There’s a difference between a game’s mechanics and its metaphor. But that doesn’t mean the two are separate. Or even separable. But it does mean you can empower yourself to create one by understanding the other.
I don’t have time to evaluate every monster, class, and rule that everyone sends me. And I don’t have time to help you build every monster, class, and rule that you want me to. But I DO have time to teach you how to build and evaluate your own creations for yourself. Welcome to my new series on Becoming a Hack.
Hacking is bad for your game. That’s an undeniable fact. So, if you’re going to hack your game, be prepared to fight for it. Even if you’re only fighting yourself.