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Warped Pipes: The Story So Far Warped Pipes: The Story So Far

In the next Warped Pipes article, we will see everything change in Super Mario Bros. Before discussing that series-defining game, I want to briefly summarize the story as it stands and examine how we get to Mario and Luigi saving the Mushroom Kingdom. Keep in mind that this is all my own interpretation and, while I…

Warped Pipes: How Exactly Does Wrecking Crew Fit Into the Mario Timeline? Warped Pipes: How Exactly Does Wrecking Crew Fit Into the Mario Timeline?

You’re reading Warped Pipes, the series where I try my darndest to put all of the Super Mario games in order, one by one. This time, I’ll be deconstructing...

Warped Pipes: I Guess We Need to Talk About Donkey Kong Hockey Warped Pipes: I Guess We Need to Talk About Donkey Kong Hockey

You’re reading Warped Pipes, the series where I try to deconvolute the story of the long running Super Mario video game franchise. This time around, we are getting our sticks and heading to the field in...

Warped Pipes: So How Does Donkey Kong Circus Fit into the Mario Timeline? Warped Pipes: So How Does Donkey Kong Circus Fit into the Mario Timeline?

Welcome back to another regular entry in Warped Pipes, the series where I try to find the method in the madness that is the Super Mario franchise and come up with a coherent timeline of events. Get yourself some roasted peanuts because we are talking about...

Warped Pipes: A Note On Some Games I Will Be Skipping Warped Pipes: A Note On Some Games I Will Be Skipping

Currently, I’ve placed nine games in the Super Mario series into a coherent timeline. Before I figure out where number ten goes, I have to skip over some games that don’t quite meet my criteria to be considered as part of the canon. In the spirit of transparency, I am going to briefly discuss these games and why I…

Warped Pipes: Where Does Donkey Jr. Math Fit into the Mario Timeline? Warped Pipes: Where Does Donkey Jr. Math Fit into the Mario Timeline?

Welcome back to Warped Pipes, the series where I discuss how the Super Mario franchise of games fit together into a beautiful, if unintended, tapestry. It’s time to get your calculators out because this time I’m talking about...

Warped Pipes: Remembering That Time Mario Went to War in Mario's Bombs Away Warped Pipes: Remembering That Time Mario Went to War in Mario's Bombs Away

You’re reading Warped Pipes, the series where I try to do what Nintendon’t and sort out the timeline of the Super Mario franchise. This time around, I’ll discuss a particularly odd entry in which Mario enters into armed conflict. I’m talking, of course, about...

Warped Pipes: How Does Donkey Kong 3 Fit Into the Mario Timeline? Warped Pipes: How Does Donkey Kong 3 Fit Into the Mario Timeline?

You’re reading Warped Pipes, the series where I try to sort out the timeline of the long running Super Mario franchise. This time, I’m taking a look at...

Warped Pipes: When Does Mario's Cement Factory Take Place in the Series' Timeline? Warped Pipes: When Does Mario's Cement Factory Take Place in the Series' Timeline?

Welcome back to Warped Pipes, the series where I attempt to construct a coherent timeline for the Super Mario franchise by analyzing one game at a time. Today’s topic: the 1983 Game & Watch title...

Warped Pipes: Let's Talk About The Game & Watch Mario Bros. Warped Pipes: Let's Talk About The Game & Watch Mario Bros.

Welcome back to Warped Pipes, the series where I build a fictional timeline for the Super Mario franchise, game by game. This time around, I’m looking at the Game & Watch version of...

Warped Pipes: Where Does the Original Mario Bros. Fit into the Series' Timeline? Warped Pipes: Where Does the Original Mario Bros. Fit into the Series' Timeline?

Welcome to Warped Pipes, everyone’s favorite series about the overarching story of the Super Mario franchise. Today, I finally get to justify the project’s name as we explore the dangerous sewers of 1983's...

Warped Pipes: Where Greenhouse, One of the Mario Series' Most Obscure Games, Fits Into the Timeline Warped Pipes: Where Greenhouse, One of the Mario Series' Most Obscure Games, Fits Into the Timeline

Welcome once again to Warped Pipes, the series where I dig deep into the lore of the Super Mario franchise in order to generate the series timeline that no one asked for.

Warped Pipes: Where Does Donkey Kong Jr. Fit into the Mario Timeline? Warped Pipes: Where Does Donkey Kong Jr. Fit into the Mario Timeline?

Welcome back to another entry in Warped Pipes, the series where I waste my time, and yours, sorting out the continuity of a franchise that was never meant to have one. See the first article to learn about my approach.

Warped Pipes: A Super Mario Timeline Project Warped Pipes: A Super Mario Timeline Project

Welcome to Warped Pipes, a new series of articles I’ll be writing about the Super Mario video game franchise. In this series, I’ll be diving deep into the stories and lore of the Super Mario games with the goal of, at long last, creating a coherent canonical timeline for the franchise. Sound ridiculous? It will be.

Good News: David Pittman of Minor Key Games Says New Content Coming to Eldritch in Future Update Good News: David Pittman of Minor Key Games Says New Content Coming to Eldritch in Future Update

Eldritch, a delightful first-person action game that mixes up roguelike and immersive sim elements with the writings of H. P. Lovecraft and Minecraft-esque graphics, released way back in 2013.

What Exactly Does Lovecraftian Mean And How Does It Affect Video Games? What Exactly Does Lovecraftian Mean And How Does It Affect Video Games?

Lovecraftian is a term referencing the literary works of horror author H. P. Lovecraft. It’s a word you’ve almost certainly heard if you play horror video games. Searching the term on Steam alone produces a whopping 220 hits. The problem is, there is a lot of confusion about what exactly Lovecraftian means.

Play through H.P. Lovecraft's first published story as a free interactive fiction game Play through H.P. Lovecraft's first published story as a free interactive fiction game

“The horrible conclusion which had been gradually obtruding itself upon my confused and reluctant mind was now an awful certainty. I was lost, completely, hopelessly lost in the vast and labyrinthine recesses of the Mammoth Cave.”

I made a very bad RPG, called Mystical Quest, as a kid and tried playing it as an adult I made a very bad RPG, called Mystical Quest, as a kid and tried playing it as an adult

Part The Legend of Zelda, part Lord of the Rings, and part Saturday-morning cartoon, the absurdly generically-named Mystical Quest is what you end up with when you blend a grab bag of fantasy-based pop culture and filter it through the mind of a 10-year old boy who has never played a tabletop RPG.

Spiral Bound Animated: Gas vs Fire

In this animated scene from my actual play podcast, Spiral Bound Adventure, Elements Gas and Fire duke it out over a lake of fire.

Updated: So You Want to Make A Podcast for $0? Here's Everything You Need to Know Updated: So You Want to Make A Podcast for $0? Here's Everything You Need to Know

Update 5/30/18: I’ve added information about Feedburner and submitting to additional podcast platforms, which I’ve learned from trying to grow my own podcast over the last few weeks.

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