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A Game-Designer’s Sketchpad

ShareTweet Lately I’ve been spending more time than is probably healthy poking Legendary, the homebrew fantasy tabletop RPG that I’ve been tinkering with since, oh, 2003. Initially inspired by 1st Ed. Exalted’s concept of stunts, built around problems of mechanically … Continue reading

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There and Back Again III: Die Harder

ShareTweet “Custody Battle,” my contribution to the Fallen World Anthology that will be released in 2015, was posted in its entirety in the developer blog on Sunday. You can read it for free here (link is at the bottom of … Continue reading

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Nightmares and Dreams

ShareTweet William moved up to the preschool class last week, which still feels kind of weird to say. While he is very clearly enjoying it tremendously, it is also obvious to us that it has been a more stressful change … Continue reading

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Natural Philosophy and Fireside

ShareTweet I don’t have any writing-related stuff that I can talk about this week, so how about a bit about what I’ve been reading? I finished Neal Stephenson’s Quicksilver, the first book of his Baroque Cycle. This was my second … Continue reading

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Technothugs, Misogyny, and #GamerGate

ShareTweet Many years ago now, the Internet brought a terrible tabletop RPG to my attention. It was a complete mess of a fantasy game. I can’t in good conscience call it a fantasy heartbreaker because there was absolutely nothing to … Continue reading

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Post-Apocalyptic Space Opera

ShareTweet We finished watching the second season of Defiance last night. Tons of spoilers ahead. I’m not even going to try to beat around the bush about them this time. I must say this show has really grown since its … Continue reading

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Guardians of the Galaxy

ShareTweet I am currently between freelance assignments. I turned in the last little bits of my first draft of my work for Fallen World Chronicle about a week ago and have only been sliiiightly distracted by my intense need to … Continue reading

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Home is Behind, the World Ahead

ShareTweet It is strange to be writing a blog post not about a movie or TV show or book but about a movie trailer, but I feel compelled to do so today. This isn’t because the trailer made me want … Continue reading

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It All Goes Wrong Because of IDoSBA

ShareTweet I managed to write nearly 10,000 words this last week, which is extremely productive outside of the occasional three-day weekend when Beth and William go visit the grandparents so I can get lots of writing done.  I have another … Continue reading

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Flowers and Powerz

ShareTweet Flowers of Hell (the player’s guide for Demon: The Descent) should be out any day now. Rich’s last Monday Meeting update indicated it has been approved by CCP and is waiting for one more piece of art before Onyx … Continue reading

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