Posts Tagged ‘ rambles ’

Horizon Lines

Apr 6th, 2015 | By | Category: The Razorwise Report

We held a meeting on Saturday to discuss an upcoming project, and I waxed a bit poetic on Facebook. I was encouraged to share it with a larger audience, with you, so here goes. * * * I reflect upon the past and think about the future. This is entirely appropriate for someone born in the month of Janus (or not, depending upon what you do or don’t believe). To hear the word ‘meeting’ once made my mind bristle, like a thistle caught somewhere in my shoe calls to escape. It summons memory of a past life, much as a […]



Rumors, Rumblings, and Whatnot

Mar 31st, 2015 | By | Category: The Razorwise Report

Recently, someone asked if we were alive and kicking. We are. Products still come out. I’m active on the social media outlets (mainly Twitter @realityblurs, but sometimes G+), and have been less active on the website. It’s because the website needs work. You know this. We know this. And we’re working on it. We’ve teamed up with a great web developer to make everything nice and shiny. So, I decided to postpone talking too much on here until we got things rolling, and I could tell you guys, “Hey, look!” But I can’t have you thinking we’re lost in the weeds. […]



Inspiration and Perspective

Jan 15th, 2015 | By | Category: The Razorwise Report

Much like a fish unaware of the water in which it swims, I posit you are adrift in an ocean of ideas at any given moment. It all depends on how you choose to look at things, how you contextualize them. Look at things through a macabre lens and those scissors resting on the edge of the night table take on a different aspect than they might otherwise. What you have to do is exercise your imagination. What are the extremes you can take a concept, how far are you willing to go. Once you know the outer boundaries of […]



Winter and the Wondering

Jan 8th, 2015 | By | Category: The Razorwise Report

The cold makes me want to curl up and sleep, but that is hardly productive, so I pull myself off the couch and the warm nest of blankets to sit before the keyboard and muse a bit. I think about the evolution of game design. I think about the cycles of design, and how some things are being reintroduced as new and I wonder how new they really are. Where does a design move from what some folks call a hack to its own place and space?  As far as the term “hack” goes, I’m not a huge fan of […]



Midweek Musings

Jan 7th, 2015 | By | Category: The Razorwise Report

First Wednesday of the year and I’m sitting here thinking ‘I’ve got nothing”, but that’s not quite true.  Despite the aches and pains of age, likely exacerbated by the extreme cold, I got a lot of words written. Something off my beaten path. Yesterday, I was talking about developing your workflow and giving yourself permission to do other things. Today, I implemented my suggestion and walked the walk or worded the words, as the case may be. You might be thinking, “Writing is still writing”, but that’s not entirely true. Yes, stringing words after another are mechanically the same. The […]



Approaching a New Project: Four Questions Worth Asking

Jan 5th, 2015 | By | Category: The Razorwise Report

Hello All! The weekend came and went and you may have wondered if I wandered off. I’m going to try to keep my weekends free for myself. If I get an inclination otherwise, you’ll see the words flying like sparks from a stone. This weekend, I let the words bounce about my mind and kept them largely to myself. I dealt with the look of words. The places and spaces they need to fill to be of the most use when playing  Agents of Oblivion. There is no dearth of information. There is no lack of words. Only, it seems […]



Shine On, You Crazy Diamond: High Concepts and Commitment

Jan 2nd, 2015 | By | Category: The Razorwise Report

I’m going to dive right into talking about design without much overture. If I ramble blame the movie I stayed up (and, surprisingly, awake through last night) watching: Europa Report. Who knows? I may well use it as an example. If I do, I’ll steer clear of spoilers and warn you if I enter any such territory in advance. (Okay, there was a little overture, but it’s purposely placed to contextualize things.) You get a HIGH CONCEPT. You pull it from the air, a synopsis of a show, the muse you keep locked up in your basement, or somewhere else. […]



When Reality Meets the Blur

Aug 24th, 2014 | By | Category: The Razorwise Report

I posted this on Facebook, and other places, but I felt it really belongs best here.   There’s been something on my chest for quite a long time, and as a private person, it’s difficult enough to share with friends, let alone the whole of the internet. But today I have. It’s in response to folks questioning me about some particular products, but the underlying question is what’s really going on with my company, Reality Blurs. Here, finally, I shed some light into the dark corners. If you want to comment, please go to the original forum thread here. Until […]



Adventures in Real Life

Jun 19th, 2014 | By | Category: The Razorwise Report

When you set your own hours, you have certain advantages and disadvantages, obligations, annoyances, and all the other jazz every who works a “normal” job has (with one exception). Your precious, precious hours are often perilously considered by others to be open and available. Certainly, you’re not doing anything while watching that movie, listening to that song, or playing that game. And staring off into space? Certainly, you’re just avoiding doing any “real” work. Am I right? For most “normal” folks, the creative endeavor is a mystical or quasi-mystical thing at best, intangible, ephemeral, and only those things concrete and […]



And Then There Were Two…

Jun 17th, 2014 | By | Category: The Razorwise Report

Yup. Two RWR falling through the digital space, representing my ramblings, capturing bits of my thought like a skein does sand. It will have to do. Today’s (already) been ridiculously busy. I got up and made a commute to the Mad Lab as the dark imps normally serving at my knee failed to flap through the skies yesterday, and no other sort of courier would suffice. I went through the files and found what I needed and made the corrections in preparation of (finally) getting Karthador out the door and into your hands. You have been so very patient as […]