October Roundtable: Our Favorite Game Costumes

October Roundtable: Our Favorite Game Costumes

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, according to us. The leaves are falling (in the Northern Hemisphere), people are buying incredible amounts of candy, and we are all planning and/or meticulously creating our Halloween costumes.

Which brings us to one of the most important topics this group has ever discussed: in-game costumes! (more…)

September Roundtable: Actually Educational Edutainment

September Roundtable: Actually Educational Edutainment

It’s September—though many of us have left our academic lives behind us, there is still something wonderful about back-to-school season, so let’s talk about learning in games! (more…)

August Roundtable: Hangin’ Out With Friends

August Roundtable: Hangin’ Out With Friends

As August draws to a close, we must contend with the fact that our summer up here in the northern hemisphere is also drawing a close. This is good news for the chai-sipping, apple pie-loving pumpkin fiends among us, but it’s always a bit sad to know that beach season is heading out with the warm weather.

So, naturally, what better topic for a roundtable than a beach episode? Let’s have Sidequest contributor Joesph Langdon tell you all about it: (more…)

The Definitive Ranking of Witch Moms, Part I

The Definitive Ranking of Witch Moms, Part I

Remember back when we ranked Sword DadsThe Witcher‘s Geralt won that grand tourney thanks to lovely voters on Twitter, and now we turn our attention to that other most beloved archetype: Witch Moms. Yes, this is clearly a beloved archetype, present throughout history, and not something we largely made up because we like magical women. Stop looking at us like that. (more…)

June Roundtable: Pride Month

June Roundtable: Pride Month

Happy Pride Month! June is a time of celebration and contemplation, our two favorite activities here at Sidequest. This month, inspired by a tweet by Freyja Erlingsdótter, we sat down to talk about what queerness means in a gaming context. Can games be queer? What kinds of games can be queer? Find out within. (more…)