Everyone has different standards for verisimilitude. I’m often amused by the anecdotes from other players who inhabit crazy gameworlds that are bursting at the seams with preposterous creatures. They think nothing of doing a dungeon where an Ogre will inhabit an unadorned room next to a Black Pudding, who both live next door to a Dire Bear and an Earth Elemental. Stories like this make me laugh because I can’t help but picture what life must be like for these monsters in the dungeon as they sit around waiting for adventurers to show up. Talk about “The Odd Couple”. Actually, that’s a pretty cool idea for a comic: A sitcom-styled story about a bunch of freakish monsters who inhabit a trap-and-treasure laden dungeon, learning to love and laugh… together.
The Terrible New Thing
Fidget spinners are ruining education! We need to... oh, never mind the fad is over. This is not the first time we've had a dumb moral panic.
Video Compression Gone Wrong
How does image compression work, and why does it create those ugly spots all over some videos and not others?
Why Batman Can't Kill
His problem isn't that he's dumb, the problem is that he bends the world he inhabits.
A programming project where I set out to make a Minecraft-style world so I can experiment with Octree data.
The plot of this game isn't just dumb, it's actively hostile to the player. This game hates you and thinks you are stupid.