May Roundtable: Game Superlatives for Summer

May Roundtable: Game Superlatives for Summer

We’ve said it before, but: 2020 is a year for games. (When isn’t it a year for games? I don’t know; that’s for another roundtable.) And what’s more fun than making high-school-yearbook-style game superlatives to keep us going into the summer? Nothing, that’s what! For the May roundtable, the Sidequest team did exactly that. What would you put in these categories?

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Found Familiar’s Coffee Pairs D&D Inspiration with Delicious Brews

Found Familiar’s Coffee Pairs D&D Inspiration with Delicious Brews

Found Familiar is a small coffee roaster with artwork and blends inspired by fantasy worlds and roleplaying games, particularly Dungeons & Dragons. Enraptured by the stories behind the coffee and the fantastic art gracing the bags, librarian and noted coffee consumer Alenka Figa and former barista Kate Lyons ordered a selection of the three most enticing coffees and sat down with a webcam and a french press. Together, we split a bag of Fey Step, a Guatemalan medium roast; Rogue Panache, a Peruvian blonde roast; and Thieves’ Cant, a secret blend of beans that varies in roast and origin. Armed with Alenka’s good taste and Kate’s caffeine dependency, it was time to drink.

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April Roundtable: Games and Social Connection

April Roundtable: Games and Social Connection

Since we’re all in social isolation/distancing/shelter-in-place mode, the Sidequest team decided to reminisce about games and social connection: how we’ve used games to foster and grow friendships and relationships in general. (Some of us discuss how we even do that now, all while staying safe!) (more…)

Recap: Life is Strange: Strings Honors the Quiet, Character-Driven Queerness of the Game Series

Recap: Life is Strange: Strings Honors the Quiet, Character-Driven Queerness of the Game Series

In Life is Strange: Dust, Max Caulfield sets out into a confusing multiverse on a mission to find a home. In Life is Strange: Waves, Max realized that the perfect home she had found wasn’t the perfect fit she originally thought. What does that mean for her in Life is Strange: Strings, the third collection of the ongoing Life is Strange series from Titan Comics? (more…)

Recap: In Life is Strange #9, The Truth Comes Out

Recap: In Life is Strange #9, The Truth Comes Out

Life is Strange: Waves wrapped up in Life is Strange #8 with more questions than answers. Life is Strange: Strings kicks off with a promise to search for them, but it takes its time. Before the audience can get answers, Chloe and Rachel have to catch up with what we already know—and that’s a lot. As a result, not a whole lot of concrete plot developments rear up. This issue takes a step back and gives the characters space to process what’s going on and what they learn. (more…)