Rowan Kaiser

Rowan Kaiser is a freelance writer currently living the Bay Area, who also writes for The A.V. Club, and has been published at Salon, Gamasutra, Kotaku, and more. He still occasionally finds Ultima VI Moongate maps and mantra notes when he visits his parents' house. Follow him on Twitter @rowankaiser.

Articles by Rowan Kaiser

06.28.13
Building a better role-playing game story
06.28.13

Building a better role-playing game story

This is a weekly column from freelancer Rowan Kaiser, which focuses on "Western" role-playing games:...

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05.19.13
Why Defiance's 'fun now, depth later' is great for MMORPGs
05.19.13

Why Defiance's 'fun now, depth later' is great for MMORPGs

This is a weekly column from freelancer Rowan Kaiser, which focuses on "Western" role-playing games:...

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05.03.13
Mars: War Logs brings the resistance back to RPGs
05.03.13

Mars: War Logs brings the resistance back to RPGs

This is a weekly column from freelancer Rowan Kaiser, which focuses on "Western" role-playing games:...

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04.25.13
Total War: Arena's ongoing quest to reshape competitive strategy
04.25.13

Total War: Arena's ongoing quest to reshape competitive strategy

Creative Assembly has a good thing going with its Total War franchise. For seven games now, it's be...

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04.19.13
Two new indie RPGs tackle the genre's history, but only one succeeds
04.19.13

Two new indie RPGs tackle the genre's history, but only one succeeds

This is a weekly column from freelancer Rowan Kaiser, which focuses on "Western" role-playing games:...

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04.12.13
Grandia: How a forgotten JRPG solved the problem of repetitive combat
04.12.13

Grandia: How a forgotten JRPG solved the problem of repetitive combat

This is a weekly column from freelancer Rowan Kaiser, which primarily focuses on "Western" role-play...

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04.04.13
Remembering the life and legend of LucasArts
04.04.13

Remembering the life and legend of LucasArts

LucasArts has become one with the Force. The venerable studio and publisher was shuttered by owner...

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03.29.13
Rome 2 looks to continue building Total War's empire
03.29.13

Rome 2 looks to continue building Total War's empire

Showing off a strategy game like Total War: Rome 2 at a convention can't be easy. With only so much...

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03.20.13
Mass Effect 3's 'Citadel' DLC demonstrates the franchise's messy, wonderful soul
03.20.13

Mass Effect 3's 'Citadel' DLC demonstrates the franchise's messy, wonderful soul

This is a weekly column from freelancer Rowan Kaiser, which focuses on "Western" role-playing games:...

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