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Designing NYU’s College of Global Public Health New Website

31 July, 2017

“Designing an Energetic and Entrepreneurial Website” talks about the discovery and design process for NYU’s new website for the College of Global Public Health. Creating the design for CGPH was satisfying on a lot of levels. The new site has strong, captivating visuals and represents their desire to “reinvent the public health paradigm.”

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Circumstantial PC Aspects in Fate

04 December, 2015

One of my favorite things about the Fate RPG is that all of the mechanics of the game are really just ways to redirect focus on the narrative of the game. The most potent tool for this is the Aspect. These bits of description tell us what is important and define when it can be […]

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Dear Old Geeks, It’s Time to Welcome the New Geeks

30 November, 2015

We are in a golden era of geek culture. Our movies are killing it in the box office—Avengers, Star Trek, Star Wars, etc, and they are some of the most popular shows on TV, like SHIELD, Agent Carter, Gotham, Supergirl, Flash, Green Arrow, etc. Geeky things are now the mainstream. It wasn’t always that way. […]

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The Disposable PC, for Fate

25 November, 2015

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”] [et_pb_row admin_label=”row”] [et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”] Sometimes random people show up for a night of gaming and no one (GM or player) has had time to prep a character for that person to play. Sure, they could play one of the NPCs, but only if there is a fleshed out NPC with a character […]

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How I Evaluate my Fate PCs

24 November, 2015

Building characters in Fate is pretty easy, but sometimes I wonder if I’ve made a good one. I’d like to acknowledge that “good” is subjective. If you’re having fun playing your character and everyone in the group likes having them there, you have a good one. You’re a winner! Despite this, I have a habit […]

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Goodbyes and Hellos

20 November, 2015

I’ve joined up with Four Kitchens and resigned my position with Williams Randall Marketing. I’ll be working remotely. I promise to wear pants. This will impact everything in my life. What I will be doing I’ll be doing the front-end development for big Web sites, mostly in Drupal, my favorite CMS. Maybe I’ll build other […]

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Further Thoughts on Cinematic Universe Style Campaigns

17 November, 2015

In a previous blog post I commented about running an RPG campaign Cinematic Universe (CU) style, like the Marvel superhero movies. If you haven’t read my article take a moment and go give it a read. The basic premise for a CU style game is that you start with the collection of heroes for a […]

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A Few (Random) Tips for Running Long Fate Games

23 September, 2015

I’ve found the following tricks useful for Fate campaigns (running more than a few sessions). Framing — Narrative is a powerful thing. If the PCs start out as privates in the army and get promoted as the campaign marches on to sergeants, then the scale of influence they have has dramatically expanded. Another use for […]

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Compilation of Fate RPG Posts

03 September, 2015

I’ve been writing about Fate off and on for a while now and I thought that I would gather up links to all of those posts and put them in one place. This is that place. 🙂 Tiered Opponents in Fate, about turning a single opponent into a larger, more interesting boss fight using the […]

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