Is the loot valuable or not? The price tag is meaningless. It’s all in how you describe it. Take a page from the home shopping channel, where no item is too mundane to be praised.
It’s not a “small figurine”. It’s a “beautiful, hand-crafted figurine of a water nymph”. Yes, this seems silly. Of course it’s hand-crafted. Everything is in a pre-industrial world. I’m telling you: It doesn’t matter if it’s not worth two coppers and weighs as much as a brick, your players will fight over that figurine if you make it sound exciting.
The Best of 2016
My picks for what was important, awesome, or worth talking about in 2016.
Another PC Golden Age?
Is it real? Is PC gaming returning to its former glory? Sort of. It's complicated.
A programming project where I set out to make a gigantic and complex world from simple data.
The product of fandom run unchecked, this novel began as a short story and grew into something of a cult hit.
Silent Hill Origins
Here is a long look at a game that tries to live up to a big legacy and fails hilariously.