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 keep up with a weekly newsletter, 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
An update on my ESC experience, as I returned from my hiking day alive and managed to watch the finals…
What you’re describing here about embracing the “Sacrament of Death” in trad games reminds me quite a bit of the…
Here’s an invite good for the next day. Thanks for asking.
Sorry if I’ve missed this — where might one find a link to join the discord where this game occurs?…
Yeah, the “save against being hit” shield is a good arrangement. My last home system from before the current campaign…
Observations on GNS Simulationism — done! C2020 Redux character creation — done! Outlining an old school primer — done! The Sacrament of Death — done!
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.