Theme Park vs. Sandbox MMOs

Cool, Ryan Dancey’s still around. Here, he gives a talk highlighting the difference between ‘Theme Park’ and ‘Sandbox’ MMOs, namely that in a sandbox it is possible to change the world… and that makes a big, big difference. I found it very illuminating, especially the realization that if you give …

Batman: Puppet Master

I’ve never been big on the Batman franchise. I’m more a Marvel fan than DC, and Batman is still fixed in my mind as being pretty camp. The recent series that just ended notwithstanding. This fan-made video, however, makes me want to rethink this. Full of betrayal and darkness, the …

Subterranean Design

From time to time I run into a site full of pictures or stories that inspire me. I’ve included a few links to such sites in the past. Subterranean Design is one that check out every time I get a post in my aggregator. Dau go cave – Halong – …

Mongoose d20/OGL PDF Price Drop

From http://forum.rpg.net/showthread.php?620970-%28Mongoose%29-D20-OGL-PDF-Price-Drop: (Mongoose) D20/OGL PDF Price Drop Mongoose Publishing has permanently dropped the price of all its D20-era/OGL PDFs on DrivethruRPG, meaning there are some real bargains to be had. Even the biggest 256+ page books are a mere $5.99, and most titles are $3-4.99, with some even less than …

Link of Fame: How to write a free RPG

Rob Lang of the Free RPG Blog has presented a guide on how to write a free RPG, and since it looks like he’s now done (which is his cue to add an Epilogue, just watch) I thought I’d present a list of links to each section of the guide.

All in all I like how it’s presented.  I’ve copied the entire thing to a Word file (so I can convert it to an EPUB and load it onto my ebook reader and read it during my commute, when I have more time to absorb the material).