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Fate Issues: Too Easy Because the GM's on Your Side

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A continuing series on the #CommonComplaints of #FateCore This is true if the GM’s not interested in making the story actually challenging for the PCs.

Why Corel Painter Pisses Me Off

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  • #rant
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  • #art

Spoiler Alert: I like it, but I don’t. It’s complicated. even 2018 is slow and stuttery on my machine, which runs Clip Studio Paint and Adobe Photoshop just fine Even just doing simple UI things take a long time Jitters and UI stutters drive me insane Various layer blending problems white edges around some transparent layers Why have “Default” and “normal” both?

Computer Color Is Broken

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Another art software rant This is the title of a MinutePhysics video that talks about how most color blending done on computers is mathematically incorrect, leading to ugly, muddy colors when blended together.

Vendor Lock In

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A brief rant on software selection & data control. I hate vendor lock-in.

Acrobat Rage

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This is about desktop publishing, not a Bard/Barbarian build. Oh my god I hate Acrobat.

Watching Myself on Loop

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The weird experience of feeling comptetent for once Last week I finished a cool commission.

The Lazy Dm and Me

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I recently finished Sly Flourish’s The Lazy DM. This isn’t a review so much as some reflections and a bit of unasked advice.

Fate Issues: Too Much Separation between Player and Character

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A continuing series on the #CommonComplaints of #FateCore This is one that I do agree with, in some ways.

The Lost Soul Blues Beta and Beyond

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  • #tabletop-rpgs

I just released The Lost Soul Blues, a short dark-fantasy #ttrpg set in Hell.

In Which I Lament How Uninformed I Am

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I know what I Like And I like what I know