

I just sold my New York Times stock. I hope that withdrawing my $22 investment expresses my displeasure in their recent hiring choices. Climate change is real, and reputable publications have a responsibility to report science. Also, I left the definite article … Continue reading

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Bell’s Seasoning

This is the first thing I’ve written for my MFA that I consider a finished, standalone piece. When I started this program, I expected to write so many finished, solid stories. And I am writing so, so much for this program, but … Continue reading

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