Book Review – Vessel by Sarah Beth Durst

“On the day she was to die, Liyana walked out of her family’s tent to see the dawn. She buried her toes in the sand, cold from the night, and she wrapped her father’s goatskin cloak tight around her shoulders. She had only moments before everyone would wake.” Title: Vessel Author: Sarah Beth Durst Genre: Fantasy, Young AdultContinue reading “Book Review – Vessel by Sarah Beth Durst”

Thia’s Top Paranormal Games You Shouldn’t Play

Games have been around for centuries. Most games help to sharpen skills. Almost all are fun. There are some that have evolved from other needs. These are games that you shouldn’t play, no matter what you are promised at the end.  So I am going to type the obligatory disclaimer before we go any further.Continue reading “Thia’s Top Paranormal Games You Shouldn’t Play”

Fighter’s Block: The Best Game to Play During NaNoWriMo

So, show of hands: who is participating in NaNoWriMo this year? NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month. It’s an annual challenge that writers take to create a 50,000-word novel in one month. One epic month where you are not allowed to tell yourself, “This is terrible. I should throw everything out and write itContinue reading “Fighter’s Block: The Best Game to Play During NaNoWriMo”

Staff Favorites: Horror Games

Fatal Frame. I vividly remember the first time my brother and I turned out the lights while playing it… That didn’t last long. – Oresan Fells     I would have to say that one of my favorite horror games is Eldritch Horror. It combines two of my favorite things; the Cthulhu mythos and tabletopContinue reading “Staff Favorites: Horror Games”

10 Self-Care Tips for Streamers

I started my streaming journey three years ago on the RealWomenOfGaming Twitch channel. I didn’t know much about streaming, but it seemed like fun being able to hang out with people while playing games in the privacy of my own bedroom. I remember the day well – which is saying something, considering I can’t rememberContinue reading “10 Self-Care Tips for Streamers”

Why I Came Back to Overwatch

Vel got Overwatch on Xbox One to play with his friends. I spent one night going through the tutorial and playing different characters against the computer. I enjoyed it, it was fun, but I was too nervous to talk to my teammates. I may have said “Hi” once, but two very important things were swimming throughContinue reading “Why I Came Back to Overwatch”

The Importance of Black Panther and Movies Like It

 Black Panther hit theaters with the might of a superhero. People have been flocking to the theater and taking to social media in support of this amazing movie. Pictures of fans in costume, sold out theaters and fans renting out theaters to help more fans see Black Panther are just some examples the influence thatContinue reading “The Importance of Black Panther and Movies Like It”

Microtransactions: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Microtransactions in gaming have been around awhile now, and are likely to be with us for some time.  They’ve been covered in the gaming press over and over, and discussed by gamers on various platforms ad nauseam.  I did find a pretty good breakdown of the history of this practice, the whys and hows thatContinue reading “Microtransactions: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly”

Communities for Marginalized Groups: Why This Matters

“Why have a gender specific group?” I’d like to think the answer to this was obvious, but it is quite clear that this is not the case. Perhaps, we don’t need to explain, but more so make it clear. Communities for women, minorities, LGBTQ+ and other marginalized peoples exist for a purpose. The purpose isContinue reading “Communities for Marginalized Groups: Why This Matters”