Category: Creative Stuff

Game of the Year, 2016

As my dear brother has mentioned, he bought me a game for my birthday back in the fall. A little game called Stardew Valley. There might have been some doubt on my part, just a wee bit of hesitation. That was until I actually...

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I Typed a Thing Part 4

Sorry for the absence last week. It was our crazy Thanksgiving and, alas, I was too busy to post. That’s on me and for that, I apologize. I would have said something sooner but then this weekend was the venerable birthday of our very...

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I Typed a Thing Part 3

Part of the reason I enjoy my little D&D series is the enjoyment of crafting an expansive narrative of events and developments that occur “off page.” The stories revolve around a rather core group of individuals and follows them on their journeys. But quite...

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I Typed a Thing Part 2

I suppose this is part of the “fun” for seeing a first draft. I’m not particularly happy with this section. Nor the next chapter. In fact, considering what I’ve written so far, I’d probably cut most of it and tie it into the story...

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I Typed a Thing

Here’s a first for me. I’ve only recently been aware of how little writing I actually put up on what’s ostensibly a writing blog. Je m’excuse. Also, after our spate of related technological and logistical issues I don’t really have anything super special to...

The Breaker Rig – Part 4

Sophie dozed fitfully. It was much later in the morning than she intended when she packed her bags. Would she notice if she slipped away now? Maybe…maybe she had changed her mind. Sophie fingered the threads on her bracelet. Hadn’t they been close before?...

The Breaker Rig – Part 3

It was a long, jarring ride to Georges’ claim. Sophie sat wedged between barrels of salted pork and sacks of flour. There were other boxes of supplies including metal gears and dark, viscous oil. Georges drove from a narrow bench at the front of...

The Breaker Rig – Part 2

This past weekend we enjoyed unseasonably warm temperatures. Even with cloud and rain, we saw highs into the teens. It helped to melt more of those final stubborn piles of snow. More importantly, it afforded me the opportunity to air out my bedding! However,...

The Breaker Rig – Part 1

Well people, the truth is I have not read anything of late. I have traveled a little, worked a little and written a little. But I have not been reading. So, to follow in the footsteps of others, I am going to foist my...

Gonna Have Your Mana

So let’s continue where I left off last week regarding Summoner Wars and it’s design… decisions. To summarize, the game does not seem to meet its assumed design goals with numerous detractors complaining about how the game promotes and encourages stalemates, passive play and...