• Love the Tortall Books? Play These Five Games

    Love the Tortall Books? Play These Five Games0

    • July 17, 2017

    Tamora Pierce, the author who created Tortall, has been critical to my growth as a writer and a person. (I should have known I was non-binary when I tried to bind my chest like Alanna, but also still wanted to be a girl!) Loving Tortall as much as I do means that I’m always on

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  • The Bard’s Tale: Pub Songs in Skyrim and Dragon Age: Inquisition

    The Bard’s Tale: Pub Songs in Skyrim and Dragon Age: Inquisition2

    Music is a major part of any video game, but confines itself to either sweeping orchestral harmonies that accompany you on your grand video game journeys, electronic music, and occasionally the hits of days gone by (like the radio in Fallout) or random pop or rock hits. The best of the latter curate their playlists

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  • Others, Mothers and Monsters: Body Diversity and Fatphobia in Video Games

    Others, Mothers and Monsters: Body Diversity and Fatphobia in Video Games2

    Like many people, I’m beyond excited for the next Mass Effect game, Mass Effect: Andromeda. So excited I want to know every bit of information about the game as it (slowly) comes out. I got super excited when they finally started to release character dossiers a few weeks ago, because character information is something that

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  • Gaming from the Margins: An Outside Look at Mainstream Media

    Gaming from the Margins: An Outside Look at Mainstream Media0

    • August 1, 2016

    I live in Buenos Aires, one of the largest cities in South America. Despite the fact that our country’s economy is in perpetual crisis and our politicians belong firmly in hell, we have some positive things going on for us. I am deeply grateful for my peaceful, if neurotic, home. But, like most people who

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  • Review: Dragon Age Magekiller #3-5

    Review: Dragon Age Magekiller #3-52

    Dragon Age Magekiller is based on the Bioware game, Dragon Age: Inquisition. Never played it? Never fear, I’ve done it for you! Reviews for issues #1 and #2 of Magekiller can be found here and here, respectively. 

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  • Ode to the Character Sheet

    Ode to the Character Sheet0

    • June 3, 2016

    Hello, and welcome to Roles to Play, a new column about roleplaying games! I’m really excited to start this column and share with you some experiences and thoughts about a topic I’m this passionate about. I’ve been playing tabletop RPGs since I was a teenager, and while ten-hour Middle Earth roleplaying sessions were not how most

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