Presidential Candida...

Part 1: Writing about politics is only fun if you’re a sadist and you’re super stoked for the downfall of civilization. It seems each day there’s a new, terrifying story of some candidate’s twisted world view, their callous, racist, myopic and primitive theist worldview. As the stars seem to...

Going to the Game Store: Then and Now Jan12

Going to the Game St...

Going to the game store used to be a rare treat. As a kid and teenager, when I had the extra cash to spare, a trip to the game store or bookstore (that sold games) would supply the weekends reading material. After I got a driver’s license, the trip became a little less magic – it could...

The Game Masters Companion

If you haven’t heard of the game book I wrote, The Darkest Age (with the help of some very talented folks), then here’s the summary – Game of Thrones + The Walking Dead. I know, right? What could be better? Set in 1355, at the height of the Black Plague, this book is a d20 compatible role-playing game featuring new never-seen-before character classes, and a setting based on some intense research – this game is  lot of fun. Now we’re about ready to release the Game Masters’ Companion. This book includes all new art, maps, details on locations like Rome, Milan and Genoa. As well it includes new artifacts,...

Indie Game Design Tips Apr05

Indie Game Design Ti...

Part I – How to Fail If someone had given me these Indie Game Design Tips three years ago, I’d have laughed at them. Indy game design is fun, popular and a phenomenon that’s breathing new creative life into an industry that was in great danger of becoming stale. There are a...

Maps Aug20

Maps

Dear Campaign Cartographer,   MAC/OSx Version, please! (It’s 2014 already!)   Thanks,   GMs and Game Designers Everywhere

The Game Store Aug12

The Game Store

I have a hard time with the game store. It’s the same issue that every non-gamer woman has with gamer men – I don’t care about your 12th level Paladin. I know, I know. That makes me a huge jerk. To compound this social fracture, I find that gamers, while typically pretty bright people,...