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re-do for pinning purposes. I'm Brad Murray, of VSCA Publishing and I make and am a . Currently working on Elysium Flare. I wear all the hats.

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: Brad Murray, Game designer, part-time amateur artist, and pro grade procrastinator. diaspora, Hollowpoint, Callisto, Deluge.

It’s important to share the love for blogs. That’s how we will discover new ones! Here’s a blog post by Tom H linking to the blog post they recently enjoyed:

@FASA_Andrew_1879 -- Jackie adores the mail bracelet. Thank you so much. Killer workmanship.

Thanks for the boost. You made a really critical difference in our early days of realizing just how white we are.

The first edition of Diaspora is free on itch for . Let's make it all weekend.

"A Google employee spoke with the Bay Area Reporter on the condition of anonymity about the current mood among LGBTQ Googlers, saying by phone that, "I'm really worried that they [company leadership] don't know how unsustainable this is. They want to have it both ways: to monetize the engagement that comes from really odious content, but to bear no responsibility for it. And all of us queers who work here see how they're getting away with making money off people who hate us while doing nothing to stop them. Meanwhile, most queer creators' channels are demonetized or marked 'adult' because they use words like 'trans.' Google has no right to be at Pride. They're just capitalists. They don't care."

"Ya know you can put the base of your green onions in water and you'll grow new shoots?"

My sister: That's vegetable piracy!!!

New Patreon Post (public!)

This post on my Patreon just went public. If you'd like to know more about the game world and integrated mechanic that I'm developing, and maybe support me in my efforts, just follow the link!
#ttrpg #worldbuilding #patreon

I made this a public post in order to speak frankly about where my life is and what to expect going forward. Feedback/questions welcome.

My neighbor's three favorite films of all time:
3. "10,000,000 Explosions"
2. "Army Guys, Yelling At Each Other"
1. "Subwoofer: The Movie"

I now have an itchio store at

Please buy things from there.

Nice blog post on drawing dungeon maps on patterned paper (instead of square paper).
“Even if the map doesn’t make much practical sense, its organic appearance makes it feel more real to the players”

rt if you would recommend to a friend

My writing head is entirely inside Diaspora Anabasis right now, so the blog is silent. Apparently I have a set number of words per week and must allocate them to projects.

I have a question for you: what does a game need to be "powered" by the Soft Horizon? I have this game in mind and for as much as I love the core rules I'd love to bend them towards other directions (not completely tho). As much as this sounds like a hack, what do you think it's mandatory to still call a game a member of the Soft Horizon's family?
I have a partial answer but I wanna hear from you first.

Mess with the geography all you want. The topology is preserved and it's the part with mechanical impact.

By which I mean they are cheap to buy so the profit is low so you can't easily make them ethically. Not that they are cheap to make. This language sucks.

VSCA hasn't had a price hike in 10 years. Now it has. Games are too cheap to make.

I recall years back that The Register used to be a little critical of OpenBSD. Lately they've been giving credit to the project for being right. For example, yesterday's article on the new attacks:

"The OpenBSD community, for one, came to that conclusion last year when it disabled Hyber-Threading in OpenBSD 6.4."

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