The Ring Of Rumours: A Cursed Item Story

And from that point on, I decided that the ring had a low level curse on it. Where people interacting with the characters somehow knew something about an expensive ring.

Game Design by Example: Making an Idea into More

“I have this great idea for a game.” In creative circles, it’s a phrase that gets joked about because it’s often followed by some variation on “…and you should make it for me.”

Magic Patents, Trolls, Scabs, and Open Source Spells

Spells have a special problem: they’re information. Spells are knowledge which, when learned, perform a specified effect.

Review: “Captain America: Civil War”

I thoroughly enjoyed Captain America: Civil War, but watching it with my wife, I was struck by a few major compromises the film made.

Corporate Contracts in the Far-Off Future Dystopia

Violence makes things messy and inconvenient. Corporations like things neat and convenient. And bureaucratic.

The Game Behind My Serial Novel

Taken on its face, football is a bad game. It takes roughly 3 hours to complete only 11 minutes of actual football. If you were forced to play games with such unfavorable numbers, the equivalent would be an eight player game of Talisman.

Game Design by Example: Introduction

When I started designing games 4-5 years ago, I used to post all of my designs in public as I was working on them. As my life got busier, I started doing that less and less. I’ve recently realized that I need to do it more.

Magic: the Gathering Officially Comes to D&D

For years, gamers have wondered why two of the biggest fantasy brands in the world, Magic: the Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons, couldn’t come together, especially since they’re both made in the same building.

Surviving

Survival mode pumps Fallout 4’s feel up to the right notch, adding a little something I missed without quite knowing it.

The Decker and the 10M of Fiber Optic Cable

Algorithms become faster, smarter, and more efficient. Nastier. More aggressive.