Tales of the Rampant Coyote

Adventures in Indie Gaming!

LTUE 2017 or Bust

Posted by Rampant Coyote on February 15, 2017

It’s time for Life, the Universe, and Everything. I’m excited. Last year was the first time I’d been in years, and it was even better than I remembered it. It’s a symposium of all things science fiction and fantasy media related… principally games, literature, art, and film… with an emphasis on those who create or […]


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Chargen Ahead

Posted by Rampant Coyote on February 3, 2017

There’s something about character generation in an unfamiliar computer RPG. Even if you technically know how the rules work and you know how the options will affect things, you have no idea how they will play out in the adventure that lies before you. A powerful situational ability may never have its situation occur, or […]


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Call of Cthulhu – the (next) Video Game!

Posted by Rampant Coyote on January 20, 2017

I discovered the Call of Cthulhu game in a review in the pages of Dragon Magazine back when my only experience playing RPGs was from those published by TSR (D&D, Boot Hill, Top Secret, and Gamma World). I read the review about three times, and told my best friend about it. Later, he got the […]


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All Hail the New Computer Go Master

Posted by Rampant Coyote on January 12, 2017

Man, I remember spending weeks obsessing over how to write the ultimate Go playing program that would do this. It looks like Google’s Go-playing program, an updated version of the tournament winner from a few months ago, has used a stealth approach to become the unofficial champion… masquerading as a human player in online play. It […]


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The Emotional Journey of Creating Something Great

Posted by Rampant Coyote on January 10, 2017

This probably doesn’t need much commentary… … But I’m going to add some anyway. A depressing truth: That journey looks the same regardless of whether you’re making crap, something okay, something good, or something great. It just ends at different points along that line. But anything worth trying is going to go through that process […]


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Elite: Dangerous adds long-awaited content in coolest way possible

Posted by Rampant Coyote on January 6, 2017

There was one alien race in the Elite series waaay back when – the Thargoids. They were present in the first game as enemies. Insofar as it had a storyline, the Thargoids were involved in the story of the third Elite game, Frontier: First Encounters. As I understand, they weren’t enemies in the that one. I […]


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For 2017, I …

Posted by Rampant Coyote on January 2, 2017

It’s a new year! Time for resolutions, right? For 2017, I want to: 1) Write all the stories! 2) Make all the games! 3) Be the best husband and father in the world! 4) Rock the day job so we’ve got money coming out of our ears! 5) Read all the books on my backlog, […]


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HAPPY NEW YEAR, EVERYONE!

Posted by Rampant Coyote on December 31, 2016

I know it’s popular on the Internet to look at a bunch of big celebrity deaths in 2016 and a certain election and look at it as if it were a terrible year. While we suffered some losses and disappointments, overall it was a pretty good year for me. But… it’s (almost) over now, and […]


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Back in business… Just in time for the holiday!

Posted by Rampant Coyote on December 23, 2016

I won’t call it a “Christmas Miracle” or anything, but I’m very pleased that my desktop (and development) computer FINALLY seems to be back in working order. I’ve had to replace some hardware, tweak some settings, but now… finally… I’m back up and running. I’m still not entirely certain where the original point of failure […]


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Rocksmith Enjoys a December Upgrade

Posted by Rampant Coyote on December 14, 2016

So soon after Rocksmith 2014 was transformed into “Rocksmith Remastered Edition,” the game / guitar trainer has enjoyed a new upgrade just in time for the holidays. Many of the changes involved interface improvements to the new features added in the Remastered Edition. Being able to edit song lists from the “Learn a Song” mode will […]


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The Return of Desura

Posted by Rampant Coyote on November 9, 2016

This was announced a couple of weeks ago: OnePlay Buys Desura And Indie Royale Brands, Will Resurrect Both In 2017 From the legal paperwork I received, all the bankruptcy stuff is done, and I am never, ever going to see the money the owed me. So for me, personally, this isn’t good news, its just […]


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Happy Halloween!

Posted by Rampant Coyote on October 31, 2016

It’s that most wonderful time of the year…  


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How Roguelike Is Your Game?

Posted by Rampant Coyote on September 15, 2016

HEH! So you have a game that might be kinda like Rogue, or kinda like the games that are kinda like Rogue, or a game that’s kinda like those games that are kinda like Rogue? Aside from calling it a “Procedural Death Labyrinth” (which has only caught on with developers), how do you describe it? […]


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No Man’s Sky… Why the Massive Day 0 Patch?

Posted by Rampant Coyote on August 8, 2016

There was something of a crapstorm recently about the much-hyped (dangerously hyped!) No Man’s Sky, between a fan who paid over a thousand dollars to play the game early, and some stores which broke the street date on the PS4. Early reports suggested that (*GASP*) the game might be overhyped and might not actually be […]


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Best Dungeon Crawlers of All Time?

Posted by Rampant Coyote on July 11, 2016

IGN writers Jared Petty and Chloi Rad dare a task that I don’t think I’d be willing to tackle.. naming the top ten dungeon-crawlers of *ALL TIME*. I say I wouldn’t dare because I don’t think I could narrow my list down to the top ten, let alone attempt to order them. I’d argue with […]


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Happy Independence Day

Posted by Rampant Coyote on July 4, 2016

Happy Independence Day, for those readers from or living in the U.S.A. Everyone else… have a great day wherever you are. It’s a day off work for me, which means… I’m doing what I’m usually doing. Hanging out inside virtual dungeons. I’m weird that way. Be safe and have fun!


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