My players make interesting choices. Often I love them for it. Its a fun surprise to see what they come up with. But, sometimes, I am simply, truly, amazingly baffled by their in game decisions. Recently, they used some powerful and risky spell craft to "fix" a problem* I confronted them with. And the immediate… Continue reading The Day My Party Didn’t Punch The Moon (and possibly a daemon) with A Giant Robot
I've been giving more and more though to the design of the homemade masks that I have been making since quarantine began. I've gone through a lot of designs. Four of my early designs (yes that is an attempt at a plague doctor style mask... it didn't stay on well) And I do mean a… Continue reading A Brief History of Mask Making
Modern society, but primarily the engines of the modern economy and our hopeful ability to swim against the tide pushing us ever farther down into poverty, seems to require that we are always adding to our skill sets. The wisdom is that the world will change, and that we have little choice but to change… Continue reading Should We Resurrect Mutual Improvement Societies?
I reset this site most because I realized that I was telling our story incorrectly. And that is, at its heart, what any good D&D game is: a shared story. A world that we all make together. I want to do that justice. So from here we wish a fond farewell to the DMs diary… Continue reading Tales of Michorial: Where it All Began
Recently, I was reading a paper in the AI area, Tracking Fluctuations in Psychological States Using Social Media Language:A Case Study of Weekly Emotion, which takes the data from Facebook users and attempts to track their emotions over the course of a week. To identify when you are likely be in a certain mood. It… Continue reading We Need an Update to Research Ethics