Category Archive: Uncategorized

Apr 04

New Idea: The Story So Far

After yesterday’s post about GearHead-2, I started thinking about how the game reminds the player of the story so far. Instead of listing the history items as above, I wonder if it would be possible to generate a single paragraph describing the current state of the story? Something like: The space colonies of the Free …

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Nov 02

Everything is Rocking Out of Control

The weekend before last I was in Japan for the Kaigai Manga Festa. This was my first time in Tokyo, and my first time at a Japanese convention. I met a lot of cool people, picked up a lot of new comics, and ate a lot of delicious food. The best part was meeting a …

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Jul 04

San Francisco Comics Tour

On Saturday, one day after landing in San Francisco, I led some of the first year Comics MFA students on a tour of some of the best local comic shops. Our first stop was Isotope the Comic Book Lounge, followed by Comix Experience, Whatever (helpfully suggested by James at Isotope), and Mission Comics and Art. …

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May 03

There is nothing cute about acute sinusitis.

Sorry for the lack of updates this past week, but I’ve been unwell.

Apr 21

Dishonorable tactics for fun and profit

If you’re looking for a bit of an edge in GH1, here’s a nice degenerate tactic you can try. I like this one because it gives some insight into how the game works. The first thing you need to know is that GearHead is a clock-based system. Actions take a certain amount of time. After …

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Apr 16

Dungeon Monkey Campaign Idea

As I’ve mentioned before, Dungeon Monkey Eternal was created to help me learn Python and to try out some new systems that I hope to include in a new GearHead game. Unfortunately, because DME creates short static adventures rather than a large dynamic world, it isn’t really a good test for some of those systems. …

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Mar 13

Busy Sunday

I will be busy today getting my pages ready for the California College of the Arts comics anthology. No GearHead for me until they’re finished. Instead, please enjoy the Cybertronic Spree performing the theme song from a Canadian cartoon.

Mar 06

Scarn the Cyberdoc

I just started a new campaign, this time with a cyberdoc/robotics expert. My plan is to concentrate on personal scale combat and eventually retrieve the Argoseyer. I can’t remember where all the bits of it are but I’m not about to let that stop me.