Tag Archive | Lessons from the Aether

Lessons from the Aether: Sandbox Games and Populating Your Worlds


Tweet of the Day: Gettin’ Nerdy With It: RPGs ——– The lowly spear carrier. It is a staple of story telling from time immemorial. Somebody must deliver the news that the king is dead or simply stand around while the heroes do the hero thing. In movies  they are the extras in crowd scenes which […]

Lessons from the Aether: Dragon Age II and how NOT to create a sequel.


Tweet of the Day: 10 Ways for an ADD Writer to be OOH! SHINY!…Productive ——– Sequels are hard. They have to expand, explore and excite while keeping the same “feel” of the original work.  The one thing they are not supposed to do is to be money grabbing place holders until the shock of the […]

Lessons from the Aether: Alien, Aliens, Jaws and Monstrous Shadows


Tweet of the Day:  Ruthless Writing: Make Your Characters Hate You ——– These two horror movie classic from the late 70’s have one thing in common. They don’t show the monster until the very end. In the case of Jaws it was due to the fact that they could never get the mechanical shark to […]