“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”

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Relativity

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

Soap Operas and Stereotypes [DA2]

I ran across yet another article about how people objected to the romantic interactions that occur in Dragon Age 2. The Straight Male Gamer complains there's not enough content for his demographic; the Gay Male Gamer complains about the portrayal of a bisexual (yes, he's bi, not gay; go play Dragon Age: Awakening, it's mentioned … Continue reading Soap Operas and Stereotypes [DA2]