I finished watching The Sandman yesterday. While I thought it was fine and would probably watch more episodes if they made them, it felt pretty disconnected to me, more like a strung-together series of tableaus and events than a story. I guess maybe it’s going for some kind of storybook or mythic feel, but for me it landed more like just a bunch of stuff that happened.
I finished my Wheel of Time re-read today. It was interesting to see what I didn't remember from the first time, for example I thought the way that Perrin's central character conflict resolved was interesting but had no memory of that from my original read. (Also, there was one moment in last book I've been misremembering for years, where I had thought an event involved Rodel Ituralde when it was really one of the other Great Captains, probably because I think Rodel Ituralde's name sounds cool).
New substack post: Against @PaulCzege 's definition of "game design".
1. Describe yourself with a word that’s actually a backronym made up of TTRPGs you’ve played or games you want to play. Like:
I’m a CoMMaNDo
Marvel Heroic RPG
Night’s Black Agents
Dogs in the Vineyard
I want to be S.T.A.T.I.C.
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