Have you ever wanted to play a possum character in your favorite table top role-playing game? Or maybe intelligent adventuring gear? Now you can do both! A little while ago, as I write these words, there was this… https://twitter.com/shannonmcmaster/status/1420446101669359619?s=21 Where you can see that the initial inspiration came from someone else’s thoughts on Dungeons &... Continue Reading →
I’ll come back to that. What is the 100 meter dash? It is a track & field sport where individuals race a set distance. What is pole vault? It is a track & field sport where individuals take turns using a pole to propel themselves up into the air, and over a horizontal stick which... Continue Reading →
Reposting here so I don't lose track of it. twitter.com/shannonmcmaster/status/1400893943504687108
Like there's the whole world out there, you know, and everything you see is an idea. But sometimes maybe a robot poking your brain is what you need. Like this... https://twitter.com/MagicRealismBot/status/1393245031054540801?s=20 So I plan to set that up someday & see what players make of it.
https://twitter.com/iammattsanders/status/1392440332793565184?s=20 This QRT & the thread it's q-ing threw a light on something I'd like to think I'd have gotten to sooner or later. But maybe not. Anyway. When I wrote Forest Outlaws, I wanted to make a game that encouraged player-characters to enjoy Robin Hood style adventures. I though about what the early Robin... Continue Reading →
I gave a world-building-focused reply, which I don't want to loose to the vagaries of the twitter algorithm... Maybe they just haven’t figured out gunpowder or steel yet. Tech development isn’t like plant dev, it isn’t hard-coded into any DNA. It’s contingent: people have to want to develop it, have the resources to, succeed, &... Continue Reading →
At some level of abstraction defining and making equivalent "games" as rules that guide play draws a thing Americans are familiar with called 1040 into the corral of games. Because all you have done at that level of abstraction is begged the question "what is X?" Aaannnd... you now have two X to deal with.... Continue Reading →