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D&D

I’ve been playing various forms of D&D (and occasionally other RPGs) for more than a decade now. From 2016 to 2018 I wrote the blog 21st Century D&D (representative post), while cross-posting game rules and materials to the associated website.

I’m working on my game world, and I still read and comment in the D&D blogosphere, but I’m not running a game group right now.

Computers and Games

From 2019-06-28 to 2019-06-30, I attended the 2019 IndieWeb conference. More detail here.

In late June 2019, I collaborated with artist Joshua Prichard on a week-long game jam. I’ll post our result here soon.

From 2018-10-01 to 2019-02-01, I worked on Ryan Quest, my first video game and first text adventure. You can play it in your browser right now.. It has been enjoyed by all who’ve played it, including the titular Ryan.

The bite-size game Fedoradventure, which you can play online here, was another text adventure made for the friend who inspired it. Fedora was quite pleased with it.

I’ve started a page (WIP) discussing my thoughts on the Inform language.

This silly animation once landed me a date. This consequence of toying with ImageMagick was not mentioned in the otherwise-excellent documentation.

The Chinese Language

I’m trained as a linguist, and have studied Mandarin for many years now. I hope to do much Web writing on this topic. For now, I’m:

  • figuring out how to reasonably represent linguistic three-line/interlinear examples in HTML

  • compiling a directory of notes on idiomatic usage into one webpage list, with linguistic examples

  • transcribing episodes of the only Chinese TV show I truly adore, 《锵锵三人行》/ Behind the Headlines with Wentao

  • thinking about writing a timeline of Classical Chinese, with the focus on how language structures varied over time

Books and Other Literary Arts

I have a books page for tracking my reading and collecting excerpts. When I feel like it, I write poems, some of which get added to my poems page.

I also maintain a journal, but it’s for my eyes only. Begone, journal-seeker.