• Posts Tagged ‘personal experience’

    Writing All The Things

    by  • October 15, 2015 • Design & Art • Comments Off on Writing All The Things

    Freelancing has been an interesting new challenge for me in the game design world. I’ve been writing a lot of stretch goals for Kickstarters, working on small games for a few various projects, and finishing up some really big designs I’ve been working on forever. I’m not really new to the concept of doing...

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    Gaming with toddlers

    by  • June 3, 2015 • Essays • Comments Off on Gaming with toddlers

    As a parent of two babies, I do not get as much “gaming time” that I might like to. In fact, it is difficult to get any time at all. When they are really small they sleep most of the time, but at this age, they are active enough to require my attention, but...

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    A Similar Kind of Negotiation

    by  • December 23, 2014 • Essays • Comments Off on A Similar Kind of Negotiation

    A Disclaimer: This post involves a tiny bit of NSFW content, in the form of erotic storytelling.   “Stick your ass out a little bit further,” I insist, with my strictest topping tone, though I let a little smirk escape. My playmate smiles back at me over her shoulder, eyes wide and playing helpless,...

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    What Next? – #1reasonwhy

    by  • July 14, 2014 • Essays • 1 Comment

    I want you to imagine that sometime between your 8th and 15th birthdays, your skin gradually gained a blue sheen – nothing so dramatic as waking up one day and discovering that you’d gone full out smurf.  Just… your sixth grade picture shows the same skin tone you always shared with all of your...

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    Pendragon, Locker Rooms, and Lady Knights

    by  • March 17, 2014 • Essays • 4 Comments

    It’s Sunday afternoon in the weight room at the rec center, and the guys are all here. They’re in good spirits today, and the banter and trash-talk is lively. Which of us has the biggest muscles? What about the biggest dick? Which of us needs to work on his legs more? Who gets the...

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    Gamer Brie – A Year in Retrospect

    by  • February 6, 2014 • Essays • Comments Off on Gamer Brie – A Year in Retrospect

    A year ago, you couldn’t tell me that I’d be doing any of the things I’m doing right now. I was just getting into story and indie games, trying new things, and trying my hardest to push my boundaries without breaking. I admit, I kind of broke. I was playing a DramaSystem game in...

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    The Rusalka – First Impressions

    by  • October 30, 2013 • Design & Art • 1 Comment

    I recently created Monsterhearts skins called the Rusalka and the Medusa. This is a summary of my recent play experience with the Rusalka skin. You can download the skins at the Daedalum AP website.  Oh, Rusalka. I’m so happy I made you. I’m playing Ekaterina Aandreyev, star member of the swim team, scorned by...

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    Failures in Game Mastery

    by  • October 16, 2013 • Essays • 26 Comments

    Today I’ve been thinking about GMing. I have not GM’d much. In fact, it’s been fewer than 10 times. A large part of it is anxiety, some of it is just lack of time to invest. When I ran at Gen Con, the first session was one of the worst experiences in my entire...

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