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Empathy Engines

Roleplaying games are many things. One thing they can do particularly well is let us put on the shoes of other humans*1 (<-that’s an asterisk) in other situations.  We can try to imagine what…Continue readingEmpathy Engines

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Inventing Names

How to invent names for the UVG, the Given World, or really any game setting that isn’t trying to be the Petal Throne.Continue readingInventing Names

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Vechs (vehicular biomechanisms)

UVG • Vastlands • Fauna Vech | \vɛk\ 1. A domesticated or feral biomachine large enough to carry people or cargo. 2. Any substantial, autonomous means of transportation. Including large transport golems, neo-elephants, drone…Continue readingVechs (vehicular biomechanisms)

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UVG Digital Referee Screen + Zoa Tables

One of my favorite parts of the UVG project was (is) the digital referee screen made by Saker Tarsos. It’s a standalone html generator that covers all the tables in the UVG. Because it’s…Continue readingUVG Digital Referee Screen + Zoa Tables

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Penglings, of the

• VotBO • UVG • Penglings • Faction • “I first heard of towns of ice sailing the All-sea, the Panthalassa, at the Bloodsac Bar in Free Golf. I was looking for new anorganics…Continue readingPenglings, of the

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The Electric Wizard

I’ve decided to start releasing a few of the earlier S.E.A.C.A.T. Ultraviolet Heroes I’ve been writing up and illustrating over the last month or two over on the stratometaship. This is an obvious attempt…Continue readingThe Electric Wizard

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1d205 Minor and Major Realisms

Courtesy of the Hexers of the Cauldron (Stratometaship Discord Channel). Image source by Pawel Janiak on Unsplash We are in strange times, fellow humans. Uncomfortable times. But roll-play [sic] must go on, must it not? Yes, yes.…Continue reading1d205 Minor and Major Realisms

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Playing: Roles v. Tasks

I recently wrote a post No Masters Only Dungeons about how traditional roleplaying games have two kinds of player: the referee and the ‘player’ or hero-runner or whatever. This post builds on that. It…Continue readingPlaying: Roles v. Tasks

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Roleplaytime

To be clear: what follows are my thoughts, not the pronouncement of some authority on high. I am convinced mistaking words for truths is the root of many mistakes. I hope we all avoid…Continue readingRoleplaytime