AI As Teacher

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 […]

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Cogent RPG by Shad and Jazza

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 […]

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Open for who?

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 […]

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RPG’s In Development

Throughout 2020 I worked on making the Muckraker System and its flagship game The Martian Muckraker. Happy to say 2021 was a productive year as well and I have many projects I will be working on into 2022. I’ve become fascinated with game design, especially the design of games with short and elegant rulesets. You […]

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Ripples in Tradition

Even a brief exploration of articles shared on the Hyperspace Tachyon Transmission Protocol show that Cephal is described in radically different ways by the various sides of Aquatilium’s culture war. To some he is a sell out to an interplanetary order dominated by terrain species, to others he is a brave but dynamic soldier of […]

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