August 10th, 2017

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#RPGADAY, day 10

Where do you go for RPG reviews?

RPGGeek. If I’m curious about an RPG, I navigate to the game’s page on RPGGeek. The linked forums make it easy to find reviews, but also Play-by-Forum threads of people actually playing the game. Reading through that makes it even easier to get a feel for the system and the setting. I also participate in the GeekMod peer moderation, when I have the time, and I get to see some reviews even before they are published on the site!

I hang out with a few RPG players on various Discord servers. I tend to pick up ‘buzz’ about a game there, which prompts the research.

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That anti-diversity memo thing

As a man working in technology, the lack of diversity in our companies is of immediate concern to me. And I know that there are ‘bro-grammers’ who seem to think women aren’t fit to work in tech, and I just don’t want to engage with idiocy like that.

Normally I wouldn’t even write an entry about it, but today I found this excellent post which expresses my exact sentiments with such clarity.


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By the way, if you are one of those people who still thinks that the memo was “perfectly reasonable” or “made some good points”, and we know each other, please get in touch so that I can re-evaluate our relationship.

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Make a dungeon together!

Over on RPGGeek, there’s a fun thread to make a dungeon together. Someone selected a dungeon map, divided it into rooms/areas and invited the visitors of the site to design the rooms. Good fun, and while it could have become a weird ‘zoo-like’ collection, it seems like it’s actually pulling together with a relative consistent theme. Pretty cool how a large group of like-minded individuals can get together to create something cool in almost no time at all.