Don Parsons

Don Parsons

Senior Writer

Joined TechRaptor: October 2014

About Don Parsons

A longtime lover of speculative fiction, in almost all its forms, Don joined TechRaptor in 2014 on a whim sending in an application as he was looking for somewhere to write. His application accepted, he quickly found his spot in the newsroom, where he began writing up stories and following all sorts of leads in gaming and technology, eventually becoming the News Editor where he now leads the news team. He's also an experienced roleplayer and card player with a background in Magic: the Gathering, Dungeons and Dragons, Pathfinder, and various other tabletop RPGs and is more than willing to talk your ear or eyes off about them or classic computer RPGs.

Beyond TechRaptor Don has worked in the legal profession with Paralegals, who in Ontario (where he lives) can practice in Small Claims, Traffic, and similar areas, as a secretary and doing some ghostwriting. In Magic: The Gathering he wrote occasionally for the now-defunct online Magic-League as he attempted to qualify for the Pro Tour, often with decks of his own creation, although he never quite managed to make it (yet). His online pseudonym, Coboney, comes from his first Dungeons and Dragons character, a Dwarf Fighter who partook in various adventures in 2nd Edition DnD, although Don has kept up with various editions since, and often enjoys creating settings for roleplaying.

Articles by Don Parsons

Total Articles: 792

Magic the Gathering key art image featuring a female character attacking an unknown subject with an engraved axe with other soldiers in the background

Rakdos Midrange Hit In New Magic Standard Bans

Wizards has unveiled its next step to revitalize Standard MTG play by banning three cards at the core of the Rakdos Midrange shell.

May 29, 2023 | 02:25 EDT

Marathon title

Bungie Resurrects Marathon at PlayStation Showcase

During the PlayStation Showcase Bungie shocked everyone by announcing a resurrection of their original FPS series Marathon

May 24, 2023 | 05:12 EDT

Metal Gear Solid 3 Snake Eater Remake has Snake sneaking in the jungle

Metal Gear Solid 3 Remake Announced at PlayStation Showcase

It's really true, a Metal Gear Solid 3 Remake announcement has happened, at PlayStation Showcase promising a return to one of gaming's most revered titles

May 24, 2023 | 04:39 EDT

Ready or Not image shows Swat team attacking a door way from the perspective of rear character holding a gun

Ready Or Not Back On Steam After Accidental Takedown

Ready or Not was taken down from Steam for upwards of two hours earlier today, due to an error Valve made

May 4, 2023 | 04:20 EDT

March of the Machine Art titled Invasion of Dominaria

March of the Machine Battles and More Cards Revealed

March of the Machine's new Battle cards have been revealed along with a lot of other new cards in the upcoming Magic The Gathering set

March 29, 2023 | 02:41 EDT

The King's Dilemma Chronicles opening segment stating "ruling is the real dilemma"

The King's Dilemma: Chronicles Review

Our The King's Dilemma: Chronicles review seeks to discover if this adaptation can capture and adapt what made the original an award-winning board game a hit

March 9, 2023 | 10:30 EST

Moviehouse Key Art featuring Popcorn, cinema tickets, and a drink

Moviehouse Opens its Doors In April

The Moviehouse release date has been announced, meaning this film tycoon game can be expected to be on digital store shelves in only a little over a month

March 3, 2023 | 04:19 EST

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Wizards Announces Commander Masters

Wizards of the Coast has announced Commander Masters along with its release date, inviting Commander Players to get hard-to-get cards

February 21, 2023 | 05:16 EST

Lord of the Rings Tales of Middle Earth Magic The Gathering Key Art

Lord of the Rings MTG Release Date Announced

The Lord of the Rings MTG release date has been announced, with Tales of Middle-Earth coming out early this summer in this epic crossover

February 21, 2023 | 04:17 EST

Nahiri sacrificies herself to save the other Planeswalkers on the attack team - art from Nahiri's Sacrifice

Ranking The 10 Planeswalkers in Phyrexia All Will Be One

Phyrexia: All Will Be One is almost here and we rank the 10 planeswalkers in the set to sort out who's the best, and who you can probably ignore.

February 10, 2023 | 07:39 EST

Elesh Norn Proclaiming the end of the Magic Arena Early Access for Phyrexia All Will Be One

5 Things To Know About Phyrexia: All Will Be One

Phyrexia: All Will Be One is almost here, but here are 5 things you need to know before you dive into the set online or in person

February 4, 2023 | 12:13 EST

Escape From Tarkov hideout, planning some sort of destruction

[Updated] PSA: Escape From Tarkov Steam Page Is Fake

An Escape From Tarkov Steam page appeared today, but be warned that it is a fake as Battlestate Games hasn't put the game on Steam

January 24, 2023 | 10:05 EST

Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes header featuring two characters attacking each other on a bridge while others are around

Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes Invites Fans To Vote on DLC

Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes is inviting fans to vote on what will be the content of the game's third DLC with five different options to choose from

January 23, 2023 | 09:06 EST

Paizo's Open RPG announced with Iconic Character Seelah leading the charge

Paizo Announces OGL Replacement Open RPG Creative License

Fallout continues from the leaked Dungeons and Dragons OGL 1.1, as Paizo is announcing its own Open RPG License and got other companies on board

January 12, 2023 | 09:26 EST

Marvel Snap series 5 cards Super Skrull, Shuri, Black Panther, Valkyrie, and Bast becoming Series 4

First Mavel Snap Series Drop Will Make Some Cards More Attainable

Marvel Snap has announced its plans to make a handful of its rarest cards more collectible, along with plans for how they will do so going forward with the first Marvel Snap Series Drop

January 11, 2023 | 09:40 EST

Marvel Snap Savage Lands season with art of Zabu, Storm, and Kazar

New Marvel Snap Season Takes Us To The Savage Lands

The Newest Marvel Snap Season is Savage Lands and it takes you to the pre-historic era where Zabu and more await you to collect them all

January 3, 2023 | 11:03 EST

Urza standing in front of robots using the Might Stone, with the set title The Brothers War below

The Brothers' War Limited Review

Magic: The Gathering's The Brothers' War is out and this limited review will help you know what cards you should be focused on for limited

December 15, 2022 | 11:00 EST

Art from the card Brotherhood's End that shows Mishra and Urza fighting

New The Brothers' War Card Names and Story Shared

As we near its release, over 100 of The Brothers War card names were released for the next Magic: The Gathering Set along with a lot about its story

October 20, 2022 | 05:40 EDT

Deciduous trees in snow covered Kaldheim

MTG Surveil and Landfall Errata Updates a Bunch of Cards

The new MTG Surveil errata is out, keywording it on cards that previously had it spelled out impacting a number of cards, along with a Landfall errata

October 17, 2022 | 11:12 EDT

Invincible shot looking at slide of what happened with an antimatter canon with a title drop

11 Bit’s The Invincible Promises A Thought Provoking Adventure

Our preview of The Invincible looks at the science fiction adventure based on the novel of the same name and sees a promising, thought-provoking game

October 6, 2022 | 11:00 EDT

Rimworld's Biotech expansion showing the cyborg mechanoids being grown and controlled by a mechanitor

New Rimworld DLC Biotech Lets You Control Mechanoids

The next Rimworld DLC has been announced and this expansion, called Biotech, will be adding children, mechanoid cyborgs, and gene modifying

October 5, 2022 | 05:33 EDT

Chaos;Head Noah Key Art featuring the main characters

Chaos;Head Noah Steam Release Canceled Due To Steam

The Chaos;Head Noah Steam release has been canceled because Valve wanted too many changes to the game's content to comply with Steam guides

September 30, 2022 | 02:33 EDT

Aquatico has Domes where your civilians actually live as part of its vertical construction

Aquatico Demo Will Let You Build Underwater Cities Soon

An Aquatico Demo is coming to let players try their hands at underwater city building in the Steam Next Fest early next month

September 27, 2022 | 04:48 EDT

Steam logo over a collection of games

Steam Sales Dates Revealed As Sales Lineup Refreshed

Steam Sales dates have been revealed through March as Valve has refreshed the sales lineup for the store, including removing a popular sale

September 27, 2022 | 04:24 EDT