The following was my submission for the first round of the 2022 NYC Midnight Short Story Challenge. My assigned prompt was Genre: Fantasy, Topic: A Grudge, Character: A Gatekeeper. The ancient room seemed to amplify silence, in spite of theRead more → Short Story: The Sorceress
Ten years ago, I sat down to teach myself a new programming framework, and wanted a project to power that learning along, so I set about building a 4X game inspired by the likes of Pax Imperia, Master of Orion,Read more → Galactic Impact
I lost my mom on April 2, 2021. Below are remarks I gave during her graveside service on the 5th. My mother taught me all I know about living in this world. She taught me how to live into myRead more → Eulogy for my Mom
Seems like I accidentally took a little hiatus from board game design, and sort of from board gaming more generally, even my podcast queue is pretty deep with episodes of board game shows I’ve skipped past recently. Though I wentRead more → Took/taking a little break?
Holy shit y’all there was so much exciting news in the last few months I totally forgot to even post about it here! Here’s the update: Last summer, I got two games under contract — I wasn’t totally clear onRead more → Big News 2019!
As I continue to grind Valour down into a polished gem ready for publishing, I’m occasionally working in some time on a few smaller designs; it’s nice to have a distraction that feels productive. One of these new designs, I’mRead more → Designer Diary: Potemkin Empire
Twenty Sixteen, everyone’s favorite year to hate in modern memory. I’m not really going to address any of the globally bad shit that went down here, I’m just going to talk about myself. That’s healthy, right? 2016 was a prettyRead more → 2016 Retrospective
I successfully “wrote” a “novel” in the month of November — at least per the rules of NaNoWriMo (the National Novel Writing Month): Written word-count of 50k in thirty days, which averages to at least 1,667 words per day. Since I was aRead more → NaNoWriMo 2016 “Winner”!
A few folks have been harassing me about the open loop I left from last year’s goals, and want to know where things landed. Seems appropriate that this should come out in February, given that the original post didn’t makeRead more → Yearly Goals 2015 Roundup
Casual Gaming Revolution posted a great list of all the major American gaming conventions happening in 2016. You should go check out their original post here. Looking at the spreadsheet, I had trouble parsing out some of the information IRead more → Refactoring the Casual Gaming Revolution Con List