Nathan RussellNathan Russell is a writer, father, game designer, teacher and podcaster, though not necessarily in that order. He has been writing since his hands were big enough to hold a crayon and publishing games since 2005. He runs National Game Design Month, was the host of the popular Here Be Gamers podcast and publishes games under the Peril Planet label.
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Here’s a quick thumb-sketch of an idea for a story or campaign, inspired by Marvel’s Inhumans. I’m actually quite intrigued…

Unicorn Western

While I was on holidays I had time to read a few books, including a wacky fantasy-western called Unicorn Western by…

Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom

Today my family is spending our very first day at Disney World. This has been an adventure a long time in the…

Blades in the Dark

I just backed John Harper’s Blades In The Dark Kickstarter. I love John Harper’s work; Lady Blackbird blew my mind when it…

Freeform Universal

Just a quick message to all of you wonderful fans of FU who have the “bad” habit of talking about…

3 Quick Tips for Working with Feedback

There reaches a point in every project where it is time to share it with others. In game design you…





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