Sneak Peek: Postgame.9 – What Does It Mean to Play?

Sneak Peek: Postgame.9 – What Does It Mean to Play?

Welcome to Postgame, Sidequest’s monthly Patreon-exclusive podcast, where the editors lay down hot takes on cold games. We’ll be posting short excerpts from the podcast to the site as we release new episodes—if they grab you, consider tossing us a couple bucks a month to hear the full episodes! (more…)

How to Break D&D for Fun

How to Break D&D for Fun

Dungeons & Dragons was not my first tabletop RPG. That honor belongs to the aptly named Supernatural Role Playing Game which is, you guessed it, an RPG based on the hit CW show Supernatural. But I’ve played way more D&D than any other TTRPG despite coming to it later, and despite knowing that there are games out there that do some of D&D‘s core features better. (more…)

The Definitive Ranking of Game Fashion Icons, Part I

The Definitive Ranking of Game Fashion Icons, Part I

We play games. We eat games. We also dress games, because gaming is absolutely packed with fashion icons. This month, we’re taking stock of some of gaming’s sharpest dressers.

Read our arguments as to why our choices are the greatest fashionistas in gaming history, and, if you’re a Patreon supporter at the $5+ level, vote in our poll to determine which character will be the subject of a Patreon-exclusive art piece! If you support at the $10+ level, you can nominate your own fashion icon to join the fray. And if you don’t support us on Patreon, you simply get to enjoy the height of sartorial insight from us, your favorite game critics. (more…)

GYGO: DMCA Takedown Threats Cause E3 Issues

GYGO: DMCA Takedown Threats Cause E3 Issues

Hello and welcome to Wednesday! It’s been a while since I handled the news roundup, so to tell you what I’ve been playing would take a long time. Lately, it’s all about The Sims—I’m in one of those Sims throes where all I want to do is play, and the temptation of the Cottage Living expansion is seriously tempting me to stick with it long after I would normally burn out. I can grow pumpkins! Did you see that rainbow cow in the trailer? Did you hear Japanese Breakfast in Simlish? EA may be one of the games industry’s most mustache-twirling villains and the cottagecore fad may have diminished somewhat but I feel sufficiently pandered to and will almost certainly be purchasing this expansion.

Anyway, let’s get on to the news! (more…)

May Roundtable: Tabletop Hijinks

May Roundtable: Tabletop Hijinks

Sometimes there’s a perception that stories from your own tabletop games are a bit like dreams—unless you were there to experience it, they’re not all that interesting. We here at Sidequest largely disagree; it’s why we started the Let Me Tell You About My OC series, and it’s why this month’s roundtable is all about the fun we’ve been having in our tabletop games recently. Share in our recent tabletop trials and tribulations below, and let us know what fun you’ve been having in our comments section! (more…)