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    About Finaira

    I am a casual tabletop gamer and occasional larper who likes to hold forth on gaming in general and draws like a crazy monkey who was given coffee by accident.

    Game Review: Labyrinthine Dreams

    by  • July 11, 2014 • Reviews • Comments Off on Game Review: Labyrinthine Dreams

    Labyrinthine Dreams is a short puzzle game found on Steam that follows a woman who is on the brink of death. In many ways the game is meant to be a piece of symbolism regarding depression, success, and taking control of one’s life. How it plays In a nutshell, the game play is pretty simple,...

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    Impressions of a Magic tournament

    by  • July 24, 2013 • Essays • 3 Comments

    I recently went to a prerelease tournament for Magic: The Gathering. This was an actual tournament in a local comic store. They made me sign up for a DCI membership and I paid $30 for 6 packs for cards that I then had to build a 40 card deck from. I’m not wholly certain...

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    The GTFO Fallacy

    by  • December 17, 2012 • Essays • 9 Comments

    This is a topic that frustrates me almost every time it comes up. You’re sitting at a game with your friends. You ask yourself why there aren’t enough women/minorities/gnomes at the table. Why it’s so hard to get some of your friends interested in the hobby. See, they like the same geeky media as...

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    The Gamer Wife, A Summary

    by  • November 28, 2012 • Essays, People & Events • 7 Comments

    I’ve been meaning to write up a summary of my experiences as the Gamer Wife for a while now. But between one thing and the next, I’ve never quite had the time or the energy. And the reason is fairly simple. I get push back whenever I talk about these things. I also get...

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    The Gamer Wife, Part 8

    by  • October 31, 2012 • Essays, People & Events • 6 Comments

    Anyone who knew me in real life would realize that I’m tiny compared to my spouse. He towers over me, over a head taller than I am. It’s incongruous at best. People notice him first when we walk into a room and he is memorable. Also, he towers over almost everyone. But he also...

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    The Gamer Wife, Part 7

    by  • October 17, 2012 • Essays, People & Events • Comments Off on The Gamer Wife, Part 7

    Flirting is something that comes naturally to me. In fact, it comes naturally to almost all the people I know. I rarely mean anything truly serious about it, but apparently my intentions are frequently misunderstood. In this, I’ve gotten many responses to flirting that have, shall we say, warranted unwanted attention. As far as...

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    The Gamer Wife, Part 6

    by  • September 12, 2012 • Essays, People & Events • 3 Comments

    Drama. It happens to everyone. We see it between our friends. We see it with our children. We see it in our significant others. Drama is just part of the human experience. We are social creatures who do social things with other people and sometimes, drama happens. It’s rather unavoidable, and despite our best...

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