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Madeline Turnipseed

Associate Editor
Assignment Editor at Love Thy Nerd, Madeline lives in Kansas where she takes care of people, plays games, watches, reads, writes, and makes things.

LTN Advent Calendar 2018: Hope and Kingdom Death: Monster

Kingdom Death Monster has Madeline thinking about the light that shines in the darkness.

Embracing Your Inner Fanperson: An Interview with Kat Stec of MiscatSquad

LTN editor Madeline Turnipseed interviewed Katya Stec of MiscatSquad about the power of games and fandom to help us grow and how her faith informs her work.
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Five Times Video Games Scared us out of our Minds

Halloween is just around the corner, and we all know what that means: spooky movie marathons, desperate last minute scrambles for cheap costumes, and way, way too much candy. More than that, though, it’s that one time of year when we allow ourselves (if only a little) to slip back into the mentality of the […]

Building Relationships at Gen Con and Beyond: An Interview with Love Thy Nerd

Madeline chats with the Chief Nerds of LTN about their trip to Gen Con, and asks them to share a little about what's next for the organization.

Nintendo, Sony, Valve, and Microsoft Partner to Announce Adulting Achievements

Achievement unlocked: You're an adult.

Put Yourself Second in Smoke and Sacrifice

Smoke and Sacrifice challenges players to consider what they would sacrifice to contribute to the betterment of the world.

10 Incredible Women of Gaming and Their Impact

Here are 10 women from video games who are powerful, brave, and more interesting with all of the Nathan Drakes, Adam Jensens, and Soldier 76’s littering the gaming landscape.

Video Game Music We Live By

Gaming music spills over into our lives—the soundtracks and songs that we carry with us wherever we go and define significant moments for us. This is the music we write to, study with, grieve to, and share with family. It has meshed with the fabric of our minds. Welcome to the celebration of the music […]

We Are All Equals at the Gaming Table (and That Makes Me Mad)

Twice a month on Mondays, we have a few friends over for dinner and board games: my husband and I, and four people we like, sitting at a table together. This particular week, we were playing Scythe. Scythe is not a game you sit down to lightly. It has a forty-page rulebook and takes up […]

Loving Our Nerdy Neighbors: An Interview with Love Thy Nerd (Extended Version)

In the weeks leading up to the launch of the Love Thy Nerd website, I sat down with the Chief Nerds of LTN. The organization was beginning to take shape, and I wanted to hear what the leaders of Love Thy Nerd had in mind for their future. They shared not only their passion for […]