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Game on Girl Podcast, Podcast, Play

The Gamer Types

In the first episode of season two of Game on Girl, Isabela and I discussed the gamer types that I used in my dissertation research. The gamer types were a significant part of the research I did and shaped the foundation of the podcast. In bringing back the show, it is important to clearly define… Continue reading The Gamer Types

Watch, Movies

Reuse, Rebrand, Remake: Reintroducing an Old Property to a New Audience

So I was browsing a small video sharing website one day, minding my business, passing time before having to leave for work. Scanning the homepage, a particular video caught my eye. A movie trailer for a particularly old internet phenomenon, to be produced by Hollywood, and as a horror movie no less. Interesting, I thought… Continue reading Reuse, Rebrand, Remake: Reintroducing an Old Property to a New Audience

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Life Hacks through Game Mechanics: Catan in the Kitchen

Ah, November. A time to recover from crazy Halloween parties and hide the kids' trick-or-treating haul so they don't eat it all in one go. Depending on where you live, leaves are changing colors, days are getting shorter, and temperatures are dropping like electronic fish. It's also the opportune time to bust out some favorite tabletop… Continue reading Life Hacks through Game Mechanics: Catan in the Kitchen

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Play, Video Games

Geeks Who Give: Extra-Life.org

In early October, I tried to helm a fundraiser in support of the victims of Hurricane Maria.  That project is slow, but I want to highlight another geek who gives.  My friend Teh Jabberwock raises money every year for the Extra Life campaign.  They answered some questions about live-streaming and Extra Life for our audience here at… Continue reading Geeks Who Give: Extra-Life.org

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Play, Role Playing Games

Why I Roleplay Women

Character Creation Let's get this out of the way first because I need to display my biases and privileges before you read this piece.  I am a straight, cis-gendered, Latino male.  At age 32, I am on the older edge of the Millenial generation.  Gaming is a lifelong hobby of mine, primarily of the pen-and-paper… Continue reading Why I Roleplay Women

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Moving When You’re a Nerd

I moved recently.  It sucked.  Moving always sucks. This is my fifth move in 30 months, and I've not stayed in one dwelling for more than ten months at a time during that period.  One would think I've gotten used to the constant packing, moving, unpacking, lather, rinse, repeat cycle of my life.  Truthfully, it's… Continue reading Moving When You’re a Nerd

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Board Games, Music, Movies, Game Culture, TV, Gamers, Play

Live Long and Party: An Epic Star Trek Game Night

Admit it, you're a Trekkie. You've seen Star Trek Beyond, okaym maybe more than once, and now you're jonesing for more.  You've busted out your DVDs of the previous movies. You've put on your headset and tried the latest Star Trek Online: Agents of Yesterday.  You've even changed your cell phone notification to that communicator… Continue reading Live Long and Party: An Epic Star Trek Game Night

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Write, Story

Mothering: The Game

Many of you may have seen on my Twitter account how I launched an Inkshares campaign last week. Inkshares is a crowdfunding platform like Kickstarter or Indiegogo, but just for books and book publication. You have a concept and some writing done on a book, you can put that concept up and share some of your writing… Continue reading Mothering: The Game

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Board Games, Music, Card Games, Movies, TV, Role Playing Games, Video Games

Introduce Yourself (Right On!)

Hi there! I'm Mark. I want to introduce myself and give you my credentials. In short, what makes me qualified to be an ambassador on the Geek Embassy. Like most people, my interests are varied and I have several hobbies that I can talk about. Let me walk you through what sort of things you'll most likely… Continue reading Introduce Yourself (Right On!)

Game on Girl Podcast, Podcast, Play

Episode 140 – Linda Breneman from Pixelkin

Linda Breneman from Pixelkin joins us this week. We have a great discussion about gaming with your kids, making content accessible to new gamers, and the fun of a good online gaming experience. Make sure to check out the site for lots of great reviews and excellent articles. Rhonda and I discuss some of our… Continue reading Episode 140 – Linda Breneman from Pixelkin