5 Things I Learned Last Week

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[Put an intro here] Mary Robinette Kowal and a number of other people are offering to pay for supporting memberships to WorldCon for people who would like to vote on the Hugos and can’t afford the membership. Assuming the tradition continues, that membership gets you a lot of the nominated works so that you can read them before voting. The Airpnp app helps you find people who will (for a fee) let you use their bathroom. A Tank Only Fears Four Things – thanks Seth Dickinson and Lightspeed. The Five Tibetans exercises are tougher than they look (at least they are for me). There are less than 12 days to go on the Story Stylus Kickstarter. An 8m2 space can be converted into a home.   Get a FREE copy of my short story, Only Friends by subscribing to my newsletter. [5 Things I Learned Last Week by Philip Harris first appeared on Solitary Mindset on 13th April 2015]

StoryStylus KickStarter

Philip HarrisGaming, Writing2 Comments

I’m a bit of a KickStarter addict. I’ve backed everything from children’s books to HP Lovecraft Blu-rays to card games about exploding kittens to photographs of librarians. I try to stay away from the site these days because it’s just too tempting and there’s only so much room in our apartment. That said, I’ve just backed my 97th project – StoryStylus from One More Story Games. My wife and I have known Blair and Jean, the founders of One More Story Games, for a long time and they’re two of our best friends. I worked with Blair when I first arrived in Canada, and we ended up hanging out with them, playing boardgames, going out for meals, watching illicit filming going on in the apartment across the street and just generally having a good time. I introduced Jean to Amanda Palmer at a New Year’s Eve gig in San Francisco, they introduced us to someone who bakes bacon-orange cookies. Seems like a pretty fair exchange. About 15 months or so ago, after spending some time working in the US, Blair and Jean returned to Canada and formed One More Story Games to create an online gaming platform for interactive fiction. The first “world” – Mystery World – lets players investigate crimes as … Read More