Tales of the Rampant Coyote

Adventures in Indie Gaming!

RPG Design: Realistic Dungeons?

Posted by Rampant Coyote on December 7, 2015

A couple of weeks ago, we had a discussion in the comments section about using real-life castles and dungeons in RPGs. I thought I’d elaborate on my thoughts in a post. Many years ago, with access to a university library, I researched tons of actual castles – mainly European – searching for maps and floor […]

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Utah Winter Faire

Posted by Rampant Coyote on December 4, 2015

I’m going to be at the Utah Winter Faire today and tomorrow, signing books ‘n stuff. It’s a really fun event… lots of geek shopping for the season, entertainment, food, and costumes. If you happen to be around Farmington, Utah, you can catch me here! Unless I see you coming and can run faster than […]

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Breaking the RPG Mold – “The Fanatic and His RPG”

Posted by Rampant Coyote on December 3, 2015

This is one of the best reviews / commentaries about a game I’ve read in a long while. The game in question is “Age of Decadence,” the long-awaited Magnum Opus from Iron¬†Tower Studio. I haven’t played the full version yet, though it’s high on my list. I played a previous build and was impressed. I’ve […]

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Computer Tech Eases Off the Gas

Posted by Rampant Coyote on December 2, 2015

Heh – after yesterday’s awesome comparison of the 1957 Elliott 405 to last week’s release of the Raspberry Pi Zero, here comes news that the phenomenal growth in computer power over the decades may finally be¬†hitting the limits of both physics and economics. Moore’s Law isn’t coming to an end, exactly, just downshifting a little […]

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The Disposable Personal Computer is Finally Here

Posted by Rampant Coyote on December 1, 2015

My first computer was a less-than-$200 Sinclair ZX80 my dad picked up from a trade show. It had 1K of RAM and one of the cheapest CPUs of the era. He knew I was interested in computers, and it was the cheapest machine there, I guess. (BTW, in that picture to the right, that’s not […]

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