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February 20, 2020

Detail from a piece featured in 28 by Ni Yipeng, a Chinese artist inspired by Warhammer

One of the reasons I’ve been messing about with the backstory behind my Genestealer Cults army is 28. This beautiful – and free – magazine was founded to celebrate a certain cadre of players who have emerged from the INQ28 scene, which is based on a much-loved small-scale and RPG-flavoured interpretation of 40K called Inquisitor1.

February 18, 2020

It’s been a while since I last posted some of the features I’ve written in my Mechanic column on Rock Paper Shotgun. In The Mechanic, I talk to the developers behind a specific feature of a game in an effort to help players understand the hard problems and thinking that lies behind apparently simple things.

February 13, 2020

Lately, I’ve been building a Genestealer Cults army for Warhammer 40K and a band of gribbly desperadoes for Kill Team. And, well, one thing led to another and now here I am having written a bunch of lore and stuff that explains my army’s roots. What has happened to me. I even designed a bloody cult symbol.

It’s finally out. Japansoft: An Oral History is a new book I’ve edited that’s based on interviews by John Szczepaniak with Japanese game developers of the 1980s and early 1990s for his series, The Untold History of Japanese Game Developers.

I’ve not been doing much feature-writing lately because of a couple of big book projects, but I’ve done this and that. Here’s a quick round-up of work from the past few months that I’m pleased with.

Fabian Frinzel for Disegno

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