Category Archives: Gaming Culture

Dual-Classing, or Why I Am Not Good At Casual Chats

Teaching Coworker: How long do you think my bowling activity should be? Two hours? Me: First, you need to define the game’s parameters. How many students are coming? Are you planning to reserve lanes? With 10 students and two lanes, … Continue reading

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Laptop Games

I tend to use my laptop for email, writing papers, and planning lessons. Boring things. But I also play a lot of games on my laptop. Browser Games: For a while, my job was playing Kongregate browser games and reviewing … Continue reading

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Secret Sauce

So we launched our first game, Captain Action, with careful plans for a social media campaign in the beginning of November 2016, but, guess what happened then? Weirdly hard for a little comic-themed card game to get any attention for … Continue reading

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Takeout, After BFIG

We showed my card game Takeout at Boston FIG yesterday as part of the Tabletop Showcase.  I’m so happy we got in, so happy we went, and I had a lot of interesting conversations all day… but it was emotionally exhausting … Continue reading

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Women in Games: From Designing to Playing and Nurturing the Next Generation

I was delighted to be part of this panel for LadiesCon! Such a great time talking with other ladies about gaming and game dev. It’s always so inspiring to talk with other game creators. Women in Games: From Designing to … 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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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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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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Jack Up Pharma Prices In New ‘Epipen Tycoon’

In Epipen Tycoon, you play as a pharma CEO who’s struggling to turn lifesaving medical technology into personal millions. This game is basically a clicker, which makes it extra clear that you’re playing as the invisible hand of the free … Continue reading

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That Pokeyman Thing Your Grandkids Are Into

In That Pokeyman Thing Your Grandkids Are Into, you play as Grandpa, who borrows grandson Billy’s phone and leaves the old folks’ home for a Pokeyman hunting adventure. This game uses all the tropes of old-school RPG games, with a … Continue reading

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