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Values and Rewards

I’ve been bugging a couple of other designers about their games, one because he asked me to and one because I’m helping with playtesting. I really like both of these games and I think I see ways they can be … Continue reading

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Centurion Ruminations

A discussion elsewhere has led me to consider choices made in designing Centurion – one of my games that was not inspired by other systems but was wholly independently designed. Centurion: Legionaries of Rome, as its title implies, is a … Continue reading

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How Starship is Commandos?

Starship Commandos is very explicitly inspired by the movie Aliens and the novel Starship Troopers. Recently, an individual had a bit of a disconnect between the perceived nature of those intellectual properties and the game. Basically, the interlocutor saw mortal … Continue reading

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This Is How (What) We Do It

After having a fair break with minimal pressure following the success of the Sword’s Edge Kickstarter, with the payments in, project management has started. But that’s not all. There are a bunch of other projects on which I am working, … Continue reading

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Crushing Heads Can Be Fancy

I was organizing my files, removing doubles, verifying I had the most recent working files, and considering old files on which I had stumbled. One such file was a project that started in 2013 and was shelved in 2015. It’s … Continue reading

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The Wall: Rules Developing

This post is one of a series describing the design of a prospective RPG called the Wall. You can find more posts here. In writing the text for the actual game, I came across a further problem with the rules … Continue reading

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The Wall: Test Run Four

This post is one of a series describing the design of a prospective RPG called the Wall. You can find more posts here. This is a return to test number three. The rumours of Elite food hording has proved false, … Continue reading

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The Wall: Rules Next Evolution

This post is one of a series describing the design of a prospective RPG called the Wall. You can find more posts here. In the last Scene, the PCs were very restricted in what they could do because Harmony was … Continue reading

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The Wall: Test Run Three

This post is one of a series describing the design of a prospective RPG called the Wall. You can find more posts here. Okay, time for test number three. We didn’t actually provide an outcome for Test II. Let’s say … Continue reading

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The Wall: Rules Evolution

This post is one of a series describing the design of a prospective RPG called the Wall. You can find more posts here. Sometimes, changes to rules occur not during their use, but in the contemplation that comes after. This … Continue reading

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