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April-lyn Caouette

April-Lyn Caouette is the Chief Local Outreach Nerd and Managing Editor for LTN. She grew up playing tabletop games with her family and whatever terrible computer games she found in the bargain bin at Radio Shack. As an adult her love of all things nerdy has only grown, and now she’s excited to be able to join them together with her love for God to serve both the church and her fellow nerds. Her favorite things include tabletop gaming, classic sci-fi novels, Sailor Moon, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, and anything Lovecraftian. She lives in Southern California.

April-Lyn’s Guide to Post-Con Blues

I’d been psyching myself up for the con for months, and I had an awesome time. Now, I’m home, and it’s my third day back to work. I should be ready to take on the world! After all, I just spent the weekend in my happy place, with some of my favorite people, loving and […]

The Ties That Bind – More Than Romance on Valentine’s Day

Spending time with people is work. There’s no way around that. Whether it’s a stranger or the person you know better than anyone else, it takes more than a smile and small talk to get through life in a way that makes all parties feel valued. These are the experiences that gave us pause and […]

How #notPOGs Helped Me Rediscover the Joy of Chucking Things at Other Things

One of April-Lyn's favorite games at PAX Unplugged reminded her that sometimes, the best way to have fun as an adult is to temporarily forget that you're an adult.

Quarterbacking Sucks! Five Cooperative Games That Don’t

Cooperative games challenge players to work together to solve complicated problems. Here are our writer's top picks for co-op games that empower all players to contribute their individual strengths and talents to the team.