This is a Fantastic Time to be Alive

Right. If you think everything in the world is awful and getting worse, it is very important that you see these graphs.   Right now, a higher proportion of the world's population is outside extreme poverty than ever before. Extreme poverty is falling in both absolute and relative terms.   Right now, there are more … Continue reading This is a Fantastic Time to be Alive

Groovy New Elements in Evil Badguy Fantasy RPG

Specific features I have implemented lately: Colour-coded health bars Enemy health bars indicate their type (i.e. earth, dark, air etc). This makes it easier to pinpoint enemy strengths and weaknesses. More interesting and reactive final boss battle I'm not going to spoil this for you, but Fishsticks and his protective wizards have a larger arsenal of spells and … Continue reading Groovy New Elements in Evil Badguy Fantasy RPG

Ground Troops Alone Don’t Win Elections – We Need Values and Vision

Some have said that Labour's half a million members will somehow make up for our lack of a clear values or vision for the country. How much did Clinton's far more sophisticated ground game help in her campaign against "The Donald"? Hillary Clinton had the united support of her party and lost. Trump had the revulsion … Continue reading Ground Troops Alone Don’t Win Elections – We Need Values and Vision

The Left May Be Out of Power For a Long Time

It is sometimes tempting to believe that politics is like a metronome that sings from left to right and back again. The left is going through a tough time right now, but it will recover as people naturally tire of the extremes of right wing government. After all, after every previous government of the right, … Continue reading The Left May Be Out of Power For a Long Time

Evil Badguy Fantasy RPG – progress update

"How's the game-making?" I hear you ask. It's enjoyable, thanks. Progressing. How are you? "Yeah, I'm well. Just saw Fantastic Beasts, which I would give three stars." Cool. Yeah, I hear you can read Rowling's writing as a justification for authoritarianism. "I don't know about that..." *awkward pause* "...Evil Badguy Fantasy RPG is your main project, right?" … Continue reading Evil Badguy Fantasy RPG – progress update