Traditions – What We Hold and What Hold Us

Christmas morning. If you had to get up before everyone else (that was my youngest sister and me), you didn’t look at the tree. Even after we knew that it was mom and dad putting the presents under the tree. You just didn’t look. Our bedrooms were...

Characters as Outline

I was having some thoughts about how I’ve been approaching Grimsbury, and I ended up tweeting them out. I Storified all of them so they could all be in one place. This approach is new to me, but I’m really enjoying it. Anyone else do this for their games...

Setting Expectations

This post meanders somewhat, but I found it really useful to write. It cleared my mind about how to approach Grimsbury. I hope you find it useful and/or interesting. There’s something interesting that happens when you’re thinking about setting design and...

Tradition vs Change

In my last post about Grimsbury I talked about how points of change in a setting’s history prompt questions for the designer. There’s sort of an extension of that exploration that I want to get into with this post. Where my focus in the last post was the...

Changes and Questions

Everything changes and nothing stays the same. I think that’s true no matter who you are or what your circumstances. It’s certainly true across history. Take any one area and chart its course through time. You’ll see some threads of continuity, but...