This is cross-posted from my blog on Gamasutra. I’ve finally figured out how to talk about the root of my deep love for Dragon Age: Inquisition without spending an hour or more spoiling the story and lore of the setting for the listener. I stumbled upon this during a Skype call with someone completely unfamiliar…
Dragon Age, Ma Vhenan: Lovers, Choice, and the Keep
Warning: Dragon Age spoilers all over the place. Also, this is cross-posted from my Gamasutra blog. Love Amidst the Horrors of the Fifth Blight I can’t recall if I started Dragon Age: Origins with the knowledge that romance with party members was possible. I do recall falling in love with Alistair from the very first….
Dragon Age, Ma Vhenan: Magic and Me
I’ve loved Dragon Age since the beginning, sinking a not inconsiderable amount of time into the first game, Dragon Age: Origins. Dragon Age 2 was a bit disappointing in comparison, having been rushed out and clearly suffering for it, but the story was still good. Dragon Age: Inquisition, however, has blown my mind. It captures…
Travel Tips for Tokyo, Kyoto, and Osaka
A game developer recently asked me if I had any travel tips for Tokyo, Kyoto, and Osaka. Since I recently went on a trip to those three places with my mother and have been to Kyoto twice now for BitSummit, I was able to write up quite a bit of advice. Since I went to…
Someone Not Me has Updated the Sims 3 Legacy Challenge Spreadsheet!
Since I’ve kinda abandoned the Sims 3 Legacy Challenge spreadsheet, someone else asked me if she could start distributing an updated version she made. I think it’s awesome that she wanted to do that and said yes. You can find her version on her site. Five years later edit (April 21, 2019): That link still…
Mr. X, Joker eXtraordinaire
I had my first elementary school classes since winter break today. The 6th grade class went well, but the 5th grade class went amazingly. Today we started a new chapter. It has 26 vocabulary words, so I made today a lazy play-with-words day. One of the boys made it even better.
Awesome Teachers Teaching 5th Graders Internet Safety
It’s been a while since I wrote anything, and this one is going to be really short, but this deserves some recognition.
Writing is a Thing I Do
I haven’t written anything here in a while. The reason for it is I’ve been writing things in other places. Now that I’m officially on staff for www.indiegames.com, I’m writing articles for them 4-6 times a week. This involves finding and trying good games on top of the writing itself. It’s also November, which back…
School Festival, Part 3: We are THESPIAN!! We are DANCER!!
In this third and final post (see also Part 1 and Part 2) about my junior high school’s festival last month, I am going to talk about student involvement in planning the event and then launch into the last third of the school festival.
School Festival, Part 2: We are SINGER!!
Okay, the students didn’t say that. I’m making titles up now. But I see no reason not to continue the grammatically incorrect titling. Besides, I’m about to talk about the students’ singing. With a bit about their music education in general. This is the second post I’ve written about this year’s school festival. Check out…