"The social contract is broken." Five things for May 25, 2023. That's it! That's the excerpt.
Five Things: May 11, 2023
"They simply must do better." Five things for May 11, 2023. That's it! That's the excerpt.
Five Things: April 27, 2023
"Be the change you want to see." Five things for April 27, 2023. That's it! That's the excerpt.
Five Things: April 13, 2023
"Cynicism and pessimism... that's its own kind of failure." Five things for April 13, 2023. That's it! That's the excerpt.
Stop Getting Clowned by Twitter
Whether it's the outright banning of individual journalists he doesn't like, or the recent mis-labeling of NPR's account, Twitter has become an even more dangerous platform for spreading misinformation under Musk — a comically dystopian combination of The New York Times and Truth Social.
Five Things: March 30, 2023
"A new economic engine for culture." Five things for March 30, 2023. That's it! That's the excerpt.
Maybe Publishers Should “Love” Libraries a Little Less?
It's truly amazing how publishers who routinely claim, "We love libraries!" every summer at ALA Annual — the conference many of them hope will replace their own failed Book Expo America — find it so much easier to fight those same libraries in court, on multiple fronts, rather than figuring out how to come to the table and negotiate in good faith with such a critical partner.
Five Things: March 16, 2023
"They never liked you or what you had to say." Five things for March 16, 2023. That's it! That's the excerpt.
Shadowrun Subverted? A First Look at Subversion RPG
Remember the "This is the world liberals want!" meme? Subversion is the game they'd be talking about, and I mean that as high praise. While it has the requisite cyberpunk trappings of economic dystopia and extreme power imbalances, it flips Shadowrun's integration of fantasy on its head, imagining a world that a) always had magic and fantastic lineages (aka, races), and b) building upon Babylonian mythology as its foundation instead of the usual European inspirations. In Neo Babylon, magic has ruled for eons and technology is trying to level the playing field, disrupting the balance of power while crushing the underprivileged between them. In this world, the cops (Lawjacks) are implicitly a gang.
Into the Shadowrun Rabbit Hole: Character Creation
I've had an itch to write something in this ridiculous and ridiculously cool world since I finished Shadowrun Returns a couple of months ago, like I used to for D&D, and have started sketching out my first character's backstory.