Atomic Robo RPG

One of them was a traveling computer programmer specialized in dino video games. The other was a geologist who thinks he’s unlucky. They’re Action Scientists and just started jobs at Tesladyne. They faced off against genetically engineered miniature dinosaurs and eventually Dr. Dinosaur himself.

The best thing about the Atomic Robo Role Playing Game is that it encourages storytelling and creativity from everybody at the table. When I ran a game with my two boys they got to go crazy with the details of their characters, the scenario, and even the ultimate solution to the little mystery. It was great fun and I’m really looking forward to playing again.

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The Good and the Glitch

Technology is cool. As a sci-fi writer I am constantly needing to come up with new technologies to solve either existing problems or made-up new ones. In fact, this is one of the areas where my writing overlaps nicely with my day job. I get to solve problems with technology.

There is something I’ve learned, though. New technology can solve problems, but it never comes without new problems of its own. Ever.

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