August 2012

This Conversation Interrupted By The Republican National Congress

http://storify.com/AlasdairStuart/in-which-the-rnc-waste-their-money   The above tweet is, especially if you’re of the Conservative bent, completely inoffensive. It isn’t even particularly offensive if you’re not a Republican or a Conservative. It’s probably mockable, and the gentleman’s name will surely join Wolf Blitzer and Zach Bampf in the list of ridiculous political names my father has been collecting […]

This Conversation Interrupted By The Republican National Congress

Geometry of Chance: David A Hill

Geometry of Chance is a new series I’m doing talking to RPG designers who work outside the ‘traditional’ Fantasy RPG tropes. I’ve got a few in the bank but earlier this week I found out David A Hill, of the excellent Maschine Zeit games, had $1200 dollars lifted from his cashbox at GenCon. As a

Geometry of Chance: David A Hill

GenCon: Go Team Morlock!

It’s entirely possible to spend four days here and not step outside. Not because you’re busy gaming, although God knows enough people are, but because Indianapolis is a town that’s looking to the stars. Or at least, to the second storey. The Convention Center, itself basically the size of every town I grew up in

GenCon: Go Team Morlock!

GenCon: Kickstarting the Con

A convention is always a landslide, a group of similarly interested people, companies and performers bouncing downhill in loose formation for however many days it takes for the goods to be sold, the lease to run out and the beer to run dry. Earlier today, someone tweeted:   GenCon’s in town. The whole of Central

GenCon: Kickstarting the Con

Caliban’s Games

Danny Boyle’s opening ceremony for London 2012 was crammed full of meaning and symbolism, concept stacked on concept in a constantly shifting look at British culture that began where the Thames begins and finished with the lighting of the Olympic torch by athletes who have yet to reach their full potential. It was, even in

Caliban’s Games

Music Past The Red Line-‘Icarus’ from Deus Ex: Human Revolution

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=402asYLG_b0&w=560&h=315]   The prequel to Deus Ex, one of the most formative computer games of the last twenty years, Human Revolution is a story which starts on the cusp of a manufactured singularity. Cybernetic augmentation is about to become widespread and you play Adam Jenson, the chief of security at Sarif Industries, the leading

Music Past The Red Line-‘Icarus’ from Deus Ex: Human Revolution

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