One of the fun parts of doing a digest each week of my activity on social networks has been seeing things emerge, such as a reaction to a major misstep by Hasbro and Wizards of the Coast in how they treat their community and third party publishers for Dungeons & Dragons. Seeing that blend in with the other bits I boosted or posted is fascinating to me.
A couple months back my Xiaomi Mi Band 7 fell from my wrist in an accident and its screen was damaged. I ordered a replacement screen but the old one kept working well enough that I put off going through the replacement for months. This was the first time I’ve replaced a screen on any device in years, so I was a bit nervous I would break it, but everything went smoothly.Posted at https://seizemeans.com/@apollo/109660416773481467
Back in November, the wonderful Asians Represent podcast published an episode on board game design with a discussion between @danielhkwan and Brother Ming (https://www.brotherminggames.com/). Listening again today I was reminded about the great insight into design and publishing.https://seizemeans.com/@apollo/109666987313099769
I’ve thought a lot about asynchronous play for TTRPGs and I wish I was aware of more tools or systems for making it a good experience. It’s hard to navigate schedules with a lot of folks who’d like to play, so something we could have full experiences with but at different times would be wonderful. Anyone have suggestions? Anyone have openings in such a game? Is there potential for asynchronous games built around the fediverse?
Boosts appreciated!Posted at https://seizemeans.com/@apollo/109677462209682046
The latest episode of Stuff You Should Know dispels silliness about Tarot having a long divination history. In reality it had a series invented histories to make playing cards + extra trump cards feel mystical. Tarot cards are like a d20 or a deck of normal playing cards and there is a space to embrace them as fun parts of tabletop games. Jettisoning weird appropriation might be a necessary starting point.https://seizemeans.com/@apollo/109679553118689612
I just learned there is a Dixit game in early access for Android and I had fun playing with it. It has been years since I played the physical game but I love the surreal art for the cards.https://seizemeans.com/@apollo/109680354650533687
A diver captured some of the life in the harbour not far from me today.Posted at https://seizemeans.com/@apollo/109680409371927866
I queued up my drinks for my day at the desk this morning. Up first was cold brew coffee and next was a turmeric masala chai.Posted at https://seizemeans.com/@apollo/109682921529859917
“Z39 B Comical” from the Xenoblade Chronicles X OST is a weird delight and it disrupted my focus on work when it played just now.Posted at https://seizemeans.com/@apollo/109682946787198399
My experience with Google’s Stadia was mostly positive and I was sad when it was announced to be shutting down. In addition to some genuinely great games and good infrastructure, the controller is the best non-Nintendo, non-8bitdo controller I’ve used. Google finally announced it will release a tool for enabling Bluetooth on the controller next week so I’ll be able to use it with my phone and potentially other systems without a USB C cable.https://seizemeans.com/@apollo/109684744240955623
Celestine and I went for a short walk in the rain and found this Luigi abandoned on the sidewalk.Posted at https://seizemeans.com/@apollo/109689119701028525