A Pooh champion.

A short game of being a stick that was once a celebrated champion drifting alone along a river.

gemini://gemini.circumlunar.space/~jameschip/games/pooh.gmi

A prototype game that i know not what to do with. To gemini with you!

meditation log. 

The last few days I hadn’t been able to focus at all. Then suddenly this morning cleared, well quietened down, again and I was able to focus again.

It’s funny how this comes in peaks and troughs.

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In music a happy accident is when your child os playing with your phone and accidentally puts the Dead Kennedys on.

He sold me my first ukulele too. He was also a bassist and once he saw me walking past with mine and called me over out the window to come, have a cup of tea and play bass with him.

Nice guy.

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The shop was a right mess with boxes upon boxes of books everywhere. The last time I went in I asked if he had any Dostoyevsky and he shot off into a corner and returned with a little stack of books. He could locate anything in that mess.

It’s was a really magical place and I’ll miss both the shop and him as I suspect I won’t see him again.

My parents too my little one in shortly before all this covid stuff started and he gifted our little one their first Mr. Men book too.

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This second ‘lockdown’ has caused the The gut who ran the old bookshop in town to close up which is sad.

He had said he would close up eventually, he was in his mid 70’s and I think he just ran it to keep busy.

He was an old friend of my Dads and when we were young every time we popped in he would give me a Mr. Men book. One day he didn’t have any and he disappeared into the back room and when he reappeared he was brandishing a copy of Mr, Bookseller, a Mr. Men he had just created.

I feel like making bread with your child is the reward you get for dealing with all the other hard parts.

Fyi I have started a mailing list on sr.ht for people to discuss tabletop rpg design.

Its going to be a fairly quiet place I think be it has the power to be useful and meaningful to a small group of designers interested in collaboration and discussing rpg as a concept.

lists.sr.ht/~jameschip/rpg-des

I have this idea for a story game where the players are living through a significant historical event that happened locally.

Having a real hard time working out a way for the players to be involved yet at a distance.

It’s a weird one.

I have garnered some interest from other rpg designers in me hosting a mailing list at st.ht so we can all talk game design.

It took less than 24 hours before someone suggested that dicord would be a better platform.

It would not.

Go away from my window.

Someone from London told me that they couldn’t live where I do because the country side is too dirty.

Last time I went to London I blew my nose and soot came out.

I might have muddy shoes but at least I have a clean nose.

Your phone should be the only network attached device you have that doesn’t have an ethernet port, and even then it would be nice to have the option.

WIFI is not the zenith, it’s a useful support nightmare not the default.

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Designer notes for if your network attached device should have an ethernet port:

Is your device handheld?

If yes the you may get away without a port, but you should include one if you can.

If no continue.

Is it portable?

If yes then include an ethernet port.

If no continue.

Is it for a fixed position?

If yes include an ethernet port.

If no, include an ethernet port.

So i have an odt of all of the games in the micro fiction games jam that I intended to export as a pdf.

Will libre office export emojis in a pdf?

No. It won’t.

meditation log. 

I’m not really an angry person but we all have moments and I feel like this are less pronounced.

Again that’s situational isn’t it.

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meditation log. 

Not so great today. Things have gotten a bit more stressful here the last few days and this morning it shows.

Could not really turn off a stream of thought at all. Could not really focus.

I do feel like the meditation is having some positive effect as I don’t feel as wound up or angry as I normally would bu this but that’s a hard thing to quantify.

Recently I feel I have a longer tether than I think I normally do, but again it’s hard to know for sure.

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Put an ethernet port on your products you cowards.

I have a lot of unfinished games sitting in limbo at the moment. I have noticed that they all share one thing in common, like most of my other games.

The player character doesn’t do anything. The world happens around them and they observe it.

I feel this put me at odd with most, not all, other ttrpg games which focus heavily on player agency.

World agency is my bag.

“You never saw people walking about drinking takeaway coffee in my day, people had time to sit down and enjoy a drink back then.”

Insightful bits of history from my dad.

Back to adventuring! A tunnel dug into a mound appears.

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