Mythos But Not

Apparently I'm not done with True Detective after last time. The thing that lodged in my head: if True Detective is a vein of the Cthulhu mythos, what else might be? How many things have branched off of Lovecraft's work in the nearly hundred years since?

The Flat Circle

This was going to be a Google+ post about True Detective, The King in Yellow, Lovecraft, Cthulhu gaming, and Black Stars Rise, but it rapidly approached critical mass. So now we're here, talking about one of the most memorable, most discussed TV shows in recent memory.

Panels of the Week 1/24/14

Inglorious Design Di...

I’m not sure this is really a design diary. I’ve never been quite sure what a design diary actually is. I assume I don’t have to start it with “Dear Design Diary, today…” What this actually is is a peek at my thought process going into the war supplement,...

Dungeon World 2013

As usual, I want to give everyone a look at what Dungeon World looks like, sales-wise. The idea here is to share what it looks like to be a large-ish indie game publisher. (Are we large-ish? I think so, given what I know of others. If we had a larger catalogue that sold even partially as well...

Black Stars Rise on Github Oct23

Black Stars Rise on ...

Between revisions on the Dungeon World supplement, I keep getting drawn back to Black Stars Rise. As this thing gains momentum, I decided it was time to start my development flow: xml to InDesign and HTML on github. This time, though, I’ve learned a few lessons. For DW, the XML was...

Pilot

First the obligatory “what is this” intro that I’ll probably have to repeat a few times: somewhat related to Black Stars Rise I’m rewatching The X-Files from the beginning. These posts (there will be more) take each episode and retell the same events from the point of...