OK, short rant.
I’ll make it quick, I promise.
Two days back I witnessed a lengthy discussion between roleplayers comparing the merits and flaws of two popular gaming systems*.
The thing went on for a couple of hours as the involved parties compared narrativistand simulationist approaches to the rules, whether one system “outperformed” the other, the rate of fluff and crunch in the respective…
I just discovered that in the Uyghur language, “make way!” translates as “posh, posh!” – a typical call from someone trying to open his way through a crowd.
In a marketplace, for instance.
Which is just what I needed to put a nice touch of color in the second chapter of my current work.
Just this – I wanted to let the world know. (more…)
One never knows.
I was putting the finishing touches on one of the Aculeo & Amunet stories that will be collected in the next A&A ebook (coming in september, barring accidents), and I noticed that a number of throwaway characters had proved to be tougher and much more fun to write about than expected.
Centurion Nennius Britannicus is a short, balding man that looks somewhat like Bob Hoskinsin my…
I said I was going to take the day off, but in the end I spent a fair part of yesterday afternoon planning an choreographing a big complicated action scene in the next Aculeo & Amunet story.
Fact is, I don’t like violence that much, and I’m not very good at describing it in an entertaining…
Fifteenth of August.
My country locks up completely.
Nothing moves except in crowded beaches and assorted barbecue venues.
Everything’s silent, even the social networks.
I’ll take the day off.
No stress, no nothing.
I’ve planned lunch and dinner -something light, cheap, good.
I’ve got a good book to read.
I’ve got some nice CDs should I need any background music.