Roll for Narrative: An Interview with Spencer Campbell, Making Sci-Fi Playable on Your Table

Reading Time: 11 minutes I sat down digitally with Spencer Campbell of Gila RPGs to talk about his new tabletop roleplaying game FRAME, currently gearing up for a Kickstarter campaign later this month. I wanted to learn where the game’s concept came from and how Spencer drew upon the sci fi genre to build a speculative fiction narrative within the medium of a roleplaying game.

Galactic Civilizations 3 is free from Epic this week

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Every Thursday, Epic offers a PC game for free. Yesterday that was Stardock Games’ Galactic Civilizations 3, a critically-acclaimed, popular game that’s like Sid Meier’s Civilization, but in space. Other differences include the fact that you can play the game in multi-player mode, battling your friends for control of the galaxy. That’s nice, considering that, …

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Cli-fi short story contest offers $8,700 in prizes

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Grist, a publication that focuses on climate, sustainability and social justice has announced a contest for short stories that focus on climate change. Entry is free, the deadline is April 12, and the short stories should be between 3,000 and 5,000 words in length. “We’re embracing the opportunity to look beyond the confines of the …

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Experts: Ethics a must in AI

Reading Time: 5 minutes Artificial intelligence is increasingly becoming a part of our daily lives, both in the workplace and at home. Some AI experts are stressing the need to focus on making AI ethical and keeping it human friendly. Bias in programming, security concerns, and a lack of public knowledge about how AI works are all issues that …

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Best AI startups of 2020

Reading Time: 2 minutes The global artificial intelligence market is expected to grow by 46.2% from 2019 to 2025. That type of growth can’t be matched by almost any other industry in the world. Artificial intelligence solutions are particularly relevant for the IT, healthcare, automotive, and manufacturing sectors. However, practically all other businesses can find a use for this …

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AI expert: Don’t fear the robot apocalypse

Reading Time: 2 minutes With talks of large companies investing in AI weapons, brain-chips being developed to enhance soldiers, and the head of the British armed forces saying that robot soldiers could make up a quarter of the army by the 2030s, people might have some doubts about where this is all going — a recent survey citing twelve percent of Americans see the possibility of human extinction.

Enter VR with one of these popular headsets

Reading Time: 8 minutes 2020 has been a challenging year and nobody could be blamed if they were looking for a little reprieve from reality. One outlet that’s gained in popularity during the COVID-19 pandemic is virtual reality or VR.