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May
27

Best Games of 1993

After a couple weeks off recovering from PDXCon, we’re back with the fourth entry of our series on the best games of all time! Since Loresworn has only been around since 2015, but D.M. and T.J. have been having opinions about games much longer than that, we’re embarking on a journey through every year from 1980 to the present, listing our favorite games that came out each year. Every week we’ll be discussing a specific year, listing what we think are the five best games from that year. At the end of this saga, we will look over all the games from each year to create Top 25 Games of All Time lists for each of us, and a grand Top 100 Games of All Time to stand as Loresworn’s final word on the subject!

May
06

Best Games of 1992

Welcome to the fourth entry of our series on the best games of all time! Since Loresworn has only been around since 2015, but D.M. and T.J. have been having opinions about games much longer than that, we’re embarking on a journey through every year from 1980 to the present, listing our favorite games that came out each year. Every week we’ll be discussing a specific year, listing what we think are the five best games from that year. At the end of this saga, we will look over all the games from each year to create Top 25 Games of All Time lists for each of us, and a grand Top 100 Games of All Time to stand as Loresworn’s final word on the subject!

Apr
29

Best Games of 1991

Welcome to the third entry of our series on the best games of all time! Since Loresworn has only been around since 2015, but D.M. and T.J. have been having opinions about games much longer than that, we’re embarking on a […]

Apr
26

Talk Shop 6 – The Best Games of 1990!

D.M. (@DMSchmeyer) and T.J. (@AsaTJ) discuss their favorite games of 1990 as part of our recurring feature on the best games of every year from 1980 – Present, culminating in our definitive list of the Best Games of All Time!

Apr
22

Best Games of 1990

Welcome to the second entry of our series on the best games of all time! Since Loresworn has only been around since 2015, but D.M. and T.J. have been having opinions about games much longer than that, we’re embarking on a journey through every year from 1980 to the present, listing our favorite games that came out each year. Every week we’ll be discussing a specific year, listing what we think are the five best games from that year. At the end of this saga, we will look over all the games from each year to create Top 25 Games of All Time lists for each of us, and a grand Top 100 Games of All Time to stand as Loresworn’s final word on the subject!

Apr
15

Best Games of the 1980s

Welcome to the first entry of our series on the best games of all time! Since Loresworn has only been around since 2015, but D.M. and T.J. have been having opinions about games much longer than that, we’re embarking on a journey through every year from 1980 to the present, listing our favorite games that came out each year. Since we were collectively only alive for four months of the 1980s, and the games industry wasn’t exactly what it is today, we’ve combined the decade into a single, Top 10 list for each of us. Every week from here on, we’ll be discussing a specific year from 1990 – 2014, listing what we think are the five best games from that year. At the end of this saga, we will look over all the games from each year to create Top 25 Games of All Time lists for each of us, and a grand Top 100 Games of All Time to stand as Loresworn’s final word on the subject! We look forward to having you along on this voyage through time. Without further ado, the Best Games of the 1980s!

Feb
09

Talk Shop Podcast 1 – Pilot

D.M. and T.J. introduce themselves, then dive deep into topics ranging from video games to whiskey and cigars to mixed martial arts to world building. Talk Shop is the guys’ new podcast devoted to in-depth discussion on everything they’re into, mainly revolving around the Core Three of Gaming, History, and Fiction. Also, it’s Classy As Fuck.

Dec
23

Loresworn Games of the Year 2016

It’s Loresworn Games of the Year Week, and the main event is finally here! This is our definitive list of the best games we played in 2016. Something missing that you expected to make the countdown? Chances are, it’s one of our Games We Didn’t Get To in 2016 (But Wish We Had).

And don’t forget to swing back by tomorrow for our Most Anticipated Games of 2017.

Let the countdown begin!

Dec
22

Loresworn Games of the Year: Games We Didn’t Get To in 2016 (But Wish We Had)

It’s Loresworn Games of the Year Week! Today, we run through the games you won’t see on our Games of the Year list tomorrow… but we think probably would have made it if not for the fact that we just didn’t get around to them. 2016 was stuffed to the gills with awesome games, and we wouldn’t have been able to hit all the ones worth playing even if we didn’t have so many other demands on our time. We hope to loop back around and tackle some of these next year.

Jun
29

The Grand Galactic Timeline: Galactic Chronicles

Galactic Chronicles is an ongoing space opera based on our multiplayer campaign in Paradox’s space grand strategy game, Stellaris. Events and characters, while embellished heavily in some cases, are based on actual events and characters encountered during gameplay. To help you better navigate the unfolding events of the galaxy, we’ve created the Grand Galactic Timeline, which can be found by scrolling down on the main Chronicles page.

May
28

Loresworn Order Podcast #005: Summer Smack-Down

In this episode, we we discuss trolls, pick teams (Iron man or Captain America of course), find out how to #makespacegreatagain and give you the run down of our top summer picks. Check out below for our lists!

Apr
21

Loresworn Order Podcast #004: In Space, No One Can Hear Justice Dawning

In this episode, Chloe and Dylan go head to head on Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice. We also discuss our plans for the launch of Stellaris and definitely don’t encourage anything underhanded to get on the New York Times Bestseller List.

Apr
18

Galactic Chronicles Preview: Our Galaxy

Galactic Chronicles: Stellaris will take place in a procedurally-generated galaxy with many random elements. As such, we can’t yet say exactly what kind of story will emerge, nor what themes will present themselves. Here is what we can reveal so far.

Feb
09

Story Circle: Here There Be Monsters

This story is not like other stories. It is a fable, written by all of us… but with only limited information.

Here’s how our Story Circle works: One of us begins the story, writing a paragraph. Then we send the last sentence of that paragraph to the next person in line, and they write a paragraph. The cycle continues until we feel we are finished. Then we compile the paragraphs into one epic, inevitably disjointed story for your reading amusement. Enjoy!

Jan
21

Loresworn Order Podcast #002: Year of the Wookiee

D.M., T.J., Chloe, and Brianna returned to the podcast mic over the holidays to discuss Star Wars: The Force Awakens, our favorite stuff of 2015, and… yeah, it’s mostly Star Wars. If you haven’t seen it by now, any and […]

Dec
25

Our Most Anticipated Games of 2016

We’re wrapping up Loresworn Games of the Year Week with a countdown of our Most Anticipated Games of 2016! If you’re just now joining us, be sure to check out Most Improved Games of the Year, Most Overrated/Underrated Games of the Year, Games We Didn’t Get To in 2015 (But Wish We Had), and Games of the Year!

Dec
24

Loresworn Games of the Year 2015

It’s Loresworn Games of the Year Week, and the main event is finally here! This is our definitive list of the best games we played in 2015. Something missing that you expected to make the countdown? Chances are, it’s one of our Games We Didn’t Get To in 2015 (But Wish We Had).

In case you missed them, check out check out Most Improved Games of the Year and Most Overrated/Underrated Games of the Year!

And don’t forget to swing back by tomorrow for our Most Anticipated Games of 2016.

Let the countdown begin!

Dec
23

Loresworn Games of the Year: Games We Didn’t Get To in 2015 (But Wish We Had)

It’s Loresworn Games of the Year Week! Today, we run through the games you won’t see on our Games of the Year list tomorrow… but we think probably would have made it if not for the fact that we just didn’t get around to them. Not everyone can check off every awesome game that comes out in a given year, and we are but a handful of mere mortals with lots of demands on our time. Hopefully, we’ll have a chance to visit these forgotten gems in the new year.

In case you missed them, check out Most Improved Games of the Year and Most Overrated/Underrated Games of the Year!

Thursday: GAME OF THE YEAR

Friday: Most Anticipated Games of 2016

Dec
21

Loresworn Games of the Year: Most Improved Games of 2015

It’s Loresworn Games of the Year Week! Today, we count down our Most Improved Games of the Year. These are the games that we felt, through expansions, patches, and DLC, exited 2015 as better experiences than they entered it.

Tuesday: Most Overrated/Underrated Game of the Year

Wednesday: Games I Didn’t Get To (But Wish I Had)

Thursday: GAME OF THE YEAR

Friday: Most Anticipated Games of 2016.

The countdown begins after the jump!

Nov
03

Loresworn Does NaNoWriMo! – Spheres on Hiatus Until 2016

Loresworn Order’s illustrious authors and Beyond co-creators T.J. and D.M. are participating in National Novel Writing Month! D.M. will be churning out a draft of Justice: Book Two of the Aidan Grayson Saga, and T.J. will be… making some amount of headway on the research-intensive historical fantasy beast that is Merlin: Book One of the Dragon Cycle. Be sure to follow @LoreswornOrder on Twitter to keep up with our progress and exploits!

Due to this large time commitment, our short story series, Spheres, will be going on hiatus until early 2016. Get caught up with the story so far!

Let us know if you’re participating as well. We’d love to hear about your stories!