Category Archives: My Life

The end is near…

Last December I did not do a year-in-review about my writing, as I generally do. Mostly I avoided this because the holidays were a rough time for me — first Christmas without my kids, etc. But also, because I did not accomplish a lot in 2015. The past year and a half I have been […]

Siege of Dragonspear

I’ve been working at Beamdog for several months now and have been enjoying my time with the studio. Last week the team hit a huge milestone — the release of Siege of Dragonspear, an expansion set between Baldur’s Gate and Baldur’s Gate 2. They’ve devoted significant time and energy to the expansion and I’ve had […]

And there is this…

First, many apologies for the delay between posts. I am not yet ready to promise more regular postings but interesting things are afoot. If you are even vaguely interested in game development you have probably already learned that I’ve joined Edmonton-based game developer Beamdog. I’ve been working for them for the past few months. I […]

Transitions

This is a post I had hoped I would not have to write. I’ve been avoiding it, out of fear that writing this out, will make it real. (And yes, this post is entirely personal and has nothing to do with game development or writing… but it explains my silence here.) After eight months of […]

Back in Florida 

Sorry for the long delay! This has been a challenging year and I intend to talk more about what’s going on… But probably not until the fall. Right now I’m helping out some friends down here in Orlando, and yes, I will explain more about that in a future post. This is the second time […]

Evil Snow

We survived our first major snowfall with the only major casualty in our household being our garage door opener, so now I thought I’d give another brief update. Yes, I’m still preparing another post, which will give you more of a glimpse into some new opportunities I am considering, but it is not ready yet. […]

Game Design Advice on the Cheap

Just a quick note that “How to be a lead designer” is available for $0.99 (today only, I think though it will be at a lower price for about a week before climbing back to its normal price point). http://www.amazon.com/Lead-Designer-Lazy-Game-Design-ebook/dp/B00JUYRB18/ Also a story reprint of mine, ‘The Monastery’, is now free to read over at […]

Game Hauler Version 2 (Part 3 / ?)

Welcome to Part 3 in my new series describing my “Hauler” prototype. Links to the web and PC version are at the bottom of this post. (And you can read Part 2 here, if you haven’t). Note: This is a repost (originally appeared on Gamasutra). Prototype 2 (build# 0.0.3.0) The two main issues brought up […]

Drumheller

After living in Edmonton for over a decade, we finally decided to check out Drumheller. This town sits about three hours drive from us and it is home to loads of dinosaur related stuff, so my kids were pumped to check it out too. Overall we enjoyed the trip. The drive was uneventful. We particularly […]

San Diego Zoo

Our final big excursion while in San Diego was a day trip to the zoo. I wasn’t overly looking forward to this… I’ve seen some cool zoos before and I’m not very fond of the whole “watching animals in cages” thing. The Zoo Overall this was a fun day. Though the day was sunny there’s […]