Wow, I'm getting more likes on my fanfics than I ever have on the thirty-some-odd articles I've written for this site! Is that a hint? Because if you want stories, people, I've got stories. This one's lasting longer than I thought, and I'm loving it. My biggest fan (my sister) has somehow managed not to... Continue Reading →
Well, that sister of mine has quite an impressive memory, it turns out. She was thrilled at my first article in this series, and even remembered the name of the ancient fanfic that inspired it! I have resolved not to read it again until I'm finished with my Dragon Warrior flight of fancy, but Gwaelin,... Continue Reading →
You know, it's funny. I've done a lot of gaming-themed writing for this website over the last year and change, but it's all been articles. It never occurred to me to write creatively until Drea posted her short story about the inspiration for The Cartographers Guild name. I used to do a lot of creative... Continue Reading →
People have asked, more than once, why we chose "The Cartographers Guild." After all, we're not really map makers. I mean, Josh and I make our own maps when we're running game, but it's not the unifying factor in the group. The truth is, the name came from an idea Josh had for a comic... Continue Reading →
Greetings, dear readers! Have you ever been to PAX? It's an experience, let me tell you. For those of you who are not familiar with PAX (Penny Arcade Expo) because you've been living in a bunker or something, it's a convention that was put together by the creators of Penny Arcade - which is a... Continue Reading →
If you've been reading this article series, you know I typically try to make the tone universal, so you can apply the lessons learned to any game where you can play a healer. But what about games where there isn't a dedicated healer class? How does one play support in a game like that? If... Continue Reading →
As the game industry has grown, it’s begun taking a page from Hollywood and we’re seeing a number of HD remakes of old games crop up.
Well, Monster Hunter: World has been out for about a week, and The Cartographers Guild has been busily delving into it . . . along with over eight million other people worldwide. MH: World has become both the fastest-selling and best-selling game of Capcom's history. I was worried, as a long-time fan, about what would... Continue Reading →