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Good Listening -- Bridging the Digital Divide, Ludology and Golem Arcana
For years I've been commenting that there is fertile ground in the fields between the kingdoms of tabletop and video gaming, generally getting responses on the line of "sounds like stupid bullshit" and the like.  I have yet on any web site to get any sort of positive response or endorsements for the concept, I think largely because my thoughts were not fully-formed or even fully-INformed.  But the idea that a game could benefit from a larger, longer storyline that could effect gameplay from session to session (much on the line of Risk Legacy though on a grander scale)...   Slides from this screencast:   Interesting Decisions versus Wish Fulfillment Dr. Lewis Pulsipher Courses.PulsipherGames.Com   Another way to look at game design Insofar as game design is much about thinking… Dividing/categorizing what game design is about can be fruitful So we can look at games as: Those with human opposition vs those without All math, about people, or...
    This is repeated from my Gamasutra "expert" blog: My Blog     
My oldest son is in High School this year and jumped at the opportunity to go after Dean Kamen’s FIRST Robotics competition this fall. Steve Jobs gets all the press but Dean Kamen is the guy that is really making differences in the world of tech, revolutionizing medical and health devices in particular but doing a tremendous amount of work in a broad array of subjects. Briefcase sized dialysis machines, wheelchairs that climb stairs, nation-scale water purification systems, the works. One of his more recent efforts is a...
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Booyakasha!
I am a fan of heroic action and adventure. I love pulp heroes and heroins. I cheer when good triumphs over evil. I cry at noble sacrifice and I'm not ashamed to live out my secret fantasies of saving the world vicariously though the stories of fictional characters. Tarzan, Conan, Robin Hood, Sam Spade; the list could go on and on but to it I must attach The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. "You mean that cheesy cartoon from the 80's?" you ask. No, the animated show that premiered on Nickelodeon in 2012. That's what...
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