Trigger Warning

Eadem mutata resurgo

Disability Qualification

Notes

Disability Qualification

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Deck Philosophy

Deck Philosophy

The role-playing game I am currently designing (working title: Patchwork) is attempting to capitalize on deck-building as a mechanism of conflict resolution.

I want to give a sketch as to my vision of what the decks *mean* to the story.

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Saturday 31 August 2013 at 6:53 pm

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People of Mars

Big Planet, Small Town

People of Mars

The first Mars Direct rocket was launched on 1 May, 2018. It arrived on 16 Jan 2019. As the first crew, they had their choice of several landing sights - and in the end, chose the caves of Arsia Mons

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Friday 02 August 2013 at 01:32 am

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Life On Mars

Hunky Dory

Life On Mars

Ever since humanity landed on Mars, terraforming it was always part of the plan. The Mars Project was established by President Mondale, to build and plan for making Mars habitable to humans.

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Thursday 01 August 2013 at 1:38 pm

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Still Life

the Ghosts of Earth

Still Life

My sorcerer mini-supplement idea

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Wednesday 31 July 2013 at 12:28 pm

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Blood Magic

Genetic Dimorphism, Psychic Powers, and Heredity

Blood Magic

In the Zauberei serial, by the time I made it to the second book, I realized I needed to get some consistency in how I handled the powers that were still being discovered.

It became clear that powers were different between genders, and so that's how I started.

The initial conceit is that there is a certain variation of the gender chromosomes that gives powers. Powers are effectively recessive, so in almost all cases, you need two instances of these genes. However, people with a singleton still manifest something.

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Saturday 27 October 2012 at 4:51 pm

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Demonseed Dice

exploding doubles

Demonseed Dice

Demonseed's inner system will take multiple posts. This one is just about the dicing system, which is as follows:

Exploding doubles. A snake-eyes will be considered especially bad.

In other words, we roll 2dN trying to roll *above* a target number T. Reroll on doubles, forever - stop on any non-double or a snake-eyes.

Bonuses increase the the size of N.
Penalties increase the size of T.

Combat and characters will have to be handled later. Everything else is going to be covered here.

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Wednesday 05 September 2012 at 12:00 am

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Demonseed Turns

days of yore

Demonseed Turns

Since this is a generational game, 'adventures' or 'turns' are effectively going to be days. A day of game time will be a 'year' in the world.

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Tuesday 04 September 2012 at 12:00 am

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Demonseed Legacy

Narrative

Demonseed Legacy

So, now I need a story, a narrative framework to fit the structure I established earlier.

What I've come up with I call 'Legacy', which is the Retcon/Ascension of Demonseed. Players will play the descendants of their original character, who'll quite literally inherit the skills.

Here's how it will look...

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Monday 03 September 2012 at 12:00 am

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Demonseed Philosophy

Mission Statement

Demonseed Philosophy

I want to outline several things that I think should be considered when designing Demonseed.

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Sunday 02 September 2012 at 12:00 am

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Demonseed

A reception

Demonseed

A while back I embarked on a mostly-thought-experiment to attempt to sketch out an architecture for a game similar to Kingdom of Loathing or Twilight Heroes.

I called it Demonseed. You can see some of the earlier posts on my livejournal through that link. But, for some reason, this has been gnawing at me for a while, and I think I have had enough new ideas that I want to put them down in a simple encapsulated location.

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Saturday 01 September 2012 at 12:00 am

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What's The Point?

What's The Point?

I'm a creep
I'm a weirdo
What the hell am I doing here?
I don't belong here.

-Radiohead, "Creep"

I began this site in June, just last month. But what's the reason for this site?

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Monday 02 July 2012 at 08:02 am

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ABC Victory!

Author Blog Challenge

ABC Victory!

I inagurate my participation in the Ultimate Blog Challenge with a bit of bragging on my first blog challenge, the Author Blog Challenge.

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Sunday 01 July 2012 at 6:31 pm

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Challenges

Challenges

As I intimated in my last post, I am intending to participate in blogging challenges.

At the moment, the intention is to continue to participate until I feel this blog finds a voice.

What follows is a list of blogging challenges and the like I've discovered, starting this June with the ABC and extending into the future.

Any suggestions to fill in the gaps are welcome!

(This will be updated as I discover more).

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Friday 29 June 2012 at 07:03 am

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ABC Day 28

Author Blog Challenge

ABC Day 28

It's the last day of the Author Blog Challenge, and so the prompt is: What are you going to do to keep the blogging momentum going? What plans do you have to continue your connection with other Author Blog Challenge participants?

This is a nascent blog (born this month!), but thanks to the Author Blog Challenge, it now has had a strong start. Now we'll have to see how to keep that going...

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Wednesday 27 June 2012 at 07:04 am

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ABC Day 27

Author Blog Challenge

ABC Day 27

The prompt for today is: What has been the best part of participating in the Author Blog Challenge? What are your suggestions for improving the next Author Blog Challenge?

This is surprising to me, as this feels like a "closing comments" sort of question, i.e. something that should come at the end. But it's a 28 day challenge, and it's only Day 27, so we'll have to see what tomorrow might bring...

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Tuesday 26 June 2012 at 07:18 am

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ABC Day 26

Author Blog Challenge

ABC Day 26

The prompt for today is: What is/will be the subject of your next book?

Okay, have you seen how many writing projects I currently have? Do you really want me to talk about even MORE things I want to write? Well, here goes.

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Monday 25 June 2012 at 07:32 am

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ABC Day 25

Author Blog Challenge

ABC Day 25

The prompt for today is: Time for some shout-outs. This may mimic your acknowledgement page, but whom would you like to publicly thank for their help in creating your book or completing it to the point where it is presently?

More branching, I think...

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Monday 25 June 2012 at 07:01 am

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ABC Day 24

Author Blog Challenge

ABC Day 24

The prompt for the day is: If your goal is to sell books, you must view your book as a business. In what ways do you treat your book as a business? Where could you improve? What resources could you leverage to improve your book business?

I've mulled over this a lot. My goal isn't really to sell books. My goal is to write books and have those books consumed and enjoyed. Selling them can be a means to that end, but I'm still not sure it's the best one.

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Saturday 23 June 2012 at 08:00 am

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ABC Day 23

Author Blog Challenge

ABC Day 23

The prompt for today is: If a Hollywood agent were to come knocking on your door with an offer to turn your book into a movie and told you that you could call all the shots, who would you have direct and star in it? Write the first paragraph of Roger Ebert’s review of your film.

This is yet another branching question.

Also, because there's so many projects, I'm going to avoid the 'first paragraph' suggestion for now.

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Friday 22 June 2012 at 07:39 am

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