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Megan Cronin

Freelance Writer

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Megan earned her Bachelor's degree in English/Creative Writing from the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, where she was inducted into the Lambda Iota Tau honor society for literature students and selected for the Who's Who Among Students award. During school, she worked as a Writing Associate, ESL tutor, and College Writing II teaching assistant.

She went on to pursue her Master's of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Kingston University London, graduating with honors and earning a gold Kingston Award. She gained work experience as a Student Ambassador and became a certified Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy after teaching an undergraduate creative writing seminar.

Megan currently lives and works in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Techraptor
07/12/2019
Why Am I Dead At Sea Asks The Real Questions

The aptly-named RPG Why Am I Dead At Sea sets up an intriguing premise: You are aboard the S.S. Douce Amere, far out to sea. You are dead. Someone on the ship murdered you and it's your job to find out why. Otherwise, terrible things will happen to everyone around you. Can you put together the circumstances surrounding your death in order to save innocent people?

Techraptor
12/23/2019
The Painscreek Killings Slayed Me

I fancy myself something of a detective based on the erroneous number of cold case shows and British crime dramas I've consumed...So, when a game popped up in my Steam recommendations that promised to be akin to solving an actual cold case, where evidence must be gathered and my hand wouldn’t be held if I missed anything, I dove right in with my notepad at hand to test my gumshoe skills.

GameRevolution
05/08/2019
Bethesda RPG Elsweyr post pulled for possible plagiarism - GameRevolution

After an initial release Tuesday, a post promoting Bethesda RPG Elsweyr was removed from their social media amid allegations of plagiarism. The pen and paper tabletop adventure, set in the fantastical Elder Scrolls world, contained several instances of text that were seemingly reworded versions of a 2016 Wizards of the Coast Dungeons and Dragons adventure The Black Road.

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Are You Magical Enough to Work for Wizards?

Wizards of the Coast, famed game company behind "Magic: The Gathering," is hosting a contest to find their next designer. Planeswalkers, prepare for your greatest battle yet. In honor of the 25th anniversary of their popular trading card game Magic: The Gathering, Wizards of the Coast is bringing back their Great Designer Search contest.

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For the Last Time: Video Games Are Not the Problem

In the wake of every mass shooting, people look for explanations on how something so horrendous could happen. The fact that video games are still brought up is an antiquated means of deflection from the real issues at hand.

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A Look Back at "The Beginner's Guide"

From Davey Wreden, a creator of critically acclaimed game "The Stanley Parable," came a powerful story that feels like a punch to the gut, yet is both difficult (and ironic) to try to explain. Spoilers ahead! How can I explain a game which begs for interpretation, yet revolves around the theme of toxicity in over-analyzing creative works?

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I Got Shot In The Head By My Tenant: The "Beholder" Experience

Published by Alawar Premium and developed by Warm Lamp Games, "Beholder" offers players the chance to step into the shoes of a landlord in a grim dystopia. Put cameras in their smoke detectors, bug their apartments and profile them for the glory of the state! It is your duty ...

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Meet Juniper: Activist, Friend to Many and the World's Happiest Fox

Juniper, cared for by human companion Jessika Coker, is a smiling, snaggle-toothed banner for standing up against fur farms, educating people on exotic pets and providing unwanted animals with sanctuary. I first found Juniper's story through a simple, but adorable, image: a fox and a dog, side by side on a bed, looking like a happily married couple.

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The Best Book on Depression Isn't What You'd Expect

How Allie Brosh's "Hyperbole and a Half" examines depression, and how it helped me. My first encounter with Allie Brosh's blog, Hyperbole and a Half, came about due to our mutual love of grammar. One of Allie's posts, " The Alot is Better Than You at Everything," outlines what she calls a "coping mechanism" for dealing with poor grammar on the internet.

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