Parrigues Tarot (draft)

I’ve tweeted a bunch about this project, but talked about it less on my blog: for a while I’ve been working on a followup to Annals of the Parrigues called Parrigues Tarot, a system that generates tarot card descriptions like these: Though it might seem similar, this was actually a much more difficult and extensive … Continue reading “Parrigues Tarot (draft)”

Curating Simulated Storyworlds (James Ryan) – Ch 6f

This is the third of several posts about James Ryan’s dissertation, Curating Simulated Storyworlds. We are now reading chapters 6 and following, in which Ryan describes his own projects in the curated emergent narrative space. After the first five chapters, this piece becomes considerably more narrative in its own structure: Ryan is (consciously) telling the … Continue reading “Curating Simulated Storyworlds (James Ryan) – Ch 6f”

Iterating San Tilapian Studies

Over the years since I first ran it, I’ve made a few iterations of my narrative (large-)party game San Tilapian Studies. It’s also been run by other people with their own versions of the stickers and text, and even been made available to the public at the Wellcome Play Spectacular. In 2015, I offered a … Continue reading “Iterating San Tilapian Studies”

End of August Link Assortment

inkle studios has announced ink jam, a jam for people writing in ink, running August 31-September 3. (So basically right away, if you want to be part of that.) If you’re planning to enter IF Comp, you should submit your intent to enter pretty much now: the deadline is upon us. September 7 is the … Continue reading “End of August Link Assortment”

Lonely Men Club (Mike Kleine)

Lonely Men Club is a book by Mike Kleine (@thefancymike), running to exactly 100,000 words and constructed in a five day period via procedural generation. In that respect, it belongs to the same conceptual category as NaNoGenMo projects, or text-focused works from ProcJAM, or Annals of the Parrigues. He references Cortazar’s Hopscotch and Nick Montfort’s World … Continue reading “Lonely Men Club (Mike Kleine)”

Mid-June Link Assortment

Events June 15 in London (tonight) I am speaking at Strange Tales to introduce interactive fiction to the group there. June 20, the London IF Meetup is gathering at the Eaton Square Bar to play In Case of Emergency, a mystery storytelling game assembled and run by A Door in a Wall. Atypically for our events, there is a … Continue reading “Mid-June Link Assortment”