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 →
Gilmore Girls reunion show, but a cozy: Star Hollow Murders. The most festival small town in Connecticut just got deadly. And municipal water. Finally. Rory’s baby is now in 1st grade. Rory & Lorelai always find stiffs on the way to each week’s new seasonal festival’s food truck for hotdogs, elephant ears or coffee or... Continue Reading →
I have mentioned my church at a bar in a couple of previous posts. I even mentioned ritual in one of those posts. Before I start reading The Power of Ritual for book club, I wanted to get some thoughts down. To see how they change. On Thursday nights, in a social club called the... Continue Reading →
And that seems both an understandable observation, and a weird thing to be grumpy about. Sometimes it'll be narrowly about something that only makes sense in the context of D&D, like how classes or alignment work. Sometimes it'll be more substantive. But... it's a game that's, like, 50 years old or nearly so. It is... Continue Reading →
Last year was 2020, and for reasons, pretty much stopped playing with the 5e table that had drawn me back into role playing after a break of a significant number of years. Like... I played various games for a decade, and then I almost entirely missed AD&D 2nd edition, and 5th had been out for... Continue Reading →
so that's somewhere greater than 160 characters in the title of this post... actually, i'm going to add some characters...