Long Time No See

Well, it has been two months and change since I posted here. Between transitioning from two part time jobs to one full time one and the birth of my third daughter, I simply could not manage posts in addition to everything else. I have, however, been continuing work apace on projects I have posted about […]

Injury and Avoiding Injury

In every version of SaSS, up to and including SaSS:R (the sassiest!), there have been two health tracks, layered armor, and dodges. Inspired by running across an old article by the Emperor, I thought I’d talk about them and how they relate to The Most Popular Fantasy RPG that most people are more familiar with. […]

At the hospital…

Baby Mirabelle, my third daughter, is going to be induced this morning. As soon as the nurses remember we are here in our room. Baby Mirabelle has been kicking her mother’s butt for a couple of months now, far more vigorously than either of our older daughters, but her amniotic fluid seems to be uncomfortably […]

Grendel Mk. VII

Grendel Mark VIIGrendie SevenType: Flight-capable bipedal assault mechOrigin: New Hong Kong System, New Hong KongIn service: Year 451 SCC – presentManufacturer: Wu Heavy Industries CorporationOperator(s): New Hong Kong Army (255)Wu Commercial Protection Corporation (55)Armee der Ruhr-Republik (60)Unit cost: NHD94 billion Production began: Year 450 SCCNo. produced: 403Weight: 59 metric tons (unloaded), 72 metric tons (fully loaded)Height: […]

Another Digression

I am currently focused like a blast of grapeshot on SaSS:R, but I wanted to comment on something else I have been doing when I am too tired to write–strategy games! No, not EUIV (though, when the new patch came out that was my go-to after-work de-stressing tool for a few days.) Instead: Into the […]

A review: Combat Frame XSeed

I recently read Combat Frame XSeed by Brian Niemeier, and I thought I’d talk a little bit about it. I’ve held off this long because the author has expressed a wish for public responses to the book to wait until January. Since tomorrow is January 1st, I thought it close enough.  Full disclosure: I backed […]