Category Archives: worldbuilding

discussion of my worlds, ideas about them, process of making them

Things that Need to be There

I’ve been off for quite a bit and I know it; battling my own internal demons.  Severe depression is, well, severe and hard on a person, and if you add a sizable amount of stress like I’ve been having, it … Continue reading

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Testing, Testing, … R,P,G…

I’ve been slowly going back into my old work habits, which include game-testing.  So that’s today’s topic:  game-testing RPGs.  I feel like at some point in my year-long hiatus, I’ve somehow learned to work a little smarter at what I … Continue reading

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High Fantasy

Well, it’s official:  the storyboard for “Nikria’s Menace” is finished as of a few days ago.  Woo hoo!  My husband the Audiophile:) is currently working at putting it into a spreadsheet format so it’ll be easier for both of us … Continue reading

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Seeing things in Different Ways

There’s a lot to do in “Nikria’s Menace”, and game design in general, for me, but I have a pretty good handle on where I’m going with it as a text game. Or, I thought I had a handle on … Continue reading

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Dehumanization in Games: Stop the Mindless Killing!

“Kill Ten Rats” is usually one of the first quests you get in games – in MMO’s, as far as I’ve ever noticed, it’s normally THE first.  However, that kind of a thing is present in regular old RPGs as … Continue reading

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On Villains, Mobs, and Events: Writing Them, and The Future of Doing So

So, villains.  As anyone who’s familiar with my writing knows, I tend to like things more complex than just “this is a bad guy/this is a good guy”.  The same is therefore going into my games.  And, I’ve found that … Continue reading

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Other Thoughts on My Games: Especially Interactive Fiction, Interactive Storytelling, and Integration

Interactive fiction is a phrase my husband keeps using to stand for the type of games I’ve been producing so far.  Interactive storytelling on the other hand is where I want to end up.  Now, the former of these irritated me no … Continue reading

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