Tag: Turn Based Battle


An Essay On RPG Battle Mechanics Redundancy: Intensity vs Expression

When I first came up with the idea for my hardcore tactical RPG loot game over 8 years ago, my goal was to take every cool core feature from every RPG I loved and cram it into a super awesome […]


Determinism Vs Randomness

Randomness is an interesting thing in games but as a designer I personally dislike it. Perhaps it’s my competitive nature too but I dislike like random chance determining the outcome. I don’t mind unknown elements coming in to play randomly, […]


Why Targeting Is Not So Simple!

I’m sure you’ve played games like Final Fantasy 6 where the enemies are on one side and your party is on the other. When it’s a units turn, he picks an ability and then picks a target (friend or foe). […]