Author Archives: John Ayliff

New Website

I’ve made myself a new website! I’m going to continue to use this WordPress site as a blog, but it’ll no longer double as my central web presence. The domain now points to my new site rather than … Continue reading

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I made a Twitter bot: Space Overlord

Writing Seedship got me interested in procedurally generated text, and the other day I stumbled on Tracery, which is a simple procedural text generation tool. It powers Cheap Bots Done Quick, which lets you create your own Twitter bots using … Continue reading

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I’ve just launched my first Twine game: Seedship! It’s free and you can play it online in your web browser. In Seedship, you take the role of the AI controlling a robot ship filled with frozen human colonists. Your job … Continue reading

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WIP: Seedship game, and Patreon

I said last time that I don’t usually share my works-in-progress, but maybe that’s a habit I’m changing, because here I am doing it again: I’m working on a new game, called Seedship. It’s a text-based game in which the player controls an AI … Continue reading

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WIP: Freak Show comic

I don’t normally share information about works in progress, but this is an exception. I’m delighted to announce that I’m in the early stages of working on a comic, in collaboration with artist Paolo Puggioni. I’ve been interested in working … Continue reading

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New Year D&D Adventures

Happy New Year! I thought I’d share with you a couple of things I wrote towards the end of last year: adventures! They’re adventures for 5th-edition Dungeons & Dragons, which I’ve self-published through the Dungeon Master’s Guild. This is a … Continue reading

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Reading at Vancouver Public Library

Vancouver folks! I will be doing a reading from Belt Three at the central branch of the Vancouver Public Library on Wednesday 14 September, in the evening. I’ll have a few copies of the book available to sell. Several other … Continue reading

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