What is this table-top role-playing thing? How does it work, what does it do, what kind of designs do which things? I’ve got some ideas, and so do you. This is where we talk about it! You’ll see conversations, presentations, interviews, and essays.
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Here’s part 1 of my series “Finding D&D,” or rather, my first pass at working it up into a formal presentation. I’m looking forward to a fair piece of response for it. There’s some history, based on several discussions at my old Adept forum, and a lot of private correspondence since then across a number […]
I’ve been drawing these things for years. I’ve rarely discussed them publicly for a couple reasons, but busted one out for my Understanding the Pool seminar, and got to thinking about them again. Then Jason, who was saving my sanity regarding Adobe Premiere, asked me about them outta the blue, based on a discussion about […]
This interview is from November 2017, almost exactly a year later than the Metatopia interview with Maksim Mohammedov, and a good comparison with it. You’ll see how both Vigil and Adept Play have emerged from the earlier points.
gets right up my nose for people to pick through this essay as if it were a finalized thesis
This is an interview of me by Maksim Muhammedov, during Metatopia, November 2016.
From my participation in Designers on Stage, an event at the Instituto Politecnico in Milan, Italy, in early 2017. The camera on my slides didn’t do its job, so open the attached PowerPoint too to follow along and see them, in fact a somewhat better version of what I was showing. Please consider the intrinsically […]