Exploding Autogolems

Recently, someone on the stratometaship (my patreon discord server) asked about thoughts on person-to-vehicle damage. Now, while I’ve always had a fondness for RIFTS-style megadamage … I wouldn’t really go there myself these days.…Continue readingExploding Autogolems


On Creative Theft

I’ve experienced creative theft at the beginning of my career and recently. It always hurts and has never stopped being wrong.Continue readingOn Creative Theft

System Vastlands

Mechanics: Assets

This is a post on one of the resource mechanics in SDM – Our Golden Age, but it should be applicable to any rpg system that uses some kind of discrete wealth (as opposed…Continue readingMechanics: Assets

Muse System

Principles: Like Friends

Principle 1: to build trust in a roleplaying group, behave like you would with friendsContinue readingPrinciples: Like Friends

Development News System

Roadmap: S.E.A.C.A.T. & the Synthetic Dream Machine

A couple weeks ago, the 22nd day of the 2nd month of the 23rd year of the 21st century of our reckoning, I published a 32-page zine on my patreon, on the stratometaship. Synthetic…Continue readingRoadmap: S.E.A.C.A.T. & the Synthetic Dream Machine

Muse Other

Roleplay Is Folk Art

Adapted from the original I wrote for the fantasy audio magazine CANDLE. Under the Ogl’s Gaze Recently there’s been plenty of turmoil in the roleplaying hobby, especially among publishers, about the rumored moves by…Continue readingRoleplay Is Folk Art

Development System Vastlands

Creative Permutations: Dead City

—The slow horizon has eaten the living god. The millennial city falls. Gore runs in the archaic streets. Bones break beneath the stud wheels of the conquerors. —”Reason!” they yell as they sack the…Continue readingCreative Permutations: Dead City

News Vastlands

UVG Free Player Guide 2.0

The player’s guide to the award-winning Ultraviolet Grasslands is revamped, cleaned up, and as mind-bent as before. It’s now available in full 70-page glory on and for your gaming pleasure. What’s new…Continue readingUVG Free Player Guide 2.0


UVG Kickstarter: Almost Last Day, Last Lap

This is your last chance to get in on the UVG Kickstarter. A day left or so, not much more (ok, fine, 56 hours). It has been a ridiculous, epic, amazing ride. When we…Continue readingUVG Kickstarter: Almost Last Day, Last Lap