Author Archives: steveo

On Podcasting

Asking what the “best” microphone is for podcasting is misunderstanding the problem. Here’s how to sound good without spending a ton.

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Process Map Campaign Design

One of my players has been working on learning to GM and has been asking me questions about my writing processes. I’ll be honest, my processes are few – there’s not much to my GM’ing beyond “tell a good story”. The way I run my games varies pretty widely depending on the group, system and […]

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Campaign idea I’ll never use – Ex Machina

The party is comprised of scientists, military technology experts, etc. The game begins with everyone in a helicopter over a jungle being given a briefing – they’re about to be dropped into an extremely remote testing facility where artificial humanoids have been living in an isolated commune. The company wants a full study of AI […]

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Campaign idea I’ll never use soon – The Library

The main hall of The Library has a tiled marble floor depicting the Earth as seen from space branching out into fragments of nearly identical Earths, sort of like the CBC logo. Each of the multitude of halls and exhibit rooms branching off from the main hall house not an organized collection but a haphazard […]

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Home Made GM Screen

I made a new GM screen! I based my screen build on Tim Snider’s design, with a few tweaks.

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Updates on Projects

I haven’t been blogging much because I’ve been busy on other projects, so I thought I’d write up a quick note on what I’m thinking for a timeline for my current projects. Dungeoning Ma’att My dungeon musing / mapping and short fiction personal project. I’m currently working on the expanded first collection of Dungeoning Ma’att […]

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Win my wands!

I’m giving away four of my wooden magic wands and I want you to take them! All of the information is available on the contest page. Please enter and reshare the contest so as many people as possible know about it!

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Game-a-Thon 2014 Post Event Wrapup

Overview This is the second year in a row I’ve taken part in Extra Life‘s 24-hour Game-a-Thon to raise money for Children’s Miracle Network. Last summer, Ben Gerber of Troll in the Corner posted about his Extra Life team and mentioned that he was looking for more members and I thought it sounded like great […]

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On Podcasts

I complain about podcasts a lot because I listen to a lot of podcasts. It’s amazing how many podcasters can’t do the basics of podcasting – turn off the TV/radio in the background, edit out your long pauses, and tag your fucking files properly – and no, “show-####-####” isn’t a proper tag scheme. That said, […]

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Zombies in the Snow

A while back, a good friend of mine was getting fired up with his transition from film-making hobbyist to film making professional. He started an ambitious project to do 12 film works in a year and somehow, I forget the exact circumstances, I ended up working with him on a script for a 6-part episodic […]

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