Ludovic Chabant


Here are some of my coding projects:

  • PieCrust: a fast and powerful static website generator and lightweight CMS.
  • Wikked: a wonderful Git/Hg-based wiki engine.
  • Gutentags: a tags file management plugin for Vim.
  • Lawrencium: a Mercurial plugin for Vim.

You can find more projects of mine on BOLT80, my coding portfolio.


To get in touch, toots or emails are best (depending on the length of message).

I’m also on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. My code is on Github and Sourcehut.

Latest Articles

I post articles infrequently on The Stochastic Game, my personal blog. Here are the most recent entries:

Horror TTRPGs and Player Agency

I was recently listening to the Titterpigs episode on horror games, where Scott and Keith put out an open question to their audience: can you have a horror game that lets you retain agency throughout the whole adventure? I wrote up some long rant, recorded it, and sent it to them. I figured that, for […]

RPGs and Fighting Fantasy Books

When Bud (of Bud’s RPG Review fame) did his RPG DNA on Twitter, it featured something not quite like a traditional RPG: Fighting Fantasy books. I remember going “huh” when he mentioned this in his “First, Last, and Everything” in the Grognard Files podcast #41, because Fighting Fantasy books were also a big part of […]

The Roku Remote

From The Verge: In a sign of how far Apple is willing to go to continue raising the profile of Apple TV Plus, the company has worked out a deal with Roku that will give the streaming video service its own shortcut button. This is the first time a branded Apple TV Plus button has […]

RPG DNA Analysis

I recently posted my #RPGDNA (since that’s a trending thing right now in RPG circles), but I figured it might be interesting to look a bit deeper into my choices. The meme format is either 4 or 6 titles, but because it’s my blog and I do whatever I want, I’ll go to 8 titles […]

The RPG boxed-set come back

From the Grognardia blog, which takes short looks at old-school RPG products: My love is boxed sets is well known. I strongly believe that the shift away from them had a negative effect on the hobby’s self-identity, leading to the publication and purchasing of more and more “game” products that were, in fact, never used […]

Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay Starter Set Remixed

A few months ago I finally got to GM some sessions of Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay (a.k.a. “WFRP”), using the 4th edition’s wonderful Starter Set. Given that I’ve been GMing for more than 25 years, you could say I’m a bit late to the grim and perilous party… let’s go through a quick review of it, […]

1Password Tricks

AgileBits has just released 1Password for Linux in beta, which is super nice! Up until now I had to use the web version, or the 1Password extension in Firefox, when I was on my Linux laptop. To celebrate this, I’m going to share my favourite 1Password trick, which AgileBits incidentally kinda-blogged about not too long […]


Latest Microblogging

Here's my microblogging feed, published on my blog, and syndicated to Twitter and Mastodon:

I’m buying too many 1-page dungeons and system-less idea-prompt pamphlets because they look so pretty and have random tables, even though I’ll most likely never use them, please send help

Filming set for the Spiderwyck TV series… a stone’s throw from the Secret Benedict Society school…

I haven’t found the rulebook yet but here is a sourcebook for In Nomine Satanis/Magna Veritas, a satirical and irreverent (if not childish) French game of angels and demons. Here are the stats (and some terrible flavour text) for Jesus!