We Solve It With SCIENCE I added a section to Under a Hostile Sun on the ways the currency system can allow for creative solutions for problems, and a table that gives guidance on how much a potion for different problems should cost. I added this to the Creative Commons SRD as well. The resource currency […]Read More Dev Log: We Solve it With Science!
As anyone who has been anywhere near the internet knows, there is currently a huge internet war being fought over AI. The timing of this right after OGL-gate is interesting. As The Open Game movement is about (ethical, reasonable, initiated by the creator) sharing. Whereas fears around AI run the risk of making people scared […]Read More AI As Teacher
I really wish I had more time right now to make a great blog post. But I am running off for the weekend – but would like to say – D&D will now remain, forever, an open game. The Creative Commons License now licenses the ENTIRE 5.1 SRD. The original OGL remains in effect too! […]Read More Dungeons and Dragons Remains, the World’s Greatest RPG
I am stuck on the side of the road for 150 minutes. Long story. (And getting 150 minutes longer) So experimenting with my RPG and tarot-gming. Because well… I have 150 minutes on my hands. Despite good card draws my poor explorer rolled badly and burned through his Stamina. He did save the trapped expedition […]Read More Stranded GM
Many have made the case that this new “OGL” is an attempt to ensure the maximum profitability of WotC’s tabletop being developed. This helped me realize that this OGL problem is a symptom of a much larger problem, one bigger than WotC or even the ttRPG industry. In a monetized world, unmonetized culture can be […]Read More The Value of Unmonetized Culture
Some exciting news – Shad (of Shadiversity and giant sword making extraordinaire) and Jazza of the famed art Youtube channel have released an open game system – the Cogent RPG. The ruleset can be found for free online. My players at the East Bay Martian Society have not yet been able to playtest but we […]Read More Cogent RPG by Shad and Jazza
Hey friends – just a quick update on Under a Hostile Sun. Several images not included in the original publication have been added and more are on the way. These include digital image assets made with Adobe Photoshop and Unsplash (two examples of these shared above and below), cartoons made with Adobe Fresco and two […]Read More Cartoons, Photoshop and More, Oh my!
The following is an example of a story discovered through the Martian Muckraker RPG and a tarot deck, in this case The Brady Tarot (highly recommend – currently my favorite deck, besides my Muckraker Storytelling Deck). Please not that I am posting this with minimal editing – I want this to show what an authetic […]Read More What is Strength: Example Muckraker Story
The week has brought several bits of good news. Nonetheless I am very concerned about the future of the tabletop community, both in ways that are being discussed and in ways that, at least as I have encountered so far, are not. Particularly around one of WotC’s excuses. WotC already has recourse One of the […]Read More Open for who?
If you want to join my game jam in celebration of shared creativity: https://itch.io/jam/open-gaming-jam My thoughts on (possibly) losing the OGL As a citizen of the net who is outranged, I would like the void to indulge my moment of outrage. Ahem. RAWR! HASBRO/WOTC YOU ARE A JERK-FACE LOWER THAN GOBLIN SLIME FOR ATTEMPTING TO […]Read More OGL and The value of Shared Creativity