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(Most) Every Thursday, I make a brief development blog on my card/board game, Dead Parents Dungeon (DPD). It’s a fantasy-themed, light-hearted game about families and dungeons.

Current Progress: Making the first set of twists.

Things have been shitty. Not shitty enough to justify not updating, but still kinda shitty.

The reboot (DPD 2.0) has been focused on making Twist! cards give a more narrative direction to the feeling of the game, as more complicated mechanics get stripped away. I haven’t actually made any Twist! cards yet and I’m glad I waited to draft some.

My first take on things is the “spaghetti” draft, where I freewheel out the concepts I want those things to do and see which ones stick. Changes are made on the fly to make everything work out. I try to figure if how the changes ripple backwards and what the harm is to them. Hope you enjoy this pile of sticky Italian.

Pirates! – The largest family with a baby sets that baby to Kidnapped. That family draws 2 Monsters and keeps the heads.

Comment: This was my first card concept that used a baby status. The second was the Baby Lich monster which only worked if you had a baby set to Dead. “LOL, dead babies,” I guess. I’ve been hammering at this game for a long time.

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Okona is a mary sue, from the series that inspired the first mary sue. But through Derek’s eyes, even the most mundane second season episodes are exciting.

At some point we’re going to get past the bizarre work schedules of Starfleet crew members and Troi’s usefulness, but today is not that day (and tomorrow isn’t looking too good either).

The Beige and The Bold is available on iTunes, Stitcher, and other podcasting platforms. It updates Monday mornings at 2:00 AM ET / 1:00 CT.

(Most) Every Thursday, I make a brief development blog on my card/board game, Dead Parents Dungeon (DPD). It’s a fantasy-themed, light-hearted game about families and dungeons.

Current Progress:

Just want to get this done with. After literal years of kicking this idea around I want it done. Current status is “It will be good to finish because I’ll learn something for next time.”

At least I hope is that and not “This is gonna take some work.”

I’m actually in the part where I don’t want to make draft cards again because I already made draft cards and I hate, hate, <i><b>hate</b></i> repeating work. On the other hand, it was me who said I’d prototype everything then revise. On that first hand, I was unaware that “revise” in this context meant “repeat work.”

Se la vie.

This week we talk about actors and accents, the lost plot of Data’s sapience, and how Jean-Luc Picard would totally kill a guy.

Is Picard a good leader right now? We make fun of his standing orders and how well the crew is trained, but are we being too hard on him? Was it just that they couldn’t write these episodes to improve the crew’s abilities or do the folks on the Enterprise have to be poorly trained for these stories to work?

The Beige and The Bold is available on iTunes, Stitcher, and other podcasting platforms. It updates Monday mornings at 2:00 AM ET / 1:00 CT.