Tag: geekdom


Heroes and Danger: A Role-Playing Game for Pre-Literate Children

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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 …

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DIY Woolen Cloak with Homemade Wooden Buttons

I show off my homemade wool cloak (for the Reimagined Culture Project, i.e. for Habdur) and describe how I made it.

See also: Princples of Habdur Fashion.

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Principles of Habdur Fashion

homemade wool cloak

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).

To develop it, my foundational principles are:

  • The clothing should be appropriate …
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The Reimagined Culture Project

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

I recently bought 10 acres in the northeast of Michigan's lower peninsula. Owning land has opened up many new possibilities for me from both an artistic perspective (landscaping, architecture) and an economic perspective (homesteading, simple living).

My goal for my homestead is …

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Editing the RPG Session

As a game master I struggle with "editing"—cutting to the next scene, compressing the boring stuff into montages, keeping the pace snappy. Often scenes tend to linger long past their welcome, without moving toward any particular resolution.

The problem stems, I think, from a fear of railroading. I don't …

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