Posts Tagged: games

From Nerd Game to Literary Glory

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The role-playing fantasy game, Dungeons & Dragons, has just turned 40. And along with its enduring popularity comes a literary legacy: For certain writers, especially those raised in the 1970s and ’80s, all that time spent in basements has paid off. D&D helped jump-start their creative lives. As Mr. Díaz said, “It’s been a formative […]

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Alaska Native Culture as a Game—But Not a Joke

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If you liked reading about narrative video games about the trans experience, you’re sure to enjoy this Polygon piece on “the first indigenous-owned games company in the United States.” Like a heist movie, the essay introduces the players (an Alaska Native educator and two games developers), sets up the stakes (the stereotypes of Native Americans […]

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Word Games

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Two things to spice up your probably already awesome Friday morning at work/playtime/scheming your next perfect crime: 1)  Shy Gypsy’s Funny Farm: This is a word association game to the max! It’ll knock your socks off and then tell you they rock and then, if the moment is right, insert something that rhymes with -ock into […]

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