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

[Robert Paterson]( writes about [the food of his just-post-war British childhood](, 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](, will open its doors this fall. [Malik Hyltoft](, 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]( (Wikipedia’s defintion is great) book. Fascinating stuff! In computer science there is a book called [Design Patterns](, 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]( 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! […]