“In Order to Make an Apple Pie from Scratch, You Must First Invent the Universe”

Title courtesy of Carl Sagan Been a while; a lot's changed. I discovered that the worst thing about trying to maintain a weekly blog is trying to come up with things to talk about. I'm still writing, and recently shared a bit of my world-building process with some friends. Another friend asked me for my notes; … Continue reading “In Order to Make an Apple Pie from Scratch, You Must First Invent the Universe”



I love maps. If a novel includes maps, you'd better believe I will be flipping back to them frequently to compare locations. The same thing happens in games; the relationships between locations and the projected travel time from one point to another allow for a better sense of scale.  I think it comes from growing up … Continue reading Relativity

Tolkien Economics

Most people who stumble across this blog likely have at least a passing familiarity with Tolkien's Middle Earth, whether they've only seen the recent Peter Jackson films, read the books, played one of the many Lord of the Rings games, or been dedicated enough to pick up analyses of Tolkien's work and become moderators on official … Continue reading Tolkien Economics

Form Follows Function

I've been doing a lot of armour design work lately, primarily for Repair Her Armor and conceptual art for Wyrmhole Gaming's futuristic horror-punk Dead House; I'm intending on cosplaying a character from that game for this year's ConnectiCon, where they'll be running an open playtest for their system, and I've reached the stage where I … Continue reading Form Follows Function