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
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?
Recently I discovered the NightCafe Studio AI and have been like a kid in the candy shop ever since: Using AI Art in RPGs But goofy fun aside does this tech have any real use for GMs? I think it does. Not only am I featuring AI Art as a key visual component of my […]Read More Benefits of AI for Game Masters
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 […]Read More RPG’s In Development
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 […]Read More Ripples in Tradition
It has come to my attention that not all persons are as obsessed with aliens as I am. This is honestly a bit of a shock. Nonetheless, I wanted to make my Tarot based RPG system accessible to lovers of all genres so now the rules behind the Martian Muckraker RPG are available as a […]Read More Muckraker System & Future Game Dev