Claire Knaeble

Claire Knaeble

Change of Color

BoRT- Palette Swapping I’m going to do my best to answer these questions based off of Super Smash Bros which I used to play all the time when I was younger. Palette swapping is simply changing the color or technique of a character. For example,┬ásome people might not like the red colored character but love…

Board Game Cafes

In my last short take I wrote about an article that was about combining craft beer and board games. In this article, the topic of board game cafes are discussed. I absolutely┬álove the idea of board game cafes. Explaining that today’s society is gravitating toward the “nerd culture”, is representative in the rising success of…

Short Take- Beer and Games

Craft beer and games. The two together caught my attention when I was looking for gaming articles. Bozeman, and Montana in general, have lots of microbreweries which is another reason this article was a fun read. Noticing that beer itself is a social thing, Cheryl Harrison sought to create a blend of both games and…

BoRT- Self Inflicted Rules

In both board games and sports I incorporate self-inflicted rules to either better my performance, or make the game more fun. Like I’ve mentioned in previous posts, I played water polo, swam, and ran cross country. I also love to play board games. Some of the self-inflicted rules that I place upon myself during a…

BoRT- Teamwork

Team work is an essential part of any sport or game. Even sports such as cross country or track, which involve competing against others as well as yourself heavily incorporate aspects of teamwork. I played water polo, swam, and ran cross country in high school and still try to involve myself in those sports today.…

E-Sports Response

I have always wondered about the professionalization of gaming, and Taylor’s book definitely helped to sort out some of the threads. Like Edbo, I remember watching the twitch thing and just was amazed at how SO many people were watching it and commentating. I honestly did not understand how it was entertaining to watch. I…

Such WoW

Okay. Favorite book so far, hands down. Mainly because the author is relatable in that she is not (well, I guess now she is) video/computer game savvy. I have always known about WoW but never knew much about it. I honestly thought it was just a game where people play as little elves and slay…

BoRT Response

BoRT Questions 3: As I am sure all of you know, my experience with video games essentially just does not exist. Please bear with me as I reflect on my high school days of playing the Nintendo Wii and pretending I know about video games. I am not an avid gamer by any means, but…

Millennial Monsters

Throughout Anne Allison’s book, the intertwinement of capitalism and fantasy and its impact on American soft power and Japanese globalism are discussed through various examples. I thought her writing style was a bit dense at times, but still readable nonetheless. I felt like an underlying theme throughout her book was the topic of relationships in…