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1/11/2018
The Noble Peasantry: Reimagining Class

"If I seem to boast more than is becoming, my excuse is that I brag for humanity rather than for myself."

10/31/2017
Heroes and Danger: A Role-Playing Game for Pre-Literate Children

In the summer of last year I babysat once a week for a family of three kids: four, six, and eight years old. Being an adult nerd I see it as my personal responsibility to bring up the next generation, so I looked around for a tabletop role-playing game suitable for children. As far as I could tell, the kids' games on the market (for instance, Mermaid Adventures) were geared toward a slightly older age group—kids with a firm grasp on reading and basic math. So, I set out to design a game suitable for kids as young as four.

10/24/2017
Principles of Habdur Fashion

For my Reimagined Culture Project—the culture of the ten-acre Realm of Habdur—I need a fashion appropriate to the climate, to the available materials, and to the values and sensibilities of the Habdur people (i.e. me).

10/10/2017
Changes to the Site

Ahoy! FarmCodeGary.com is expanding in scope!

10/7/2017
Habdur Runes

For my Reimagined Culture Project, in addition to a new language I decided I'd need a new script. My reasoning is mainly aesthetic: I want visitors to my ten acres to feel as if they're entering another world, and one of the simplest ways to achieve that is with an arcane alphabet.

9/14/2017
The Reimagined Culture Project

I'm creating a new, fantastical, and real culture.