I design and write; mostly sardonic, mostly games, mostly geek counterculture.
The blog’s purpose is to orient, structure and inspire my creative work. The current aspiration is to write a weekly newsletter about it through 2020, and to crank out the occasional essay on more significant topics.
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[September 2020] What should I write about in more depth?
- [theory] A Big Model overview (65%, 22 Votes)
- [theory] old school D&D campaign structure (18%, 6 Votes)
- [development] Overview of the Coup Basic D&D chassis (9%, 3 Votes)
- [theory] the numinous genius of GMing (3%, 1 Votes)
- [development] Many Faces of Amber (3%, 1 Votes)
- [design] more C2020 Redux (3%, 1 Votes)
Total Voters: 25
This sounds fantastic – especially the first two bulleted lists in the IndieGoGo pitch! – and I love the system-agnostic…
Yeah, the emphasis on character stables and longer downtimes is the specific reason why I like the slow healing we…
Great campaign, great post! I approve of all things lethal, but am also intrigued by your approach of replacing death…
I agree with you, personally speaking: as I mentioned in passing there, I tend to front-load character as well when…
“The other players present at the time are stone-cold hardcore themselves (long, successful campaigns under their referee belts, too), so…
Observations on GNS Simulationism — done! C2020 Redux character creation — done!
Outlining an old school primer — next in line
The Sacrament of Death— before the year’s out?
Many Faces of Ars Magica
Play my turn at Writin’ with Games
Historiography of D&D
Outlining an old school D&D book
The blog’s essentially a varietee show starring me, so the topics do wander a bit. It’s probably about tabletop roleplaying for the most part. Here are some greatest hits you might want to look at to figure out whether this is for you:
We played a tactical shootout rpg where everybody played James Bond. I thoughts it showed some promise, and the premise of having Sean Connery shooting at Timothy Dalton was amusing.
I’ve been remaking Cyberpunk 2020 in celebration of the year of cyberpunk. It’s basically an article series about seeing how I’d write an ’80s style traditional roleplaying game.
I can apparently convince myself that the SM horror franchise Hellraiser is inherently compatible with magical girl anime. The vision is crystal clear, I just need to write a novel that showcases it for other people to appreciate.