It was one little comment by someone in a conversation about games that revealed they didn't actually process what I said that set me off furiously designing today.

The moment you know how fully you've been colonized by Twitter, or Slack, or other social media platforms is when you find yourself unconsciously hitting Shift-Enter instead of Enter when you're typing in a doc or text editor.

Put The Clay That Woke in character+discover.

July ttrpg theory fill-in-the-blanks challenge. policies at conventions and got them implemented, promoted safety mechanisms and safety awareness for tabletop gameplay, and supported and advocated for inclusivity in gaming — get shut down.

... 'do the people who like it take care of each other?'. That turns out to be the better predictor of longevity."

It's interesting how wrong he turned out to be. Toxic shitholes like Twitter soldier on and on, and platforms like Google+ — where people fought for...

Was browsing bookmarks from more than a dozen years ago and found this quote from Clay Shirky:

"[Y]ou will make more accurate predictions about software and — in this web drive world — about services if you ask yourself not 'what’s the business model?', but rather...

Have you seen the Carewave Manifesto
Still really into the carewave manife@Threadbare@twitter.combuilds understanding, action, and connection. Care provides insight, healing and agency. Systems built on care are stronger than those built on non-consensual domination and fear."

"Daddy, I think my throat is a waterslide for The Littles."


"They would ride on this cookie."

My son is playing some game he downloaded on the tablet.
"Daddy, do you like The Clay That Woke?"
"Uh. Yes."
"Then you will like this game. It's called Pottery."

My kiddo sometimes drops some deeply philosophical questions. You have to know Roblox mechanical paradigms for this one though.
"Daddy, would you rather retire, or rebirth?"

With certain outcomes it turns out you have a super power. You roll to see what it is. Over the past few days he's suggested a few more to add:

Can Eat Fast
Can Make Time Pass Fast
Never Has To Sleep

They're all solutions to his biggest exasperations with his childhood :)
Playtested Eight Simulator with the kiddo and I can't even describe how fun it was. But also now my head is also really spinning. I can …

There are just two genres of RPGs being made. Ones the world needs, even if just in some small way, and ones that tell it how much you hate it, how disappointed you are.

But I'll tell you a secret — the second kind is actually also the first kind.

If you're following me you're choosing my sentiment, my view of life, and the world, and about games, my desire for human connection, over Twitter's bear pit.

I don't suppose I'll ever defeat Twitter, but I can resist being contorted by it.

But imagine a dinner party where lots of the participants are fully intense. You want to leave. It's not possible to have conversation.

We're trained by social media paradigms to participate with intensity. Twitter's algorithms are optimized to provoke maximal intensity. "Engagement" is a metric that means intensity.

But when I switch the sort to sentiment, the vast majority of my most positive sentiment tweets are by me. They aren't retweets. They're stuff like this:
And this:

Day 4: Describe your work.
I think hidden in the fun of the best RPGs is something the designer knows about how the world works, about communication and how people work and cr…

Just spent a few minutes messing around with twitter analytics on That thread I just reweeted from February is my highest engagement tweet ever, but it's surpassed in engagement by nearly 100 other tweets by other users that I've retweeted.

Remember when I jumped the line on with a tweet thread back in February?

How about some ? Great. Are you designing an RPG? They are fragile social constructs. They fail to deliver on your envisioned play experience for them all the time.

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