I gave another talk at the Newfoundland Gaming Expo. As I mentioned during that talk, I figured out last year that “Making Games” is too big a subject, so I decided on “Game Programming” for this year’s talk. Which is ALSO too big a subject, so next year should be halfway focused. Maybe. Here are the … Continue reading NGX2016 Talk →
This is the second in my series of posts on roleplaying. Last time I talked Emotional Experiments, which I’ve tried from both sides of the table, but this time I want to talk a bit about a refinement I’ve developed while running games. I used to find being the GM deeply unsatisfying. I was worried that my players […]
I’ve been reading a lot of blogs about roleplaying games of late. Blogs like The Angry GM, Ars Ludi (of West Marches fame), and The Alexandrian are blowing my little crop-topped mind pretty regularly. They’re writing stuff on a regular schedule that is opinionated, detailed, and high-quality. I’m learning a lot about the art form of Game Mastery, and I’m learning […]
Assuming the project would cost $2.5 billion (2010 dollars) in capital costs, the project was suggested to just barely pass muster. I want Muskrat Falls to make sense. Reading that analysis just puts in perspective how badly it does not.
The first completely joyful memory I have is the night that I played my first role playing game. It happened during a formative period in my life. My family left La Scie after the cod moratorium ended my dad’s bright dreams of becoming a full-time entrepreneur and sent him back to the classroom. Less than a year […]
Here is something that I spend too much time thinking about lately. I’ve made a lot of brave noises about my weight over the years, and I’ve been viciously jealous of the few I’ve met who’ve beaten the beast. But I think it’s possible that there’s value in seeing what this looks like when you don’t […]
In preparation for his upcoming visit courtesy of Avalon Expo 2, I’ve just read Robert Sawyer‘s book Quantum Night. It’s worth reading. Robert Sawyer is the definitive Canadian SF author. You could say he’s outshone in some ways by Margaret Atwood, and that’s true. But if you’re a reader and lover of science fiction, Sawyer’s got […]