I've just watched all three new episodes of Wil's new show, which features performers and writers playing an exhilarating RPG campaign with Wil as DM, set in a lavishly illustrated techno-primitive society.
Back in the 1980s, there was a legendary D&D game in Austin, with Bruce Sterling as dungeon master, where regular players included Steve Jackson and designers from his studio, Mike "Godwin's Law" Godwin, and many of Austin's sf/f writers. I've always wished that I could have watched that one.
Titansgrave, while different, is no less exciting. Between the expert storytelling and role-playing, the art (which is ably supplemented by fan-art from the show's viewers), and the audio-editing and foley effects, it's completely captivating.
While Titansgrave is something of a masterclass in participating in and running an RPG, the show assumes no knowledge of RPGs or games in general. There's a huge trove of background videos, as well. The cast includes Vlogbrothers' Hank Green, Big Hero 6's Yuri Lowenthal, Attack of the Show's Alison Haislip, and Laura Bailey from Avengers Assemble.
The campaign is the first ever staged in AGE, an RPG system from Seattle's Green Ronin Publishing.
From 6PM-730PM tonight (Thursday, May 23), I'm presenting at the Exposition Park Library (Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Regional Library, 3900 S Western Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90062) on the problems of Big Tech and how the problems of monopolization (in tech and every other industry) is supercharged by the commercial surveillance industry -- and what […]
[Kathe Koja is one of my favorite writers (actually, she's two of my favorite writers!) and her latest project, am immersive, mixed-reality dance club, is so unbelievably cool that I jumped at the chance to give her a platform to tell you about it. Don't miss her Patreon! -Cory] Stories need an audience to be […]
Roguelike games (previously) are "a subgenre of role-playing video game characterized by a dungeon crawl through procedurally generated levels, turn-based gameplay, tile-based graphics, and permanent death of the player character" (Wikipedia).
If you can build a cloud infrastructure, you can build a business. Companies are overwhelmingly turning to cloud computing to set up or bolster their network, and it’s easy to see why. It allows on-demand access to processing power, a la carte services, and nearly unlimited storage, all without adding extra systems and the maintenance […]
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Raspberry Pi is one of the world’s most versatile open-source computers. Alexa is a home automation hub with limitless potential. Together, they’re a dream team for ambitious makers, opening the door to everything from automatic lights to voice-controlled robots. Learning Raspberry Pi is meant to be relatively easy for newbies, but its applications with Alexa […]