Daily Archives: July 9, 2011


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Usually my posts are entire­ly abstract, meant to enter­tain, inform, irri­tate or enlight­en, but thus far I have avoid­ed prac­ti­cal affairs. For the most part, video games are either enjoyed or they are not; an expe­ri­ence is gleaned, or it is not; but role­play­ing games are some­thing else entire­ly, for the play­er, cer­tain­ly, but espe­cial­ly for the man or woman behind the metaphor­i­cal, and often lit­er­al, cur­tains. Today I am step­ping into the role of the advice-giver, for I have dis­cov­ered that per­haps I have some prac­ti­cal, ser­vice­able wis­dom to pass on in this arena. I became aware of this in a con­ver­sa­tion with a friend last […]

Wars of Worldcraft


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Friend and long­time Ontological Geek reader/commenter Afh has writ­ten us a guest arti­cle on the sub­ject of world-building, post­ed here for your enjoy­ment! One of the great things about the human imag­i­na­tion is that, as well as com­ing up with ideas for use in the real world or con­jur­ing up fic­tion­al ele­ments (such as a child’s imag­i­nary friend), imag­i­na­tion can cre­ate an entire uni­verse or world, straight out of whole cloth. This power is some­thing I have always admired in oth­ers and cher­ished in myself.  Imagination ren­ders us into gods, with uni­vers­es blos­som­ing from empty fir­ma­ment to spread and grow on paper, or […]

On the Plurality of Worlds