Rob’s childhood food description: Future of roleplaying texts?

[Robert Paterson](http://smartpei.typepad.com/) writes about [the food of his just-post-war British childhood](http://smartpei.typepad.com/robert_patersons_weblog/2006/06/recalled_to_lif.html), in a lovely voice. *This* is how roleplaying game texts should read. And, at the end of it, a simple axiom for how to play. (Is it < 800 words? Danish rpg convention Fastaval had a "daily magazine" this year, with a less-than-800-words scenario […]

Denmark has a roleplaying game school

A Danish school with a very cross-disciplinary approach to education, [Østerskov Efterskole](http://www.osterskov.dk/), will open its doors this fall. [Malik Hyltoft](http://alexandria.dk/data?person=66), winner of this year’s Honorary Otto Award is part of the staff. The school needs materials, and have assembled a wish-list. If you have anything you wish to donate to the school, send an email […]

RPG Patterns book released under CC license!

Role-playing games now have their own [pattern language](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pattern_language) (Wikipedia’s defintion is great) book. Fascinating stuff! In computer science there is a book called [Design Patterns](http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0201633612/104-0265062-8435910?v=glance), which is a spin-off of the architecture book A Pattern Language. Both are classics. Now a person called **Whitson John Kirk III** has written 250+ pages in a CC-licensed PDF […]

Greg Costikyan resigns from Nokia, starts up company

Games designer Greg Costikyan has resigned from his position at Nokia, and started a new company, [Manifesto Games](http://manifestogames.com/). It aims to provide “a viable path to market for independent developers, and a more effective way of marketing and distributing niche PC game styles to gamers.” A fine motto: > “PC Gamers of the World Unite! […]