Tag Archive: grumpy

Jul 26

GearHead: Caramel Combat System

Today I tried to figure out how attacks and other such effects are going to be modeled in GearHead: Caramel. If you’ve ever checked the GH1/GH2 source code, you’ll know that the old GearHead attack routine is a confusing mess of spaghetti that handles everything from beamswords to smoke bombs all in the same place. …

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Jun 23

The Problems of GearHead2

So I’ve started playing GearHead2. In certain ways, GH2 is much more advanced than GH1. In other ways, it’s a giant mess. Most of GH2’s problems are the direct result of my not having clear goals. My first intention was for GH2 to encompass the entire GearHead universe, planet by planet. However, instead of deciding …

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May 24

GearHead RPG Wikia

Somebody has started a new GearHead wiki at Wikia. It still needs a lot of work, so if you have the time and interest consider entering some mecha or whatnot. I’m not sure if everything from the archive.org capture of the old wiki has been added yet.

May 03

There is nothing cute about acute sinusitis.

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

Apr 09

Young Joe is lucky I don’t have a time machine

Going through the mission scripts, I found something so weird and bad that I can’t believe it hasn’t been noticed before. Apparently at some point in time I decided that faction missions shouldn’t scale by the PC’s renown; instead, each faction has an independent difficulty counter that increases each time the faction loads a new …

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Feb 10

Young Joe was an arse.

One of these guys is a bit more of an arse than the other.

Through playing GearHead-1 I’ve come to realize something many of you probably already know: my twentysomething self was a bit of an arse. I mean, in many ways he was also quite brilliant, but when my lancemates die of poisoning on the bus to downtown Snake Lake, despite the fact that they had plenty of …

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