Thursday, August 30, 2012

Thanks for all the Microdungeons! We need more Microdungeons!

And that's it for Microdungeons. Yep, when I started this old blog, I named it "Year of the Dungeon". It has gone on much longer than that now. My supply of microdungeons is dwindling, and it has been weeks since I drew one.

I'll be back next week with something completely different.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Frosting Smugglers

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Thursday, August 23, 2012


We've lost so many already. What will be next? This was another commission for a friend at Office Nomads.

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Egar and the Trollkin

A peaceful-seeming home, but full of surprises.

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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Desktop Tower Defense

Have I published this one before? I was sure I had, but I can't find it anywhere.

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Monday, August 13, 2012

Coffee Break

A friend of mine is planning to open a co-working space in Seattle that includes childcare for small children. This is possibly the best idea ever. She commissioned this dungeon. I rather like how it turned out.

In case you haven't run into it before, co-working is a way of creating a shared space for freelancers, traveling workers, and small startups to work in. It replaces the isolation and inconvenience of working in cafes, hotel rooms, and home offices with a community where one has neighbors, services, and amenities. At Office Nomads, there are free waffles on Tuesdays. You can't beat that.

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Thursday, August 9, 2012

I think that really any system is a sort of a dungeon, if you look at it a certain way. Can't you imagine crawling around inside of a ceiling fan?

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Tuesday, August 7, 2012


Braid is a pretty awesome game, don't you think?


Monday, August 6, 2012

Where Will we Live, I Wonder?

Our very own Luke Crane*, among others, is profiled in this NY Times article: A Confederacy of Bachelors, about four men living as long term roommates in New York City.

My situation couldn't be more different than theirs, but as a city-dwelling married-with-family full-time-job kind of guy, I do think almost all the time about where we'll live and how we'll live. So much so that my next art show is built entirely around homes and buildings in my neighborhood. Your dwelling is much more than physical space. It's made up of concentric environmental circles that nurture or fail to nurture your physical, social, creative, and spiritual needs.

Living within an easy bus or walk of our library, grocery store, school, Church, and coffee shop is essential to my family's well-being. But our physical surroundings are cramped and awkward, it's not easy enough to link up with friends in a casual sociable manner. We have few close acquaintances in our school and church community, and it seems to take us forever to build up these relationships. To put it simply, we get a bit lonely. And somehow we seem to lack the tools to change this state of affairs.

Hey, now I'm checking out the video that's packaged with that NYT article. It's pretty interesting. We used to live in a multi-unit house in Squire Park**. We had good friends living next door. If it was hot, we had a barbecue. If we had nothing to do on a Saturday night, we could knock on our neighbors door. We shared food and news. Now we all have much better homes, but we're divided. Getting together requires cars, phone calls, and writing down dates on the calendar 2-3 weeks out. Bleh to that! It's time to find an empty lot and build our own condo development.

* Yes, he belongs to us. Were you unaware? ** Seattlites, that's the neighborhood between Seattle University and Immaculate Conception Church on the crest of the Hill.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Coffee Dungeon

Because it is important never to lose sight of your inspirations.

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Be a Raygun at the Raygun Lounge

Hey, my buddy Eric is Kickstarting a gamer lounge right next door on Cap Hill here in Seattle.

And if you sponsor the lounge at the $100 level, I'll run a game for you and your buddies at the lounge. Not that you have to sponsor the lounge to game with me. You can do that pretty easily by showing up at Go Play NW, or sending me an email, or something. But if you're already sponsoring and you want to bump up your level a bit, or if you're just hearing about this for the first time and you really want to back it hard, I'm just saying the opportunity is there.

I'm pretty sure that Eric put this reward level up to make his indie game design friends feel good. It's not like I'm a legendary game master or anything, though I can claim to have been running Dungeon World LONGER THAN ANY PERSON ALIVE.

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