My Ode to LiveScribe Pens

I love gadgets. Always have, probably always will.  But few have become as critical to me as LiveScribe Pens.  

The technology is pretty cool.  It's a pen that creates a digital version of what you write, and as an option can sync an audio recording of what's going on around you while you're writing those notes.  It doesn't trascribe your handwriting into text (well, the newest one tries, but you need EXCELLENT handwriting to make use of it). But having your own notes and the audio to go with it is a huge benefit to me both at work and in my gaming.  

Necessary FATE

We started playing Necessary Evil a while back, played through about six sessions, and were having a good time with the game.  That particual group has trouble managing to meet, but we had a solid core, and the story was going along okay. 

But, I've always had a wandering eye for game systems, and I had been a FATE core backer, so I quickly started thinking about how to convert the game to FATE core. We created versions of the group's Savage Worlds characters with the FATE rules, and kept going. 

The Chosen Ones


I'm working on a campaign setting for FATE Core -- it's really intended to be a setting for One-Shots at conventions, but there's no reason it couldn't be run for an extended campaign.  

The big idea is to create a FATE core game that gamers will be able to sit down and play quickly -- in a way that will allow them to experience the game without agonizing about creating aspects right away.  That was the plan -- Chosen Ones is what came out of trying to put that together. 

Another Re-boot

Gnome Lobo

It's been a couple of years since I actively used the Radiating Gnome site, and it seems like a good time to revive the site and the work that I was doing there. It's been a few years since I actively blogged anywhere, and it's going to feel good to get this going again. So, the site is back. The old one is still out there, archived for whatever reason, but no one seems to have known it was there but the spammers. Hope they don't miss it too bad. There will be more here soon!

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