Author Archives: Koveras

An Updated Timeline of BioWare Departures

As a long-time fan of BioWare games, I have, historically, not been very happy about with the direction it took since its 2007 acquisition by Electronic Arts, given that publisher’s well-documented history for gobbling up and shutting down game developer … Continue reading

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Required Firefox security add-ons

I’m often asked which security add-ons I’d recommend for new Firefox users. This post exists so I don’t have to say the same thins every time and can instead refer everyone to it. 🙂 Here are five that I consider … Continue reading

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How to select the second non-empty child element with just CSS

I’ve spent a lot of time trying to figure out the title question out yesterday, and decided that I might as well post the solution here as a helpful hack. The backstory here is that I’m using the AdBlock Firefox … Continue reading

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Blag moving to the old new domain

A long, long time ago, in a galaxy far away, my website was hosted under the domain name Koveras.net. Then life happened and I lost the ownership of it, having to settle for Koveras.org instead–which has really bugged me ever … Continue reading

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My website was upgraded to Joomla!

Just as a quick heads-up: my main site (koveras.net) has finally been updated to a modern CMS engine, namely, Joomla!. And just for the laughs, I have archived some parts of the old website under legacy.koveras.org.

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Tips for Fiasco RPG

Having discovered Fiasco–an amazing narrativist pen-and-paper RPG–a while back via Tabletop, I have played more than a few games in the meantime and had some thoughts on how to improve the RP experience, particularly with inexperienced players at the table.

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Three of the highest-paid programming languages

Have you ever wondered which computer language gives the highest salary to computer programmers? Programmers are very much in-demand now, earning around $100,000 a year, thanks to the boom of mobile adoption.

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Summary of 3 Minute Game Design

Recently, I have come across a series of YouTube videos by one Keith Burgun, presenting his ideas on (video) game design. While I do not necessarily agree with all of his conclusions, I do find his insight into many aspects … Continue reading

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Science Fiction vs. Fantasy

The question of the differentiation between science fiction and fantasy is a common, even contentious topic, especially when the two genres (along with horror) are lumped into more generic “speculative fiction”. Not claiming to be an expert on the fine … Continue reading

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Importance of Cultural Archetypes in RPGs

Having recently quit playing Star Wars: The Old Republic (for good this time… I hope), I have been thinking about the game a lot lately–specifically, its class system and how it manages to feel both appropriate to the Star Wars … Continue reading

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