Gamer Mom: D&D, My Daughters, and Me

Gamer Mom: D&D, My Daughters, and Me

I’m a pretty solid noob when it comes to Dungeons and Dragons, but I’m proud of the characters I’ve created and the campaigns I’ve participated in so far. These D&D campaigns didn’t last long due to adult responsibilities and commitments, but they gave me a solid feel for the game, and let me cross something else off of my geek bucket list.

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BioWare: Breaking Up Is Hard to Do

“My Dearest BioWare:

“The time we spent together in Mass Effect 2 were the best 386 hours of my life. And even though you never gave me Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic III or Jade Empire II, I still keep Star Wars: The Old Republic updated on my PC with plans to complete every class story one day.

“You’ve taught me so much, BioWare. Before I met you, I never truly knew how to love. Now I can’t play any other game without trying to flirt with every NPC I encounter. I never knew aliens and robots could be so attractive. But you have opened my eyes to enchantments I never dreamed could be real. You made me understand that games are more than just L33T stats and the best armour. If it weren’t for you, I’d never have known about mods. You taught me that choices kind of matter, and when it turns out that they really don’t, I know now that fanfic and fan art and headcanon can fill every hole.

“Well, almost every hole…” (more…)

Review: The Witcher Volume 1: House of Glass is a Forgettable Sidequest

Review: The Witcher Volume 1: House of Glass is a Forgettable Sidequest

The Witcher Volume 1: House of Glass

Paul Tobin (writer), Joe Querio (artist), Carlos Badilla (colorist)
CD Projekt Red and Dark Horse Comics
September 23, 2014

I’m a pretty big fan of the monster hunter known as Geralt of Rivia, in both the original book series by Andrzej Sapkowski and the subsequent Witcher video games from CD Projekt Red, and I am eagerly looking forward to the pending Netflix series. Unfortunately, the trade paperback The Witcher Volume 1: House of Glass—a collection of issues one through five of the Dark Horse Witcher comic miniseries—doesn’t quite reach my expectations. (more…)

Gamer Mom: Headshots Make Mama Proud

Gamer Mom: Headshots Make Mama Proud

Gun violence is on a lot of people’s minds lately, and rather than considering that archaic gun laws could be the problem, gun toters and profiteers unapologetically turn their attention to every other possible scenario that could have caused these perpetrators to pick up a gun and murder dozens of people. One such target is video games. (more…)