Looking back, Looking forward

There’s nothing quite like looking back on old work to make you realize how far you’ve come. I was flipping through an old notebook and found this gem, probably written while I was in high school. I’ve edited it for clarity, grammar, and spelling, but left the cheesiness for you to enjoy. Of all the…

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Write – Design – Program: Lets Chat

Let’s talk about making games. Specifically, writing for games, designing games, and game programming. These are the three areas I’m excited about, thinking about, and working the hardest to improve on. Let’s open up the conversation, talk about the journey, about learning new skills, grabbing opportunities, and making better stuff. How? Blogging makes the most…

Camp Nanowrimo 2016 and Planning

Well, that’s April. I finished several projects, all ahead of schedule and within the target word count. Part of what I did took place on Camp Nanowrimo, and I’m glad I took part. I’m a big believer in surrounding yourself with a strong “team”—even if that team is working on vastly different things—and Camp Nanowrimo,…

Self Publishing – Deadly Troubadours

November is done, NaNoWriMo is over, and you may be wondering what’s next. How do I get my book out there? Brent Thomas, a good friend of mine, self published his novel, and he’s here to share his journey. Rodney Sloan: Hi Brent. So tell us a little about yourself. Brent Thomas: I original come…

The Hero’s Journey

Last week I promised to tell you about a great structure for your stories and games. Well, let me introduce Joseph Campbell, and his book The Hero with a Thousand Faces. Mr Campbell says that all myths, no matter where and when they were created, share a common series of events. This structure is common to…

Tick – Interview

Tick is the story of Tom Verbrisser, a young man who has everything and more; a great apartment in London, top of the range designer sunglasses and a luxury car. And he’s about to inherit his fathers fortune too. There’s just one hitch; Tom Verbrisser is a cat. Peter Leonard, the author, and I have…

Writing up a storm

It has been a busy month writing wise, it’s National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo for short and I’ve been plugging away at my first novel. The reason I’m telling you this is because I’m learning loads about writing that I think will extend to preparing good sessions for your players. Make Notes I have…

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