Cryptocurrency, Medieval Venice, and Among Us

My wife and I have been investing in the stock market with the company Robinhood. Just a little play money, to supplement our investments and to amuse us. One of the things we have looked into is cryptocurrency. It's a currency not backed by any government (so far) and not necessarily widely usable for payment … Continue reading Cryptocurrency, Medieval Venice, and Among Us

Everything I need to know I learned playing Among Us

You are part of the crew of a space ship (alternatively, flying headquarters or frozen base). You have a mission to perform, but among you is one (maybe more…) impostor who wants to stop your mission, including by killing crewmates or destroying the ship. You have many tasks to perform throughout the ship to keep … Continue reading Everything I need to know I learned playing Among Us

Designing medieval fantasy armies: doing it right, doing it wrong

Let's say you're writing a fantasy story, or some fiction based in the medieval world, or writing background information for a role-playing game in a medieval-like fantasy setting.  Appearing in your story, or your game campaign, is some interaction with the army of the kingdom.  You want to write something believable, but you're not an … Continue reading Designing medieval fantasy armies: doing it right, doing it wrong