A Morning Spent Staring

I want to write something, but I keep staring out the window of the train this morning. This happens fairly often lately. So I decided to write about it.

I'm starting a column called Wombat's Window over at The Gamer Effect. I only have the intro post up at the moment, but I've got 2 articles in the works and another half dozen ideas for topics. I'll be writing about what I see while staring out the window of the train. Exciting, yes?

My usual morning view in context.
Specifically I'll explore ideas based on what I see from the train, and I'll expand them into hooks for games in four genres: Fantasy, Steampunk, Cyberpunk, and Interstellar. I plan to include at least one photo with every article so you can see what I see. I don't know how often articles will appear, but I'll keep you updated.

Yes, this effort is inspired by Reality Makes the Best Fantasy over at Troll In The Corner. They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and I can't say enough good things about that series. Taking everyday ideas to expand fantasy worlds adds depth to storytelling. If I can make you ask yourself questions that will improve your game, then I'm happy.

In unrelated news, I'm working through another round of links covering what we talked about during the Gamer Assembly PAX East Panel videos. I'll publish those as articles here in the Gaming Den of Iniquity, probably next week at this rate. In the meantime, you can watch the Worldbuilding 101 and Tabletop System Wars videos on YouTube. Don't forget to check out the list of links in both doobly-doos, and feel free to Like them if you, y'know, actually like them. And, as always, come join us in the Gamer Assembly webchat.

Please stay tuned and let me know what you think. Thanks!

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