Quick little anti-tutorial today, inspired by Goobertown's excellent video on magnetizing miniature bases. I go the opposite route, attaching 1" metal washers to my mini bases and magnetizing my storage boxes and painting handles instead.
Those Good Old Days
John Scalzi blogged about blogging a few months ago, how we should take back our internet and be able to say and see things without an algorithm deciding for us, or only giving us droplets of what we want in the midst of a tsunami of advertisements. The fact that it was a blog post … Continue reading Those Good Old Days
Don’t Go Breaking My Heart
The OGL wildfires have inspired me to get back to game design. I've thought about this unformed game a lot (four years if you count that first blog post), and worked on it very little. I'm writing about it now to put it out into the world, to add that weight of accountability.
Making Tabletop Simulator Minis With Blender
I recently figured out a decent pipeline to get Blender models into Tabletop Simulator (TTS) for online gaming. Let's face it, if I'm painting digital minis I can keep putting off painting my physical ones.
Power Metal Cyber Future
Filing the serial numbers off Star Wars has long been a pastime I've looked down upon, but a few things happened to change my mind. Star Wars Filled Up I will always love this venerable setting, but as far as a background for TTRPGs goes, Star Wars goes through a lot of peaks and valleys … Continue reading Power Metal Cyber Future
March is Just Scumbag February
Seriously, though. You know what you're getting into with February, but March? March is a liar. You need shorts and your winter coat close at hand. Anyways, here's what I've been up to during Scumbag Month.
Vocabulary is Magic
Finding the right words is worth it, especially when they're going on a character sheet. Take the time to nail the right vibe and your games will be better for it.
Destroying the World
The Earth in doomed in Insomniacs, but how it's doomed is up to you and your group. The Kurzgesagt youtube channel continues to be an invaluable source of information on existential threats, mass extinctions, and productive nihilism. Here are a few choice options that either made it into Insomniacs more or less directly, or were inspirations for some of the doomsday scenarios or exoplanets.
Peace Was Never An Option
I wrote up a very light PbtA game about mischievous animals trying to act like people and generally committing low stakes crimes in the process. The fever dream prototype of this game turned out to be the perfect fit for the roleplaying club I ran for elementary schoolers last year.
Giving Me Life
Here's some stuff what's been making life in the plague regime bearable. Some of it's old, some of it's new.