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Nordicom Review – All in a Day’s Work: Working-Class Heroes as Videogame Protagonists

A journal article that I co-wrote with Courtney Blamey, Lyne Dwyer, and Mia Consalvo was recently published in the Nordicom Review! It is titled All in a Day’s Work: Working-Class Heroes as Videogame Protagonists, and analyses depictions of various working-class occupations in videogames (full abstract below). “Class depictions in videogames are prevalent, yet understudied. In this article...

Interview with The Loot Bag

I recently was featured in the Bag of Loot podcast, The Game Maker’s Guide, where I spoke about a few of my Pathfinder game projects (all of which were co-developed with my brother Mathew). You can listen to the whole thing on YouTube!

The two projects I talked about about are available (for free) on this website and at Mammoth Island Games:

Book Review – Coding Democracy

My book review for Maureen Webb’s Coding Democracy: How Hackers Are Disrupting Power, Surveillance, and Authoritarianism just went up on the New Media & Society website! I encourage you to read the entire review, but here’s a short excerpt that sums up my thoughts on the title. “Coding Democracy does not attempt to end the debate of what constitutes a hacker, but rather...

Mammoth Island Games

After years of sharing tabletop game projects on this website (and a smattering of other strange locales), my brother and I have decided to create an itch.io page under the banner of Mammoth Island Games + Words. It currently contains only our most popular projects – The Elephant in the Room: Feat Taxes in Pathfinder and Hearth & Blade – but we’ll be adding some additional...

Comprehensive Exam Reflections

Introduction I have been wanting to write about my comprehensive exam for a few months now, pretty much since I wrapped them up last term. Throughout the first year of my PhD, I had heard whispers that “comps” were one of the most demanding parts of the degree and my exams were, of course, further complicated by the ongoing pandemic. A lot of the infrastructures I had grown to rely on for this...