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20 August, 2016

Ask me (almost) anything
Filed under: — Psychochild @ 3:17 PM

Today in honor of passing the midpoint of Blaugust 2016, I’ll do an “ask me (almost) anything” thread.

Read the guidelines, and then post a comment!

3 August, 2016

Negativity and its effect on indie developers
Filed under: — Psychochild @ 8:19 PM

Let me tell you a story about my good friend Dave. He’s a smart guy and an indie game developer. He’s stuck with game development for many years. He finally had a success big enough that he’s working on making games full time.

Dave wants to work on a new game. He’s trying a lot of things. He’s trying some 3D this time instead of going with 2D as he has before. He’s working on some AI-driven stuff, instead of heavily scripted and content-heavy games before.

Dave showed the game to some fellow indie developers. But, you know what he found? Negativity.

And negativity doesn’t help.

25 June, 2016

Busy for a bit
Filed under: — Psychochild @ 9:25 PM

A confluence of things is keeping me extra busy lately. So, here’s a catch-up post with what’s going on in my life, and why posting might be slow or abbreviated for a bit.

13 June, 2016

“I’m not sure I understand”
Filed under: — Psychochild @ 6:03 PM

Something a little different tonight. I hope you’ll humor me.

Here’s a bit of creative writing dealing with the things bouncing in my head for a while.

25 May, 2016

Listen to me on the Massively OP Podcast
Filed under: — Psychochild @ 1:49 PM

I’m neck-deep in some work right now, so this is going to be a brief post. But, if you’re dying for some of my wit and wisdom… well, just to hear me talk, you can listen to the Massively OP Podcast where Justin “Syp” Olivetti and I talk about all sorts of things related to gaming, RPGs, and MMOs.

10 May, 2016

Posting, interrupted
Filed under: — Psychochild @ 8:40 AM

Suffering from a cold currently. Posting will be a bit slow as I have to focus my limited energy on other things right now.

Thanks for your patience!

2 May, 2016

My development of my leadership skills

Over the past few years, I’ve taken a keen interest in the topic of leadership. Part of it comes from my time running Near Death Studios; I think having more leadership training could have helped me grow the business better. I would like to start my own company again in the future, and so I’m looking to build my leadership skills for the next company I start.

Let me share a bit of what I’ve been looking at, and perhaps you’ll have a few suggestions of your own.

17 April, 2016

Tabletop RPGs, I am now an adult playing “let’s pretend”
Filed under: — Psychochild @ 1:14 PM

Yesterday I wrote about my college years, and today I’ll write about my adult life and experience with tabletop RPGs.

It’s probably going to come as little surprise that a gaming nerd like me, who became a professional computer game developer, still enjoys tabletop gaming.

16 April, 2016

Tabletop RPGs, the college years
Filed under: — Psychochild @ 5:16 PM

Yesterday I went over the early years of tabletop RPGs, where I had a forbidden love in the form of D&D.

Now, let’s see what happens when our brave hero leaves home and enters university.


15 April, 2016

I am a tabletop RPG aficionado
Filed under: — Psychochild @ 6:44 PM

One of my big passions is tabletop gaming. It has been a significant part of my gaming life and career, even if I’ve never directly developed a tabletop game. Well, yet, at least. :)

Let me take you on a little journey and talk about what tabletop RPGs mean to me.

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