A quest written for Expedition: A roleplaying card game

For a while I’ve been looking at a card based RPG game and stumbled upon Expedition: a roleplaying card game. Sadly I missed the Kickstarter, but they organized a contest to write a quest for the game. The winners would either receive $50 or two copies of the game.

So I thought, why not? You can always try right? So I locked myself up for a long weekend and started writing / programming.

As I’m also a Dungeon Master and hosted a couple of campaigns, my main goal was to re-write one of them for the game, though since the deadline I had to commit myself to only a few (starting) quests. I was very pleased with the result I achieved in such a short time and the judges agreed, since I’ve won the contest!

Now I’m already pondering on what campaign to re-write next… what to write next…

Learning Python (from scratch)

Got some spare time during the day and thought I’d work on one of my first amibtions and that is learning Python. Why you may ask? Well I work in the world of data and the next set of skills I need to develop / work on, are R (for statistics) and Python. Once I’ve mastered these on an intermediate level (I think?) I can begin with┬áMachine Learning and move on from there.

To start learning, I’ve acquired the book Automate the boring stuff with Python by Al Sweigart.

Will update you lot as things progress!

Organizing my thoughts

I think I’ve figured out the lay-out I want to use for now, so the next step is to decide on what to write, post, etc.

I’ve narrowed it down to the following topics:

  • Photography
    The pictures I take, edit and would love to share (on my personal site) without it being used by other commercial parties.
  • Bucket list
    I’d love to track my bucket list somewhere, so might use this site as well. Else I can always use one of the social websites like bucketlist.org.
  • Tech experiments
    I am a big technologist and love to experiment with hardware and software. Also I work in the field of data (call it Big Data, Business Intelligence or some other Gartner buzz word) and I think it would be cool to write about data, the analytics behind it and perhaps some nice visualizations.
  • Game / Software development
    For a long time I’ve wanted to create my own software or game. The progress behind these projects I want to document here and of course share my results with you.

Whilst thinking of this list, I’ve also come to the conclusion I wanted to share life lessons, anecdotes or other “the meaning of life”-stories. These are more rants about certain topics and would suit better on one of my other sites: criticasm.com. Since it’s been a while writing for that site, I believe these stories would do well there. Combined with my experiences from the gaming and movie industry criticasm.com should be updated more frequently in the (near) future… I hope…

If anything else comes up, we’ll deal with it then ­čÖé