Understanding cEDH

Understanding cEDH

Hi everyone, welcome back to Playing to Win. I want to build off of our last discussion about defining what winning means and move onto defining cEDH. I have seen a lot of talk lately, mostly on social media like Twitter and Reddit, about people either ascribing things inaccurately as...

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Too Old to Give a Fuck: Gaming on a Budget

Too Old to Give a Fuck: Gaming on a Budget

Gaming can be expensive. Contrary to every young person’s dream, being an adult doesn’t mean that you have an unlimited budget for entertainment. If anything, every year equals another responsibility and often another bill to the stack. For those lucky souls that don’t have to pay rent, have children, pets...

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Annd…We’re Live!

Annd…We’re Live!

First of all, this has been a long time coming. It might be the first time you’re hearing about us, but I’ve been working on this project for the last year. It’s a labor of love fed by my love for people. I’m one of those introverted dreamers that goes...

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Playing to Win: What Does Winning Mean?

Playing to Win: What Does Winning Mean?

Hello, welcome to the first installment of Playing to Win, a new article series focused on cEDH and high-powered EDH. My name is Westin, I’m a non-binary agender (they/them) gamer from New York, I love poetry, gaming and music, and I’m currently working on getting my Bachelors in English Creative...

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Getting Gaming: In the Beginning

Getting Gaming: In the Beginning

Why is the first Goomba of Super Mario Bros.(SMB) a better enemy than Alduin of The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim (TES:S)? Because from the beginning, Goomba does more for the game than Alduin because he acts as the ultimate tutorial. The Original Goomba (OG) does three things correctly for the Mario...

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Telling Stories: The Mechanic

Telling Stories: The Mechanic

Telling Stories has been an integral part of humanity since the very beginning. They were told around campfires and then in books and eventually with movies. Nowadays an equally important mode for story telling is with video games. There are lots of facets to video game storytelling and honestly it...

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Too Old To Give A Fuck: Gaming Vernacular

Too Old To Give A Fuck: Gaming Vernacular

Vernacular: The language or dialect spoken by the ordinary people in a particular country or region. – Oxford When we talk about gaming vernacular, we’re really talking about the history of two subjects in one. So if words and games had a baby…just kidding. Thank God you’re not here for...

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Getting Gaming: Dungeon Design

Getting Gaming: Dungeon Design

This week, let’s talk designs of dungeons. For most of gaming history, we have been crypt camping in one way or another, and even before the presence of video and tabletop gaming people have explored caves for enjoyment and excitement.  So what has all this taught us about caves and...

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