Archive for month: July, 2015

Screenshot Saturday

11 Jul
July 11, 2015

It’s a good day to .Nuke some support cards!

Let’s Play System Crash!

10 Jul
July 10, 2015

The Shadowrun Movie That Wasn’t

09 Jul
July 9, 2015

If only, eh? If only.

Morning Playtesting

08 Jul
July 8, 2015

“Guys, I need you to get in there and stomp those hacker shits. I’m serious, murderize them.”

Murderize

“Ok, those hacking support cards are getting annoying. Time to do something about that.”

Nuke

“And will someone PLEASE kill Rickson? He’s got 2 Datajacks, he’s gonna hack the server all by himself. -_-”

Jacked

😀

Almost finished testing the early part of the game. Once that’s done, I’ll be sending it out into all your hands for playtesting. 🙂

Meet Miriam, Crimeboss

06 Jul
July 6, 2015

Finally got round to finishing this piece.

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MOAR Mechs

04 Jul
July 4, 2015

I’ve been having trouble designing an Easy mech deck.

Mainly because there are no weak mechs in the current card set. Which is something that testers have brought up before.

So I decided fuck it, let me paint some new mechs to fill out the lower tiers. 🙂

New mech card #1 – Surveillance Drone
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New mech card #2 – Spyder

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New mech card #3 – Tarantula

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On Making Space For Creativity

03 Jul
July 3, 2015

I had a great idea for a game prototype in the shower this morning. One that is reasonable in scope and achievable with my limited art budget. Which is great, and I look forward to finishing System Crash so that I can play around with it.

But it’s always like that, I’ve found. Ideas come in the shower, while I’m out on walks, or basically any time when I’m away from screens etc and my brain has space to churn.

That’s my simple theory of creativity. Spend time filling your mind with a range of influences: tv, books, music, art, life and so on. Then do some activity that forces your bran to switch modes from “processing input” to “ruminating”.

The ideas will bubble up naturally. Without any effort from you, your unconscious will get busy forming new connections, combining and rearranging your influences into new and interesting configurations. You just have to give it the space to do so, away from the million inputs and distractions of the modern world.

And have some easy, non-intrusive way to capture those fleeting ideas as they float up from your unconsciousness at hand, or they’ll slip from your mind as easily as they entered it. A computer with an active internet connection doesn’t count, by the way, unless you can stop yourself “just checking twitter quickly” when you’re recording your ideas. 😉

Before you know it, your problem will go from being “how do I be creative?” to “which of these ideas do I pursue?!? I can’t fit all of them in!”

Happy Birthday To Me

02 Jul
July 2, 2015

For my birthday, Michelle got me an amazing, thoughtful present.

She had some of System Crash’s artwork printed out on canvas, so I could hang them up on my wall next to my computer. So that whenever I want to, I can always look across at them and be inspired.

I think they look fantastic! I’m going to treasure them.

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