I think I found my calling. I'm going to make procedural generators for tabletop games. I'm working on a couple right now, like a heraldry generator.
This is one of those callings that is probably never going to have any positive effect other than maybe helping a handful of brain-fried authors or game masters. Still, I think it's worth it.
Why do fantasy novels have so much food? https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/fantasy-books-food #fantasy
Excellent article summarizing the history (and future) of Linux filesystems: https://opensource.com/article/18/4/ext4-filesystem #linux
A post I wrote about Star Wars: Galaxies: https://medium.com/@bovermyer/star-wars-galaxies-a-community-to-remember-b19689db91e1 #starwars
Washington Post article about the Overwatch League! https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/what-do-owners-of-patriots-rams-grizzlies-and-flyers-have-in-common-a-big-bet-on-esports/2018/01/17/63e5a916-fac7-11e7-8f66-2df0b94bb98a_story.html
Observation: most social media posts can be reduced to one type: identity expression.
"I believe this, so this person is bad!"
"I am this, so this thing is great!"
"You're not the same thing as I am, so you're bad!"
"This thing makes me feel good, so it's positive and you're bad for feeling otherwise!"
This is true regardless of whether it's negative or positive commentary. If you're curious, just watch the posts that come across your feed for the next couple days.
DevOps engineer, role-playing game author (usually for Silver Gryphon Games), artist.
I spend a fair amount of time playing video games (esp. Overwatch, Destiny 2, and World of Warcraft).
Occasionally I paint Warhammer AoS/40k miniatures.
I'm impulsive and flit from hobby to hobby. Sometimes I write about that journey.
Game designer, artist, and author. Ish.
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