Saw a suiter in full US military garb with a thin blue line flag patch and shouted THAT'S DISGUSTING but honestly terrifying is a better word like yuck why does anyone tolerate that. Just super in Murdering People in the fwuffy animal fandom #ANE2019

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On one hand, asking a RPG designer about their next project is the best question. "I really like your stuff. Tell me more." On the other hand, it's the most crushing question. "Don't tell me you're tapped out? I guess you weren't the inspired creator I thought you were."

@JoshuaACNewman Xul Solar was an Argentine artist who was friends with Borges. Among other things he created languages and fictional board games.

"Games were the 'workshop of languages in the making'...the nucleus and matrix of it all, and none was more complex than the Pan Game, a board of non-chess, whose indeterminate rules were simultaneously a group of musical notes, a dictionary for the creation of new languages and a way to ask 'What are we playing?'"


@Portablecity has just given us our first glimpse at what the final 🐺 will look like. The art on the cover is still a work in progress, but look at how it’s progressing! Imagine this beast standing before you, one foot tall and a powerful three feet long!

Still very much a work in progress, but a portent of things to come!

The Kickstarter, only 9 days left:

all programming languages are extremely ugly

im not saying that the concept of programming languages is ugly. in theory they could make one that didn't look like shit. and some ARE less ugly than others, obviously

i feel like so many technical pursuits at least have some kind of aesthetic satisfaction in them, where the thing you made looking good also informs you that you're doing a good job at it. like laying out a circuit board. but even the best code written in the purest, most elegant programming language looks visually like a mess

Starting work on A Traveler, Alone, which is a 1p RPG inspired by Choose Your Own Adventure and Fighting Fantasy books, but using my fiction -> aesthetic judgment -> fiction cycle.

This one's gonna be hard.

Another warmup sketch of a wolf, done in Clip Studio Paint for @Epidiah Ravachol's Wolfspell, coming soon to kickstarter!

In case people haven't read through it, I consider this retrospective compilation of Vincent Baker's writings on how RPGs work to be one of the foundational texts of roleplaying game design and theory.

Regardless of what style of RPG you want to make, any RPG designer would be well served to read it carefully all the way through.

Whether the language you speak refers to the drink as "tea" or "chai" depends on whether that country had contact with China by sea or by land. If you got your tea via the Silk Road, it's probably called chai. If you got it by boat (like the English and much of western Europe), then it is probably called "tea".

Ok, the Music From Outer Space EchoFXXX board is all soldered together! It’s time to bite the bullet on a power supply that I can use for a big pile of modules. I think a computer power supply will give me sufficient amps to power a bunch, since they’re actually all pretty low power.

Then I need ±5V for signal. That will be a little harder. USB is 5V, so I should be able to do it with a pair of USB chargers, but I’ll need several amps to power what’s likely to be a largish number of Arduini.

You might think Björk is an electronic art hero of mine because of her music.

But no.

It’s because of this video.

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