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2019 Blogging Challenge

Brief Assortment of Interesting Things — 12th of April 2019

Here's the round-up from between the 30th of March and the 12th of April, 2019.

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dungeons and dragons

Dungeon Mastering For The First Time

I've started Game Mastering a Star Wars table-top RPG set in the Old Republic/pre-Mandalorian Wars era, and it's one of my favourite things right now.

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philosophy

Interview with Ida Toft: Materialisms and Designing Games For Plants

I approached Ida Toft a few weeks ago with the idea of doing an interview on their art and research practice. I met Ida Toft at Concordia University, where I'm currently finishing an

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Building an inventory in Twine 2 with the built-in Harlowe macros

If you're looking for an inventory system in Twine 2's default Harlowe Story Format, I have here a fairly simple system which I wrote for my incomplete Myst Jam twine game.

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Today I livetweeted a talk by Pippin Barr

Storified for convenience. I think. Because there are many tweets, click the big Read Next Page button when you reach the end. Update May 2018: Storify shut down. I exported the tweets, but

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altgames

Patronage Report for January 2015

January is not usually a productive month for me, so I'm very happy to report that I've done lots of things this January! If I were to qualify my overall mood this month,

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games

Using Twine 1.4.2 As A Prototyping Tool for Unity3d

I have been using Twine 1.4.2 almost exclusively since it was released, and have not had time to properly explore Twine 2. As such, this article is concerned with using 1.

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games

#GAMERella and building Outsider

This past weekend I was a participant in GAMERella, a game jam aimed at women and beginners, whose mission is to foster a safer space where game jamming can happen in a fun,

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Alex Epstein on Characters: Women NPCs are plot devices, Heroes are brooding ‘daddy figures’ #MIGS2013

This morning I sat in the Palais des Congrès room 519 at the Montréal International Games Summit. I was attending a seminar run by Alex Epstein from COMPULSION GAMES. The extraordinary A accompanied

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