Oblivion, Derivation, and Sense

Oblivion might just be the most sci-fi movie ever made. It felt like a lot of the choices were made simply because the writers and director liked what they saw in other films and said, “I gotta get me one of those”. While it doesn’t quite hit every single thing in a sci-fi movie, I’m…

Color Blindness, Pattern Recognition, and Encounter Design

Like a lot of people, I have a hard time seeing some colors. While I am not entirely color blind, I am color deficient. I am roughly fifty percent red-green deficient, meaning that colors tend to blend together and all look the same to me. I wasn’t diagnosed as such for a long time, because…

High Concept: Inventioneers

If you are anything like me, you are probably sick of the Steampunk aesthetic. Sure, you liked Arcanuum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura, and, freaky sex orgies for no discernible reason and lack of ending aside, you liked Diamond Age. You know, you probably loved The Amazing Screw-On Head, and were extremely sad it never…

Hulder Me Close

One of the things I don’t talk about all to much is that I am involved with helping staff a small LARP that runs in the SE United States by the name of Dust to Dust. This is the second LARP I have helped staff, so even if you know nothing else about me, you…