About a month back, Sheldon Menery of the EDH rules committee released an article on the Star City Games website. In it, he listed a few cards that would likely elicit a groan in a typical EDH game. He dubbed these “Commander Cards You Shouldn’t Play,” which, as he admits in the article, is a bit provocative. When I first saw this title I, like many others, was a tad miffed at the implications. “You’re telling me how I should have fun? Sir, you insult me!” However, Menery makes it clear he’s not on a fun-quisition or trying to strangle casual play. Within the listed cards are some notableRead More →

My fellow gamers, It is that time of year again. There is a new season of our favorite webseries: The Guild. In honor of the show, Rhonda and I discuss the past seasons, the development of some of our favorite characters, and how gaming communities evolve. We also share your ideas and strategies about how you create and maintain your own gaming groups. As we say in the episode, if you haven’t already subscribed to Geek and Sundry on YouTube… what are you waiting for? “Like” all your favorite videos so we can keep enjoying this great content! A quick shout out for VitaminAmy and her Extra Life marathon on October 20.Read More →

This week, Rhonda and I take on the task of explaining the basics of Game Culture to the uninitiated. We talk basic gaming terms and concepts that keep us returning to gaming game after game. Use this episode to explain to your non-gamer friends and family what and how and why you game. Let us know if we missed your favorite reason or motivation for gaming and we’ll do a follow-up show with your feedback! Until next time, game on! Regina and Rhonda Regina McMenomyRegina is a gamer, writer, teacher, and podcaster living in the Pacific Northwest. She completed her Ph.D. in 2011 from Washington StateRead More →

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Extraordinary situations, outstanding actions. This week, we share our favorite heroes from some classic TV shows. Here are some clips from the top three lists we share in the episode. Rhonda’s #3 – Samantha Stevens, Bewitched Regina’s #3 – Wesley Crusher, Star Trek: The Next Generation Rhonda’s #2 – Will Robinson, Lost in Space Regina’s #2 – Miss Piggy, Pigs in Space on The Muppet Show Rhonda’s #1 – Andrea Thomas as Isis, Isis Regina’s #1 – Wonder Woman, Wonder Woman This is perhaps the most personal episode of Game on Girl so far. By sharing our favorite heroes, Rhonda and I both share an awfulRead More →

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We’re mad and we’re not going to take it anymore! In this episode, Rhonda and I interview Mark and John about some not so savvy moves some of our favorite game publishers are making. Hear our critique of forced online play, DLC, and hardware issues in this vibrant discussion. Rhonda and I talk about the kickstarter console project that has everyone abuzz and over $8.5 million in start-up funds, Ouya. We also share your insights on this discussion from our Twitter and Facebook question: What is having the most negative impact on the gaming industry? Since I don’t like having episodes that focus entirely onRead More →

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This week, Rhonda and I take on two very common terms in game culture: casual and hardcore gamers. We talk with Toria and Mellisa about how they define a gamer, fandom, game culture, and game play. I must say this episode is full of excellent observations and more than a few fits of giggling. Truly an enjoyable episode to record and one I hope you’ll enjoy. From our cyber-mailbox, we further discuss the complications from losing your identity in game as we touched on in GoG Short #7 – For All the Toons We’ve Loved Before – and your responses to this week’s Twitter question:Read More →

In Game on Girl Shorts #7, Rhonda and I discuss what it’s like to lose an avatar. Rhonda shares her story of losing her FemShep when her PlayStation3 crashed. We discuss how and why we connect to our avatars, how creating a character you play is very similar to how authors create their characters in the stories they tell, and how we’ve heard similar stories from other gamers about how this impacts how you view a game. We hope with this short episode to explore a new theme and hear more of your stories about what it is like to lose a character. How doRead More →

Hello, everyone! Hey, look!  Rhonda and I got excited and we made a thing! GoG Shorts – Game on Girl’s Gaming in Pop Culture Segment gets its own episode!  This is a quick, 10 minute piece where Rhonda and I talk about this amazing kid, I’m sure you heard about him, who made his own arcade out of cardboard boxes. Click the picture to link to Caine’s Arcade.com where you can watch the short film that Rhonda and I discuss and donate to Caine’s college fund.  Really, you should buy a fun pass. We should ALL buy fun passes for $2 and get this kidRead More →

Hello, everyone, and welcome to Episode Four of Game on Girl! This episode takes on one of our favorite pop culture representations of gaming, gamers, and game culture: The Guild. Episodes from The Guild we discuss: The Self Players – The Knights of Good Season One Finale, Episode 10: Boss Fight The Mastery Players – The Axis of Anarchy Season Three, Episode 11: Battle Royale The Role Players – Applicants for The Guild Season Three, Episode 5: Application’d Descriptions of the Gamer Types can be found here. Felicia Day’s New YouTube Channel: GeekAndSundry. Gaming in Popular Culture: Our new segment where we discuss how gaming isRead More →