Pathfinder Second Edition: How Did We Get Here?

Pathfinder Second Edition: How Did We Get Here?

I’ve been playing tabletop RPGs for a long, long time. I started in the 1990s with DC Heroes by Mayfair Games (because of course I did) and pretty quickly moved into Advanced Dungeons & Dragons. But I didn’t get big into games until Dungeons & Dragons 3rd Edition came out in 2000. That’s when I really began to pore through rulebooks, both core and supplemental, and when I began to explore campaign settings. While I learned a lot about Faerûn and the Forgotten Realms, my heart truly belonged to Krynn and Dragonlance. (more…)

GYGO: Activision Blizzard and Ubisoft Employees Stand in Solidarity Against Toxic Work Environments

GYGO: Activision Blizzard and Ubisoft Employees Stand in Solidarity Against Toxic Work Environments

Content warning: mentions of sexual harassment, gender-based discrimination, and rape culture.

Hello and welcome to Get Your Game On. My name is Zainabb and I’m still waiting for gaming to stop being such a toxic, abusive hellhole. We’re continuing to follow the news around the Activision Blizzard lawsuit, and allegations of similar behaviours experienced at Ubisoft. Please note that I haven’t included any specific descriptions of those behaviours but that most of the links contain at least some specifics. Look after yourself and reach out to friends and support networks if you need to. (more…)

Sneak Peek: Postgame.10 – I’m Your Little Chicken Cutlet

Sneak Peek: Postgame.10 – I’m Your Little Chicken Cutlet

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…)

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…)

GYGO: Activision Blizzard and Ubisoft Employees Stand in Solidarity Against Toxic Work Environments

GYGO: Controversy and Chill (Games)

Howdy and welcome to Get Your Game On! My name is Maddi, and since last we met I have started playing the life-changing Yakuza 0. My early-game thoughts are that I would do anything for Kazuma Kiryu and his kind, gentle eyes. As always, I’m sitting on a significant pile of unplayed games, but I’m looking forward to adding to it as the games announced at E3 start coming out. (I’m particularly excited for Sable and that Japanese Breakfast score!)

E3 was still stealing most of the game news headlines last week, but here’s everything else you might have missed! (more…)