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Open source board game box art icons

I’ve discovered a number of oddities during my foray into the world of indie board game development, but few rank quite as high for me as the fact that there exists no standardized, free-to-use set of box art icons. Box art icons? Yes, you know: those little icons that denote a game’s supported number of […]

Telepath Tactics March 2015 Update

Note: what follows is an April Fool’s Day prank post. I’m leaving it here for posterity. 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 […]

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 who are “multi-millionaire[s]” while seeming […]

11 differences between Telepath Tactics and The Battle for Wesnoth

“We already have The Battle for Wesnoth; what makes Telepath Tactics different?” I’ve gotten this question a few times now. The short answer is, “So many things that I would have to write an article to list them all.” And the long answer is…well, this article. Why the comparison with The Battle for Wesnoth in the […]

Save a “bundle” on Telepath RPG: Servants of God!

Ignore the terrible pun in the title of this post and pay close attention to the following: Telepath RPG: Servants of God is now part of the IndieFort Bundle. From now until October 1st, you can bundle Telepath RPG: Servants of God with your choice of numerous other indie games (including such RPG notables as […]

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 bit by bit over the […]

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, I was tempted to post […]

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!


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