I design and write; mostly sardonic, mostly games, mostly geek counterculture.
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A bit of quick advice on the Sacrament, then: start talking about character death early and often, it does really…
Yeah, I did some campaigning in various corners of the net, such as the quiet little forum of Bryce Lynch’s…
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Observations on GNS Simulationism — done!
C2020 Redux character creation — work in progress
Many Faces of Ars Magica
Play my turn at Writin’ with Games
Historiography of D&D
Outlining an old school D&D book
Outlining an old school primer — next in line
The Sacrament of Death
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.