Entromancy is a cyberpunk fantasy world that includes a novel series, tabletop roleplaying game, and card game.

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December 19, 2019

Learning to code by following tutorials is no small thing, and yet there tends to be a separate learning curve when you're attempting to move out of the tutorial ecosystem and into creating your own projects.

I've written elsewhere about how to escape tutorial purgatory and make progress as a programmer, but suffice it to say that a necessary step in your development as a developer is to venture out into the wild west of progra...

December 11, 2019

Hey agents!

I'm so excited to share that Entromancy: Hacker Battles is NOW AVAILABLE at DriveThruCards!

Entromancy: Hacker Battles is a cyberpunk fantasy tabletop card game for 2 players. In Entromancy: Hacker Battles, you and your friends will take the roles of hackers and engage in fast-paced, strategic card battles to deploy devastating programs and attempt to overcome each other’s security protocols.

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November 17, 2019

If you're shopping around for a 2D game engine, you've undoubtedly come across Unity. Dipping your toe into Unity's editor can be overwhelming if you haven't had a good overview of where all of the tools live, particularly if it's also your first time using C# to write scripts.

In this article, I'll give you a tour of Unity's 2D features with an overview of what tools you'll need to create a 2D game - and where to find them in...

November 17, 2019

If you're moving from online tutorials to building your own projects, you might be overwhelmed by the idea of setting up your own integrated development environment (IDE), or wonder why you even need one to get your work done.

In this article, I'll discuss what an IDE is and give you some ideas about what yours might look like, particularly if you're working in JavaScript, although the information will be applicable irrespectiv...

October 31, 2019

If you're shopping around for an engine for your next 2D game, this article will provide some things to consider that may help in your discernment process.

Do note that I'm not attempting to cover every 2D game engine out there; nor am I positioning one engine or framework over another.  These recommendations are from my personal experience using different engines and frameworks for prototyping.

And if you'd prefer to watch rath...

October 31, 2019

Deciding on a programming language can be extremely challenging and time-consuming as there are dozens of options out there, with a lot of conflicting information.  In this article, I'll share some options based on my own experience learning to code, with suggestions for how to choose a programming language, escape tutorial purgatory, and make progress as a developer.

Here's a video version of this post if you'd prefer (11 minu...

October 31, 2019

Context: I'm a tabletop game developer and digital marketer, and, having spent a long time around games and computers, decided I wanted to learn to code about 3 years ago.

I set off as many do by searching, at great length, for what language I should learn, and where from, returning to this topic several times over the course of my journey. I came across several threads suggesting one language or learning platform over another,...

October 31, 2019

I'm a tabletop game developer. In designing a new card game, I decided to build a digital prototype to help me run simulations and easily share a proof of concept with collaborators.

I have some background in JavaScript and C#, and I set out as many do: by spending an inordinate amount of time in "what framework should I use" threads and reading documentation without actually making anything.

Flash forward many months, and I've...

October 31, 2019

Digital marketing has become a catch-all term that incorporates a multitude of ways to get your product in front of consumers.  These channels include web, social, email and customer resource management (CRM), first party, influencer engagement, and paid media.  Determining where to spend your time - and money - to drive awareness about your next game can be a tricky endeavor, particularly given that each channel requires its...

October 23, 2019

Hey agents!

Welp, it looks like our Kickstarter for Entromancy: Hacker Battles didn't fund, but we're neither down nor out about it! We're regrouping about the project scope and will have something to share very soon.

If you've backed for one of the RPG/novel levels, you can still grab them on DriveThruRPG or Amazon!

And if you'd like to take the Closed Beta for a spin, you can access the ruleset here and print-at-home cards here...

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