GYGO: Black Flags Raised Against Hasbro

GYGO: Black Flags Raised Against Hasbro

Get Your Game On is back for another week of news in the gaming world, which knows no schedule or bounds! I personally have been taking a generous break from playing games at all lately… but it’s not like it’s any safer from the outside looking in. (more…)

More Than Just Fishing: A Roundtable About Sidequests

More Than Just Fishing: A Roundtable About Sidequests

I’ve written pretty thoroughly about how I am a particular type of gamer. I prefer games that are story and relationship focused, and that don’t require a lot of level grinding or random quests. This includes my tabletop play style—apologies to my DM/wife who is sitting on a bunch of Kingmaker sidequests that our party has ignored! Because of my pickiness, I don’t play a lot of games, but lately I’ve been feeling like this framework of “pickiness” is unfair. Am I a gamer aberration? What makes me different from all of you? Why the heck do y’all enjoy repetitive level grinding?! (more…)

Let Me Tell You About My OC(s): Tabletop RPGs as Disempowerment Fantasies

Let Me Tell You About My OC(s): Tabletop RPGs as Disempowerment Fantasies

Late last year, I suddenly felt like I needed a break. Not a little one, either—I felt overwhelmed with responsibility for everything from taking care of my pets and family to texting friends to ask when everybody was available for our next D&D session.

All this happened alongside discussions in therapy about my intense need to be strong and capable and weather the world without asking for help. It’s a story I’d told myself and everybody else since I was a kid—that I was responsible for my own wellbeing and if I felt like I needed assistance, I was wrong and should just become stronger. You can imagine that, after 33 years, this story’s gotten a little old. (more…)

March Roundtable: Time Travel

March Roundtable: Time Travel

Time, like most things, is a construct. But never have we been more aware of that fact than in 2022, which is simultaneously three years ago and six years from now. In light of occupying a strange, shifting period, this month we’re talking about time travel in games! What games do it well? What games do it poorly? And what can we learn from its inclusion? (more…)

GYGO: Black Flags Raised Against Hasbro

GYGO: Raven Software Seeks Recognition & Kickstarter Shakeup

Welcome to this week’s Get Your Game On! I’m fresh off the plane from a conference and spent every free minute of it playing Rune Factory 5. A great addition to the franchise so far (minus the still incredibly frustrating experience of only equipping party members by gifting them items and then watching their previous equipment disappear into a void. Yes, I gave the wrong weapons to the wrong party member and yes, I am bitter)

Let’s get to the news! (more…)