Games Archive


5 on Friday: Valentine’s Day Gifts for Geek Girls

Flowers and chocolate, while appreciated, lack a bit of thought. It’s something you can swing by the drugstore on the way home and pick up. If you really want to make an impression on the geek girl in your life, try some of these options. Most of these come from various Etsy


5 on Friday (Leveling Up Edition): Tools to Make Your Health Goals Successful

As with any quest, it’s dangerous to go alone. It’s best to have some trusty tools with you as you head out. Your health journey is no different. Here are five tools to help every geek track their progress. 1. LoseIt! (iOS, Android, Web) – I tried three of the bigger name apps


Project time: Whiteboard Table

I have this need to reinvent myself with the seasons. There’s something about the world changing outside that makes me want to evolve inside as well. Wardrobe, hobbies, and, at the moment, my apartment. (Although, if anyone has suggestions for learning archery, I’m all ears. It’s one of my spring/summer goals to


Level 1 (Replay): Let’s Try This Workout Thing Again

I may have overset my goals last week. My plan was to return to practice three days a week, and do some off skates training three days a week. Well, I made it to practice three days, but I only did off skates training once. Ouch. I had not realized how much


Am I Seriously Still Writing About Violence in Games?

Since the horrible shootings in Newtown, CT everyone seems to be looking for something to blame. It’s the lack of mental health care and the stigma around seeking help in this country. It’s the easy access to guns. And of course, it’s the fault of the violent media. The NRA jumped on


5 on Friday: Products I’m Most Excited About From CES 2013

Is it just me, or has CES gotten a bit… boring this year? I really do not care about Smart TVs, 4k TVs, or OLED TVs. Ok, I just don’t care about TVs. Or iPhone cases, as seems to be the other big category. Pebble Watch – This is completely unnecessary, and


Dungeons and Dragons: Choosing a Paragon Path

We’ve made it to level 11! Which means it is time to level up and choose a paragon path. I finally have my own set of D&D Books, so I was able to take my time and read as I was leveling up this time, instead of rushing through it and just picking stuff. I


Game Night: Cards Against Humanity

You saw my costume from the Apocalypse Party last week, but what did we do at said party? Game of course (and watch The Fifth Element)! There were several games to choose from but we ended up playing Cards Against Humanity. Because if the world is ending, you want to make sure


Dungeons and Dragons: Absolute Silliness

Usually I’d have a post describing where we were in our quest, and what I have learned about my character and how the game is played. I also don’t usually offer to help taste test my friend Claire’s cranberry-orange infused vodka (which is very good for what it’s worth). I’ve also started playing Star Wars the Old


Rant: Games Aren’t Childish

Sorry readers, you’re getting a bit of a rant today. I very much do not like this meme. I’ve seen it (or something like it) pop up in my Pinterest feed a few times now. I find it sexist, old fashioned, and close minded. So I fixed it: OK, while that makes