Sunday, October 18, 2015

New Project

Despite appearances, I aten't dead, just (mostly) offline. I got burned out on social media, and my use of them fell away, little by little, until I just hung out pseudonymously at a couple of forums you're probably not interested in, not posting much even there.

I have been doing stuff, though. In fact, for the better part of the last two years I've been working on the single biggest (non-work) project I've ever undertaken. It's a complete homebrew tabletop role-playing game. Both the system of game mechanics and the world. While I just hit a significant milestone—the Sourcebook is now content-complete—a great deal remains to be done. It is in a playable state—maybe, I haven't play-tested it yet—but it's likely the coming months will see major revisions, both to the canon and the mechanics, and the character generator should certainly get a good many more features before it's genuinely useful as a play aid.

The work in progress has been online for a while now, but I haven't told anyone much about it. I'm not even sure what to do when I officially launch it—whenever that is and whatever that may mean—but I decided that I kind of like to do this final part of the work leading up to that, imagining that someone is looking over my shoulder, as it were, so I decided to mention it here.

The project is named Brikoleur.

The home page is at

The Sourcebook is at

The Character Generator is at

I also started a blog just for Brikoleur, which you will find at, and even made a Twitter persona, @brikoleurgame.

I don't really know what to do with the last of these, as I'm not sure who to follow and what to tweet, but it's there. Maybe I'll figure out something eventually.

If you're interested, please check out or follow the blog and the Twitter feed. I will be blogging about the game there rather than here, as I figure that most of you good people who ended up here for the Zen, the photography, or the politics will likely not be all that interested in the game.

Except perhaps those of you who came here for the politics. Brikoleur has space Communists.


  1. Well, I have never played a PnP RPG (unfortunately), but I wish you the best of luck :)


  2. Thanks! It's going pretty well actually. I just got a new home page up (and updated the links in this post, they had changed in the meantime.)

  3. How exciting! I can't wait to check it out. Super groovy.

  4. I stumbled on your pages on the net by accident, only this afternoon. Good luck with your new project, and thanks for sharing your views on photography in the past. I have rarely encountered anyone who has such an interesting viewpoint and so much to offer, and I will be one of many, perhaps, who would have loved to see more. But we all move on in life, nothing's forever.

    I did notice some of your other comments on religion - I suppose you are aware of Gandhi's view of the christian faith - “I like your Christ. I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.”

    BTW - sorry, I hate people doing that to me - by the way, I am MOST impressed with your grasp of English. Coming from a French background, I've struggled with their language all my life - I have taken comfort in the fact that so many "English speaking people" seem to suffer from the same problem - and it was very refreshing reading your postings, seeing someone from Finland who can outdo them in their own language!