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Tycho / 9 hours ago

There is a quote from George R. R. Martin on the cover of Dinosaur Knights, which is the second volume of what may or may not be called the Dinosaur Lords trilogy. Here is the quote: It's like a cross between Jurassic Park and Game of Thrones. - George R. R. Martin except generally, cover quotes traffic in something you might consider laudatory. This doesn't sound like praise, even! It's a spartan statement of fact, like I'll take the number three. With Canadian back bacon ham, yes. I…

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Tycho / 3 days ago

The first time I saw Keep Talking And Nobody Explodes must have been a couple years ago, when Virtual Reality gear was even more rarified than it was now: the presentation involved a card table and what must have been an Oculus DK2. In the real world this configuration wasn't much to look at, but the real world is a woven fabric consisting primarily of lies we have agreed to believe. I spent a very long time there watching other people play it because I'm obsessed with asymmetry. And Keep…

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Tycho / 5 days ago

(My first iteration of this post was thoroughly dramatic on account of an open italics tag. Let's try this again.) Somehow, and the route is somewhat odd, but somehow we became: - Creators of a comic which posits gaming as a discrete culture - Founders of a convention based on same So far, so good. But then we also became - Founders of a charity that delivers toys and games around the globe as though Santa Claus were real and knew what games were cool which is a little oblique maybe from…

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Tycho / 1 week ago

This is how I tried to explain to Gabriel how wrong he was, about Gears, certainly, but also about every other topic. Hummus. Cravats. There's simply a disconnect between him and the reality we experience. I'm fucking with him of course, but I also believe what I said. Anytime the environment is more than just occlusion, my proposal is that we're talking about something that isn't a straight shooter. It was when I realized that I thought of a Gears level not as a three dimensional space…

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