Author Archives: Marie Erving

Nancy Drew Adventure Games: Varying Plot Quality, but When It’s Fun, It’s Fun

Nancy Drew Adventure Games Genre: Adventure, point-and-click, puzzle Series: There are about thirty games out there now, made over the last decade plus–but they all stand alone. I’ve been playing the Nancy Drew adventure games since I was a kid–I’ve … Continue reading

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Season Two of The 100: Hard Choices, Survival, and Living with it Afterwards

The 100 Genre: Post-apocalyptic, sci-fi Synopsis: S1: A nuclear war has left Earth uninhabitable, and the air on a spaceship containing remnants of the human race is running out. Out of desperation, those governing the spaceship decide to send 100 … Continue reading

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Review of Dragon Age: Inquisition’s New DLC, Jaws of Hakkon

Jaws of Hakkon Genre: Fantasy RPG Synopsis: A message to the Inquisition pertaining to the history of the previous Inquisition of 800 years ago opens up a new open-world are in the main game, with some tangential though not uninteresting story … Continue reading

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The Originals: Family is Forever, for Better or for Worse

The Originals Genre: Supernatural Synopsis: A family of thousand year old vampires returns to their former home, New Orleans, becoming embroiled in the power struggles between vampires, witches, and werewolves. The head of the house is the paranoid, erratic, and … Continue reading

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Roundup: LARP, Tabletop, and Fate/Stay Night

LARP The Series Synopsis: The show follows (fictional) snippets of the lives of a group of LARP players–both in-game and out. Series: First season. I’ve Watched: Up to episode 7. Verdict: Fun Another web series on Geek and Sundry, told … Continue reading

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Agent Carter: Kicking Ass, Building Friendships, and Moving On

Agent Carter Genre: Sci-fi/Superhero/Historical Synopsis: After the war and the loss of Captain America, Peggy Carter comes home to a job at the Strategic Scientific Reserve (SSR) where her co-workers treat her like a secretary. Then her former colleague Howard … Continue reading

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The Killing Moon: Fantasy Grounded in Humanity’s Flaws, Wisdom, and Vision

Genre: Fantasy Synopsis: Gatherers are priests who harness the power of dreams for healing and peaceful death of souls judged corrupt. They are never to use this power for selfish ends. After a tragic mishap in enacting his duty, Gather … Continue reading

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