C&D1 new edition cover reveal!

Matthew P. Schmidt My Blog  This is the cover of the new edition by... Well, my publisher wants to stay in NINJA MODE for a little longer! But they've done a bang up job on it, and I'm excited to see it all in y'all's hands. This new edition will be released on...

Are there games in Heaven?

This is a question that has often perplexed me, being player of games myself, for one cannot find a dogmatic answer to it, and this is perhaps for the best. We know that we cannot truly imagine what Heaven will be like, and that we have have perfect natural happiness and, of course, our supernatural beatitude, which is the point of this entire endeavor. If there are no games of any sort, then we will still have the infinite glory of gazing on God Himself for all eternity.

What to the Modern White Guy is “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?”?

I have always been inspired by the story of Fredrick Douglass, a slave who escaped slavery to become a renowned orator and author. His is not the story of a man who was second-rate, shooed into the spotlight only for his relative accomplishments compared to his past. What use would that be? No, he was not merely any random speaker, but Fredrick Douglass, a name that survives to this day in history books, no matter how often it is skimmed over.

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How many angels can, in fact, dance on the head of a pin?

The theological equivalent of xkcd's What If? column, if you will. Yet the question, absurd or not, remains.

The Melancholy of Heaven

Are martyrs sad? Standard answer: no. They are in Heaven by definition, and “He will wipe every tear from their eyes.” I agree. Generally.

Lessons Learned from Making Educational Games for Kids

This is the first article in lessons we've learned, starting with the front-end design of the games themselves.

The C-x C-f Writing Method

There comes a time in every writer’s life whereupon they must stand atop the nearest soapbox, milkcrate, or indefinite cubic object to declaim how their style of writing is THE BEST.