City Planning: No College Degree Required

Before reading the post, take a look at these different pictures, a few minutes to review each is enough.           Those pictures were majorly from video games, with a couple from real life. The idea behind all those pictures was a concept that some Gamemasters may overlook when they start creating Read more about City Planning: No College Degree Required[…]

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Androids, Cyborgs, & Transhumanism. Oh My! — Part II: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Electric Sheep

As an afterthought of the last post, I want to begin this one by offering up some clarification and justification for how and why I chose to focus on compassion as part of the human essence, rather than some other emotion. This will hopefully help make sense of what is to follow in today’s post.  Read more about Androids, Cyborgs, & Transhumanism. Oh My! — Part II: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Electric Sheep[…]

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Adding a Little Culture to Your Game

In re-watching Babylon 5, I have been thinking of two main concepts of RPG storytelling that are quite intertwined, community and politics. The station is essentially a large walled city with a large trading center being governed by a council of five races with a smaller general senate of smaller feudal cities they interact with Read more about Adding a Little Culture to Your Game[…]

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Think Big, Play Small

There are a lot of fictional settings with some sort of war taking place predominantly in it, where there are various skirmishes here and there along contested lines of combat. Various fantasy movies from 300 to Lord of the Rings to Chronicles of Narnia and even Star Wars have large battles taking place as cinematic Read more about Think Big, Play Small[…]

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When In Doubt, Hurt The Bird

The title of this article comes from a mantra that was kicked around the animation and scriptwriting departments of Disney during making of Aladdin, and if you go back and watch Aladdin and its sequels and the TV series, you could get quite drunk if you make a drinking game out of it. Hopefully you Read more about When In Doubt, Hurt The Bird[…]

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Androids, Cyborgs, &; Transhumanism. Oh My! — Part I: The Tin Woodman

Reflecting upon my last series about Odd John, the Ubermensch, and the Sci-Fi tragedy, I have decided to take a slightly different approach to dragging you through my experiences in the rabbit holes of literature. I am going to try to tell this as more of a story, rather than a hodge-podge brain vomit into Read more about Androids, Cyborgs, &; Transhumanism. Oh My! — Part I: The Tin Woodman[…]

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