Author Archives: Battz

What Wouldn’t I put in My Mouth

Osaka was home to the best food I delighted myself with on my adventure. I took an evening trip to the city during my stay at Kyoto. Being a bit of a spontaneous expedition, I stuck closely to the guide … Continue reading

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Dodging Disillusionment

How a literary approach to design can keep players grounded in a game. Continue reading

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Does Your Game Have Story Cake or Story Frosting?

Article discusses how story, when implemented as a mechanic of game play, solves inherent problems when story is simply used as filler or backdrop for game play or takes a back seat to the all important action sequence. Continue reading

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Holy Kyoto

My attempts of exploring Shinto, Buddhism, Kyoto, and Myself. Continue reading

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Riding that Train

My experience with reading Japanese and riding bullet trains. Continue reading

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The Art of Making Friends

How I made, lost, and got rid of potential “friends” my first night in Tokyo. Continue reading

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Take 2

My first encounter with Toto and the Japanese toilet Continue reading

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