Hello, and welcome to GYGO! I’m Kael, your local summer child, and I for one am ecstatic that we’ve defeated Winter’s specter for one more year! It’s kind of embarrassing, but recently I’ve been making my way through Skyrim again. It’s hard to believe the game is almost a decade old now. By this point, I honestly just use it as a “build a house and collect flowers simulator,” like The Sims with swords, if you will. Anyway, when I’m not trying to purposefully contract vampirism for the aesthetic, I’m collecting news from all around the web to share with y’all! (more…)
A genderless eldritch beast bound to mortal flesh. Interests include games, gardening, magical realism, and the complete restructuring of America’s political and economic systems. Frequently orders too much food at restaurants. Tweets @unnnez.
The first time I heard No Man’s Sky referred to as a “podcast game,” I felt my entire life change. I’m a notorious multitasker, and the idea that I could both play something and catch up on one of the numerous podcasts I’m behind on at the same time was revelatory.
Now, to be fair, I’ve never actually sat down to play No Man’s Sky while listening to podcasts. But as I was thinking about this, and all the other things I do while playing games, I realized that there’s a not insignificant part of my gaming history intertwined with the music I was listening to while playing. So, as always, I asked the Sidequest crew what they thought! (more…)
Melissa Brinks is Sidequest’s editor in chief, co-creator of the Fake Geek Girls podcast, author of The Compendium of Magical Beasts, and an aspiring beekeeper. She once won an argument on the internet, and tweets at @MelissaBrinks.
It was with heavy heart that I donned my Abzan clan shirt and pins as an act of defiance towards the events of the Tarkir block in Magic: The Gathering’s latest series of expansions. Dragons have returned from extinction to the plane of Tarkir thanks to a time traveling meddler named Sarkhan Vol, and while good has come from it, the five clans of the plane have been put down and replaced by dragon broods. (more…)
Every Wednesday, the official Magic: The Gathering website publishes a short story set in the fictional world where the current expansion of the card game is set. Presently, stories are being told about Fate Reforged, set a thousand years in the past of the war-torn plane of Tarkir. The dragons extinct in the present day live in the past, and the five clans (all influenced by real world cultures) are different because of it.
Featuring Jo Fu, Jules Low, and Rachel Stevens
“Travel back in time to a war-torn Tarkir where five clans clash with the mighty dragons of the past. The choices made now will decide the fate of Tarkir.” At least, that’s the idea according to the Magic site. Let’s see what our writers have to say about this release: (more…)