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Telepath Tactics March 2015 Update

Hello folks! With the release of Telepath Tactics nearing, I’ve been thinking long and hard about the direction the game is heading in. One problem that comes up a lot when I speak with other developers is that strategy RPGs are really slow-paced. Sitting and thinking just doesn’t speak to…

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In defense of John Walker’s copyright article

John Walker of RockPaperShotgun wrote an editorial today that has worked the internet into one of its customary tizzies. As I sometimes do, I feel obliged to weigh in here. I can understand why some people are upset. For one thing, the piece focuses on the tiny minority of artists…

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Interview with Vinesauce Vidya

DeadlyHabit of Vinesauce Vidya interviewed me for roughly 1 hour and 45 minutes yesterday. In the interview, we talk about game development, RPGs in general, indie RPGs in particular, and Telepath RPG: Servants of God. http://www.vinesaucevidya.com/blog/interview-with-sinister-design-developer-craig-stern/

Telepath RPG: Servants of God Soundtrack out

I spent this weekend remixing and arranging all of the music contained in Telepath RPG: Servants of God into an album. The soundtrack tops out at 30 tracks, with a play time of just over an hour and ten minutes. That surprised me a little. I wrote all these tracks…

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Meanwhile, in real life…

I’ve tried to keep posts on this website limited to two topics: (1) the games I’m making and (2) general issues in game design. But sometimes real life intersects with game design in strange ways, and I’ve occasionally faced the temptation to post about current events. This spring, for instance,…

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Happy New Year!

With the dawning of 2012, we now have exactly a month and a half before the release of Telepath RPG: Servants of God. Here’s to a year with one great RPG out of the gate, and even more awesome projects down the road!

2 big reasons for an indie to be thankful this year

Thanksgiving is a peculiar but wonderful American holiday. What originated as a harvest festival has become a time to gather with family and close friends and share the many things we’re thankful for over the prior year. Forget the aprocyphal tales of Native Americans sharing turkeys with pilgrims: this is…

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The best error page

Rock Paper Shotgun‘s 503 Error page is officially the best. Below, I chronicle my adventures thereon.