Mad Scientists Game Test: Stress+Hardwork+Numerous Tests+Discussions=Success

Firstly, I will start this blog off with the following: . . . AND BREATHE!!!!!   Testing our games today with the elementary school children was a blast. I was so stressed and nervous about the game. When we arrived into the classroom and presented the children with the board, rules, cards, and fractions pieces, it got real. The entirety of the first ten minutes of game testing was nerve-wracking. After a complete rotation of the children for a turn, they were interacting with each other with the different mechanics, like trading, stealing pieces from each other, and of course, battling for pieces using greater than or less than fractions. All of these were intended to happen and it was a resounding success and a hit with the children.   There were some funny moments during the time of the game test. Most notably, this poor boy, Aiden, I think his name was, kept spinning either steal spaces or trades. In our...
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Time to Shuffle The Decks: A Look Into Magic:The Gathering and Feminism (A Personal Account)

In the last post, I had wrote about Magic: The Gathering and Feminism and how they coincide with one another, as well as the needs of feminism in the community. I discussed The Lady Planeswalkers Society, its goals and ordinances and finally, re-examined the 2012 case of Jackie Lee and her push for a MTG championship and its dark, disturbing narrative while she pushed on into the tournament.For this post, However, I would like to take the time and write something more personal and give some insight into what I experience playing Magic with my friends on campus and how it has been coming along since the beginning of the semester.Normally, I have played Magic with a group of guys up in the Game Zone we have on campus. We have a fun time, especially with different deck match-ups and just passing time in between classes. This fall semester has yielded some different results. I am not going too name...
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