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Using gaming resources to help your writing – Part 4 – Fate Core and Fate Accelerated RPG systems

A few months ago, I discovered the Fate Role-Playing Game (RPG) system. It made a pretty crazy impression on me and I think it gives the GURPS system (which I talk about here) a solid run for its money. GURPS still has the massive edge on source books and a lot of brainstorming tools, but . . . → Read More: Using gaming resources to help your writing – Part 4 – Fate Core and Fate Accelerated RPG systems

Truly Tiny Hardware Storage Solutions.

Friends, if you’ve followed this blog, then you already know that I’m kind of obsessed with backup and storage solutions. I have backups of my backups of my backups. I use MS Onedrive, GoogleDrive, Dropbox, Carbonite. I have two dedicated MyBook drives that I swap out every quarter. One is never at my house, just . . . → Read More: Truly Tiny Hardware Storage Solutions.

February News – GRAVEYARD SHIFT SOLD!

Not much happened this last month. Things were pretty quiet. Nah, just kidding. Things got kind of insane really quickly. I’m kind of working three jobs right now and it is madness. Let me ‘splain.

No. There is too much. Let me sum up.

First, I got to take in Alton Brown’s live show with . . . → Read More: February News – GRAVEYARD SHIFT SOLD!

Disaster Narrowly Averted – A reminder to backup your files.

Last night, I was plugging away writing a new scene, when I got a very strange error from Scrivener. I wish I’d taken a screencap of it. I certainly will if it happens again. The gist of the error was that Scrivener could not save the project. Those who use Scrivener will . . . → Read More: Disaster Narrowly Averted – A reminder to backup your files.

Using gaming resources to help your writing. – PART 3 – Characteristic Checks and Success Rolls.

Okay, so in Part 2 we talked about how to use the GURPS advantages and disadvantages to help brainstorm traits for your characters. Now, we’re going to go one step beyond. This comes dangerously close to “playing” with GURPS, and be warned, you can take this completely way too far, and waste a lot of . . . → Read More: Using gaming resources to help your writing. – PART 3 – Characteristic Checks and Success Rolls.