Full Throttle

Full Throttle

It can be argued that the core of any lane-defense or MOBA game is the “teamfight,” where two titanic waves of human-controlled heroes crash together, leaving only the strong, the skilled, and the prepared standing. Almost every map, whether based around...
Waning Dystopias

Waning Dystopias

With the rise of postwar existentialism in the 1950s and the grim realization of the ability for humanity to be the cause of its own extinction, writers and directors took to the big screen to share their visions with the world. Of course books like 1984 (released in...
The Road Not Taken (Runner Concept)

The Road Not Taken (Runner Concept)

“Get a job in the private sector” his friends had told him. “Finally get paid for your skill set.” It’s not that working for the Allied German States was a bad gig, but with how factionalized the region had become, particularly with the...
Playing with Power (Mages)

Playing with Power (Mages)

Some characters are designed to take a lot of punishment, others to support and bolster defenses. Some wade into melee with wild abandon to assassinate unprotected targets. And then there are those select few who pull at the threads of magic, weave them into a blanket...
A New Kind of Game

A New Kind of Game

One of the most difficult balancing acts for the storytellers of a Vampire: the Masquerade game – particularly one with live-action elements or a large player-base – is to provide character agency while also enforcing the standards and archetypes of the setting. This...
The Famine (Campaign Teaser)

The Famine (Campaign Teaser)

Something was wrong with the Emerald Empire. No-one wanted to admit it, but the unprecedented drought and famine had brought even the most well-stocked Clans to the edge of starvation. Something had to be done to ensure everyone’s survival. Shugenja and oracles from...