April, 2017

Building a New Text: A Conversation with Jayme Russell

Really, this is all me engaging with the game in different ways. I’m having a conversation with it. I often do this way in my writing. For example, I have responded to Bowie lyrics, Doctor Who dialogue, and Barbie commercials.

Retrogamer: Old Romance and Comfort Foods

Why do we return to these games we’ve utterly mastered? To answer that question, I asked seven other writers what their “comfort food” was.

Save Point: The Blacksmith’s Wife

This is a role-playing game with set plot points, and you must clear certain hurdles to progress. One of these, which disturbs me every time, is the slaying of Mira Eamon, wife of Haedrig the Blacksmith.