Karen Bryan

- Columnist
Karen is a mother, guild leader, writer, podcaster, and gamer. When she’s not charging into battle with her guild, she’s usually talking about games on any podcast she can crash. She writes four columns for Massively: The Tattered Notebook, which covers EverQuest II; The Guild Counsel, which looks at common issues in guild management; Enter at Your Own Rift, a RIFT feature with Justin Olivetti; and MMO Family, a biweekly investigation of family-friendly MMOs.

Articles by Karen Bryan

02.19.14
MMO Family:  First impressions of Ganz's Amazing World
02.19.14

MMO Family: First impressions of Ganz's Amazing World

WebKinz is one of the oldest kid-friendly MMOs around, and it still boasts a healthy community, lon...

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02.13.14
The Guild Counsel:  How to find a good pre-launch guild
02.13.14

The Guild Counsel: How to find a good pre-launch guild

There's a wave of new MMOs on the horizon, and with each one comes a surge of enthusiastic fans rea...

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02.12.14
MMO Family: Winter fun and cool cash in Roblox
02.12.14

MMO Family: Winter fun and cool cash in Roblox

EverQuest Next Landmark might be generating a lot of buzz over the impressive creations that player...

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02.06.14
The Guild Counsel: What EverQuest Next Landmark means to guilds
02.06.14

The Guild Counsel: What EverQuest Next Landmark means to guilds

With the arrival of EverQuest Next Landmark's alpha, the buzz is all about how the game is a fresh...

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01.30.14
The Guild Counsel: Guild-friendly Vanguard features I know I'll miss
01.30.14

The Guild Counsel: Guild-friendly Vanguard features I know I'll miss

When the news of Vanguard's sunsetting broke, I got thinking about what best describes the Vanguard...

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01.23.14
The Guild Counsel: Seeking a guild? Watch for these red flags
01.23.14

The Guild Counsel: Seeking a guild? Watch for these red flags

Each week in this column, we explore common issues in guild management, with a focus on tips to be...

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01.22.14
MMO Family: How to encourage reading through video games
01.22.14

MMO Family: How to encourage reading through video games

In a recent Wall Street Journal article, author Christopher John Farley posited that literature can...

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01.16.14
The Guild Counsel: There are no bad players, only bad guild matches
01.16.14

The Guild Counsel: There are no bad players, only bad guild matches

If you had to pinpoint the source of what causes most guild drama, it almost always comes down to t...

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01.09.14
The Guild Counsel: Recruitment tips in the age of free-to-play
01.09.14

The Guild Counsel: Recruitment tips in the age of free-to-play

Free-to-play is here to stay, and in just a few short years, the MMO landscape has changed dramatic...

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