Hello, and welcome to the Philippine Gamer Workshop! Over the past years, Life and Times of a Philippine Gamer has grown from a hobby blog to dispensing GMing advice and most recently a home for the extensive Let’s Study series of game reviews. With my current state as a parent and the inherent additional financial strain […]Read More Introducing: The Workshop!
To follow up on the article I wrote about my first impressions of the 7th Sea Second Edition Quickstart, I’ve gotten it in my head to design a lite version of it, perhaps something that might address some concerns I’ve had. What follows is literally something that I came up with in the shower. It’s […]Read More [Game Design] Alternate Basic Mechanics for 7th Sea, second edition Quickstart
I had an opportunity to share what I had so far with Heroes of the Falling Star to the 13-year old daughter of a friend of mine for feedback. It didn’t take long for her to get back to me with positive feedback on it. I have to admit that I was pretty nervous handing […]Read More [Heroes of the Falling Star] Firsthand Feedback
I’m probably going to sound pretentious for doing this post, but here we go. I started Heroes of the Falling Star because I wanted a means to convey lessons to my son in a fashion that would be entertaining. Going beyond the usual academic lessons that you gain from exercising simple math and figuring out […]Read More [Heroes of the Falling Star] Developer Diary 3: Aiming For More Than Just Play
Hey there, While I’m still in the midst of firming up the test of the game, I figure it would be a good time to talk about the structure of the game. Unlike sandbox RPGs, a game aimed for kids should have some form of supporting structure. This is because kids do well with having […]Read More [Heroes of the Falling Star] Developer Diary 2: What Do The Heroes Do?