Don Bisdorf


My Fallout Campaign Post-Mortem, Part 1

Wed 18 May 2022 | Roleplaying

I think the decision I spent the most time on when preparing my Fallout game was choosing a system. I knew that my game would have fighting, exploring, faction politics, and resource management, so my rules would need to support those things. Also, my game would be online and remote …


My Fallout Campaign Post-Mortem, Part 0

Fri 13 May 2022 | Roleplaying

I'm approaching the end of a Fallout roleplaying campaign I've been GMing, and while it's been fun, I can see that I made some poor choices when preparing for this game. I'm writing down my observations as a learning experience for myself, and in case this process helps anyone else …


New Blog

Wed 11 May 2022 | Software

I've rebuilt my blog again, discarding Grav in favor of Pelican. Grav worked fine, but I'm switching to Pelican because:

  • Either Grav doesn't do blogs very well, or I can't figure out how to make Grav do blogs. My older blog posts just disappeared, and there was no easy way …


CortexPal2000 Takes Flight

Sun 08 May 2022 | Cortex

At the end of April 2022, I shut down my original Cortex dice-rolling bot for Discord, and replaced it with CortexPal2000. The new bot uses Discord's slash command feature, which is ... a little awkward. With slash commands, Discord will interactively guide you through the syntax of a bot command, which …


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