Category Archives: Gaming Culture

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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Invisible Monsters

I’ve been having so much fun playing Pokemon Go on campus. I don’t even care that much about the Pokemon franchise, and there’s not a whole lot of gameplay, but being part of such a large-scale augmented reality is amazing. … Continue reading

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Twitter Eggs & Moving On

I wanted to write about how I’m done with game reviewing, and I’m really sick of being caught between obviously you can’t expect to make money at it and obviously if you write about games (while being a woman), people … Continue reading

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Star Trek: Timelines

Every ten levels, the Timelines crew members will need four items to “advance” and permit experience to be gained from missions. Each item is related to the character (as Janeway wants coffee, or Picard has a saddle), but the drop … Continue reading

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Pathfinder

I’m writing a Pathfinder campaign for a publisher of sourcebooks and pre-gen campaigns, This project is both one of the biggest gamewriting assignments I’ve worked on, and a cool throwback to my younger days playing tabletop games. I’ve always enjoyed playing … Continue reading

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That’s a Thing We’re Working On, Right?

I just spent most of the morning composing a professional work message that boils down to “Hey, guys, you’re going to include a playable female character without her boobs hanging out, right?”

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Dungeons of the Endless

New review of roguelike  Dungeons of the Endless up on iOs Strategy Games: Each room contains random, pixelated art of alien blossoms, glowing slime, broken crystals, or other space debris, and a random chance of having a reward, like extra resource … Continue reading

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Fanfiction & Strategy in “Star Trek: Timelines”

Star Trek: Timelines from Disruptor Beam is a mobile strategy game with fan fiction elements.  Since the overall game premise is a time paradox, all different characters from all different Trek series appear, and they’re almost all able to join … Continue reading

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