Monthly Archives: April 2013

On Being Replaced

I’ve been replaced. I was reading Jason Pitre’s brilliant A Spark in Fate Core, which is an alternate take on the Game Creation chapter I wrote in Core. I recommend you read that if you like world-building systems. At the bottom of the first page: This replaces chapter 3 in Fate Core. It’s happened time

Convention Book: Progenitors is Live!

My friends, I have a badass announcement: Convention Book: Progenitors is live! This book wouldn’t have been possible without my amazing, talented writing staff: Lillian Cohen-Moore, David A Hill Jr, Josh Roby, and Jeremy Tidwell. Yesterday, I posted a little bit on my G+ about the book. I’ll build on that here, and tell you

New Worlds: Sapphire Twins

This is the fourth and final in my New Worlds series. For the rules, look at the first day. For how this all got started, look at the originating post. Now, for Specimen – Glenfiddich 15: Sapphire Twins [Note: I wanted to find an Arabic transliteration for the title, but I couldn’t in 30 seconds, and I only

New Worlds: Station Anders

This is the third in my New Worlds series. For the rules, look at the first day. For how this all got started, look at the originating post. Now, for Balvenie Doublewood 101: Station Anders Station Anders is a scientific endeavor by the Academy of Extraoceanic Discoveries. AED is a high-profile group, dedicated to finding new sources of

Truths About Doing What You Love

Over the weekend, I tweeted a couple thoughts about doing what you love: Anyone telling you that doing what you love won’t feel like work is selling you a bunch of bullshit. But it *will* feel damned rewarding. Also, what you love will change over time, as you grow exposed to new facets of what

A Working Model of RPG Elements

Earlier this week, James Ernest invited me to guest lecture on RPGs to his class at DigiPen. He asked me to talk about what a RPG is, how this style of game came about, and the cliff notes on building one. As you might imagine, “what an RPG is” is, well, a hell of a