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Rodney Emerson's Blog

 

I am Rodney Emerson, a visual artist most proficient in cartoon work.

I have multiple aims: One is to continue to improve my current visual art skills for the enrichment of any viewers that will see my work.

Another is to learn the craft of game design, by learning to, and actually designing games. I wish to understand how a game speaks, how it teaches, and how it enriches the players lives, so that I may create games that are a benefit to others.

I am currently doing as much research as I can on board games, though I began my journey with video games. In fact, my most freverent initial effort in game designing was in my youth when I first got my hands on a TI-83plus. I’ve held a strong interest in game design for a long time, as well as visual art, but I never quite understood what makes a game function until recently, when I began to design a game as a personal project. That project, which I am still working on, took me through multiple paths that I did not think I would go down, and I’ve learned a little bit more about games since I’ve started. I hope to use this knowledge to not only complete my first project, but to continue to make more and better games, training it as a craft alongside my visual art.

 

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Posted by Rodney Emerson on Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:40:00 EDT in Design, Art, Indie
I'm starting off my journey in game design, and bringing certain views and opinions along for the ride. I would like to share them with those who are interested.



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Comment In: [Blog - 10/30/2014 - 02:29]

I appreciate this article, as ...

I appreciate this article, as similar ideas have been brewing in my mind. But, I feel that this idea is going to have a lot more trouble gaining support than fighting sexism. The reason for this is simple: Most people love violence and see it as cool Except when it ...

Comment In: [Blog - 10/28/2014 - 02:14]

The fallacy of righteousness r ...

The fallacy of righteousness r n r nI will admit that I stopped reading and started replaying after reading this section, but I 'm so glad to see this sentiment that I think my heart lept. I can 't speak for anyone else, but I loved seeing this section. Thank ...

Comment In: [Blog - 10/28/2014 - 02:14]

I 've observed that clashes ...

I 've observed that clashes like this happen on a constant basis, as games and stories seem to be innately at odds with each other. This is a very blatant example from what I read, as I have not played Ogre Battle myself. r nI believe that games don 't ...

Comment In: [Blog - 09/15/2014 - 10:23]

This was good to read, ...

This was good to read, and i thank you for posting it. 1

Comment In: [Blog - 09/11/2014 - 07:48]

Critics only have a job ...

Critics only have a job because there is an actual craftsman around, making stuff for them to pick apart and get smug about. I found this is triply true when it comes to the inner critic, who 's even louder, more obnoxious, and less helpful. The first thing I had ...

Comment In: [Blog - 09/02/2014 - 10:28]

Women are not ruining gaming, ...

Women are not ruining gaming, not in the least. It 's social politics that are ruining gaming. r n r nReading some of what 's been posted in the last week on this issue, absolutely none of it has anything to do with games. Not even a word of it. ...