Month: May 2014

The Space Between

Busby paces along the corridor, PDA clutched in his hands as he mumbles to himself. Kristine clutches her battered notebook under her arm as she strides back toward the labs after her lunch break. She moves quickly and determinedly, like a woman on a mission. The boss stops in front of the lab entrance, eyebrows…


Sharpening my scythe

We’ve got a lot of characters that have been inactive for 90 days or longer. As of June 1, they’ll become potential targets for a new round of “narrative landscaping.” I’ll start writing them out of the OtherSpace story in episodes of death and destruction that’ll put a close on the character’s story and perhaps…


No dice?

Writing about my past tendencies to slaughter the occasional character back in the day and thinking about my desire to take OtherSpace truly back to basics got me wondering: maybe we should just abandon the premise of a stats/skills system. Eliminate dice. No rolls. Just see where the narrative rolls and let the players and…


Greeking out in Durham

This column appeared in The Herald-Sun in May 2014: I haven’t started spritzing everything with Windex. Yet. But I’m thinking about it. It’s been a wild year since I took the unprecedented (in my life) step of getting baptized, joining the Greek Orthodox Church so that I could marry into a (very) Greek family. Genetically,…