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Poking at Patreon

First of all, I should establish that I’m not actually dead. But I have been spending the past few weeks with Dream Quest Academy, helping teach kids about video game development and basic computer programming principles. (Give a kid a block of TNT in Minecraft, he’ll blow it up. Teach a kid how to spawn…

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Strange New Worlds

It was over a year ago when I decided to focus the blog on the nuts and bolts of crafting storyworlds. After doing a couple different series of posts on the topic, I decided to test out those lessons on a real-world example. There was some hemming and hawing behind the scenes but, in the…

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Everything and Nothing Has Changed

I sit at the keyboard in the pre-dawn hours, clacking away as I do most mornings at this time. There are, however, two major differences between today and any other weekday in the past six months. The first is that I’ve already been up for over an hour. The second is that my infant son,…

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Free Darrellian Games

The bad news is that, as I predicted, I have failed to finish my One Game a Month entry for May. The good news is that I’ve finally collected all my completed OGAM games into one place, so they’re now much easier to find and play. They’re all short and browser-based, so go play one…

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The Most Pretentious Business Card Ever

I had to order new business cards last year, but found myself stumped on what exactly to put on them. “Writer” obviously. And “Game Designer” was kind of a no-brainer. But I wanted to say something about how I develop intellectual properties — and not just for the games or stories in which they first…

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Changes is Good…Right?

As you can see, I updated the ol’ website over the weekend. It’s always been a bit orange, but now I’m full vested in the Very Orange look, which is big in certain French circles this year. Does it work? I’m not sure. It’s a bit more muted than the Classic 1970s Furniture theme, closer…

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Please Stand By – Again

Hmmm, there’s a new version of WordPress out, I thought. And my comments don’t seem to be working. I should upgrade, see what’s new, and see if that fixes the comments issue. Moron. The comments got fixed (Yes, you can now add comments! And yes, I’m now filtering more spam than a Hormel assembly line…

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