The 13th Doctor’s a Woman Now. So We Don’t Have to Ever Hear How the Next Doctor HAS TO BE a Woman Ever Again, Right? Right.

Congratulations to Jodie Whittaker for getting the lead role in Doctor Who.  Not due to any talent or effort on her part, but because a bunch of white guys wanted to prove they weren't misogynists.  Or because they needed another square on their Progressive bingo card. Because that's all this is.  Just point scoring. As …

Goblinstomper! and the Curse of Knowing Better

Don't let the radio silence fool you.  I'm still plugging away at Goblinstomper!, working towards that silly goal of having Act One, Phase One done sometime in July.  Today I put the finishing touches on the cut scene that replaces the Deleted Scene.  It's got everything, from more characterization than before to giving (mild) control to the Player over our Heroes's fates.  Really pleased with it, and more than ready to move on to the next task.

There is, though, a small story connected to this.  One that I'll relate to you now.

With everything in this game, I'm the chief Playtester.  I need to know what works and what doesn't so that I can fix it, or, failing that, replace it with something less broken.  This is crucial with the cut scenes, as there are so many moving parts.  It's easy to mess up.[…]

Goblinstomper! and the Shadow Madness

One of the... I dunno, features?  of RPG Maker MV is that it will put down shadows for you next to whatever walls you set up on the map.  These shadows, to my mind, give a certain depth and reality to the map.