TWIS – Copyright evolves into Co-opyright

I received a message on Twitter that the EU are trying to force pre-screening of all content for copyright (bangs head on the table).


Now as someone who enjoys the internet I had something to say about this… yet instead of writing “Are you out of your F****** Mind” I started writing something different…

… I made a point that trying to enforce copyright in this way was actually a waste of time.

OK I started with the common reason why the enforcement in this way was wrong but I think the text below counted for nearly 3/4 of the text.

NOTE: Although I’m talking about the positive things that have occurred this doesn’t mean that I believe copyright is entirely wrong if you steal an idea from someone and benefit from it without acknowledging them, that’s plagiarism outright and I can’t tolerate it.

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Scratchbrew (CinS Part 1) – The Maths of the RPG (Part 2)

I was going to do Castle Falkenstein second however that is bogged down in technical issues… (there is a reason why in this case and I assure you this is interesting).  However I decided that it would be interesting to look at a system that shows your skill as something that really matters.


FATE is one of the systems that uses the Fudge Dice (+/0/-).  In fact it purely uses 4 of them providing a result of between 4 and -4.

It is the combination of these 4 dice that makes an interesting way of allowing the player to know who they are within the story.

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Baldur’s Gate – What Extra Credits teaches a GM

For those that haven’t seen the Design Club, click the link below; it starts at the first of 5 Episodes of Baldur’s Gate.

Baldur’s Gate – Design Club


It sometimes helps to see how someone pulls together key elements in order to create a whole and Extra Credits has finally done just that.  The Baldur’s Game design club pulls together a variety of their original pieces:

Difference in Scale and Kind

Narrative Mechanics

How to handle Difficulty

Exploration in Games

What I want to look at though is how I am likely to use this 5 Episode series in order to make me a better as a GM.

Note these are purely my opinions.  Another dead hand situation.

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