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Don’t Miss This Panel on Mental Health in Tabletop RPGs

We recently brought you our panel from TwitchCon, which addressed building supportive communities for mental health while streaming. Here’s another TwitchCon panel you won’t want to miss out on: Mental Health and Tabletop Role-Playing Games. Moderator KelsaDelphi brought together panelists Kent Sheely, Tristarae, Adam Koebel and Andrew Gillis to talk about how mental health impacts […]

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This TED Talk Makes a Powerful Argument Against Silence

Talking about our own mental health issues is a personal choice, one that isn’t right for everyone. But as producer and activist Nikki Webber Allen explores in this TED Residency talk, sharing your story can be even more powerful when you’re a member of a marginalized community where mental health stigma is especially strong. It […]

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Discover How Geeky Hobbies and the Mental Health Profession Combine in Our PAX Unplugged Panel

At Take This, we work with a lot of amazing mental health professionals. We know they can be fascinating, multi-faceted geeks and gamers, and we want to show that side of the profession to the world. For PAX Unplugged, our clinical director, Dr. B, moderated a panel for just that purpose. Trusting the Party’s Healer: […]

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Dr. B Recaps PAX Unplugged 2017

The first-ever PAX Unplugged has come and gone, and it was a fantastic time. Our volunteers were amazing, our supporters were wonderful, and our panel was packed full of awesome people. We’ll let Dr. B run down the details of our last big show of 2017. It may be a wrap for our ground team […]

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Industry Experts Discuss Better Workflows for Avoiding Crunch

Moving away from crunch is a great idea, but producing a game without crunching is certainly easier said than done. Celtx, creators of the GEM Game Editor, got the heads of a couple studios together to talk about improving your workflow and avoiding crunch. Host Cory Hartlen spoke with Richard Rispoli, CEO and co-founder of […]

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Let Tanya X Short Teach You How to Make Games and Meet Deadlines Without Burning Out

Every year, indie developers get together to close out GDC by sharing their hard-earned expertise. The talks are always fantastic, and this year is no exception. Ta You can watch all ten talks in the video above, but let us draw your attention to one in particular: Tanya X. Short’s talk on meeting hard deadlines […]

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Exploring Grief in Life Is Strange: Before The Storm

Most of the videos on Cagey Videos‘ channel are analytical, exploring aspects of game design like cutscenes and tutorials. In this one, Cagey gets a bit more personal, sharing his experience with Life Is Strange: Before The Storm. Like its predecessor, it deals with heavy issues. One of those is grief after the loss of […]

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When You Can’t Stop Playing Before Getting That Next Level, You Might Be Falling Into This Trap

Have you ever played a game just a bit longer than you meant to because you really wanted to hit the next milestone in a progress bar? If so, you’re probably familiar with the phenomenon described in this great Extra Credits video, which they call the arbitrary endpoint effect. When you’re playing a game and […]

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Here’s a Quick Productivity Hack for Perfectionists

Perfectionism is often touted as a good thing — a drive that keeps us striving harder for better results. But as anyone who’s struggled with perfectionism knows, it’s often more likely to be crushing to productivity. It inspires procrastination, it goes hand in hand with anxiety and other mental health issues, and it’s even closely […]

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Fox and the Whale Is a Beautiful Animated Short About Longing and Perseverance

Fox And The Whale from robin joseph on Vimeo. If you have a few minutes to spare on something gentle but powerful today, take a gander at Fox and The Whale, an award-winning short from director Robin Joseph. It tells a wordless story of a curious fox who longs to find a whale never seen, […]

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