What makes an RPG an RPG: a universal definition

The human brain is a categorization machine. Cognition as we know it is made possible only because of this fact. By putting things into categories, we understand that those things share certain exclusive qualities. This is as true with games as it is with anything else. Game genres are categories…

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Against narrow game development

As we usher in the new year, we traditionally look forward and decide how to be better people. As a game designer, I want us all to make better games. Accordingly, I want to address an unfortunate intellectual current I have seen coursing through the indie community as of late.…

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Pre-orders coming within a week!

Telepath RPG: Servants of God will be available for pre-order within the next week. Ready your credit card! (Or, if you don’t have one, get started nagging your parents. That works too.) Actually, you have more options at your disposal than just credit cards and parental nagging. I have learned…

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Pre-orders coming soon!

In the very near future, Telepath RPG: Servants of God will be made available for pre-order! You will get two big things when you pre-order the game: unrestricted access to the full game as development proceeds. Want to explore Somnus, delve into the deeper crypts, or find out what happens…

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Overcoming the sound and fury of the internet

It’s hard being an indie game developer. Not because of money pressures, and not because of lack of exposure, though both of these things certainly take their toll. No. I’ll tell you why it’s hard to be an indie: it’s the emotional strain of being continually subjected to the internet…

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Malis interview

Interview number three is up now, this time with Danielle Forrester, the voice of Malis the shadowling in Telepath RPG: Servants of God. She talks about Malis and has some interesting things to say about her suitability, alternately, as a role model for women and as a source of comic…

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Arman interview

I’ve just uploaded a new voice actor interview! This one is with Marshall Stern, the voice of Arman in Telepath RPG: Servants of God. He talks about the character and shares his theories about how he got to be the way he is. Check it out:

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Rahel interview

I finished up recording Rahel’s in-game dialog this weekend with talented actress Jennifer Cox. During the recording session, I sat down with her and interviewed her about the character. She had some interesting things to say about Rahel, about what it took to voice her, and about the frequency with…

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