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A developer's musings on game development and writing.

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!

7 May, 2016

How much control should a developer have over others?
Filed under: — Psychochild @ 7:00 PM

A friend of mine sent me a link to a clickbait article talking in breathless tones about how kids are gambling with game skins. To be honest, I’m a bit hesitant to even link to such a brazen bit of clickbait, but there are some interesting issues here. I’m not quite brave enough to discuss the legal ramifications here, but this did spark an interesting question: exactly how much control should a developer have over players?
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4 May, 2016

The newbie tabletop gaming experience
Filed under: — Psychochild @ 7:25 PM

The new player experience is something that gets a lot of attention in computer gaming, particularly in MMO gaming. Recently, I’ve been initiating a fellow gamer into the deeper mysteries of a tabletop RPGs and have been helping her to create a character. Along the way, I’ve been taking a look at what it takes to get someone into tabletop gaming. And, by extension, how to apply these lessons to other games in the future.
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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.
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1 May, 2016

New month, new plans
Filed under: — Psychochild @ 6:05 PM

I’ve really enjoyed the daily posting for the last few weeks. Without a daily demand on a large chunk of my time, I poured a lot into writing posts on here. With the new month, I’m going to change my posting frequency, but my promise to you is that I won’t neglect this blog! My current plan is to post at least three times per week barring extenuating circumstances.

Of course, I do have a particular extenuating circumstance coming up.
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