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Local Nerd Quoted In Campus Newspaper

A few months ago I was contacted by a Ryerson journalism student to contribute to a feature story about LARPing, and the stigmas attached to the oft-maligned hobby. Admittedly, I don’t quite remember all the topics we covered, but I do recall chatting about LARP’s relationship with role-playing and table-top games, as well as some general “nerd culture” issues.  While...

A Few Updates

Hello everyone! Sorry for the lack of activity around here lately, but I’ve been working on a few projects lately and I simply forgot to blog. Here is the condensed, straight to the point summary of what has happened over the last few weeks: I’ve implemented a new blog design! There are still some features to add, as well as some wrinkles to iron out, but overall it works pretty swell...

One Page Dungeon Contest 2014

I’m always interested in amateur game design competitions, and the One Page Dungeon Contest is one of my favourites. Submissions are now open for the 2014 iteration of the event so I thought I’d give it a mention on the ol’ blog. What’s it all about? Participants create a complete role-playing-game dungeon within the space of a single sheet of 8.5×11 paper. The...

State of the World 2013

Brief Overview Some things happened, but not as quickly as I would have liked. Better Overview 2013 was an odd but productive year for the website, Unearthed, and myself. I had some grand ideas for Unearthed when the year began, including aspirations for a playable demo to be release by the summertime. Obviously that didn’t pan out the way I wanted it too… but perhaps it worked out...

HyperBound featured in Rise of the Video Game Zinesters

I’m not usually one to toot my own horn, but I thought I’d share this little tidbit of news with all of you. In March 2012, Anna Anthropy released her book Rise of the Video Game Zinesters: How Freaks, Normals, Amateurs, Artists, Dreamers, Drop-outs, Queers, Housewives, and People Like You Are Taking Back an Art Form and my hack project HyperBound was given a three page write-up! This...