Dungeon Design: Thinking in 3D

We see our world as a three dimensional experience, where we factor in the length, width and depth of objects. We factor this into our construction as well, building objects into towers, pyramids and other such structures, usually to meet criteria for its use as well as for some artistic values that we are going Read more about Dungeon Design: Thinking in 3D[…]

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Gamemastering By Pushing The Envelope

Our motto was “bite off more than we could chew, then figure out some crazy complicated way to make it work.” Source: Making Crash Bandicoot pt. 3 The Crash Bandicoot quote comes from the fact that to get the game to do what they needed it to, the designers would come up with something they Read more about Gamemastering By Pushing The Envelope[…]

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Analyzing Open World Intelligent Design

People can approach the same design problem and choose to solve it in radically different ways depending on their perspective of the problem, which in turn results in radically different games. If you think about jumping over a pit being about precision, you get Super Meat But. But, if you think of it as being Read more about Analyzing Open World Intelligent Design[…]

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Androids, Cyborgs, & Transhumanism. Oh My! — Tears of an Angel

Let’s take a moment to talk about a good story. I am of the opinion that what makes a good story can at times be purely subjective. Now, there are some important things that should probably be adhered to when looking at a story, such as plot consistency, character development, and a defined sense of Read more about Androids, Cyborgs, & Transhumanism. Oh My! — Tears of an Angel[…]

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Do Unto Others To Improve Your RP

When we sit down to roleplay, we are usually concerned about our character, our goals over those of the other characters. Sure, we want to work with the party and make sure they stay alive, but that usually boils down to ‘I need them alive because they support me’. However, roleplaying is a group activity Read more about Do Unto Others To Improve Your RP[…]

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Androids, Cyborgs, & Transhumanism. Oh My! Part III — I Think, Therefore I _____________.

We’ve come to a point in this delve, or whatever you may call it, where I feel I must address something else. I hear the internet say “But Mr. Bookkeeper, these are all works of fiction. The author has liberty to create characters based off of their own perception of something like transhumanism. It isn’t Read more about Androids, Cyborgs, & Transhumanism. Oh My! Part III — I Think, Therefore I _____________.[…]

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