Annals (Run Concept)

It’s a funny thing—ever since the first Matrix people have been saying “there aren’t mysteries anymore.” Ignoring the fact that there are entire universities and trillion-dollar companies focused on plumbing the depths of our ignorance, just...

The Family Business (Runner Concept)

Shakespeare once wrote that "some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them." For some the idea of running the shadows—rubbing major corporations' noses in their own stinky business—was a pipe dream, one...

Energy Generation

Not every character in Heroes of the Storm relies on mana to fuel their abilities. While it is by far the most common expendable resource in the game, and able to be recovered by regen orbs as well as time, there are several heroes that operate...

Silent Running

Sailing at a leisurely 10 knots, the cruise ship New Horizon made its way out of Puget Sound. As a floating grand hotel its clientele were largely well-to-do corporate types that wanted to experience a veneer of the region's rich Tsimshian culture...

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Charity (Run Concept)

Some runners are motivated by the money. Real talk, most all of them are. A lot of otherwise good people have passed on this one, but maybe you’re the right crew to be motivated by something other than the financials. A new combat drug hit the streets a few weeks ago,...

Useful Metrics

Over the past year I've discovered a great joy in analyzing data, finding potential correlations, and recommending according process adjustments. I'm far from a data scientist but the field is fascinating to me, both in the practical use thereof and the ethical...

Subjective and Objective Pain

Growing up with parents who both worked in the medical field, I was often regaled with stories of the extraordinary or weird situations patients presented either in the hospital or when calling 911. A pair of anecdotes from my mother have long stuck in my head, and I...

Time Out of Place (Mage Concept)

There’s a difference between not being a part of the world and outright rejecting it. Rowan always felt they had been born in the wrong era; even in the wildest places the stink of urban blight could be felt, humanity’s willing submission to the rule of technology and...

Conquest: The Sleeper (Part 3)

Two more whipping rivers of magical energy, pulsing with a strong, violet light, arced from the swirling dust to the large Azurelith gem embedded in Cairn's forehead, the slumbering giant seemingly encased in the very same stone which made up the mesas and plateaus of...

Post-Match Statistics

Much is made of individual statistics presented by Heroes of the Storm after a match. As someone who genuinely enjoys the analysis and interpretation of data, I've noticed some glaring oversights when it comes to how many players think the data represents the match...

Stop Taking Camps

Heroes of the Storm is a game that not only rewards personal skill but also sound tactical thinking; knowing when or how to push a particular objective, when to use the limited healing items, and so forth make a large impact on the overall ebb and flow of a match. The...

Reflecting on the Story

After 62 entries in the series, my story arc based on Obsidian Interactive's RPG Tyranny has come to an end. It hasn't finished, not by a long shot, but the final scheduled post went up yesterday, and with that I have no more content waiting in the wings, set to...

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