Greenlight This, You Cowards: Let’s Go On Dungeon Dives with Dungeon Wives

Greenlight This, You Cowards: Let’s Go On Dungeon Dives with Dungeon Wives

Welcome back to Greenlight This, You Cowards, where we talk about our favorite TTRPG podcasts and how we’d love to see them adapted into other media! In previous installments, Alenka talked about why Queer Dungeoneers should be an animated fantasy show and Dames & Dragons should be a dating sim. Today I want to talk to you about one of my favorite new shows, Dungeon Wives, and why I want to see it as a cozy, cooperative exploration platformer reminiscent of Terraria. (more…)

Anabelle (A Tribute)

Anabelle (A Tribute)

This piece is a loose work of fiction inspired by Animal Crossing: New Horizons. The author is not actually in love with an anteater. (more…)

Review: Horizon Zero Dawn #1 Indulges in Sci-Fi Action But Can’t Leave Real-World Baggage Behind

Review: Horizon Zero Dawn #1 Indulges in Sci-Fi Action But Can’t Leave Real-World Baggage Behind

Horizon Zero Dawn #1 follows Talanah, the new Sunhawk of the Meridian Hunters Lodge. Talanah earned her title in spite of sexism and her tarnished family legacy, two of the obstacles set against her. She has worked to make changes to the Lodge’s protocols, intent on inclusivity across all of the tribes, instead of the elitism that limited membership to the Carja tribe, and, as revealed in the Free Comic Book Day Horizon Zero Dawn #0, the Sun-King has requested Talanah’s administrative support in re-envisioning the rule of Meridian. In HZD #0, Talanah quickly discovered that paperwork and board meetings and dealing with elitist bigots are no fun. When a contract came in for a new type of beast, the clawstrider, Talanah took the opportunity. Once a hunter, always a hunter.
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GYGO: The Military is Deep in Games and It Sucks

GYGO: The Military is Deep in Games and It Sucks

Hello, and welcome to GYGO! I’m Joesph, the cool teacher who plays video games. After beating Dishonored, Spyro, and Superhot, I’ve spent the past couple days just watching the wind go by in Ghosts of Tsushima. As someone who’s never watched a samurai movie or particularly enjoyed open-world exploration, I don’t actually think this game is for me. But here’s the thing: I’ve already ignored three of the trendy games this year and my students are starting to question if I actually own a console. Anyway, when I wasn’t bowing to the peer pressure of middle schoolers and writing haiku, I was scouring the web for this week’s gaming news—just for you! (more…)

TTRPG Podcasts Connect Me to My Queer Communities

TTRPG Podcasts Connect Me to My Queer Communities

Years ago, when I was still newer to Chicago and working out a place for myself—friends who felt right, places where I actually wanted to socialize and be—I started listening to a little podcast you’ve probably never heard of, called My Favorite Murder. My Favorite Murder is a “true crime comedy podcast” that kicked off in 2016, hosted by Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark, writers and comedians who bonded over analyzing the details of gruesome killings. (more…)

Preview: Spiritfarer is Charming, Whimsical, and Thoughtful

Preview: Spiritfarer is Charming, Whimsical, and Thoughtful

PAX 2019 was a strange experience—amid a cascade of harassment and assault accusations, thousands of people came together to celebrate gaming. The weekend is a blur now, almost a year later, but one game sticks out prominently in my memory: Spiritfarer, a “death-positive” management game following an adorable little psychopomp, Stella, who helps spirits cross over. (more…)