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Another update on the RPG Fully Automated!

 My last blog post was June 28, sharing a beta version of my game. It's nearly six months later. Hundreds of hours have been spent on this, and sometimes I feel like that's a nuts thing to do. But it's gotten away from me at this point. It's too good not to finish, and so far along. I could release it as it is now, though it'd remain just a curiosity. To see it become what I really want means at least trying to promote it, and I can't promote it until it's DONE done. The manual still needs cleanup in places, and that will easily take many hours. I'm considering reformatting it all in a more professional software, though I'm far from certain it's worth the time. But what really needs prepped is the campaign modules. There's a lot of formatting and assets to play and test. For now, the goal is to resume trying to find new eyes for this. I don't know how available anyone will be during the holidays, but then again people have time off. Fully

My tabletop RPG "Fully Automated!" is now in Beta version!

For a long time I've been working on a tabletop RPG, and this week I'm transitioning it to beta version. It's still in development, but it's at a stage where I'm ready to share it with a broader audience in order to collect feedback before releasing it fully. For anyone who just wants the link, here it is:  Fully Automated! Solarpunk RPG Manual as well as the Fully Automated! Story Modules . Exploring LA by Sean Bodley ( ) It's funny to look back on the path that led here. It started around 2018 when I went looking for a scifi RPG after I got tired of running homebrew Dungeons and Dragons games. I couldn't really find what I was looking for, which was just a cyberpunk story with a sense of realism and humor. I settled for the RPG Corporation but immediately dispensed with most of the in-game lore. It all felt stuck in the 80's, technologically and culturally. To their credit, there's a ton of content, and it's not bad. It&

Ilhan Omar's courage to wear a hijab is what inspired me to start wearing a kippah

  Members of Congress voted this week to strip Representative Ilhan Omar of her foreign affairs committee assignment supposedly in response to statements she made several years ago which have been widely criticized as antisemitic. Now, I don't normally write much about antisemitism, because most of what I say both on and off the internet is about constructive, positive things. I discuss things I'd like to see more of. But in this case, I have such a thing to say about this ordeal. The central thing is this: I remember the statements that have been used to justify Omar's present public shaming because they were what motivated me to start wearing a kippah at thirty-three. In support and admiration for Ilhan Omar. This may sound crazy if you've read most news. They don't bother recounting what Omar said that earned her such vitriol, instead content to describe it the way I did above: "widely criticized as antisemitic".   This is a great phrase if you work in