The Stochastic Game

Ramblings of General Geekery

The past 2 days we had Terminal City Tabletop Convention here and I played 3 RPG games! It had been a long time since I played instead of GMing and it’s nice to just have to show up and not prepare anything 😋


I’m not sure what “boutique hotel” means but I’m pretty sure it means “badly designed”.


Of course I barely arrived at the airport that I already run into game dev people I know, and spot a couple others I follow on Twitter… it’s GDC time! 😅


Next week is GDC so, just like last year, I’ll be happy to have 30min meetings with whoever wants to know about Frostbite, EA Vancouver, engine programming, cinematics, cameras, or whatever else you think I’m vaguely qualified to talk about! Note that, for the first time, Frostbite will actually have recruiters on site, too!


Sir Tim Berners-Lee's 30

For the 30th anniversary of the World Wide Web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee had some cautiously optimistic words for us:

Against the backdrop of news stories about how the web is misused, it’s understandable that many people feel afraid and unsure if the web is really a force for good. But given how much the web has changed in the past 30 years, it would be defeatist and unimaginative to assume that the web as we know it can’t be changed for the better in the next 30. If we give up on building a better web now, then the web will not have failed us. We will have failed the web.

The IndieWeb movement, members of the Fediverse (like Mastodon), hybrid things like Micro.blog, and the increasingly numerous articles telling you to ditch Facebook and Google, own personal websites again, rediscover RSS feeds… they’re all trying to, indeed, push the web to be “better” in some way or another. Let’s hope something sticks.