Trevor Whalen

I am a lifelong, enthusiastic gamer, freelance writer and editor, blogger, and Thief FM aficionado. I think that exploration-heavy, open-ended first-person games are the best vehicle for story-telling, with the finest Thief missions leading the pack.


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Come On Triple Eyes of Newt!: Witches’ Brew Impressions

I like simple board games with pieces you can hold and pick up. I think of playing Forbidden Bridge as a kid and holding the little human figures, putting them…

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Happy Taffers’ Day!: Thief: The Dark Project 20th Anniversary Fan Mission Contest

By the Builder, it’s a good day to be a taffer. There’s a buggy-of-burricks’ worth of Thief fan missions hitting Through the Looking Glass (TTLG) today. Yesterday was the twentieth anniversary of…

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Dark Narrative: Why I Like Thief – A 20th Anniversary Personal Reflection

I first started up Thief: Gold in the year 2000 as a quiet 9-year-old nerd. The experience it gave me went beyond typical video gaming. Within its intimidating and indifferent…

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Wayward Souls is Great Fun, With One Roguish Catch

Even in the busiest of seasons, smaller games deserve some attention. In that spirit, welcome to Month of Coverage Club. Come back each day in November for a full-length impressions piece…

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Cards With Character: Mystic Match Impressions

I like accessible, addictive card games. Like checkers, Monopoly, or similar board games, card games are simple fun and the basis for spending time with family. For me, they are…

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Confusion and Bugs Lead to HEVN’s Fall

Story-focused, atmospheric first-person space games come from a proud design lineage. There are classics like System Shock, recent releases like Prey, Alien: Isolation, Metroid Prime and everything in-between. In these games, players…

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Uncovering the Burrow: An Interview with Hidden Burrow Co-founder Christine McGahhey

Imagine buying a game online and then printing it out. That’s what you can do with Hidden Burrow’s library of titles, each a tabletop experience that you buy, print, cut…

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Dark Narrative: Even When It’s Bad, It’s Good – Defending the Thieves’ Guild

Any given game beloved by its fanbase is likely to have an unpopular, love-it-or-vehemently-hate it mission, level, or section. You know, the Water Temples and Xens of the world. Those…

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Multiple Fates Await Visitors to Seers Isle

Even in the busiest of seasons, smaller games deserve some attention. In that spirit, welcome to Month of Coverage Club. Come back each day in November for a full-length impressions piece…

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Dark Narrative: Thief’s Special Kind of Horror

Horror is an odd kind of entertainment as it takes us away to a place we do not want to be. The indulgence in these unusual experiences is especially popular…

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