July 23, 2018

 Connections 2018 poster.

I was lucky enough to be able to attend Connections Wargaming Conference 2018 hosted by the Center for Applied Strategic Learning (CASL) at the National Defense University in Washington, D.C., this year, and wanted to write a bit about the expe...

March 15, 2018

I've started a new production blog for my tabletop rpg Alter Arms, that can be found at http://www.AlterArms.com. I will be updating it with playtest analysis, art, and other production notes.

You can also follow on twitter @AlterArms

January 12, 2018

This past weekend I was lucky enough to run a number of playtests at MAGFest, a music and gaming festival in Oxon Hill, Md. It was for a new game I am making called Alter Arms, and I thought it would be a good idea to break down the experience and the feedback I got in...

December 27, 2017

Satisfaction in games comes from feeling like the hard work put into them pays off. This generally is done by having the game respond to that effort. Games are the only media where the way that the player interacts with them is a main draw, and that’s why game mechanic...

November 27, 2017

 A prototype for Tom O'Halloren's Witches' Sabbath (Art by Tom O'Halloren)

Another game I got to check out at Metatopia this year was Witches’ Sabbath, a tactical skirmish game by Tom O’Halloren of Noirtoony Games, who I met in 2015 when I first attended Metatopia.

The t...

November 20, 2017

Regardless of how the mechanics turn out, I think that this application of a tower of blocks could lead to a  very cool game.

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