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The Elephant in the Room: Feat Taxes in Pathfinder (Third Printing)

The Elephant in the Room v3.0 (Download) In 2018, my brother and I published a PDF version of our Pathfinder feat tree, designed to encapsulate and expand upon the modifications suggested in our original blog post. Entitled The Elephant in the Room: Feat Taxes in Pathfinder, the document features a re-imagined version of the entire feat section found in the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Core...

Super Mario: Clouds Released!

Ever since I first started talking about videogame hacking – back during my undergraduate degree at Ryerson University – the first question folks have asked me about my practice is invariably “have you played Super Mario Clouds?” Super Mario Clouds is, of course, Cory Arcangel’s famous art installation, which ostensibly strips away every single element from the NES...

Nordicom Review – All in a Day’s Work: Working-Class Heroes as Videogame Protagonists

A journal article that I co-wrote with Courtney Blamey, Lyne Dwyer, and Mia Consalvo was recently published in the Nordicom Review! It is titled All in a Day’s Work: Working-Class Heroes as Videogame Protagonists, and analyses depictions of various working-class occupations in videogames (full abstract below). “Class depictions in videogames are prevalent, yet understudied. In this article...

Interview with The Loot Bag

I recently was featured in the Bag of Loot podcast, The Game Maker’s Guide, where I spoke about a few of my Pathfinder game projects (all of which were co-developed with my brother Mathew). You can listen to the whole thing on YouTube!

The two projects I talked about about are available (for free) on this website and at Mammoth Island Games:

Book Review – Coding Democracy

My book review for Maureen Webb’s Coding Democracy: How Hackers Are Disrupting Power, Surveillance, and Authoritarianism just went up on the New Media & Society website! I encourage you to read the entire review, but here’s a short excerpt that sums up my thoughts on the title. “Coding Democracy does not attempt to end the debate of what constitutes a hacker, but rather...