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I write roleplaying games and fiction, and I develop software.

I also sometimes post on Twitter and on Mastodon.

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CortexPal: Cortex Prime Support for Discord


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In addition to Cortexatron, my web-based dice roller for the Cortex Prime RPG, I'm also now running a Discord bot with dice-rolling and information-tracking features for Cortex Prime.

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Do Not Adjust Your Set


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On the remote chance that anyone is checking my web site regularly and wondering what happened to it today: it's not broken.

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Publish or Perish: A Playtest Story


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I'm working on a solo-play urban fantasy RPG using Cortex Prime. The idea is that you represent the opposition with a single drama pool that represents the tension and obstacles for your entire story. Your objective is to remove all the drama pool dice, and cope with all the complications that appear as you roll hitches.

I decided to give it a whirl, and this is how it came out.

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The Birthday Card Saga


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Mailing a birthday card, today:

I stuff the card in its envelope, slap on a Forever stamp I bought five years ago, put it in my mailbox and wait. In the afternoon, the delivery driver picks up the card. In a few days, the card arrives at my mom's house.

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Inexpert Tarot Reading: March 27


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I had set aside the first card I drew yesterday. But I took a picture of it, and I saved that picture for today.

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Inexpert Tarot Reading: March 26


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I'm cheating again. I drew a card, stared at it, took a picture of it, then set it aside to draw two new cards for today. You'll see why tomorrow.

But for today, let's just pretend that the first cards I drew were the Ten of Pentacles and the Empress.

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Inexpert Tarot Reading: March 25


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I cheated. The first two cards I drew today were both cards that we've seen recently, so I drew again. I'm sure that's violating some fundamental rule of tarot divination, but if you wanted proper tarot, you wouldn't be here, would you?

Which means that today's redrawn cards are the Hanged Man and the Knight of Cups.

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Inexpert Tarot Reading: March 24


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The Dow may be dropping, but it's raining gold here!

Today's cards are the Six and Ace of Pentacles.

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Inexpert Tarot Reading: March 23


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Sorry that the reading is a little late today. The daily responsibilities of a tarot reader are no joke, believe me. So much to juggle.

And speaking of juggling, today's cards are the Two of Pentacles and the Hierophant.

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Inexpert Tarot Reading: March 20


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A dismal start to the day up here. I had dared entertain thoughts of spring, but then I stepped out with the dogs into a blur of snowfall.

But things started looking up when I drew today's cards: Death and the Four of Wands.

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