Between November 2012 and January 2015, I published 49 written parodies under the pseudonym “Indie Bard,” which have now been assembled into the Indie Bard: Parodies collection. Each short story or poem was intended to call attention to or elaborate on the tropes, inconsistencies, and unnoticed aspects of popular video games. Ranging from lightly comedic to darkly introspective, blatantly ridiculous to subtly accurate, these works exhibit the full spectrum of genre savvy skepticism.