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he/him. Caves of Qud & Sproggiwood. Generated histories, hidden monasteries, sentient plants🌹🌹 mastodon: @ptychomancer@mastodon.social cohost: https://t.co/hfVbcgyUvA
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May 28, 2021 15 tweets 4 min read
🧵 of AI-generated images, #3 — this is a batch of my favorites from non-Caves of Qud prompts (again: BigSleep, all first tries)

First up: "A robot walking through an archway in the style of Caravaggio" "A mall arcade in 1982"
May 26, 2021 15 tweets 5 min read
Another 🧵 of AI-generated images from Caves of Qud text prompts (again, BigSleep, first tries). This time: terrain descriptions and a few items.

First, an orrery: "Brass gears, balls, and rings turn in precise mimicry of worlds and stars." Image "In stagnant pools, luminous lilies compete with the ribbon of stars in the night sky. Under the salt sun, though, they shrink into the shade of brine weed." [salt marsh] Image
Oct 26, 2020 12 tweets 2 min read
Things You Believe About Caves of Qud if You're Acting in Bad Faith or Extremely Not Paying Attention, a thread 1. Q Girl is a dev self-insert

I put Q Girl in the game before we had any other contributing writers
Jun 14, 2020 9 tweets 2 min read
Max's thread on tools that encourage reflection gets at an important facet of what I'm coming to understand emergent narrative to be: a cracking open and reification of the creative process. Arguments against emergent narrative point to storytelling's holism, how stories must be conceived, arranged, and paced in proper ways to cohere meaningfully.
Aug 14, 2018 7 tweets 3 min read
This past weekend we were discussing toys from our childhood and I remembered the original Mastermind box art

Just.. what? wearethemutants.com/2017/03/27/cun…
Aug 1, 2018 11 tweets 4 min read
Hey, my friend @RachelFellman's first fantasy novel, The Breath of the Sun, came out today! I want to tell you a bit about it. Rachel is the long-time friend of my partner Mielle. She's utterly brilliant, so even though I hadn't read any of her fiction, I had high expectations.
Jul 18, 2018 5 tweets 1 min read
It's Wednesday afternoon, you know what that means

Time to eat exactly one bagel and add representative democracy to procedurally generated salt kraken villages ELECT👏THE👏CHILDREN👏
Jun 6, 2018 4 tweets 1 min read
🌸🌸chairs🌸🌸 btw these all come by way of our lovely tile artist Sam, who doesn't use twitter. I just gotta get that out because I can't have people thinking I'm this talented.
Apr 3, 2018 31 tweets 21 min read
I love maps & their promise of fractal discovery.
I love procedural generation and the aesthetics of the unauthored.
Where do these two loves intersect? Generated maps.

I am the procgen map admirer. These are my favorite map generators and the folks who create them.

👇THREAD👇 To start with, you can't talk about map generation and not mention @redblobgames. His HTML5 generator is the gold standard.