Tales of the Rampant Coyote

Adventures in Indie Gaming!

The Penny Arcade Report Tells It Like It Is: Buy Direct From Developers!

Posted by Rampant Coyote on June 9, 2013

It’s howling against the hurricane, but it’s something… The PA Report: Want to support your favorite developers? Ditch Steam and buy direct It seems to me that the indie devs of the world could benefit from an open-source app that provides the benefits of something like Steam or Desura which any game could link into. […]


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Farewell, Game Developer Magazine…

Posted by Rampant Coyote on June 7, 2013

1994 kicked all kinds of butt. I was finishing up school, and starting to get serious about what I wanted to do with my life. The idea of making games for a living was just starting to appear feasible. So I supplemented my formal education by learning all I could about making video games. After […]


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An Old-School Dungeon Mapping Tool?

Posted by Rampant Coyote on June 6, 2013

In the modern era, in-game “automatic” mapping in RPGs is pretty much a given (no matter how much of a pain they might be to implement on the developer’s side… *grin*). But in older RPGs, prior to around the mid-90s, they were far more rare and of very limited utility. You were expected to play […]


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Game Announcement: Battle of the Sands

Posted by Rampant Coyote on June 5, 2013

As long-time readers are very familiar, I’m a big fan of Knights of the Chalice, by Heroic Fantasy Games. Often my favorite games are the ones that I dismissed and sorta ignored during development.¬† Then when it released, I heard what people were saying about it, played the demo, and then bought the game all […]


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A Milestone of Sorts…

Posted by Rampant Coyote on June 4, 2013

Today (well, tomorrow as I write this), my eldest daughter graduates from high school. This boggles my mind. But then, when we decided to have her, I wasn’t yet out of college. Yeah, I know, shock. These days the tendency is to wait until both parents are well-established in their careers before having kids. We […]


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Not So Jaded After All

Posted by Rampant Coyote on June 3, 2013

Sometimes I think I’ve been wrecked for life. When I was younger – especially in my high school and college years – I would sometimes be up most or all the night playing games. Hours would go by barely noticed as I’d be absorbed in some game. Then I’d feel guilty when I finally quit […]


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